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New Product: APPE, Bericap Launch European E-Cig Packaging Solution

E-Liquid packaging you can trustEuropean packaging specialists, APPE and Bericap, have launched a packaging solution aimed at the European electronic cigarette market for the reliable supply of e-liquids.

The plastic dropper bottles, which package liquid used to refill e-cigarettes, are a joint development between PET packaging specialist, APPE and caps and closures specialist, Bericap. The complete e-liquid solution (bottle, dropper and cap) was launched at the Innovaping Days exhibition, held in Paris in March.

With the majority of e-liquid bottles and closures currently imported from the Far East, the e-cigarette market is witnessing poor quality, usually in the form of leaking packaging. Additionally, there has been a number of reported incidents of exposure to e-liquid due to the lack of childproof caps. APPE and Bericap’s entry in to the fast-growing e-cigarette market will eliminate these concerns whilst additionally meeting supply and demand issues facing e-cigarette manufacturers and distributors.

Until recently there has been no regulation on e-cigarettes, however, a revision to the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), in May 2014, introduced a clause to regulate e-cigarettes. This aims to benefit consumers by improving the safety and quality requirements for products in the EU. All member states have until May 2016 to comply with the revised legislation.

APPE and Bericap’s packaging solution is the hassle free way to ensure full compliance. The leak-free bottles are supplied in the regulated 10 ml size, have a child-resistant closure system meeting ISO 8317:2003 standard and a unique tamper-evidence mechanism. The ergonomically designed, highly tactile cap has an embossed warning for people with visual impairments. The warning consists of a raised equilateral triangle as specified by BS EN ISO 11683:1997 (Tactile warnings of danger requirements) and also meets the revised TPD.

With an incorporated UV light barrier to protect the e-liquid, the strong yet pliable bottle is perfect for controlled refilling of any type of e-cigarette. The resealable bottle and cap solution are available in a range of colours. The bottle can be transparent, opaque, clear or coloured with the additional ability to emboss the cap element of the solution for brand differentiation.

Manufacturers and distributors of e-cigarettes will benefit from improved wholesale capabilities, short delivery lead times, no customs issues and in-country sales teams to support this soon-to-be regulated and rapidly expanding market.

For more information on this superior solution, visit www.appe.com.

Parents, Children Protest Possible Vape Shop Opening

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Photo by Dayna Studios

A shopping center in Rocklin, Calif. had a little more activity than bargained for recently, when a group of parents and children, more than 100 to be exact, took to the streets to protest the possible opening of a smoke shop.

SacBee.com reports that the smoke shop would concentrate on e-cigarettes, and the location, near five schools, is what had the crowd up in arms. The shopping center reportedly also is an after-school hang out for minors.

While Rocklin does not have a ban on e-cigs, the protest caught the City Council’s attention. The governing body imposed a 45-day moratorium, deciding on whether to ban smoke shops from opening within 1,000 feet of schools in the city.

Some parents were quoted by the Sac Bee in stating that they believe the smoke shop owner picked the location specifically to target children due to previous court records of selling to minors. The owner told the Sac Bee that it was his employees, not him, who sold.

Others told the news source that whether the smoke shop is there or not, it all comes down to good parenting.

For the full story, visit http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/bruce-maiman/article14672255.html.

Austin, Minn. Bans E-Cigs


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Photo by bestplaces.net

MPRNews.org reports that a city in Minnesota is the latest to ban vaping in public.

Austin’s City Council voted to ban vaping in all places that smoking is currently banned.

Austin joins Minneapolis, Duluth, Bloomington and Edina in banning the devices in public places, according to the news site. The new law went into effect April 1, and will apply to hookahs and other “smoking” devices.

For the full story, visit http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/17/austin-e-cigarette-ban.

First Vapexpo Moscow Announced

logoThe first Ecig Industry Conference and Exhibition Vapexpo 2015 Moscow will take place on June 19-20. For the first time the CIS region will be hosting a professional event dedicated to the vape industry, bringing together key experts and manufacturers of electronic cigarettes from around the world.

Industry leaders will showcase their latest and greatest offering of vaporizers, tanks, hybrids, mods, accessories and e-liquids. In addition, the conference agenda will be devoted to state regulation policy, the problems of standardization and quality rating, global market trends, standards of safety and hygiene requirements, retail business, online optimization, product marketing, results of recent medical research and many other current issues of the e-cig industry.

For more information, visit www.vapexpo.ru.

Delaware Moves to Regulate Indoor Vaping

site-masthead-logo@2xNew legislation was proposed in Delaware last month, and with it vapers would not be able to vape inside bars within the state, according to DelawareOnline.com.

Rep. Debra Heffernan (D) and Patty Blevins (D) sponsored the bill, which would add e-cigs to the Clean Indoor Air Act, which was enacted in 2002. The act bans smoking in restaurants, bars and other indoor places.

Delaware Online quoted Heffernan from a statement saying that e-cigs are “hazardous” and that “they contain carcinogens and are emitting nicotine, chromium and nickel.” Heffernan cited public health concerns as her main reason for co-sponsoring the bill.

The Delaware Restaurant Association reportedly supports the pending legislation.

For the full story, visit http://www.delawareonline.com/story/firststatepolitics/2015/03/17/bill-would-ban-e-cigarettes-in-bars/24909653/.


Waco, Texas Council Unanimously Votes to Regulate Vaping as Smoking

urlLast month another Texas city took a step to join more cities in the United States as those who are grouping in vaping with smoking. The Waco City Council voted 6-0 to amend the city’s smoking ordinance to include e-cigarettes. This was the first of two votes required for the ordinance amendment to pass.

