The latest happenings in the vaping community focusing on topics that effect laws and regulations.
The approval of the NJOY Ace and three tobacco flavored pods provides further confirmation from the FDA that there is a de facto ban on flavors.
Lawmakers have included language to the 2022 Omnibus spending bill which could ban synthetic nicotine and products which use it such as salt nic juice and disposable vapes.
Democrats have dropped the $9 billion dollar tax on vaping which would have added a large tax on e-cigarettes, vape juice and nicotine patches.
The FDA has begun to start rejecting the market applications for flavored vape juice with regulators signaling full flavor ban to "save the youth".
Senator Mitt Romney and a bipartisan cast of characters from both legislative bodies have introduced legislation designed to extract an estimated $100 million dollars in fees per year from the vape industry.
The vape mail ban passed into law last year as part of the PACT act extension to ban the USPS has spread to all of the other national shipping companies. Things are looking pretty grim for ordering vape supplies online.
President Trump signed the massive omnibus bill that contains legislation to ban e-cigarettes and related items from USPS as well as adding massive paperwork and tax burdens to online vape retailers.
CASAA has issued a call to action about an attachment that House Democrats are trying to attach to the guaranteed to pass spending bill that would ban vape mail. All vapers need to contact their representative ASAP!
Joe Biden has put forward former Congressman and current California AG Xavier Becerra for Secretary of HHS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Trump's new proposed budget calls for moving tobacco regulation to a new federal agency and away from the FDA.
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.
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.
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.
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 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'.
Democrats in Congress and Republicans in Senate introduce anti-vaping legislation that could have devastating consequences for vapers everywhere.
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.
How can vaping be a gateway drug if drug usage is down amid a vaping "epidemic" among the youth?
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.
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.
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.
Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois has made banning vape flavors his new mission and he has introduced legislation to do just that.
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.
Scientists want people to think that any post about vaping must always be negative otherwise the author may be bot.
Senators Dick Durbin (D) from Illinois held a press conference and announced legislation which seeks to place heavy restrictions vape flavors.
Americans identified smoking cigarettes, pipes and cigars as more harmful than vaping but vaping is still seen as more harmful than using marijuana.
The Trump has recently announced the most recent round of trade tariffs on China, which will effect e-cigarette production.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will regularly update this page with the current legal situation that vapers face around the world.