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Dubai set to host first Middle East vaping exposition in 2020

Dubai set to host first Middle East vaping exposition in 2020

August 28, 2019

For the first time, the vaping industry will take center stage in Dubai for the international World Vape Show in 2020. Just five months ago, the sale of vapor products was outlawed in the UAE.

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North Carolina files suit against 8 more vaping companies for youth marketing

North Carolina files suit against 8 more vaping companies for youth marketing

August 28, 2019

First it was Juul. Then, on Tuesday, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed eight lawsuits against eight separate vapor companies alleging the companies are “unlawfully targeting children” and not requiring appropriate age verification.

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NZ vapor retailer says US reports ‘deceiving and misleading’

NZ vapor retailer says US reports ‘deceiving and misleading’

August 26, 2019

Mysterious lung illnesses in the United States are being linked to vaping, but health officials in New Zealand have not received any such reports here.

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Teen Smoking in England at record low

Teen Smoking in England at record low

August 23, 2019

Teenagers in England are less likely to smoke cigarettes than previous generations, with the number falling to its lowest rate on record.

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Juul leaves VTA

Juul leaves VTA

August 23, 2019

Juul Labs is leaving the Vapor Technology Association because of the association’s lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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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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Digital stamps coming

Digital stamps coming

July 12, 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to start requiring digital tax stamps on all e-cigarette and vapor products in November. Then, as of June 1, 2020, it will no longer be permissible to supply, transfer, store or possess unmarked designated excise goods in the UAE.

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New Philippine guidelines to require licensing for vapor-related businesses

New Philippine guidelines to require licensing for vapor-related businesses

July 12, 2019

The Philippines will mandate licensing for all makers, sellers and distributors of e-cigarettes and vaporizers under the new guidelines covering the sector.

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Cautious about CBD

Cautious about CBD

July 12, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a consumer update addressing health-related claims about cannabidiol (CBD) and issued a warning to consumers.

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Acting FDA Commissioner Sharpless on ENDS: topic is a complicated one

Acting FDA Commissioner Sharpless on ENDS: topic is a complicated one

July 12, 2019

The e-cigarette industry is “a complicated one with many unknowns,” according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless. “There is great potential to significantly reduce the national burden of cancer and other diseases if we can help addicted smokers quit … but there is also the terrible risk of having millions of new Americans become life-long addicts to a new class of products that are not safe … “

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Lawsuit filed after external battery explodes in mod

Lawsuit filed after external battery explodes in mod

July 7, 2019

A man from Cleveland, Ohio, USA, has filed a lawsuit after suffering second- and third-degree burns following the explosion of an e-cigarette battery in his pants pocket.

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New GM Fontem Canada

New GM Fontem Canada

July 7, 2019

Rob Norris, head of Altadis USA, has accepted a transfer to Fontem Ventures as general manager of Canada effective Aug. 1.

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Avail Vapor launches its own CBD brand, Leafana

Avail Vapor launches its own CBD brand, Leafana

July 7, 2019

Avail Vapor launched Leafana Wellness, its newly developed CBD line of products. The company launched the brand at its 99 retail stores in 12 states and will offer the complete product line to U.S. distributors.

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San Francisco is first US city to ban vapor sales, combustibles cigarettes remain legal

San Francisco is first US city to ban vapor sales, combustibles cigarettes remain legal

June 25, 2019

The city of San Francisco on Tuesday voted to impose a blanket ban on e-cigarettes — making it the first American city to outlaw the sale, distribution and manufacturing of vaping products.

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US FDA provides free digital calendars to retailers

US FDA provides free digital calendars to retailers

June 25, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that a new digital age verification calendar is available as part of the agency’s “This is Our Watch” voluntary retailer education program.

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Vape Club celebrates 1.5 million orders in 7 years

Vape Club celebrates 1.5 million orders in 7 years

June 25, 2019

When Vape Club was first founded they would hold impromptu team huddle meetings in the car park to discuss the company vision. Vape Club has now announced a major milestone and further expansion.

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Long-term impact studied

Long-term impact studied

June 25, 2019

In the first-of-its-kind longitudinal study of lung health among millennials, researchers will be examining the long-term impact of vaping on the lungs.

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Vermont votes to tax vapor products at more than 90%

Vermont votes to tax vapor products at more than 90%

June 24, 2019

Consumers of vaping products and e-cigarettes may want to stock up on supplies this week. On July 1, two new Vermont laws will go into effect: H.57 will tax all e-cigarettes and vaping products 92 percent, and H.26 will restrict their sales over the internet.

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