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E-Cigarette Manufacturers Denied Exemption from FDA Regulations

E-cigarette producers failed to obtain a grandfather clause in the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that could have exempted many vaping products from further FDA regulations. The exemption which was one of several riders that were being considered for the 2016 spending bill, would have exempted e-cig producers from new FDA rules, if they had […]

What’s Coming from FDA in 2016

It has been a long time coming, but 2016 looks like the year that FDA is going to crack down on e-cigarettes. FDA’s proposed rule on electronic cigarettes will probably be finalized this year. This is what is known as the ‘deeming rule’ that would extend FDA’s authority to regulate e-cigs. It will most likely […]

Scientist Admits That E-Cig Vapor Not as Harmful as Cigarette Smoke

The lead scientist in a recent e-cigarette study recently issued a correction that the study did not actually find that e-cigarette vapor is as harmful as cigarette smoke. Jessica Wang-Rodriguez, MD, was the top researcher in an e-cigarette study that was published in Oral Oncology. The study claimed that two e-cigarette products could damage cells […]

Media Offers Questionable Science on Vaping ‘Dangers’

In late December, the UK’s Daily Telegraph came out with a tremendously inaccurate article on possible dangers of e-cigarettes. Even though many experts and vapers have complained about the inaccuracies in the article, there have been no corrections issued. The most outrageous aspect of the article was the headline that stated that e-cigs are as […]

HUD Could Hurt Disabled If E-Cig Ban Implemented

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has threatened that it will ban the use of e-cigarettes in public housing, which some pro-vaping groups have derided as ‘cruel’ and ‘unforceable.’ HUD last week opened its 60 day comment period on whether or not it should include vaping in its proposed smoking ban in […]

Vaping Industry Wants Support From 2016 Presidential Candidates

The quickly growing e-cigarette industry wants the 2016 presidential candidates to support vaping devices over regular cigarettes. According to the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, or SFATA, the vapor industry leader sent letters this week to presidential candidates in both parties and asked them to advocate for vapor products and to correct some of the […]

New CDC Study Disarms E-Cig Critics, But Government Scrutiny Rising

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A new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study suggests that public health activists have little to fear regarding a new wave of smokers due to the vaping revolution. The CDC report, the first of its kind that estimates the amount of e-cigarette use in the US, shows that only .4 percent of people […]