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FDA ‘Intends’ to Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Excludes E-Liquids 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated its intent to ban menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and all characterizing flavors (including menthol) in cigars. In a statement released today, the agency said it is working toward issuing proposed product standards within the next year. The plan does not include noncombustible products, such as e-cigarettes.

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Democrats urge FDA to clear market of all flavored e-cigarettes

Dozens of Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to take all flavored e-cigarettes off the market.

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Vesting Clause | Vaping V. The Power of The Administrative

In this episode of RegWatch we are joined by USVA’s lawyer Jerad Najvar to discuss the intricacies of the case, including whether the “deeming” authority is so extreme that it’s unconstitutional, and if Congress failed in its duty when it delegated power to legislate to the FDA with little guidance and no restraint.

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Coronavirus will NOT spread in vape clouds unless the e-cigarette user coughs when they exhale...

Dr Benowitz, of the University of California San Francisco, claims the level of  mucus and saliva in vapour is so minimal that it is unlikely to cause infection. 

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Leading Heart Surgeon Says VAPING Is SAFER | Unpacking Public Health

Forget about the morality and look only at the science and you come to the conclusion that vaping is categorically safer than combustible cigarettes. This is the medical opinion of Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar, Head of Cardiovascular Surgery at Trillium Health Center and one of the leading practitioners of ‘beating heat’ surgery in North America.

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$96 billion of bonds tied to payments tobacco companies make to U.S. states from a sweeping legal settlement in 1998.

While still a small part of the cigarette market, sales of e-cigarettes and vaporizers have already grown to be worth more than $2.2 billion from next to nothing four years ago. By some estimates, they will capture more than half the smoking market within a decade, and tobacco companies are already jockeying for leading positions as that change unfolds.

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Science shows vaping propylene glycol kills pneumococci, streptococcus bacteria

 Science has proven that the ingredient of propylene glycol found in e-liquids essentially eviscerates several forms of airborne bacteria when vaporized, including pneumococci, streptococcus, and staphylococci.

Each of these bacteria are easily spread from one person to another through coughing, sneezing, and even breathing within close proximity to the uninfected. 

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A Major Study That Fuelled the US Vape Panic Has Been Retracted

Editors at the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) expressed worry that the study may have been based on misleading data.

"The editors are concerned that the study conclusion is unreliable," they wrote.

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Michigan teen who needed double lung transplant finally admits he vaped marijuana 

Well, now we know for certain what we long suspected: in an exclusive interview with WDIV's Devin Scillian, the double lung transplant patient, teenager Daniel Ament from Grosse Pointe, finally admitted he vaped marijuana.

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Doctor-Approved | Australian GPs Shift Policy to Recommend Vaping

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the policy shift on vaping announced this week by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In its latest national smoking cessation guidelines, the College now advises GPs and other health professionals to recommend vaping to smokers who have tried to quit but were unsuccessful with currently available medications.

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FDA Officially Raises Tobacco Buying Age to 21

It is illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product – including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes – to anyone under 21.

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The Truth About Vaping

Truth About Vaping - Episode 1 "Why They Hate Us"

  • MSA Agreement
  • Government losing Big Tobacco funding without cigarette sales

  • States over leveraged on tobacco bonds bought with THR funds

  • Political corruption

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The Truth About Vaping

Truth About Vaping - Episode 2 "The Nicotine Misconception"

  • Studies show related addiction to MAOIs (antidepressant) found in tobacco cigarettes

  • Nicotine alone is not enough to create the addiction without MAOIs

  • Smokers High

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The Truth About Vaping

Truth About Vaping - Episode 3 "The Simple Truth"

  • MSA Money over mortgaged

  • Tobacco sales down 50% since 1998

  • Ecigarettes pose a rising but underappreciated risk to tobacco sales and bonds tot he MSA payments paid to States

  • States losing money to Vaping

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 BOTCHED VAPING INVESTIGATION

No commercial e-cigarettes have been associated with these illnesses in the U.S. or anywhere else in the world. It should have been obvious to CDC that regular e-cigarettes were not and could not have been causing these illnesses. Commercial nicotine e-cigarettes have been on the American and European markets for more than a decade and are used by tens of millions of people.

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How long does nicotine stay in your body

The length of time cotinine remains in your system can vary depending on ethnic background, gender, medications consumed, and even diet. For example, men usually maintain higher cotinine levels than women. As the science has advanced, advice on the “cut-points” (the levels above which the person being tested is considered positive for nicotine use) has changed.

