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Is Vaping Safe?

How much safer is vaping than smoking? How much money will I save from switching to vaping from cigarettes on average? What are the main risks of vaping? How does smoking effect the environment? We will cover these questions and debunk a few myths along the way.

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How I used Vaping as an Alternative to Smoking

Here at Vaping Scout our number one goal is to save your health and wealth. Switch from smoking to vaping. It's not as dreadful as you think if you find the right vape or e-cig.

What is in my ejuice?
Is E-liquid Dangerous?

E-juice safety concerns have always been a worry for many vapers as well as people considering switching from smoking tobacco.  There is a lot of scaremongering, but is it justified?

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DIY Vape Juice: How to make your own E-Juice (In Depth Guide)

Can't find the flavor vape juice you desire? Want to save money on vape juice? DIY: make your own e-liquid, get the flavor you crave, save money and get a new hobby.

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Vaping 101: Battery Safety

Batteries can be dangerous whether in your cell phone, laptop and especially in your vape mod.  Knowing what is safe and what is not can save you from injury, save you some money and can even provide you a better vape experience.

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Countries Where Vaping is Banned (or Heavily Restricted)

Vaping laws and regulations from around the world vary greatly from outright bans to heavy restrictions.  Violating some of these laws can land you with heavy fines and possibly even jail time!

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What actions could the FDA take against vaping (and JUUL)?

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb has been changing his tone on vaping in the past year citing the need to "narrow the off ramp" of smoking for adults. But what does he mean?

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Vaping Laws and Regulations (FDA, TPD and More)

We will regularly update this page with the current legal situation that vapers face around the world.

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UK Study Shows Vaping 99% Less Carcinogenic than Smoking

A study from the University of St. Andrews in the U.K. has shown that under appropriate operating conditions, e-cigs are up to 99% less carcinogenic that traditional cigs.

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Daily E-Cig Users Have the Highest Quit Smoking Rates

A study on merged data from other studies shows that e-cig users have a higher likely hood of kicking the smoking habit than smokers who haven't tried vaping.

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Genius Scientist Discovers Nicotine Increases Heart Rate (Satire)

The earth shattering news is out now thanks to super scientists at Karolinska Institute in Sweden. We should all switch back to cigarettes according to hysterical media worldwide.

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Society Switching to Vaping from Smoking Can Prevent Millions of Early Deaths

A new study published in Tobacco Control, a peer reviewed journal has concluded that potentially millions of Americans can avoid an early death from tobacco related diseases by switching to vaping.

UK gives thumbs up to vaping
UK Stop Smoking Campaign Endorses E-Cigarettes

Public Health England, a UK government entity, has endorsed the used of e-cigarettes as part of its Stoptober campaign to help Britons quit smoking.

Fear Mongering Journalism
Web Journalists Abuse Research (Again) in Effort to Scare Public About Vaping

The Guardian, which has one of largest news presences on the planet, wrote a misleading headline on a story and was promptly copied by lazy 'journalists' around the globe.

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FDA rejects Philip Morris request to market IQOS as 'safer alternative to smoking'

Philip Morris, Altria, and other Big Tobacco firms have suffered a loss at the hands of the FDA due to the anti-ecig environment they helped create. This decision is going to negatively impact vaping and other non-combustible technologies.

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American Cancer Society shifts stance on E-Cigs in Position Statement

In a position statement released in February 2018, the American Cancer Society has changed its views on e-cigarettes and how they should be regulated. The policy statement will guide the non-profits efforts on tobacco control and smoking cessation efforts going forward.

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FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Addresses E-Cigarette Regulations (and Getting Sued)

At Healthy Returns forum, hosted by CNBC, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb addressed a wide range of health concerns facing the United States, including tobacco and e-cigarettes. He also talked about the tobacco control groups suing him and the FDA for not implementing controls the vaping industry fast enough.

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San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products (Vape Juice)

The voters of San Francisco voted to uphold a ban on flavored tobacco products, which includes vape juice as well as menthol cigarettes, which was earlier passed by the city council.

