Big Tobacco Feeling the Steam of E-Cigs, We Are Vaping to Complete Filming

We Are Vapers to complete filming by end of April 2013

Tshirt2We Are Vapers: An Exploration into the World of Harm Reduction is a documentary chronicling the stories of e-cigarette users that have switched from tobacco use and its effect on their lives.

The film will cover the history of E-Cigarettes, personal stories, the concept of harm reduction, personalities and health implications. Filming is expecting to end in April 2013. You can expect to see the film at various film festival in the near future.

For more information, check out the We Are Vapers website.

Big Tobacco Feeling the Steam of E-Cigs

65343-down-graph[1]nacsonline.com – Big Tobacco is seeing a dent in their sales numbers and are expecting that electronic cigarettes are the reason. Analog cigarettes saw more than $80 billion is sales for 2013 but have noticed the recent interest by consumers of electronic cigarettes and are taking action. Lorillard captured Blu, an e-cig manufacturer with around 25 percent of the market share while Reynolds American has been testing Vuse, another e-cig. Electronic cigarettes are expected to have sales close to $1 billion by the end of 2013.

Indiana Votes on E-Cig Use by Minors

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nwitimes.com – The Indiana House decided in late January that electronic cigarettes should be treated the same as analog cigarettes and users younger than 18 should be prohibited from buying or possessing them. Lawmakers voted 96-0 to send the Senate House Bill 1225 making it a Class C infraction. It is an offense for a minor to have or use an electronic cigarette, e-liquid, or electronic cigarette accessories and is punishable by a $500 fine.

My Vapor Record 1.2

mvr_mac[1]joyetech.com – Joyetech released MVR 1.2, a software update for Windows and Mac.  Joyetech’s My Vapor Record is used to update the firmware and view the usage of the eVic variable wattage electronic cigarette. The update offers the ability to gather more usage information from the eVic. Also included in this software update is a firmware update for the eVic, which allows the user to customize this or her home screen by adding the ability to view the puff counter, time, voltage/wattage or ohm resistance on the screen.

eCigs HQ Publishes New Report: “The FDA’s War on E-cigarettes”

the-fdas-war-on-e-cigarettes[1]As an ever-increasing number of studies conclude that e-cigarettes are no more dangerous than their FDA-approved, big-pharma product counterparts, physicians are beginning to recognize that electronic cigarettes represent our best hope against the scourge of tobacco-related disease. Despite all this, the FDA has failed to alter its outdated and misguided stance against electronic smoking products, further jeopardizing the lives of millions of US smokers.

eCigs HQ (http://www.ecigshq.com) , a user-centric website featuring e-cigarette reviews, industry news, coupon codes, special offers and exclusive discounts, has published a new report on the FDA’s ongoing war on e-cigarettes.

The report reviews the most recent scientific findings related to the health effects of electronic cigarettes; the relative safety of these products when compared to tobacco cigarettes; their efficacy as a nicotine replacement therapy; their role in tobacco harm reduction efforts; as well as the differences between e-cigarettes and their tobacco counterparts.

“FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies, such as the patch, inhalers and nicotine gum, have proven largely ineffective, as they fail to address the psychological and tactile aspects of the smoking habit,” said eCigs HQ editor, Laura Conzo Brady. “Electronic smoking products offer a far more convincing ‘smoking’ experience, making them our best hope against the myriad of the often-lethal diseases associated with tobacco use.”

The report goes on to question why the FDA has failed to embrace the technology as a way to save the lives of millions of addicted US smokers, while it continues to plead ignorance—relying on the same “we just don’t know enough about them” excuse.

It has been more than three years since the FDA’s produced a single study of two electronic cigarette brands. Limited in scope, the study raised as many questions as it answered. The nascent electronic smoking industry has changed much during the ensuing three years. As the lives of millions of Americans hang in the balance, the report concludes that it is time for the FDA took a long, hard second look at e-cigarettes.

To read the complete report, “The FDA’a War on E-cigarettes,” visit: http://www.ecigshq.com/the-fdas-war-on-e-cigarettes. Photo courtesy ecigshq.com

US Consumers Warned Off E-Cigarettes, Steered Toward Pharma Products

ecigs-large[1]Tobaccoreporter.com—The US Department of Health and Human Services has launched a website aimed at offering the ‘best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information from across its agencies.’

