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  1. Comments Grab State Legislators Attention

    Alex suggests that when commenting on the flavor ban it’s better to add a distinctive comment to a pre-existing comment or you can simply create an original comment altogether. The goal of the comments is to grab state legislators attention. He drives his point by stating that duplicate comments won’t garner much attention.
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  2. The Dangers of Banning JUUL Pods

    This ban has been placed since an overwhelming amount of underage users have been at serious health risks. However, pulling Juul off the market might not have been the smartest move to make. Juul pods might have been the most popular during the outbreak, but more and more cases are being confirmed even with Juul off the market. This ban could cause more damage by limiting the access of cigarette alternatives.
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  3. Deeming Rule Challenge

    In the vaping world, they have extremely strong plaintiffs that will come in handy to successfully prove their points. This particular case has the possibility of opening floodgates for other challenges ruled by the federal government. Last week, an online federal appeals court held in the appeal of Moose Jooce, et al v. Food and Drug Administration. This appeal is challenging the FDA Deeming Rule for violating the First Amendment of the Constitution and the Appointments Clause. Back in February, the case was broken down into three complaint groups that specified small vaping businesses issues. The lawsuit ended up being in favor of the FDA by Judge Christopher Cooper.
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  4. Michigan’s Governor's Eagerness Could Cost Vapers

    The attack on vaping comes twofold as an unrelated bill from the state legislature includes a tax and law ordering the formulation of a list of illegally available products. Both the bill and the attempted ban on flavors jeopardize the availability and affordability of vaping products however, the governor's pressing flavor ban trumps the pending bill.
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  5. Physicians Must Understand the Actual Risk of Nicotine

    After a recent study in the Internal Journal of Medicine, specialists believe that after lifelong smoking habits adapt, your body can begin to fail causing heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Over 80 percent of doctors believe nicotine contributes these human body malfunctions causing cancer or even death. 
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  6. All Products Must Have A PreMarket Tobacco Application Authorization

    According to recent postings, “To this effect, on March 30th the agency filed a request for a 120-day extension on the deadline, and on April 3rd, Judge Paul Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland agreed to the request, moving the deadline to September 9th, 2020.” As of last week, all applications must have been turned in to the FDA to become approved, or else all their items not registered will be withdrawn from the United States market.
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  7. No final decisions have been made

    As of last week, Juul Labs announced they will be letting go of more than half of their employees. Juul spokesman said in a statement, “No final decisions have been made and we will continue to go through our evaluation process.” These cuts are aimed to let go of nearly 1,200 staff members causing more Americans to become unemployed.

    Due to not yielding enough returns, Juul Labs are also contemplating holding its sales in Europe and Asia. Sou

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  8. Vaping Companies May Continue Selling For Now

    US sellers of vape products are obligated to submit an FDA premarket PTMA application if they plan on selling hardware, flavors or, nicotine-based products to consumers. Lawmakers encouraged the FDA to ban flavors unless there was proven evidence that flavors helped adults quit smoking and didn't encourage youth to use flavors.
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  9. Stanton Glantz Retires after 45 years against Anti-Tobacco

    Glantz is a dedicated anti-tobacco and anti-vaping activist that has extended most of his research towards advocating for public smoking bans and nonsmokers' rights. In January 2018 Glantz retired as the principal investigator at UCSF’s center for tobacco research and education control.
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  10. Youth Vaping Drops for the First Time in Three Years

    For the first time in three years, youth vaping has dropped significantly. Since the pandemic occurred, vaping flavored nicotine became a trend that affected the health of many. Many high school and middle schoolers were the main target in the rise of flavored nicotine sales, and government officials began to take action by banning all flavored nicotine e-cigarettes in select states.
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  11. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues JUUL

    JUUL has continuously been a vaping target for all government officials. More and more lawsuits are being filed as Juul intentionally aimed their products to underage consumers. Most recently, Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Juul claiming that they are the biggest vaping company that targets underage users
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  12. JUUL aims to reduce its workforce

    JUUL cut down 40% of their workforce in an order from Chief Executive Officer K.C. Costhwaite with efforts to decrease their staff to 1,000. This drastic change comes on the heels of JUUL being targeted in a lawsuit for their advertisements bluntly targeting teens thus leading to more teenagers forming an early addiction to nicotine as well as some suffering lung related illness due to vaping.
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  13. JUUL Ads target teens through Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network

