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Juul Labs earns more than $1 billion in 2018

Juul Labs earns more than $1 billion in 2018

February 7, 2019

Altria Group stated that Juul Labs earned more than $1 billion in revenue in 2018, up from $200 million in 2017. Juul refill pod sales grew 600 percent in 2018. Juul Labs has stated that it expects the U.S. vapor market to grow at a compounded annual rate of 15-20 percent through 2023.

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Irresponsibility exposed

Irresponsibility exposed

February 7, 2019

If the results of a study appear to show that vaping is dangerous; it is always worth suspending judgement until Dr. Michael Siegel has cast his eyes over the methodology.

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Baby lost with bath water

Baby lost with bath water

February 7, 2019

The bans and restrictions on tobacco products imposed by a new law in Ethiopia arguably comprise a good initiative. The ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes is a bad one.

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Recalling nicotine’s benefits

Recalling nicotine’s benefits

February 7, 2019

If a nicotine patch can help treat memory loss, presumably it cannot be ruled out that vaping with a nicotine e-liquid could also help in this area.

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Catch-as-catch-can

Catch-as-catch-can

February 7, 2019

Quitting smoking by switching to vaping is seen by some to contain a ‘catch’, but it is a catch only in the minds of those who do not understand the concept of harm reduction.

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When quitting isn’t quitting

When quitting isn’t quitting

February 5, 2019

In line with the US FDA’s penchant for deeming, the American Lung Association has decided that switching from smoking to vaping does not constitute quitting smoking.

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Prohibition proposed

Prohibition proposed

February 5, 2019

It is difficult to fault the logic behind a proposed cigarette sales ban in Hawaii, but the schedule proposed for the progressive introduction of the ban seems to make little sense.

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Study finds vaping best way to quit smoking

Study finds vaping best way to quit smoking

February 4, 2019

On. Jan. 30, The New England Journal of Medicine published a predominantly U.K.-based study that finds that “e-cigarettes [are] more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy, when both products were accompanied by behavioral support.”

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Vaping legal but difficult

Vaping legal but difficult

February 4, 2019

Once the vaping genie is out of the bottle, it is hard to stuff it back in, even in the unlikely event that you want to; so, at this point, it’s probably best to rely on regulation rather than bans.

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19 vapor advocates pen letter to US president

19 vapor advocates pen letter to US president

February 4, 2019

A letter signed by representatives from 19 advocacy groups was sent to U.S. President Donald Trump today urging him to immediately end the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “aggressive regulatory assault” on the vapor industry.

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China bans vapor early over pilot error

China bans vapor early over pilot error

January 28, 2019

In the interests of safety, rather than banning vaping after an incident on an Air China flight, it would have been better to increase pilot training about which switch causes what to happen.

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A plea for civility

A plea for civility

January 25, 2019

Unfortunately, attacking the messenger rather than the message is a tactic that has been turned into an art form by politicians – those we should be able to look to for guidance.

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TMA purchases parent company of Vapor Voice magazine

TMA purchases parent company of Vapor Voice magazine

January 24, 2019

TMA, a non-profit, member-driven organization, announced the recently completed acquisition of the assets of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA-based SpecComm International, Inc.

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US city’s proposed smoke ban to include vape shops

US city’s proposed smoke ban to include vape shops

January 24, 2019

A city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin wants to ban vaping in all workplaces, including vape shops. Numerous vape shop owners and employees are opposing the measure.

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Bungling at best

Bungling at best

January 23, 2019

It is difficult to understand why some people are so opposed to smokers choosing to use vaping to quit smoking that they would be careless with the truth about vaping.

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Health under threat globally

Health under threat globally

January 18, 2019

Set against air pollution, tobacco smoking seems to be a minor problem since, with the rise in vaping, it is one that can be reduced significantly by ordinary people.

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Study finds vapor helps smokers quit

Study finds vapor helps smokers quit

January 17, 2019

A sample of 2,568 former and current smokers in Attica, Greece, showed that 40 percent of respondents who quit smoking since 2014 reported using or having used vapor products.

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E-cig regulation sought

E-cig regulation sought

January 17, 2019

Electronic cigarettes should be subject to regulation, but it is dangerous to base that regulation on misconceptions about these devices, whose use is hugely less risky than is smoking.

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