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PMI angry that leading scientist not allowed to speak at vapor forum

PMI angry that leading scientist not allowed to speak at vapor forum

February 20, 2020

PMI has taken Vital Strategies to task after the special interest group prevented one of PMI’s leading scientists, from participating in a forum about e-cigarettes.

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AMV acquires Kure brand vape shops, raises retail presence to 113 stores

AMV acquires Kure brand vape shops, raises retail presence to 113 stores

February 19, 2020

AMV already operates a multi-branded retail footprint, including names such as Madvapes and Alohma, KURE brings another leading specialty vape retail brand to the organization.

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Glantz study claiming vapor products cause heart attacks ‘unreliable’

Glantz study claiming vapor products cause heart attacks ‘unreliable’

February 19, 2020

Eight months after the Journal of the American Heart Association published a study implying that e-cigarettes magically cause heart attacks before people even try them, it has retracted the article. “The editors are concerned that the study conclusion is unreliable,” JAHA says in a notice posted Tuesday.

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US FDA seeks input from public to prevent repeat of EVALI event

US FDA seeks input from public to prevent repeat of EVALI event

February 14, 2020

The U.S. FDA’s request for information responds to direction from Congress to gather information from the public that could help identify and evaluate additional steps the FDA could take to address the recent lung injuries.

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Oregon bill banning all flavored nicotine vapor products dies

Oregon bill banning all flavored nicotine vapor products dies

February 14, 2020

Flavored nicotine vape products dodged another bullet after Oregon lawmakers killed a proposal to ban them. “The flavor ban is gone,” Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson said at the beginning of Senate Bill 1577’s work session Thursday afternoon.

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Massachusetts AG  sues Juul Labs for ‘creating youth vaping epidemic’

Massachusetts AG sues Juul Labs for ‘creating youth vaping epidemic’

February 13, 2020

Attorney General Maura Healey’s office alleges that the company illegally advertised and sold nicotine products to underage youth and created an epidemic of nicotine addiction among young people. The lawsuit demands that Juul pay for the costs associated with combating this public health crisis affecting young people across Massachusetts.

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UPS to require signature of person at least age 21 for vapor deliveries

UPS to require signature of person at least age 21 for vapor deliveries

February 13, 2020

The change will affect both B2B and B2C shipments, meaning both stores receiving vapor products from manufacturers and consumers receiving vapor products from stores will now be required to sign for the packages.

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Maryland first US state to ban flavored disposable vapor products

Maryland first US state to ban flavored disposable vapor products

February 12, 2020

Maryland will become the first state to ban the flavored disposable e-cigarettes that are exempt under U.S. President Trump’s federal flavor ban.

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Source: Juul raises $700 million in debt from investors

Source: Juul raises $700 million in debt from investors

February 11, 2020

Juul Labs Inc has raised more than $700 million in convertible debt from investors to fund its operations.

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President Trump mulls moving tobacco, vapor away from US FDA

President Trump mulls moving tobacco, vapor away from US FDA

February 11, 2020

The Trump administration is proposing to strip the Food and Drug Administration of all authority to regulate vapor and tobacco products, according to budget documents released Monday.

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Pennsylvania joins growing list of states suing Juul Labs for youth use

Pennsylvania joins growing list of states suing Juul Labs for youth use

February 10, 2020

The Pennsylvania lawsuit seeks a state-wide ban on all of Juul’s products — including tobacco-flavored ones. If the court does not grant a full ban, the state wants to restrict sales to ban all of Juul’s flavors, except for tobacco.

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Flavored e-liquids are back on store shelves in Washington State

Flavored e-liquids are back on store shelves in Washington State

February 10, 2020

On February 7, flavored e-liquid and other vapor products returned to store shelves in the U.S. state of Washington. The state’s lawmakers amended the ban on vaping last week. During the four-month period the flavor ban was in effect numerous local vape shops suffered financially.

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Health Canada investigating ad for possible breach of vaping rules

Health Canada investigating ad for possible breach of vaping rules

February 10, 2020

Health Canada and its Quebec counterpart are investigating a vaping ad by Imperial Tobacco to see if it violates advertising laws.

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Survey: Teenage vaping epidemic concern could be ‘overblown’

Survey: Teenage vaping epidemic concern could be ‘overblown’

February 9, 2020

Figures from a new survey have now been newly analysed and they suggest that the 2018 US FDA teen vaping figures didn’t give the whole picture – in some ways, the results could even be seen as good news for teenagers’ health.

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Hawaii bill raising vaping age to 25 passes Big Island’s county council

Hawaii bill raising vaping age to 25 passes Big Island’s county council

February 8, 2020

Nearly four years after the Aloha State banned the sale of such items to those under 21, expanding statewide a law passed in 2014 by the Hawaii County Council that did just that on the Big Island, Rep. Richard Creagan (D-Kona, Ka‘u) is looking to up the age again.

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Myrtle Beach smoking ban would not include vaping if measure passes

Myrtle Beach smoking ban would not include vaping if measure passes

February 8, 2020

Councilwoman Jackie Hatley’s proposed measure would only prohibit smoking combustible tobacco products on city-owned facilities, public spaces and the beach.

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New CEO appointed at Pax Labs as marijuana market recovers

New CEO appointed at Pax Labs as marijuana market recovers

February 7, 2020

Pax Labs, a supplier of premium cannabis vaporizer technology, has appointed Michael Murphy as its president and CEO.

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Pyxus enters into agreement with Shenzhen Smoore for PMTA project

Pyxus enters into agreement with Shenzhen Smoore for PMTA project

February 6, 2020

Under the new agreement, Bantam and Humble Juice Co. have paired certain Smoore ENDS devices—both an open tank device and a refillable cartridge-based device—with the brands’ 84 e-liquid nicotine SKUs. The selected SKUs include many of Bantam and Humble’s top-selling flavor profiles in various nicotine strengths and bottle sizes.

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