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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.

What You Need to Know About the FDA’s E-Liquid ANPRM

Filed in News & Politics by on January 15, 2018 2 Comments
What You Need to Know About the FDA’s E-Liquid ANPRM

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is starting the new year focusing on a key issue we believe many V2 vapers should pay attention to – the regulation of e-liquids.   The administration just filed an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) pertaining to e-liquid flavors in the U.S. This move is a distinct shift away […]

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Did You Know Switching to Vaping Can Save You Money?

Filed in News & Politics by on November 13, 2017 0 Comments
Did You Know Switching to Vaping Can Save You Money?

LendEDU is an Internet marketplace for financial products designed to help college students make educated decisions about their finances. The company also offers tools and information to consumers to help them budget for monthly expenses. They recently polled 1000 vapers to find out if switching to electronic cigarettes has helped them save money. Poll Results […]

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Do You Think E-cig Science is Unduly Scrutinized?

Filed in News & Politics by on October 27, 2017 0 Comments
Do You Think E-cig Science is Unduly Scrutinized?

  E-cig science is ever-evolving and on the cutting edge of technology development. But some don’t want to keep it that way. Is E-cig science plagued by scrutiny? You be the judge.   Ecigs have come a long way, but even after years on the market they are still widely misunderstood and unfairly judged. According […]

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Newsweek Reports that Vaping “Could Save Tobacco Users’ Lives”

Filed in News & Politics by on October 9, 2017 0 Comments
Newsweek Reports that Vaping “Could Save Tobacco Users’ Lives”

As reported by Newsweek Magazine, a study conducted by the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center concluded that “tobacco users who turn to vaping generally live longer.”   This may come as a surprise to those who have come across articles online that claim vaping is just as harmful as smoking. The article also states that, […]

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San Francisco Bans Sale E-Liquids

Filed in News & Politics by on September 25, 2017 4 Comments
San Francisco Bans Sale E-Liquids

  San Francisco recently passed an unanimously approved, first-in-the-nation ban on sale of flavored vape liquids. The purpose, in part, is to dissuade underage folks from being enticed by fun and fruity flavors like bubble gum or ice cream by amending current law.   What you need to know.   Sales of tobacco flavored liquids […]

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Hurricane Irma Update

Filed in News & Politics by on September 12, 2017 0 Comments

To our Valued Customers: Thank you one and all for your kind words, messages of encouragement, and positive thoughts! Miami, where our corporate HQ is based, was indeed hit hard by Hurricane Irma. However we are back in action and working diligently to catch up. Shipping was suspended during the storm, so orders placed shortly […]

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Malware in Your Vape

Filed in News & Politics by on September 8, 2017 2 Comments

It’s called an e-cig but do you really consider your vape an electronic device? Sure, it is powered by a battery instead of ignited by a flame, but many don’t think about their vapor vessel as being a digital device. Some hackers have repurposed vapes into new tools to invade cyber security systems. How do […]

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Proposed Tax Increases on E-cigs and Vapes

Filed in News & Politics by on September 1, 2017 4 Comments
Proposed Tax Increases on E-cigs and Vapes

For ages we have heard about increased taxation on combustible cigarettes, causing prices in some areas to skyrocket. The aim is in part to deter people from smoking harmful tobacco products (which we can all agree on).   But now, e-cigs are in the line of fire. States are proposing steep changes in taxation.   A […]

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Take Our IPO Investment Survey

Filed in News & Politics by on August 18, 2017 24 Comments
Take Our IPO Investment Survey

  VMR, the maker of industry-leading vapor brands V2, V2 Pro, Vapour 2, and Prohibited, wants to offer you, our valued customers, the opportunity to become owners of VMR through a new type of Initial Public Offering (IPO) called a REG A offering (the “Reg A Offering”). VMR is planning to file a Form 1A with the SEC, and seek approval […]

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The FDA Cracks Down on Nicotine

Filed in News & Politics by on August 18, 2017 0 Comments
The FDA Cracks Down on Nicotine

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently announced an expansive new outline for regulating tobacco products, within it, the agency dramatically shifted their focus onto nicotine addiction and less on smoking products. What does that mean for vaping products? For years, vaping has been under scrutiny and aligned with traditional, combustible tobacco products; partially because […]

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V2 CEO Jan Verleur on FDA Policy Shift

Filed in News & Politics by on August 15, 2017 1 Comment
V2 CEO Jan Verleur on FDA Policy Shift

In an effort to encourage innovation that will impact public health, the FDA has extended timelines to submit tobacco product review applications for newly-regulated products. This will allow manufacturers of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) to submit applications to market newly-regulated non-combustible products by August 8, 2022. The deadline was moved up 4 years from […]

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Maine to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Filed in News & Politics by on August 7, 2017 1 Comment
Maine to Raise Smoking Age to 21

More states are joining the trend of increasing the smoking age. This also applies to the sale of vapes, ecigs and other items like hookahs. The next in line, Maine. According to a The New York Times report, “Maine will become the fourth state to raise the smoking age to 21 and will adopt stricter regulations […]

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V2 Forum Vaping Hot Topic Discussions

Filed in News & Politics by on July 24, 2017 0 Comments
V2 Forum Vaping Hot Topic Discussions

At V2, we are always interested in what our customers think. In order to spark new and interesting conversations with fellow vapers, we have added a Hot Topics discussion to our forum. This will give you a chance to share your thoughts on all things vaping. The first few topics were chosen by our team, […]

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Vaping in Session: The Vaping Congressman

Filed in News & Politics by on July 12, 2017 0 Comments
Vaping in Session: The Vaping Congressman

A recent article from The Hill told a story about a Congressman, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R- Calif), who vaped in active session, all to prove a personally important point. The articles states, “Hunter pulled out two different devices to illustrate what he argues were flaws in an amendment that Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) offered […]

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FDA Study Shows Varying Levels of Nicotine in Cigars

Filed in News & Politics by on June 26, 2017 0 Comments
FDA Study Shows Varying Levels of Nicotine in Cigars

Cigars are typically seen as a more sophisticated smoking implement due to advertising, placement and posturing. But it’s still a smoking implement, one with tobacco and nicotine, and one that produces second hand smoke. Most people know about the nicotine and effects of smoking traditional combustible cigarettes, but less is known about their tobacco leaf […]

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Will Politicians Help or Harm the Future of Vaping?

Filed in News & Politics by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
Will Politicians Help or Harm the Future of Vaping?

  Should vaping regulation be a political issue for Washington lawmakers to decide? While the FDA is responsible for overseeing the regulation of electronic cigarettes, members of Congress are voicing opinions on when and how they should be regulated. It should come as no surprise given the polarized political climate that the divide between lawmakers […]

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What Effect Will the Trump Administration Have on Vaping?

Filed in News & Politics by on June 9, 2017 1 Comment
What Effect Will the Trump Administration Have on Vaping?

Trump and vapes? You may be wondering what one has to do with the other, but whether your vape is red or blue, the changes ahead could impact your puff. Is Trump Making Vaping Great Again? In his quest to “Make America Great Again,” President Trump is rolling back many Obama-era regulations. This   includes regulations on […]

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Is Apple Entering the Vape Space?

Filed in News & Politics by on June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Is Apple Entering the Vape Space?

Is Apple Entering the Vape Space? Good question. Earlier this year Apple filed a patent application for a new product, described simply as “a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor,” and, as outlined according to CNN, “plans for a temperature-regulated plate inside a chamber that heats up a substance to […]

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