BeTobaccoFree.gov is said to provide information on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.

‘The site’s social media dashboard, “Say it—Share it,” provides real-time updates from HHS’ tobacco-related social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Infographics, podcasts, and Tumblr,’ the website’s announcement said.

One section of the website seems aimed at discouraging people from using e-cigarettes and promoting the use of nicotine gum, nicotine skin patches, nicotine lozenges, nicotine oral inhaled products, nicotine nasal spray, Zyban and Chantix.

New Best Electronic Cigarette Review Website Offers Electronic Cigarette CouponsgI_101485_rjrossecigreviews

PRWEB—There is a brand new best electronic cigarette review website that is offering readers electronic cigarette coupons to accompany their reviews. The website is RJ Ross Best Electronic Cigarette Review. RJ Ross is a former Connecticut computer parts salesman who decided he was bored of the computer parts biz and became an electronic cigarette reviewer instead. His most famous review is his V2 Cigs review, which he calls the best electronic cigarette in the industry. Readers will be able find reviews and deals out there for brands like V2 Cigs, Smokeless Image and SmokeStik. Visit his website at: http://rjross.com.

Smokers Utopia E-Cigarette Reviews Features Green Smoke Electronic Cigarettes

greenPRNewswire—The most brutal electronic cigarette review website in the industry is now featuring Green Smoke so that smokers can take a full disclosure look into the company, its products and the pros and cons that go along with choosing this company as your e-cigarette supplier.

Green smoke has been around since the beginning of the smokeless cigarette movement in the U.S. and has been a major player since the start and continues to reign in the top in sales volume of online sales.

Although the company has a great history there are still facts and practices that consumers need to be aware of before investing their hard earned money into their products and company.

“We just believe that people should have all of the information available before spending their money,” states Teresa Peach of Smokers Utopia. “We completed the Green Smoke Review so that smokers know what they are getting into before they make the switch, without sugar coated sales jargon that is the norm with most e-cig reviews sites.”

Unlike other review sites in the industry, Smokers Utopia is known for pointing out shortfalls of smokeless cigarette companies that could change minds on their buying decision with brutal facts that no others dare point out.

Smokers Utopia covers the top brands like their South Beach Smoke review, news and openly explains how they review products so that customers can make an informed decision.

For more information, visit http://www.smokersutopia.com.

E-cigarettes now commonplace

urbantulsa.com – You've seen them, and you've seen a couple of different versions of them. There's the electronic cigarette that looks like an actual cigarette, complete with a battery-powered orange glow coming from the end of it. Then there's the giant nicotine vaporizer that looks like it's actually a duck call, even more so when people wear them on lanyards around their necks.

"Those are modified electronic cigarettes," said Thomas Kiklas, director of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA). "They have a bigger tank in them and hold a little more power. And they generate a little bit more vapor. But the average user uses the smaller one."

Whichever one people choose, there are all manner of choices for them when they use them, a process sometimes referred to as "vaping." There are flavors that people can use when they reload their units -- from run-of-the-mill things like menthol and regular old tobacco to Cuban cigar and more baffling choices like banana cream pie, peanut butter, and blueberry -- and it seems that as e-cigarettes grow in popularity, the more options are coming open to the consumer -- and prices are dropping, too.

That's not to say that there are no controversies surrounding e-cigarettes and their larger, more powerful counterparts.

 

Nicotine, E-Cigs Attacked, Cited As Gateway Drug, Vessels

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Nicotine and e-cigarettes are “more dangerous than the substance they’re marketed to replace,” says a release posted on the Free Press Release Center by Drug Rehab Chicago, a drug and rehab facility in Chicago. The center claims that vaping is a growing trend among teens in Chicago, and that devices are “new vessels” that teenagers are using to smoke addictive substances. Appealing e-liquid flavors and a designer drug, flakka, are cited as some of the “dangerous pop culture” draws.

