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Juul Labs raises capitol to expand global reach

Juul Labs raises capitol to expand global reach

August 20, 2019

Juul Labs has raised $325 million in an equity and debt offering as it looks to expand its global reach.

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Juul filing lawsuits against companies selling illegal compatible pods

Juul filing lawsuits against companies selling illegal compatible pods

August 19, 2019

Competitors have rushed to fill the void after Juul, under pressure from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, stopped selling most of its flavored nicotine pods in stores last fall.

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BAT to take over Twisp e-cigarette in South Africa

BAT to take over Twisp e-cigarette in South Africa

August 19, 2019

British American Tobacco’s (BAT) proposed takeover of e-cigarette maker Twisp won approval from South Africa’s Competition Tribunal on August 13 after the company agreed to a series of conditions, reports Reuters.

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Vapor association files suit against US FDA over  application deadline

Vapor association files suit against US FDA over application deadline

August 16, 2019

The Vapor Technology Association (VTA), Vapor Stockroom (VSR) and others filed a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), among others, over its unreasonable and arbitrary pre-market tobacco application (PMTA) process and the recently accelerated PMTA filing deadline.

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Review: normal use of vapor unlikely to raise significant health concerns

Review: normal use of vapor unlikely to raise significant health concerns

August 14, 2019

Smokers should be confident that vaping with e-cigarettes is much less harmful to the lungs than smoking cigarettes, according to a new review of the relevant science.

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Vapor products valued at more than 12 million baht seized in Mukdahan province

Vapor products valued at more than 12 million baht seized in Mukdahan province

August 14, 2019

Vapor products valued at 12.25 million baht, plus various vaping paraphernalia, have been seized in Mukdahan, in far north-east Thailand. E-cigarettes and vaping products are prohibited to import into and use in Thailand.

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Four firms told by U.S. FDA to end sales of flavored vapor products

Four firms told by U.S. FDA to end sales of flavored vapor products

August 8, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told four companies to remove 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products that were introduced to the market after Aug. 8, 2016.

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US FDA seeking insight into proposed additions of potentially harmful chemicals in vapor products

US FDA seeking insight into proposed additions of potentially harmful chemicals in vapor products

August 7, 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration is now accepting comments on adding 19 toxicants to an established list of harmful ingredients found in vapor products. The agency’s 60-day period for accepting comment ends Oct. 4.

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Juul testing new Bluetooth-enhanced ‘lockable’ C1 device in UK market

Juul testing new Bluetooth-enhanced ‘lockable’ C1 device in UK market

August 7, 2019

The Juul C1 e-cigarette pairs with an Android smartphone via Bluetooth to limit who can use it as well as to provide a way of monitoring how often the user vapes. The C1, first in a series of Bluetooth-connected e-cigarettes, was launched in the UK following a trial in Canada.

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US city outlaws hiring of anyone who uses vapor products

US city outlaws hiring of anyone who uses vapor products

August 6, 2019

The US city of Dayton, Ohio has said it will not hire employees who use any nicotine products in a bid to create a healthier workplace, cut back on medical costs and reduce the ‘loss of productivity’ from smoke breaks.

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3 men arrested in New York for selling counterfeit vapor goods

3 men arrested in New York for selling counterfeit vapor goods

August 5, 2019

After selling approximately $4 million dollars of fake vapor products, fifty-eight-year-old Ali Asghar and his two sons, 33-year-old Ali Zar and 35-year-old Ali Moosa, have all been charged with trademark counterfeiting.

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Following vapers

Following vapers

August 5, 2019

Juul has launched the first in a series of bluetooth-connected e-cigarettes that can monitor users’ vaping and track their devices.

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Canada prepares for new vapor battle as vape-able marijuana pens become available Dec. 1

Canada prepares for new vapor battle as vape-able marijuana pens become available Dec. 1

August 4, 2019

Vape pens are among a series of new products, including edibles, beverages and extracts, that will be for sale legally in Canada in mid-December.

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Bombay waiting on whether vapor to be classified as a drug

Bombay waiting on whether vapor to be classified as a drug

August 4, 2019

A court in Bombay has held back on implementing a ban of vapor products while India’s FDA decides whether it should classify e-cigarettes as drugs.

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Standing up for alternatives

Standing up for alternatives

August 2, 2019

PMI is lobbying the Thai government to reverse a ban on smoking alternatives, such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products.

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Teen use ‘unintended’

Teen use ‘unintended’

July 29, 2019

Juul never intended its electronic cigarettes to be adopted by underage users, company co-founder tells U.S. House subcommittee.

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Juul co-creator seeks to secure China vapor market with new Myst device

Juul co-creator seeks to secure China vapor market with new Myst device

July 26, 2019

Chenyue Xing’s company, Myst Labs, has developed a slick silver device called the Myst P Series that will debut at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Guangzhou on Saturday. Xing is one of the scientists behind the creation of Juul.

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Vaping aids cessation

Vaping aids cessation

July 26, 2019

A new study finds evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes daily helps U.S. smokers quit smoking combustible cigarettes.

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