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Indiana’s Controversial Vaping Law Might See Some Tweaking

Indiana lawmakers will consider amending a vaping law that hands all e-liquid manufacturing for Indiana to Lafayette-based Mulhaupt’s Inc. Mulhaupt’s is considered to be a monopoly by certain lawmakers and state citizenry alike, and those opponents of the current law are crying foul at a move made at…
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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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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 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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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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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…