The Chicago Tribune went so far as to say that nicotine is a “gateway drug” that leads to other substances such as heroin and cocaine. The Chicago Tribune states, “The case against e-cigarettes concluded that they are harmful and the full impact of their harm is not yet known; that they are marketed toward younger people; and that it is often under-reported that nicotine is a ‘gateway drug’ to other addictions such as cocaine and heroin.”

Drug Rehab associates say that ”The longer we leave the variable of e-cigarettes unaddressed, the more we increase the chances of young people becoming exposed to highly addictive substances right in front of us. Any addictive substance that can be smoked is easily hidden in an e-cigarette. The fact that we, as a collective society, are allowing our children to have steady access to flavored nicotine, the more we encourage their use of a known gateway and addictive drug.”

For the full story, visit http://www.free-press-release-center.info/pr00000000000000303221_chicago-adopts-e-cig-regulation-citing-nicotine-as-a-gateway-drug-to-heroin–cocaine.html.

 

Vaping with Friends: Our Time is Now PSA Released

A new video recently was shared with the Agent. Please take a moment to watch this video and share it with your friends, families and social media outlets. We have to do our part to keep vaping alive, and hopefully, this short inspirational video featuring prominent members of the community will put us one step closer to success. Thank you for you time and dedication.

AskMen Reports: Another New Study Praises E-Cigs Vs. Analogs

imgresEven though some e-cigarette e-liquids contain nicotine, a new German study has come out backing what vapers have been saying all along: e-cigarette vapor is less harmful than cigarette tobacco smoke.

While research has been going back and forth for years, especially during this volitale legislative time, this study only looked at lung tissue from two donors. For study information and results, visit http://www.askmen.com/news/sports/study-finds-e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-to-lung-tissue.html.

The AskMen article says that e-liquid is not totally harmless, however vapor emitted is safer than cigarette smoke.

 

Madison, Wis. Continues Indoor Vaping Legislative Battle

badgerherald2_logoWhile e-cigarettes are grouped in with the smoking ban in Madison, Wis. the future may look a little different. There is a new bill proposed by Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) that would “prevent local governments from enacting ordinances that would broadly ban e-cigarettes from being used in indoor public spaces,” according to BadgerHerald.com.

Kleefisch’s spokesperson told the news source that individual businesses should decide whether vaping is allowed indoors, not government legislatiion. No scientific proof that vaping is harmful was cited as the main reason.

The decision to add vaping to the overall smoking ban passed in January.

For the full story, visit https://badgerherald.com/news/2015/04/09/bill-would-prevent-local-governments-from-banning-e-cigarettes-in-indoor-public-spaces/.

 

Mistic E-Cigs Sole E-Cig Co-Sponsor in 99th Indianapolis 500

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Mistic E-Cigs, the co-primary sponsor of the No. 11 car in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series, will be making history again as the only e-cig company to co-sponsor a car running in the 99th Indianapolis 500, also known as “the greatest spectacle in racing.”

In a recent press release, Mistic e-cigs shared that the No. 11 will be piloted by four-time series champ Sebastien Bourdais. KVSH Racing’s No. 11 Indy 500 superspeedway car will feature the HAUS Personal Vaporizer by Mistic logo, along with an updated black and white “shattered” theme highlighted by green- and red-colored accents.

Mistic served as co-primary sponsor of KVSH Racing’s No. 11 car in last year’s Indy 500 driven by Bourdais. Starting P17, the French-born “bespectacled badass” finished an impressive seventh in the annual 200-lap race with an average lap speed of 186.511 mph. Bourdais has qualified P7 for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 with a four-lap average speed of 225.193 mph.

For more information, visit www.misticecigs.com and www.HAUSvape.com. Follow on Twitter @MisticEcig and @HAUSpv, watch on YouTube, or like on Facebook at MisticElectronicCigarettes and HAUS.

 

E-Cigarette Industry Predicted to Save Medicaid Billions

20150331_EcigTable2A recent in-depth report by State Budget Solutions took a look at cigarette smoking costs vs. vaping, and the results show that not only will vaping save users’ health, but also their dollars.

