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Proposed Legislation Offers Relief For Indiana Vape Businesses Still Reeling From Harsh Regulations

Regulations implemented last year that were responsible for forcing nearly two dozen Indiana vape businesses to close could be undone as lawmakers are now vowing to introduce legislation that would offer relief for the state’s struggling vapor product industry. Under the regulations it was reaffirmed…
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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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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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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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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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Testing Finds Toxicant Levels In E-Cig Emissions 95% Less Than In Cigarette Smoke

Further testing by UK researchers in determining the harmfulness of vapor product emissions compared to that of cigarette smoke has yielded data suggesting that e-cigarette vapor contains 95% fewer toxicants than combustible tobacco products. Accredited researchers operating within the Royal College of Physicians first determined…