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On Tuesday 10/2/19 the Michigan Court of Claims reversed the ban on flavored ecigs - issuing a injunction against the ban.
Judge Cynthia Diane stated the harm done to businesses outweighs the states interest in the possibility of the ban stopping youths from vaping.
“Not only has plaintiff A Clean Cigarette lost a significant percentage of its sales and closed several stores due to the ban, the ban will force plaintiff to rebrand itself entirely,” she wrote. “In essence, the emergency rules will destroy plaintiff A Clean Cigarette’s business as it currently exists.”
A Clean Cigarette has 20 vape stores around the state and was one of two businesses that sued the state over the flavored vape ban. The other is the 906 Vapor vape shop in Houghton.
Michigan was the first state to...
POD Vaping is similar to a standard electronic cigarette. There is a battery and a cartridge filled with vaping liquid. A POD generally contains more liquid and sometimes a larger atomizer, producing more vapor and stronger flavor. Also, the battery is normally larger which can give you more vaping time between charging.
We have received many questions if vape clouds leave an odor? In general the answer is no. However some vapor or e-juice has has a heavy fragrance or flavor, that flavor may leave a residual scent, especially in closed spaces, like a car. It’s important to note that the scent we are describing is no where near the same level the ugly dirty smell of cigarette tobacco smoke.
A California lawmaker has positioned himself as an ardent supporter of e-cigarettes.
U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, says e-cigarettes and vaporizers have helped him quit using tobacco and should be spared from prohibitive legislation. During a Congressional hearing earlier this month regarding a proposal to ban e-cigarette use on airplanes, Hunter pulled out a vaporizer and puffed away to make his point.
Considering you use and handle them daily, put them to your lips, and store them in a pocket or purse with money and other not-so-sanitary things, your e-cigs and vaporizers probably need a bit of cleaning now and then.
But don’t just polish up the exterior. The inside of your device can become dirty due to frequent use and it may need some occasional care to make sure it is working at its best and allowing you to experience the full pleasure of vaping.
Despite our best intentions, as February rolls around most of us have abandoned our New Year’s resolutions. Sure, we want to do things like lose weight, get our finances in order, and quit smoking. But when it comes right down to it, we neither know exactly how to go about it or we fail to muster up the amount of willpower it takes to succeed Fortunately – at least in the case of smoking – you don't have to go cold turkey and deal with all that goes along with that. Several recent studies from medical researchers have found that e-cigarettes and vaporizers can help a tobacco smoker quit for good... more >
A new Yale University study has found that in states where minors can’t buy e-cigarettes they are – as a whole – smoking more traditional cigarettes.
Abigail Freidman, assistant professor of public health at Yale, looked at teen smoking data in states that prohibit the sale of e-cigs to minors versus ones that do not. She found that in the states that prohibit sales, more young people ages 12 to 17 take up smoking tobacco cigarettes... more >
Tossing an e-cigarette into your checked bag at the airport before you take flight is no longer legal.
A new federal rule, which is set to go into effect this November, does the following:
1. Prohibits passengers and crew members from carrying battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices (e.g. e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems) in checked baggage.
2. Prohibits passengers and crew members from charging the devices and/or batteries on board the aircraft.
The U. S. Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment regarding its proposed review of how e-cigarettes are sold and advertised in the U.S.
The commission this week said it is seeking government permission to reach out to e-cigarettes makers and collect information about their sales, marketing activities and expenditures. The commission, which works to protect consumers from fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices, hopes to be given a three-year window to collect the data... more >
A U.K. study released last month reveals interesting data about how e-cigarette users perceive the device’s impact on their health and its role in helping them quit traditional tobacco smoking.
Led by Christopher Russell, Ph.D., the Centre for Drug Misuse Research in Glasgow conducted the “Vapers Helping Smokers” global survey this past summer. The survey’s findings were released last month at the VapExpo in Paris... more >
Researchers in the United Kingdom believe that with some effort and support, current e-cigarette users can help traditional cigarette smokers make the switch to vaping.
Led by Christopher Russell, Ph.D., the Centre for Drug Misuse Research in Glasgow conducted the “Vapers Helping Smokers” global survey this summer. The survey’s findings were released Sept. 20 at the VapExpo in Paris... more >
More and more people these days are tossing their old-school cigarettes and choosing e-cigs. The reasons are many and the decision is personal. But here are some of the top reasons people are snuffing out their traditional, tobacco cigarettes and picking up electronic cigarettes... more >
With a sweeping ruling that some are criticizing, the National Park Service has placed an outright ban on e-cigarettes.
