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Nicopure Loses In Court But Not Giving Up On Vape Rights

By Tyler McCanus

Tuesday August 8, 2017
nicopure the parent company of halo cigs and evo e-liquids court case for vape rights

When the FDA extended the deadline to submit PMTAs for vapor products to 2022, that was a victory for vaping rights. Although a small one. All of the deeming regulations remain in tact. Yes, e-cig companies can now continue to stay in business but they still face expensive, enormous hurdles to bring you any new products. Unless something...

Nicopure Labs Takes Children’s Safety Seriously. Always Has.

By Matt McConnell

Tuesday August 1, 2017
electronic cigarette companies do not market to children

Nicopure Labs is the parent company of Halo Cigs and Evo e-liquids. They are making it very clear that they do not appreciate being mistaken for Big Tobacco. Indeed they are not. Halo Cigs was one of the early American vape companies. This company took e-liquid blending from a backroom lab of buckets and funnels and made it into...

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Wrigley’s Demands E-Juice Company Not Use Its Flavors

By Tyler McCanus

Wednesday July 19, 2017
wrigley's sues e-liquid manufacturer

We have all seen e-liquids and e-liquid flavors designed to resemble iconic flavors. Be it cereal flavors, drink flavors and gum flavors. Well one of the iconic brands has decided to push back against an e-juice flavors named after its famous flavors. Wrigley’s is suing a Chicago e-liquid manufacturer, Chi-Town Vapers, for trademark infringement. Chi-Town has been producing a...

Henderson County Jail Wants To Allow Vaping

By Ken Baughman

Saturday July 15, 2017
kentucky jail wants to allow vaping and sell ecigs to prisoners

As of June 2017 in Henderson, Kentucky, local regulations ban smoking and vaping from all public buildings. Currently, that includes the jail which is within Henderson city limits. Henderson County Jailer Amy Brady is asking for an exemption to allow inmates to have electronic cigarettes and vape inside their quarters. A couple of years ago, we reported on

Congress Committee Moves To Stop FDA Vapor Regulation

By Matt McConnell

Thursday July 13, 2017
congress wants to block the fda from regulating electronic cigarettes

The House Appropriations Committee has passed and forwarded legislation that will block the FDA from regulation electronic cigarettes. A follow up motion to protect the FDA regulations was defeated by a 30 – 22 vote. So this could be something. This is far from becoming law but it is a positive sign for the vaping industry. So to repeat,...

Is San Francisco About To Ban E-cig Flavors? Yup.

By Tyler McCanus

Friday June 30, 2017
san francisco ban electronic cigarette and tobacco flavors including menthol

It certainly appears that as of April 2018 you will not be able to buy flavored electronic cigarettes or e-liquids in the City of San Francisco. The proposed ban includes all tobacco products and extends even to menthol flavors. The city’s supervisors passed the ordinance and this week the city board will vote to confirm final approval. The ban...

C-Store Group Urges Owners To Stock Electronic Cigarettes

By Paul Rucci

Thursday June 8, 2017
convenience store electronic cigarette sales

Just a few years ago convenience store electronic cigarette sales were blowing up the charts. C-store e-cig sales were growing exponentially. They products that are sold in C-stores were cigalikes offered by brands like Njoy . Then about 2 years ago C-store e-cigarette sales plateaued and the growth has slowed. Not because the popularity of vaping was decreasing,...

Fact Check.Org Debunks Vaping Popcorn Lung Myth

By Matt McConnell

Monday June 5, 2017
does vaping cause popcorn lung

First the New York Times started defending vaping and now the neutral, legitimate fact check website Fact Check.Org is debunking vaping myths. It is a positive sign that journalists and honest arbiters of truth are beginning to be informed by facts and not headlines. For many years, negative electronic cigarette stories went unchallenged by mainstream media. That finally...

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Austin Texas Vaping Ban Confuses Vapor With Smoke

By Tyler McCanus

Wednesday May 17, 2017
electronic cigarette ban in austin texas

Austin, Texas is banning vaping everywhere that smoking is banned. That includes parks, restaurants, bars, government buildings, any public spaces. In a unanimous vote, Austin of 11 yeas and 0 nays, council passed the resolution. Just as with most vaping bans, the local vaping community was not consulted for input. Once again lawmakers show an inability to make the...

Is Vaping Becoming A Partisan Issue? Yes And It’s Bad News.

By Tyler McCanus

Wednesday April 26, 2017
which political party supports vaping

I am a Libertarian independent. I generally dislike partisanship of any kind. I especially dislike it when it impacts items of true importance. That is my pre-disclosure before giving you my two cents about the dangers of vaping becoming a partisan issue. I see it coming and I’m not liking where this is going. The views discussed reflect my...

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