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E-Cig & Vaporizer Regulation, News, and Insights

The regulation of e-cigs and vaporizers is an ugly quagmire. We’ll bring you the latest news as we learn it, and try and help you make sense of the government-ese.

The California Proposition 56 Tobacco Tax and What it Means for You

Filed in News & Politics by on October 28, 2016 0 Comments
The California Proposition 56 Tobacco Tax and What it Means for You

Most of us are suffering from campaign commercial overload, but we are thankfully nearing the finish line. And as we head into the big election and everyone one is trying to decide who to vote for the next President of the United States, it is important to remember there are many other issues on the […]

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Five Facts that Aren’t Vapor

Filed in News & Politics by on August 18, 2016 6 Comments
Five Facts that Aren’t Vapor

August 8, 2016 was a red-letter day in the e-cig and vaporizer industry. In case you’re not aware, that was the date that the FDA identified as the “freeze date” beyond which the e-cig industry would not be able to release any new products that had not been through their new deeming regulations. But if […]

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Ecig Fans Weigh in on FDA Deeming Regulations

Filed in News & Politics by on June 16, 2016 0 Comments
Ecig Fans Weigh in on FDA Deeming Regulations

When it comes to regulating the ecig industry, lawmakers and industry leaders would do well to bring the matter directly to consumers. At V2 headquarters, we decided to do just that. We fielded a survey of more than 600 ecig users on their feelings about regulation, just before the recent FDA e-cigarette ruling. The results […]

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Ontario Ecig Fans Protest Public Vaping Ban

Filed in News & Politics by on April 13, 2016 0 Comments
Ontario Ecig Fans Protest Public Vaping Ban

Over the weekend, hundreds of ecig consumers in Ontario, Canada took to the streets to protest against Bill 45, a new legislative rule that bans vaping where tobacco smoking is prohibited. According to media reports, some of the protesters used this as an opportunity to educate bystanders about ecig use. One protester in particular was […]

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20 Years of Ecig Use Beats 20 Years of Smoking

Filed in News & Politics by on April 4, 2016 0 Comments
20 Years of Ecig Use Beats 20 Years of Smoking

That’s the expert ecig opinion of Dr. Sally Satel, a practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Satel recently gave an interview to the Wall St. Journal where she shared her concern that over-regulation of vapor products could put some ecig companies out of business. That, she believes, would be a […]

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California Considers Tax on Vaporizer Products

Filed in News & Politics by on March 23, 2016 0 Comments
California Considers Tax on Vaporizer Products

One prominent California resident and activist is campaigning to get a tobacco and vaporizer product tax bill on the state’s national ballot, but this time it isn’t an elected politician. Billionaire and Save Lives Coalition co-chair, Tom Steyer, has recently been campaigning and donating large sums of money to a campaign to raise California’s tax […]

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Pending Eliquid Packaging Laws

Filed in News & Politics by on March 2, 2016 0 Comments
Pending Eliquid Packaging Laws

A U.S. Senator and member of the Democratic Party, Tom Udall, recently announced a new eliquid packaging measure that will ultimately add safety to the overall e-cigarette industry. The bill is titled The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 and has officially been signed into law as of the end of January. This new […]

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Researcher Retracts False Ecig Danger Claim

Filed in News & Politics by on February 29, 2016 0 Comments
Researcher Retracts False Ecig Danger Claim

A California researcher who helped conduct an ecig vapor study, published a statement claiming that “e-cigarettes are no safer than smoking regular cigarettes.” She has since retracted her statement, made in the VA San Diego Healthcare System and UC San Diego researchers in Oral Oncology, an international interdisciplinary journal. Dr. Jessica Wang-Rodriguez made her statement […]

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Study Proves Ecigs Save Smokers Money in Florida

Filed in News & Politics by on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Study Proves Ecigs Save Smokers Money in Florida

Still not convinced that ecigs save you money? A recent online analysis has revealed that smoking is not only hazardous to your health but also to your personal finances. The breakdown, published by WalletHub.com, a personal finance website, identified the average cost per person per state when it comes to smoking tobacco cigarettes. With the […]