The new policy went into effect on September 10 at all national parks. The ban also is in place at any facilities, vehicles and publicly shared spaces that are managed by the National Park Service... more >
A new study has found that smokers who switch from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes may significantly cut their exposure to toxic chemicals.
The British Study, which was published this month in Cancer Prevention Research, found that when smokers chose e-cigs over tobacco cigarettes they reduced the amount of carbon monoxide and acrolein they inhaled by about 80 percent. Carbon monoxide and acrolein, which is also found in the vapor of some e-cigs, are both harmful to the human body... more >
As the popularity of e-cigarettes rises, so does the confusion surrounding them, it seems. The more you read about e-cigs, the more conflicting information there is to be found. To help you decide whether e-cigs are right for you, we answer a few of the more popular and frequently asked questions about them... more >
For years on the silver screen, the sign of a tough guy – or a gal with moxie – was a cigarette dangling from the mouth or hand during a car chase, shootout or snappy dialogue.
From Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause” to Brad Pitt in “Fight Club” and Denzel Washington in “Training Day,” cigarettes have been used to show a character is tough, rebellious, cool and more... more >
E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than smoking tobacco, according to an independent study released this month by Public Health England (PHE).
In the report, PHE also said health agencies should promote e-cigs as a way to quit smoking tobacco. Currently, 2.6 million adults in the U.K. are said to use e-cigs. The vast majority of these people are former traditional cigarette smokers, the study found, and have turned to e-cigs to help them successfully stop... more >
Within the next few months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to decide whether it will regulate liquid nicotine as a tobacco product.
As of August 2015, the FDA regulates traditional cigarettes, loose tobacco and smokeless tobacco, such as snuff. If the current proposal is finalized, the FDA also will regulate liquid nicotine, which is used in e-cigarettes and vaporizers. The proposal also includes new regulations for cigars, pipe tobacco and other tobacco gels and dissolvable... more >
Should you fight for your right to vape? Or should you abide by smoking bans that lump electronic cigarettes in with traditional tobacco ones? It can be a tough call, especially when many people see very little difference between old school smokes and e-cigs... more >
When Herbert Gilbert, a scrapyard worker from Pennsylvania, patented what he called a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette” in 1963, the response was underwhelming.
People wondered why it was needed. They could already smoke anywhere – including at work, in hospital rooms, on airplanes, in stores – why did they need such a device?
Some doctors at that time had speculated that smoking tobacco was unhealthy, but it wasn’t until 1964 when the U.S. Surgeon General released a report that held cigarette smoking responsible for a 70 percent increase in the mortality rate of smokers over non-smokers. The increase was due to ailments such as cancer, emphysema and coronary heart disease... more >
With e-cigarettes there is no lighter, no matches, no burning embers and no smoke. They are powered by a battery that within seconds turns a liquid flavoring – and in many case nicotine – into a vapor that can be inhaled. In the process, the e-cigs themselves typically remain cool to the touch and do not create a haze of tobacco smoke...
Many of us have probably at one time or another smoked a cigarette. Maybe it was just a couple of puffs as a rebellious teenager. Or perhaps as a tired college student looking for a mental boost to get through an all-night study session. Regardless, you probably noticed a few things even if you only smoked once or twice. You might recall the taste of the tobacco, the smell of the smoke, the feeling of it filling your lungs and that subsequent little buzz. That brain buzz you felt was from the nicotine in the tobacco... more >
If you still smoke traditional cigarettes you surely have noticed the places you can pull out your Bic and legally light up a smoke continue to disappear. Long gone are the days when the most fashionable celebrities and smartest business people seemed to always have a smoldering cigarette in hand. Smoking cigarettes is now considered dirty, dangerous and can make people look down on you... more >
If you’re torn between buying an electronic cigarette and a vaporizer because you are confused about the difference, you are not alone.
Since battery-powered devices that produce a nicotine vapor started appearing alongside old-fashioned cigarettes more than a decade ago, many have wondered how they work. At first, many e-cigarettes tried to mimic the look of traditional cigarettes and win over those who had grown tired of inhaling toxic smoke from burning tobacco – or trying to find a place to smoke among so many non-smoking areas... more >
Gone are the days when having a cigarette needs to cause a plume of what some consider a stinky, objectionable cloud of smoke. In fact, even those who in the past smoked traditional, light ‘em up cigarettes are turning to e-cigs to get a nicotine boost without having to venture outdoors or to one of the dwindling number of acceptable smoking areas that are set aside these days... more >