AP Credits Vaping for Smoking Reduction
Smoking in U.S. Hits New Lows AP Gives Credit to Vaping

The CDC has released new data showing smoking rates in the US has fallen to new lows, around 14% down from 16% in the previous year -- AP gives some credit to e-cigarettes.

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U.K. Study Provides Evidence that E-Cigs May Better Help Smokers Drop Cigarettes

A study from the University of East Anglia in the U.K. provides evidence that e-cigarettes help smokers get off cigarettes where other methods fail.

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Maker of IQOS (Phillip Morris) Ordered to Stop Advertising Heat Not Burn Technology in UK

Phillip Morris, the maker of a heat not burn tobacco product known as IQOS, has been ordered by the UK government to stop advertising the product saying it violates the law.

JUUL is the current anti-vaping punching bag
Everyone Takes at Crack At JUUL - Sued, Investigated, Regulated

Masschusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has launched an investigation into JUUL at the same time the company is getting sued by users and targeted by politicians as the boogie man.

Tariffs Expected to Impact Vaping Industry
Vapers Could Expect to Pay More for Equipment Due to Tariffs

The Trump has recently announced the most recent round of trade tariffs on China, which will effect e-cigarette production.

Americans See Vaping as Less Harmful than Tobacco
Americans See Vaping as Less Harmful than Tobacco (But Worse than Marijuana)

Americans identified smoking cigarettes, pipes and cigars as more harmful than vaping but vaping is still seen as more harmful than using marijuana.

Dick Durbin Wants to Ban Vape Flavors
Senators Introduce Legislation to Ban Vape Flavors that are 'Kid Friendly'

Senators Dick Durbin (D) from Illinois held a press conference and announced legislation which seeks to place heavy restrictions vape flavors.

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Legislation to Ban Vape Flavors Submitted by Senator Dick Durbin

Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois has made banning vape flavors his new mission and he has introduced legislation to do just that.

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Flawed Study Misleads Public About Increased Heart Attack Risk From Vaping

Stanton Glantz, P.h.D, a well known anti-vaping advocate, publishes another study that makes a person wonder if an advocate can publish fair scientific studies.

FDA deliver a big slap to adult vapers and smokers
FDA Caves to Political Pressure - Announces Huge Changes to E-Cig Policy

The spectre of teenage nicotine addiction has been successfully used to change FDA policy regarding the availability e-cigarettes, particularly flavored vape juice and pod systems, to U.S. adult consumers.

Altria Axes Vape Flavors
Altria Halts Sales of Flavored Vape Juice as FDA Increases Scrutiny on JUUL

The tobacco company Altria Group has decided to stop selling flavored liquids in its pod-based systems and cig-a-likes after meeting with FDA commissioner Gottlieb.

DeGette and Durbin want to ban Vape Flavors
Legislation to Ban Vape Flavors Nationwide to be Introduced in Congress

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette has announce plans to introduce the SAFE kids act legislation pushed last year to ban vape flavors by Senator Dick Durbin.

Bipartisan Legislation Targeting Vaping
Both Parties Introduce Anti-Vaping Legislation Which Could Wreck Vaping

Democrats in Congress and Republicans in Senate introduce anti-vaping legislation that could have devastating consequences for vapers everywhere.

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Trump Administration Announces Ban on Flavored Vape Juice

The Trump Administration announced plans to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market in response to a wave of illness believed by the State of New York to be related to Vitamin E additives to THC cartridges.

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"Wild" White House Summit on Vape Flavor Ban

The much anticipated meeting at the White House between vaping advocates, Big Tobacco and the anti-vaping lobby was described as "wild" and President Trump was fairly aware of the implication of a flavor ban.

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FDA Expected to Ban All Flavored Pods But Tobacco and Menthol

A report from the Dow Jones news wire indicates that the FDA is expected to announce a ban on all pre-filled flavored vape pod cartridges but tobacco and menthol within the next week.