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Cole-Bishop Amendment Fails To Pass, Alternate Version Could Be Adopted This Spring

Federal budget legislation passed last month did so without the inclusion of the Cole-Bishop Amendment, which would have eased the impending threat to the vapor product industry posed by the regulatory framework outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Cole-Bishop Amendment was…
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Victim Of E-Cig Explosion Recommends Education In Lieu Of Vapor Product Ban

Reactionary politics have seemingly taken center stage in the debate over vapor product safety, with Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announcing Sunday that a vapor product recall should be strongly considered for products that have been reported to inflict harm upon their users. Schumer…
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Vapor Products To Undergo New Product Classification In Belgium

Legislation transposing the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) with a new classification for vapor products was originally drafted and suspended in late October, but will now become law in Belgium. Beginning January 17, 2017 vapor products in Belgium, which include vaping hardware and e-liquids containing…
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U.S. Senator Urges Federal Government To Consider Recalls On E-Cig Batteries And Devices

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling for the federal government to consider recalling e-cigarette batteries and devices that have shown to cause harm to their users in certain cases where fires and explosions were reported. Schumer calls vapor products “ticking time bombs” and has cited…
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Vapor Shark Becomes Exclusive Distributor of Gilla E-Liquid Products In Florida State, Partnership Recently Announced

By CHRIS MELLIDES As Vapor Shark Inc. positions itself to weather the storm expected to rain down on the e-cigarette industry given the Food and Drug Administration’s laid regulatory framework, the Florida based company has recently accepted a partnership with Gilla, a fast-growing designer, manufacturer…
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Philip Morris Files For FDA Approval To Market Cigarette Alternative In The US

Philip Morris International Inc. has filed an application to market its new cigarette alternative in the U.S. and seeks approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before launch. The tobacco giant unveiled its iQOS rechargeable electronic device earlier this year and rolled it out…
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Vape Forward Selects Preferred Partner To Fill And Seal Its CYNC Refill Pods

Vape Forward has partnered with Purilum LLC., a North Carolina-based e-liquid bottling company that was selected to fill and seal Vape Forward’s CYNC e-liquid pods. The long-term partnership was recently announced by Purilum, which will oversee production of the e-liquid pods designed to work with…
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Big Tobacco Companies Set Up Shop To Sell Cigarette Alternatives And Educate Customers

With dwindling cigarette sales and the growing popularity of smoking alternatives, Big Tobacco is shifting its resources and mimicking the practices of the vape industry to boost sales of its next-generation products. Taking a page out of the vape shop book, British American Tobacco PLC…
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Wisconsin Senator Calls For Obama Administration To Stop Regulating

By CHRIS MELLIDES A leading Senate Republican chairman urged three top regulators in the outgoing Obama administration Tuesday to cease implementing new regulations, including those governing the vapor product industry, warning that the burdensome rules would likely be stripped away under a Trump presidency. Senator…
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New Federal Legislation To Place Restrictions On Vaping In Canada

New federal legislation in Canada will regulate vapor products and place restrictions on manufacturing and advertising to enhance consumer safety and discourage vaping among young people. The legislation will place vapor products in a class separate from conventional cigarettes under Canada’s Tobacco Act, which will…
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California Ad Campaign Condemns Vaping, Calls Vapers Stupid Sheep

A new public health campaign is creating controversy in California, where advertisements condemning vaping and labeling e-cigarette users as “stupid sheep” will appear on buses, bus shelters and on social media. The city of Pasadena recently unveiled the new ad campaign, which features imagery of…
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Smoking And Vaping Banned In Parks And Public Buildings In Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Residents and visitors of Calcasieu Parish, which is part of Lake Charles, Louisiana, will be prohibited from vaping and smoking in parish buildings and parks following a unanimous vote by the Calcasieu Parish Police jury. The ordinance was passed on Thursday and will not affect…
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St. Louis Passes Tobacco 21 Legislation, Sale Of All Tobacco Products Prohibited To Anyone Under 21

St. Louis city lawmakers voted on legislation banning the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21 years of age within the city limits. The Board of Aldermen overwhelmingly passed the legislation, dubbed Tobacco 21, on Friday, which would effectively target store employees…
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VaporBeast Bought Out By Zig-Zag Rolling Papers Parent Company

By CHRIS MELLIDES Turning Point Brands (TPB), owner of the Zig-Zag cigarette paper brand, announced Thursday that it would be purchasing online vapor product company VaporBeast for approximately $27 million. The deal was signed with both companies agreeing to an immediate acquisition with the big-ticket…
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FDA Registration And Product Listing Deadline Looming, Vapor Product Manufacturers Must Comply By Dec 31

Under the Tobacco Control Act, every individual who owns or operates any “establishment” in the U.S. that is in the business of manufacturing, preparing or processing a “tobacco product” must register with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by Dec. 31 each year. The FDA’s…
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British American Tobacco Takes Aim At Philip Morris With Upcoming Release Of Cigarette Alternative In Japan

British American Tobacco (BAT) announced Tuesday that it plans to test its new tobacco-based cigarette alternative in Japan, with plans for expansion world-wide based on data collected in the Japanese market. The BAT product is called “glo” and is scheduled to launch in Asia on…
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British Newspaper Apologizes To Scientists, Claimed E-Cig Research Funded By Tobacco Industry

The Times recently published a full apology after having falsely claimed in a series of articles that five anti-smoking scientists received funding from tobacco companies while conducting their e-cigarette research. The leading British newspaper had already apologized to one of the scientists, but four others,…