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Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products

The Oregon Health Authority has officially made a statement this past weekend that they are currently suspending their flavor ban of flavored e-liquid products. This was brought about thanks to the combined efforts of the Vapor Technology Association, Vape Crusaders & Smokeless Solutions. These organizations, with our community's support, filed a successful lawsuit. 

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Scientist Says Vaping Is “Shown Safe” The Lung Hysteria Is “Misleading"

As hysteria over the so-called “vaping-related lung illness” proceeds unabated, the attack on science that supports vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking is renewed in earnest.

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Experts Suspect Trojan Horse by Big Tobacco Responsible for Vaping Nicotine Scare Tactics

Researchers are working hard to determine the cause of more than 500 reported cases of lung illness affecting e-cigarette users. But even before this outbreak, e-cigarettes divided the medical community. Public Health England describes e-cigarettes as "at least 95% less harmful than tobacco cigarettes" – a claim New York University professor David Abrams agrees with.

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Banning flavored e-cigarettes might cost Trump reelection

On the basis of public health alone, limiting the ability of adults to access reduced-risk and proven-effective alternatives to cigarettes is an unjust assault on consumer freedom. The global scientific consensus is that when an adult vapes nicotine instead of smoking a cigarette to get nicotine, the commercially available e-cigarette reduces the harm associated with smoking by at least 95%. 

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​American Vaping Association's,  Greg Conley Argues Prohibition

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Alisyn Camerota fact-check the president of the American Vaping Association, Gregory Conley, about the detrimental impact of vaping products among children. 

Source: CNN

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Vaping Illnesses: Consumers can Help Protect Themselves by Avoiding Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-Containing Vaping Products

At least one of the associated deaths that has been publicly disclosed appears to have been related to illicit THC vaping products. In many cases of illness reported by the states, patients have acknowledged recent use of THC-containing vaping products while speaking to healthcare personnel, or in follow-up interviews by health department staff.

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Fact Check: Did Vaping Cause a Man's Collapsed Lung?

Primary spontaneous pneumothorax “usually occurs in tall, thin males of 10 to 30 years old,” according to Shi-ping Luh of the Department of Surgery at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Taiwan. Unless caused by a particular gene mutation, “researchers suggest that rapid growth of the chest during growth spurts may increase the likelihood of forming blebs,” says the NIH.

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FDA Sued by Vape Industry Over New PMTA Deadline

“FDA’s constantly shifting regulatory process is wholly unreasonable, unfair and unlawful,” said VTA executive director Tony Abboud. “The Agency has failed to provide advance notice or an opportunity for public comment as required by the Administrative Procedure Act"

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The Real Reason Behind the War on Vaping

  • 2019 est 10million Vapers in the US.

  • $50 Millon a DAY in tobacco sales lost to Vaing

  • $18 BILLION a YEAR in tobacco sales lost to Vaping

  • Lower tobacoo sales means less money paid to States

  • Follow the Money

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CDC SMOKING STATISTICS PROVE VAPING is NOT a GATEWAY to SMOKING

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest national smoking statistics last Tuesday, and tobacco use among both teens and adults has plummeted to record lows.  

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Nicotine: The Helpful Drug With the Bad Reputation

Perhaps no commonly used drug is more misunderstood than nicotine. Because of its presence in tobacco, its effects are frequently confused with the effects and dangers of smoking. But the truth is that nicotine by itself, assuming a reasonable dose, is a largely benign — and even beneficial — substance. 

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Vaping Statistics: How Many Vapers Are There?

About 40 million US adults smoke cigarettes. Statistics show, at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes is being used by around 4.7 million middle and high school students. 

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FDA Admits No Causality Between Vaping And Seizures.

What was all the media fuss about?

According to the FDA, some of those experiencing the seizures had a prior history of seizures, some were experienced and others were novice e-cigarette users, and some had used other drugs prior to the seizures, such as marijuana or amphetamines.

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Air Sampling confirms secondhand vapor is harmless

 Public Health Expert Dr. Michael Siegel pointed out that the results for this report were obtained from a relatively small and non-ventilated vape shop, where many of the employees and 13 customers were actively vaping while the sampling was taking place, hence what would be considered a situation presenting a high level of exposure to second-hand vapor.

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Are Vapers Like You Paying for Lost Tobacco Revenue?

My answer is that vaping is a disruptive industry which threatens more than US$700 billion in tobacco revenues  and US$250 billion in tax revenues. It’s inevitable there’s going to be opposition to vaping.

