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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.

V2 CEO Jan Verleur on FDA Policy Shift

Filed in News & Politics by on August 15, 2017 0 Comments
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 0 Comments
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 0 Comments
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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V2 and the Settlement Fee: The Truth

Filed in News & Politics by on June 7, 2017 15 Comments
V2 and the Settlement Fee: The Truth

When completing your purchase on our eCommerce site, you may have noticed a settlement fee included with the final cost of your order. Depending on how often you shop, this fee may be new to you; however, it’s been part of the checkout process since April 2016. Because the reasoning behind this fee has affected […]

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Changes Proposed: Vaping Age by State

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Changes Proposed: Vaping Age by State

There are currently several states that have changed or are planning  to change the age rules regarding vapor purchasing. It is important to remember that vapes are not meant for anyone underage, and should never be directed for use towards people younger than the legally allowed age. What states are affected? North Carolina– House Bill […]

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E-cigs Plagued by Fake News

Filed in News & Politics by on April 6, 2017 0 Comments
E-cigs Plagued by Fake News

This is the year of “alternative facts.” It’s a term you can’t escape when you turn on the news, scan your social media feed or read the paper; it’s a saying often associated with the idea of “fake news.” Even E-cigs have been plagued by fake news   So what is fake news? It is a […]

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Big Tobacco is a Big Problem for Vaping

Filed in News & Politics by on March 10, 2017 2 Comments
Big Tobacco is a Big Problem for Vaping

Big Tobacco is trying to hop on the vaping wave, and it could be a big problem for vape manufactures, and trickle extra cost down to the consumer. Their reach is invading regulatory suggestions, pricing, and more. As Big Tobacco tries to push further into the smokeless industry the funds they direct toward their initiatives […]

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Changing Vape Laws and Regulations

Filed in News & Politics by on February 14, 2017 0 Comments
Changing Vape Laws and Regulations

Across the U.S., states take varying steps to regulate an ever-evolving and expanding vaping industry. It can be complicated and confusing to keep up with. But, we are here to help. As an example, recently in Indiana there was a suggested vaping law overhaul by Republican legislative leaders. They wanted to loosen some rigid regulations […]

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Vapes and Law Enforcement

Filed in News & Politics by on February 6, 2017 0 Comments
Vapes and Law Enforcement

Being a careful and conscientious vaper is of the utmost importance. As it is still in some places a misunderstood activity, vaping and cops don’t always go well together so, as we always say, be careful about the rules and regulations in the area where you plan to vape (especially if you’re in an unfamiliar […]

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How the New FDA Rule Can Hurt the Freedom to Vape

Filed in News & Politics by on January 23, 2017 3 Comments
How the New FDA Rule Can Hurt the Freedom to Vape

You see the reports in the news from time to time about concerns regarding vaping and the effects of e-cig use, but some would argue the worry is overrated. The issues around regulations and over how those who vape can purchase and use their pens are becoming more closely examined, and in many ways controlled. […]

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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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