WacoTrib.com reports that Waco retailers objected over changing the ordinance, that would ban vaping in enclosed public places. Exceptions include bars, tobacco stores and restaurants with designated smoking areas.

The news source said that the council’s main reason to pass its own law is keeping e-cigs away from minors, but may defer to state laws, of which Texas has almost none currently.

Vape shop owners spoke out in opposition at the meeting, to no avail.

For the full story, visit http://www.wacotrib.com/news/health/council-votes-to-regulate-e-cig-vaping-as-smoking/article_f35002e2-73fa-5314-8c93-92f9e548dcb5.html.

FDA’s Deeming Regs—One Year Later

1422019505_the-hill-01Today marks one year since the FDA proposed deeming regulations in the electronic cigarette industry, and one year later, the industry waits.

TheHill.com reports that mounting pressure from multiple outlets from both the vaping and the public health industries possibly will prompt the FDA to act sooner rather than later. It’s been almost four years that the FDA first discussed regulating the now multi-billion dollar industry.

“Under the proposed rule, the FDA would prohibit e-cigarettes from being sold to children under the age of 18. But the proposal does not specifically address e-cig marketing and advertisements that health advocates say appeal to children,” The Hill reports.

The latest proposed regulatory date is sometime in June.

For the full story, visit http://thehill.com/regulation/239282-week-ahead-clock-ticking-for-fda-on-e-cigarettes.



SFATA Urges Indiana Business Owners to Write Governor

SFATA_Capitol-Hill_LOGO1113-A1SFATA’s latest newsletter, released today, urges people in Indiana to educate themselves and to fight for their rights. The newsletter reads:

Do you do business in Indiana? Do you sell e-liquids on your website to residents of Indiana? Or distribute your mods or e-liquid there? If so, your business faces a very real threat.
HB 1432 is sitting on Governor Mike Pence’s desk and you can send him a letter encouraging him to veto the bill. If the bill becomes law manufactures would face unnecessary restrictions including the installation of security cameras in e-liquid and mod production areas and security services for the facility. The law would also place limits on the components that can be used in mods as decided by state bureaucrats.
Click here to download a sample letter that you can send to Governor Pence. We must encourage Governor Pence to veto HB1432. Please follow the instructions provided. Indiana consumers can also contact the governor using this form.
  • Where indicated on the letter, insert a brief description of your company and the business.
  • Print the letter on your letterhead.
  • Sign the letter.
Depending on your business model, you may wish to take out the optional sentence related to tobacco companies. If you don’t sell tobacco, leave it in. If you desire a more “extreme” tone, consider including a statement such as, “We would never expect a republican governor to come after small business like this!”
• By U.S. Mail to:
     The Honorable Mike Pence
     Office of the Governor
     Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2797
• By E-mail to:
Dmcgrath@gov.in.gov (Danielle McGrath is the Governor’s Legislative Director)
Use the Subject line: “VETO HB 1432”
• If you use U.S. Mail, please PDF a copy and send your letter to us at info@sfata.org.
• If you use e-mail to contact the Governor, please FORWARD (don’t cc) your sent e-mail to us. 
• We will be collecting the letters so we can track how much mail Governor Pence is getting.
The most important thing you can do is make sure that Governor Pence’s office receives a letter this week. He only has a few days to make his decision and must act soon. Thank you!



urlPAX Labs, Inc., developers of products that provide a cleaner, modern alternative to smoking, today announced the release of its highly anticipated technology breakthrough in smoking alternatives: JUUL. With liquid-nicotine cartridges available in four flavors, powered by proprietary technology, JUUL now is the only alternative smoking product that delivers a nicotine experience truly akin to a cigarette, with two times the nicotine strength and three times the vapor quality of leading competitive products, according to a press release sent to Agent VAPE.

Unlike other e-liquids, JUUL is the only e-cigarette that uses nicotine salts found in leaf tobacco, rather than free-base nicotine, as its core ingredient. Offering a powerfully satisfying vapor experience and a first-of-its-kind form factor, JUUL combines beauty and intelligent design—the hallmarks of PAX Labs—with new chemistry and patented technology to create a fundamentally different, compelling alternative to traditional cigarettes.

JUUL features:

  • ·         Uses liquid-to-wick cartridge system
  • ·         Small battery with a high discharge rate—200 puffs per day
  • ·         Internal temperature regulation
  • ·         Ease of use: simply insert JUULpod into JUUL and draw
  • ·         Battery charges two times faster than the average e-cigarette
  • ·         Indicator light communicates battery life and pull strength
  • ·         Unrivaled patented technology
  • ·         USB charger with magnetic contact
  • ·         Available in four flavors: tabaac, miint, fruut, bruulé

JUUL will be available for purchase in June 2015 at select stores nationwide and online atwww.JUULvapor.com. The JUUL starter kit, which includes a device, one of each JUULpod and a USB charger, retails for $49.99; each JUULpod 4-pack retails for $15.99.



Vapor Shops United Releases Video

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 6.00.56 PMCheck out this new commercial defending all vapor shop owners and the myths within our industry.

Vapor Shop Owners United hope you will join the fight against Big Tobacco and help defend rights as small business owners.

Interested parties should email www.vibleo.com and a member organizer will contact you; basic association benefits are found in the brochure link: Association Brochure.

For the Vibleo New Television commerical defending the vaping industry, visit the Vibleo commercial.