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Vaporizer Politics and Why Your Vote Matters

Filed in News & Politics by on February 19, 2016 0 Comments
Vaporizer Politics and Why Your Vote Matters

As many of you know, the vaporizer industry is currently waiting for the White House to review and finalize deeming regulations provided by the Food and Drug Administration. Millions of people enjoy vaping in their homes and out in some public places; e-cigarette and vaporizer devices have enabled millions of people to transition away from […]

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The Rider That Almost Saved the Ecig Industry

Filed in News & Politics by on February 17, 2016 0 Comments
The Rider That Almost Saved the Ecig Industry

The ecig industry has experienced some of the fastest economic growth in the US market. Back in December of 2015, you may remember that congress was busy putting together and agreeing on a spending bill that would cover the income and expenses of the federal government for 2016. While there are many important parts to […]

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The Flawed “Popcorn Lung” Eliquid Study

Filed in News & Politics by on February 16, 2016 0 Comments
The Flawed “Popcorn Lung” Eliquid Study

If you went online or watched television news in December 2015, you may have seen eliquid getting a lot of attention. There were several highly publicized anti-vapor media stories claiming that eliquid has 750 times more chemicals than combustible tobacco products. One of the most alarming, and misleading reports claimed that the eliquid flavoring used […]

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Ontario Ecigarette Restrictions Could Kill the Local Market

Filed in News & Politics by on February 15, 2016 0 Comments
Ontario Ecigarette Restrictions Could Kill the Local Market

New ecigarette regulations went into effect in Ontario, Canada under the Making Healthier Choices Act. This new law, effective January 1st, has some components that make sense, e.g. ecigarette businesses cannot sell their products to anyone under the age of 19-years -old. At V2, we fully support a ban on minors using and buying vapor […]

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Vaporizer Use in a Congressional Hearing? Heck Yeah!

Filed in News & Politics by on February 12, 2016 0 Comments
Vaporizer Use in a Congressional Hearing? Heck Yeah!

We never thought we would see the day where a U.S. Congress man or woman would be using a vaporizer during a congressional hearing. We were wrong. To our surprise, Duncan Hunter, a republican representative from San Diego County, CA, is officially the first politician to vape on the job. Congressman Hunter got some serious […]

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Ecigs Deserve Support from Presidential Hopefuls

Filed in News & Politics by on February 11, 2016 0 Comments
Ecigs Deserve Support from Presidential Hopefuls

Not one of this year’s Republican and Democrat politicians have spoken out about ecigs. Why not? Being part of the pro-vaping conversation is an excellent way to highlight some hot-button voter issues, like jobs creation, individual rights, or even healthcare. Here’s a glimpse into how endorsing ecigs makes smart political sense for the nominees – […]

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Vaping Eliquid Doesn’t Lead To Smoking: Here’s How We Know

Filed in News & Politics by on February 10, 2016 1 Comment
Vaping Eliquid Doesn’t Lead To Smoking: Here’s How We Know

According to a recent editorial published in the Washington Post, “It’s the Wild West Out There” (January 5, 2016) there’s some very misleading eliquid and ecig information that suggests vaping may lead to smoking among teenagers, or even that e-cigarette makers are targeting or influencing young people. As eliquid fans know, this is untrue and […]

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20 Years of Ecigarettes vs 20 Years of Tobacco

Filed in News & Politics by on February 5, 2016 0 Comments
20 Years of Ecigarettes vs 20 Years of Tobacco

The verdict? Ecigarettes are less harmful. At least, that’s the expert opinion of Dr. Sally Satel, a practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Satel recently gave an interview to the Wall St. Journal where she shared her concern that over-regulation of vapor products could put some e-cigarette companies out of […]

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CDC Confirms Most Ecig Users are Former Smokers

Filed in News & Politics by on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
CDC Confirms Most Ecig Users are Former Smokers

While most of the vapor community knows that the majority of ecig enthusiasts are former tobacco smokers, the general public has taken a while to acknowledge this simple fact. National Public Radio (NPR) along with several other credible media outlets recently published findings from a new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study that […]

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