E-cigarettes: So close to being accepted and yet so close to being banned

We are living through Jekyll and Hyde days when it comes to the future of vaping. On the one hand, the major tobacco companies are investing in or buying e-cigarette companies, some e-cigarette companies are investing heavily in expansion, and the number of vapers are accumulating in ever faster numbers. Popular news items are usually […]

Increase e-cig presence in Canada by keeping it local

image from Addicting Info Though this might seem like a little conflict of interest given that I work with ECTA its not really since 1. I have always supported buying local and 2. I advocate sourcing e-cigs and vaping supplies locally whether or not ECTA members are involved. It seems to me that when you […]

FDA and Health Canada – are we asking these trains to come off their tracks?

Yes, that is a bit of an unwieldly title. I was reading the FDA response to a citizen petition from Nirav Shah (NY State Commissioner of Health), Kathleen Hoke (Director of the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation etc.) and Matthew Myers (Tobacco-Free Kids) – see full letter below – on their request that the […]

Now its Oregon: another shot at a ban without calling it such

Starting off with some really good news, in Utah they rejected that bill to ban e-cigarettes that had no on/off switches and any flavored nicotine products. There is a good report on that over at CAASA. “I spoke with many of the committee members before the hearing,” Ward [a CASAA director] said, “and I found […]

Anti-smoking policies increase black market sales

It has been known for some time that those who cannot legally buy cigarettes will find other sources. Youth tend to get most of their tobacco from family or friends, or proxy buyers. They know that most retailers will not sell to them. Now, we have yet another report from Ontario that contraband cigarettes are […]