    JUUL Labs have been under fire for targeting underage children for e-cigarette advertisements. It turns out that the big-name tobacco brand purchased online advertisements on specific networks watched by teens such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and even teen magazines.  To entice children to purchase the now banned flavors, JUUL scoured through online ads and found what websites that children frequent and adverse their products there. In a lawsuit by the Massachusetts attorney general office, claims also state that JUUL also sent their advertisements through educational websites that children use daily in school to complete work such as coolmathgames.com.
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  14. TV Imagery Persuading Teens

    Marketing companies understand that most of their viewers are young adults, making them target the youth to gain more business. According to Preventive Medicine, “Young Viewers with the highest exposure to TV tobacco depictions can be three times as likely to start vaping as those who don't.” Access to these products are very easy for these minors, and it starts with promotional advertising.
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  15. Montana Health Dept. Backs Down, Drops Flavor Ban

    Finally, some good news for the vapers in Montana. The state health department is dropping their proposed rule that would have banned face to face sales of flavored vaping products. This ban has made a huge impact on many states including California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
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  16. California Flavor Ban Passes

    The California Assembly passed SB 793, a bill that bans the sale of flavored vaping products in brick and mortar stores. If the bill becomes a law, the sales of flavored smokeless tobacco, menthol cigarettes, and small cigars will also be banned.
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  17. California Flavor Ban Final Hearing is August 18th

    On August 18th the Health Committee of the California Assembly will hold their final hearing about SB 793. This bill is intended to ban all tobacco products including e-liquids and other flavored vaping products.
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  18. Is It Safe To Vape During COVID-19?

    Unless you’ve been living under a literal rock you're familiar with the infamous Coronavirus that has turned the world on it’s back in less than a 5 month span. Everything is shut down, people are out of jobs, losing homes, some even lose their lives; in a nutshell, life as we know it is a hot blistering mess.
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  19. Current Ban of E-Cigarette Products

    As an increase in smoking has taken place, more laws are coming into play and smokers are not happy about it. Since 2017-2018 the use of electronic cigarettes and marijuana have gone up dramatically among young adults and currently continues to grow.
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  20. E-Cig Expo On August 20-22, 2020, Shenzhen

    The Shenzhen IECIE eCig Expo is one of the largest e-cigarettes exhibition in Asia, bringing all vapors together with upstream industries, battery and power management Chips and Solutions.
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  21. House to vote on Nationwide Flavor Ban. Why is House bill HR 2339 so Important

    House bill HR 2339 – The Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic ACT was sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone of the New Jersey and Donna Shalala of Florida. The bill was introduced a year ago, and now the house representatives will decide whether to ban flavored vaping sales in all 50 states. 
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  22. Study confirms not a single instance of vaping-related illnesses were linked to legal vaping products

    In this day and age, chaos, paranoia, and madness surrounds our collective ears. New studies shed a light on the actual facts, though --
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  23. Michigan Vape Ban Hits Wednesday

    Michigan’s vape ban is set to take effect this Wednesday, October 2nd, making it the first American state to fully ban flavored nicotine products within its borders. As a result, a lot of eyes will be watching as they roll out their sweeping legislation.
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  24. Is Smoking a Sin?

    Every religion under the sun has an opinion on vaping. In this article, we take a closer look into how vaping is perceived --
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  25. Ban, Gavin, Ban

    The tides may yet turn, and if they don’t, there’s a booming community of vapers forming in the wake of this crackdown. If the Big Nationwide Ban happens, find other survivors, get to high ground, and learn to carry on.
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  26. Post-Mortem: Vaping Industry 2077

    In a post-apocalyptic future, vaping is dead. The vagaries and frailties of humankind crushed the industry, one state at a time, until it was all gone.
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  27. Can Governors Ban Products They Don’t like Without Legislative Process?

