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VTA Commends Senators Cole and Bishop For Industry Saving Legislation

By CHRIS MELLIDES The Vapor Technology Association’s (VTA) Executive Director Tony Abboud is in agreeance with Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA), and commended them for their introduction of a piece of bipartisan legislation that aims to change the predicate date, or grandfather date, which relegated what…
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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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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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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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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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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…