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Harvard study says ‘cigarette additives’ are the real danger; vaping is not

“Tobacco manufacturers developed the use of a range of compounds, including pyrazines, in order to enhance ‘light’ cigarette products’ acceptance and sales. Pyrazines with chemosensory and pharmacological effects were incorporated in the first ‘full-flavour, low-tar’ product achieving high market success. 

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Hawaii legislative committee kills ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Hawaii lawmakers today killed a proposal that would have banned flavored electronic smoking devices and e-liquids, saying they suspected teenagers would continue to get the products online even if sales were prohibited.

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Scott Gottlieb, on the Value of E-Cigarettes.

"If you could take every adult smoker and fully switch them to e-cigarettes, that would have a substantial public health impact..."

                ~Dr. Scott Gottlieb (FDA)

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FDA Fearmongering on Vaping and Seizures Puts Lives at Risk

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, three million adults and 470,000 children suffer from epilepsy or seizures in the United States.  Therefore, it would be expected that some number of e-cigarette users would suffer from seizures regardless of whether they vaped or used no nicotine products.

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Vaping in Airports: Can You Bring a Vape on a Plane? (Updated: 11/29/2018)

  • Vape friendly airports in the US

  • Countries where vaping is allowed in airports

  • What to know about vaping and TSA regulations at the airport

  • Tips on vape transportation

  • Important things to know about vapes on a plane

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Trump wants the e-cigarette industry to pay $100 million a year in user fees

E-cigarettes are not subject to such fees now, but several other types of tobacco products are, including cigarettes, cigars and snuff. The agency is expected to collect an estimated $712 million in user fees in the current fiscal year, with cigarettes accounting for more than 86 percent of the amount.

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Latest Study: No Lung Damage Reported Following Long Term Daily Vaping

A long term study looking for possible lung damage after a cohort of non-smokers had used e-cigarettes daily for a number of years, indicated that these vapers suffered no lung damage, when their results were compared with those of non-vapers.

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Healthy Lungs And Smokers Lungs

Do you want to know what cigarettes really do to your body? This shocking video captures the difference between a heavy smokers lungs and someone who had a healthy set.

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CDC Misleads By Calling E-Cigarettes A 'Tobacco Product

The CDC is one of the finest public health institutions on the planet...

 

But not everything the CDC does is equally praiseworthy. As Dr. Josh Bloom explains, their portrayal of the opioid crisis has been unhelpful at best and lethal at worst....

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American Cancer Society Position Statement on Electronic Cigarettes

Scientific Summary: Based on currently available evidence, using current generation e-cigarettes is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but the health effects of long-term use are not known. 

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Does Diacetyl in Vaping Cause Popcorn Lung?

Popcorn lung is a slang name for a serious condition with the scientific name bronchiolitis obliterans, or obliterative bronchiolitis. Sometimes the name is abbreviated as BO, and it is occasionally called constrictive bronchiolitis.

The Elusive 'Epidemic' of Teen Vaping

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With seven years worth of data, a clear trend has emerged: Smoking continues to fall year after year, whether teen vaping is up, down, or stable. The gateway effect refuses to manifest itself, and the vaping epidemic has yet to materialize.

Vaping vs. Smoking

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Public Health England has been unequivocal in its findings: vaping is at least 95 percent safer than smoking. They understand that studying the dangers of vaping alone is only half of the subject, since vaping exists primarily as an alternative to smoking. 

Quit Smoking for Good!

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This convenient Quit Smoking Guide will provide you with all the information you need to make that process as easy and effective as possible.

DHHS Funded Moffitt Cancer Center Survey Found 79% of Vapers Quit Smoking

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NIH/NIDA funded 2013 Moffitt Cancer Center online survey of 1815 adult vapers (who had a history of daily cigarette smoking, and had smoked for at least a year)

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Study Will Examine the Effects of Vaping Regulations

After years of encouraging terrible state and local vaping laws by promoting the belief that “no tobacco product is safe” and that vaping isn’t proven to help smokers quit, the federal government wants to know what the results have been of its long and determined effort to bury vaping.

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Researchers Measured Particle Concentrations Indoors After Participants Exhale

Vape clouds produced indoors by e-cigarettes break down within SECONDS to allow air quality to return to normal levels (while it takes over 30 minutes for a traditional cigarette)

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Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life if they Switch to Vaping, Study Finds

Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.

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Study Finds Nicotine Safe, Helps in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Nicotine, by itself a nonaddictive drug, shows promise in a study.Los Angeles Times