    Politicians banning something because they disagree with is a dangerous proposition. Not having to go through the legislative process of approval before establishing a ban raises many red flags. And that's not all --
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  28. Drawing a Line in the Sand: New York's Flavor Ban

    In a convoluted effort to prevent the so-called youth epidemic, the Cuomo administration establish a statewide ban on all flavored e-cigarettes. With this comes dangerous repercussions --
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  29. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Strikes Back

    In the wake of Trump’s sudden anti-vaping conversion last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to steal the spotlight for himself by issuing a ban on e-cigarettes in the State of New York.
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  30. The Sick Irony of the Anti-Vaping Crusade

    While the ban won’t stop teenagers from vaping, it will stop them from vaping substances which are safely manufactured and reputably distributed. Instead, many teenagers will turn to black market vape dealers.
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  31. Everything Ends and Everything Begins

    The bedeviling nemeses of the vaping industry have gotten close at slicing the industry's jugular without a concern of repercussion. With all the possible negative consequences, we seek to understand their trains of thought (if any) --
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  32. The New #Resistance

    People outside vaping don’t understand much about vaping. Likewise, many vaping enthusiasts don’t entirely understand what’s going on politically either. As the community resists, an attempt to breach the gap is considered futile. But, is it?
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  33. JUUL Labs — A Company Under Siege

    Anti-vaping hysteria sweeps the American news cycle. Vaping giant Juul Labs continues to roll over, seeking only to avoid the worst of the fallout from recent attacks.
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  34. Don't Vape Your Vitamins

    While vaping has already been categorized as a Level 5 Pandemic, authorities have finally narrowed down the cause of all these “mysterious vaping illnesses”. Surprise, surprise: it’s not “vaping” that’s causing this – it’s Vitamin E in THC cartridges.
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  35. The Misery of Small Vape Shops

    Waging a needless war against the vaping industry is leaving many casualties in its path. Many of these are small vape shops. In this article, we take a look into the repercussions and the aftermath of recent developments and regressions.
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  36. The Great American Crackdown

    The United States of America continues with a series of regressive and outdated prohibition tactics. Despite all the misery laid upon its path, there is a solution - a light at the end of the tunnel, after all.
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  37. Vaping... Worse than Cheeseburgers?

    Vaping reportedly hardens your blood vessels. Or do they? Compared to eating fast food, vaping supposedly carries similar side effects - journalistic integrity be damned.
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  38. Big Tobacco, Big Cannabis

    According to the fat cats of industry, cannabis is on the rise and tobacco is dead. We delve deep into these claims and take a look at a potential future outcome for the cannabis industry.
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  39. Spinning Death – The Latest in Media Misinformation Tactics

    Bears repeating, time and again, how the onslaught of targeted attacks against the vaping community will create deadly repercussions. And there's an even darker side...
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  40. The Devil's Advocate: Interrogating Gov. Whitmer's Claims That Vaping Companies Market to Children

    In this article, we interrogate claims made by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has recently implemented a statewide ban on all flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products.
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  41. Here We Go Again: Secondhand Vaping

    WebMD, a formerly reputable website where people self-diagnose with ebola and leprosy at the first sign of a cough, is now posting articles regarding second-hand vaping. Hypochondriacs rejoice!
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  42. Michigan Looks to Become First State to Ban Vaping

    The first domino has fallen. After the recent ill-informed news blitz regarding the vaping related illnesses, Michigan Governor establishes a statewide ban against vaping.
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  43. Michigan citizens plan protest after statewide vaping ban

    Michigan locals are scheduling a protest following a statewide ban of e-cigarettes. It's slated to take place on 09/04 at 6:30pm EST outside of the capitol building.
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  44. Portrait of a Crusader: The Derangement of Josh Stein

    Attorney General Josh Stein extends his attack now adding eight other companies to a new lawsuit that began solely against vaping giant Juul.
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  45. Is Counterfeit THC Killing the Vaping Industry?

    The New York Times reports 153 cases of severe lung illnesses "linked" to vaping. The truth is different. THC oil purchased from illicit vendors could be the culprit.
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  46. Discriminatory Hiring Policies Now Targeting Vapers and Smokers in Ohio

    The City of Dayton has decided that they will no longer hire people who vape or smoke. The city's cynical take against its own employees is an appalling tactic now affecting Ohio residents.
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  47. A Potential Stay of Execution for the Vaping Industry

    After yet another attack by the Food and Drug Administration, the Vapor Technology Association has taken the responsibility to save small businesses from the 2020 deadline.
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  48. The First Casualty of Vaping?

