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FDA Changes PMTA Application Process Again

The FDA has added new guidance to the PMTA process on how to conduct a study on product intention that is to be submitted with applications.

Big Tobacco Companies Fight to Block California Flavor Ban

R.J Reynolds and Philip Morris USA team up to fight SB 793, a bill that bans flavored tobacco including vape flavors in the State of California beginning Jan 1, 2021.

FDA focuses on Disposable Vapes as PMTA Deadline Arrives

The FDA deadline for Premarket Tobacco Applications (PMTA) for vape products to remain on the market has arrived and the FDA focuses on disposable vape products.

Reminder: Joe Biden Said He Will "Halt" or "Eliminate" All Sales of Vaping Products

Joe Biden hasn't talked about vaping or e-cigarettes much other than to say that he would halt sales or eliminate the products pending even more research.

FDA asks Federal Courts to Delay PMTA for 120 Days

The FDA has asked the court to allow the PMTA (Pre-Market Tobacco Application) process to be delayed for 120 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban All Flavors and Online Sales

Two Democrats in the House have introduced legislation to ban vape flavors in all products in addition to banning online sales, which would effectively kill vaping in the United States.

Trump Proposes New Federal Agency Overseeing Tobacco

President Trump's new proposed budget calls for moving tobacco regulation to a new federal agency and away from the FDA.

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.

"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.

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.

Journalists and Health Officials Finally Focus on Fake THC Carts Amid Crisis

A sudden epidemic of lung related illness and possible organ failure in recent weeks has elicited a wave of misinformation in the news, often failing to warn the public about the real culprit: contaminated black market THC cartridges.

Former FDA Gottlieb Admits Pods Help Smokers Quit But Should Be Pulled From Market

Former FDA Commissioner Gottlieb admitted at a conference that even though adult smokers use pods to quit, the products should be pulled from the market due to teen vaping 'epidemic'.

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.

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.

Youth Drug Usage Survey Destroys Claim That Vaping is a Gateway Drug

How can vaping be a gateway drug if drug usage is down amid a vaping "epidemic" among the youth?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scientists Scare Up Publicity with Prelimary DNA Study - Ends Up Admitting Lower Risk of E-Cigs

Scientists from the University of Minnesota get dozens of articles written about a preliminary study that hasn't been presented or published but admit that the risk presented from e-cigs are far different from cigs.

Say Something Positive About E-Cigarettes? You Must Be A Bot Say Scientists

Scientists want people to think that any post about vaping must always be negative otherwise the author may be bot.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.