“The game-changing potential for dramatic harm reduction by current smokers using e-cigs will flow directly into lower healthcare costs dealing with the morbidity and mortality stemming from smoking combustible cigarettes. These benefits will particularly impact the Medicaid system where the prevalence of cigarette smoking is twice that of the general public (51% versus 21%, respectively),” the story says.

A study on the impact of cigarette smoking on Medicaid spending looked at potential savings of the e-cig in Fiscal Year 2012, which could have been up to $48 billion. This is 87 percent higher than state cigarette tax and tobacco settlements.

The study broke down state-by-state savings and harm reduction benefits of quitting smoking. Currently, the study found that 11 percent of all Medicaid expenditures can be attributed to smoking. Smoking not only increases first- and second-hand health care costs, but also increases renovation costs in smoking-permitted areas and causes costly fires. The study predicts that the potential savings to Medicaid could significantly exceed state revenue raised from the cigarette excise tax and tobacco settlement payments by 87 percent.

For the full story, visit http://www.statebudgetsolutions.org/publications/detail/e-cigarettes-poised-to-save-medicaid-billions#ixzz3abLxEU6F.

Ontario Convention Center Readies for Vape Nights

unnamedThe entire Ontario Convention Center is booked for Halloween weekend’s Vape Nights, Oct. 30 and 31. Early bird registration is open, with the discount ending June 15.

Norm Bour of Vape Mentors will be heading educational seminars with guest speakers from all angles of the vape space. In addition, event coordinators are working on obtaining buyers not only from the United States, but from Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea and more.

Vape Nights will be setting up an area so that manufacturers, retailers, media/press can meet the ones who have helped our industry grow exponentially. The show coordinators are working on growing this list of “stars.”

To register, visit http://vapenights.com/exhibitors/.

Vaping the Coast Marks Largest Convention to Date in Gulf Coast

logo1aVaping the Coast will take place in Mobile, Ala. July 31-Aug. 2. The Mobile Convention Center will take center stage as Vaping the Coast L.L.C. takes over the building. They are suspending the indoor ban on vaping just for the event, and participants will be able to vape indoors for the entire event. Competitions, giveaways and more freebies will be on hand, but all of that pales in comparison to the industry experts and plethora of veterans and newbies alike who will be on site for everyone to teach and learn together. It gives networking opportunities to established industry professionals as well as those new to the vape community at large and provides a fun environment for fostering both business and personal relationships. Vaping the Coast L.L.C. is both business and pleasure for vaping enthusiasts and provides a wealth of knowledge for those that are unfamiliar with the latest breakthroughs in smoking cessation and harm reduction technologies.

Vaping the Coast will be the largest vape convention to date in Alabama and the Gulf Coast. The exhibit is more than 100,000 sq. ft. with more than 300 vendors expected to exhibit their product. Be part of Vaping the Coast by filling out the registration form.

For more information, visit http://vapethesouth.com/.

Free-to-Download Interview with Vice President of AIDUCE Available

415259-440x305As the e-cigarette industry adapts and develops, it is more important than ever to stay on top of the European landscape, and look to both internal and external changes affecting your business.

In this in-depth E-Cig Global interview, Alan Depauw, AIDUCE vice president, provides his insights on the consumer market landscape for electronic cigarettes in France. AIDUCE is the Franco-Belgian vapers’ association.

Depauw discusses the impact of future regulatory changes, online trends and buyer behavior in the French market, and he also shares his perspectives on the main market opportunities and threats that will face key vendors in the market.

Download the free interview transcript here: http://bit.ly/1DYYUF6.

Alternatively, email enquire@iqpc.co.uk for a copy.

 

eSmoking Association Releases First Polish Information Campaign

unnamedCampaign leaflets informing about the results of the research on e-cigarette harmfulness compared to tobacco smoke will be delivered to nearly 33 percent of households in Poland till the end of May.

This is the first of such a large information campaign conducted by the e-cigarette industry in Poland, organized by the eSmoking Association. It also is one of the largest mass communication activities using a direct mail method in Europe. The campaign informs that traditional cigarettes contain 1,500 times more harmful and potentially harmful substances.

For more information, visit https://goo.gl/GZD00L.