    In this article we look at the first reported death linked to vaping and the circumstances the media is failing to mention.
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  49. The Real Cost

    It's not always sunshine and rainbows when it comes to the FDA's relationship with the vaping community. To every action and reaction, there's a real cost and a real price. Guess who are the ones paying it?
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  50. Watching the Watchmen: Who Will Replace Gottlieb at the FDA

    The FDA watches and judges the vaping community without compunction, but the question is: who watches them? With Gottlieb's departure, who will be the next executioner for hire?
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  51. Four Minnesota teenagers experience ‘severe lung injury’ linked to vaping

    Purchasing illicit THC products lead four Minnesota teens into the intensive care unit. Plus, a dozen other cases confirmed stemming from clandestine operations.
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  52. FLORIDA MAN arrested for selling counterfeit JUUL products on popular app "OfferUp"

    Florida man arrested after getting caught selling counterfeit vaping products to an undercover detective using popular online store "OfferUp."
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  53. White Parents, Black Market

    How does a ban on vaping create a black market? In this article, we'll discuss how the misinformation pushed by anti-vaping organizations may have unintentionally propelled clandestine operations.
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  54. Happy National Vaping Day

    Celebrating today is the middle finger thrown the FDA’s way for beginning their onslaught of attacks that have leveled the industry in the past two years. Attacks that have been mostly unfounded and misinformed.
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  55. As Anti-Vape Legislation Ramps Up, FDA Unleashes Latest Weapon: “Magic” Ads

    The FDA uses magic tricks to push their message. The magician's punchline: "It's not magic, it's statistics."
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  56. Livermore Vape Ban

    Another city follows suit after San Francisco's ban on all vaping related products. Livermore City follows in their footsteps with an anti-vaping bill.
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  57. The Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation – The Latest in the Vape War

    Juul Labs sponsors the Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation in an effort to fight back against San Francisco's ban on all vaping related products.
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  58. City of Dayton no longer hiring employees who vape or smoke

    Yet another city attempts to lay siege over its citizens' freedom and step-in with behavioral demands. Any city employee who's caught smoking or vaping, will be terminated.
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  59. The Showdown – Juul vs. The World

    Juul seems to fight on its lonesome, and they're now facing a two-day hearing analyzing their marketing practices and other claims. Let's see how it turns out.
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  60. $24.8 Million Grant: First Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Vaping

    For the first time ever, Northwestern University at Chicago is awarded a $24.8 million grant to study the long-term effects of vaping.
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  61. Ohio Representative Joyce Beatty Calls Attention to “My Life, My Quit” in Bizarre Tweet

    Ohio Representative sends cringe-worthy tweet. You won't be able to wrap your head around this.
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  62. Big Tobacco Funds Anti-Vape Bill in Sacramento

    Purchased politicians, snarky bipartisanship, and more, in today's episode of "Another Regular Day in the Life of a Vaping Enthusiast."
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  63. A $1 Tax Increase on Traditional Cigarettes Boosts Vaping by 9.7%

    People who used vaping to steer clear of cigarettes go back to them if the chance of vaping is excluded out of the equation. As cigarettes get taxed higher, more smokers are making the transition.
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  64. Dr. Scott’s Latest Ethics-Defying Stunt

    Former FDA head honcho has left the building. At least the FDA's building because he's now making himself at home at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's board of directors.
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  65. Vermont Exploits a 92% Tax on E-Cigarettes

    In efforts to curb youth vaping, State Representative George Till approves a 92% tax on all e-cigarette products.
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  66. Nebraska Nicotine Testing

    A small county in Nebraska seeks to implement nicotine testing in its school district. In a town with less than 4,000 people, officials are questioning this decision.
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  67. Gottlieb: Friend or Foe?

    FDA's head honcho Scott Gottlieb has published an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal addressing the current hysteria surrounding the discussion against vaping.
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  68. San Francisco, Home of Juul, Turns Its Back on Vaping

    San Francisco succeeds in banning all e-cigarette related products. The first city in the United States to achieve the unanimous decision for a full city-wide ban.
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  69. Vape Shops Open in 2 NHS Hospitals

    The U.K. has been taking wild strides towards an open-minded collaboration with vaping companies in attempts to curb smoking. Two vape shops have recently opened in NHS hospitals.
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  70. The Victims of San Francisco’s Vape Ban

    An anti-vaping bill will take effect in January 2020. In this article, we explore the cause and consequence of such an attack against an entire industry.
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  71. McConnell vs. Vaping

    Mitch McConnell announced his intent to raise the national minimum age for tobacco purchases (including, of course vape products) to 21.
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  72. 127 Seizures

    The FDA begins an investigation after dozens of seizures (allegedly stemmed from vaping) sprout all over the United States. Are they following a pattern of deduction or simply pointing the finger at the vaping industry?
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