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Taiwan Bans Electronic Cigarettes

Taiwan Bans Electronic Cigarettes

January 20, 2023

Taiwan has recently passed a new piece of legislation, the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act. The law follows a survey by Taiwan’s Health Promotion Administration (HPA) showing an increase in electronic cigarette use by the country’s youth. The act bans the sale, manufacture, and supply of e-cigarettes. 

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HB513 - A Bill to Restrain Tobacco Laws

HB513 - A Bill to Restrain Tobacco Laws

December 16, 2022

Very rarely do bills nowadays even touch upon the idea of protecting tobacco, so House Bill 513 (HB513) from Ohio is a notable bill in itself. A majority of the bill deals with tobacco taxes and debts. However, a section of HB513 makes it relevant  by affecting other tobacco regulations.

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Swedish Match Snus And Nicotine Pouch Company Bought by PMI

Swedish Match Snus And Nicotine Pouch Company Bought by PMI

November 30, 2022

Phillip Morris International (PMI) had bought Swedish Match, a company known for its snus and tobacco pouches. Swedish Match is an interesting tobacco company - it is a tobacco company that doesn’t produce cigarettes. Instead, Swedish Match focuses on snus and nicotine pouches. But what are snus, and how can they affect vaping in the long run? Let’s start with the basics.

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Menthol Vape Pens From Logic Receive MDOs

Menthol Vape Pens From Logic Receive MDOs

October 31, 2022

Many Marketing Denial Orders (MDOs) have already been issued for vaping products. However, a large number of menthol vapes have been stuck awaiting a decision from the FDA. Menthol vapes were in an unusual place due to ongoing talk of a menthol tobacco product ban. However, the FDA seems to have finally made up their mind on menthol electronic cigarettes. Logic’s menthol flavored vaping devices have received an MDO, and are not legal in the U.S.

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Juul and Altria End Non-Compete Agreement

Juul and Altria End Non-Compete Agreement

October 17, 2022

Once, Juul was a company that dominated the vaping industry by a huge margin. Recently, Juul has been going through rough times. Juul has also ended a non-compete agreement with their parent company, Altria Group Inc. This means Altria, if it decides to do so, can enter the vaping industry.

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Director of CTP acknowledges vapes as harm reduction

Director of CTP acknowledges vapes as harm reduction

October 03, 2022

Brian King is the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new head of the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). Recently, Dr. King gave an interview to the Associated Press that has caught the attention of many vapers.

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Prop 31 in california

Prop 31 in california

September 20, 2022 4 Comments

Prop 31 in California is likely the final step of Senate Bill 793 (SB 793), a bill introduced and passed in the California State that would ban the sale of flavored vapes.12/30/2022: The Supreme court has denied the attempt by R.J. Reynolds to challenge Prop 31 in court. 

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11th Circuit Court rules against FDA on MDOs

11th Circuit Court rules against FDA on MDOs

August 29, 2022

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of a group of vape companies challenging their Marketing Denial Orders (MDOs) in court.

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Does vape have calories?

Does vape have calories?

August 15, 2022

Yes, vape does have calories. Is it worth stressing out about though?  Not really.

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Philippines passes pro-vape Law

Philippines passes pro-vape Law

August 01, 2022

After a relatively charged election period, the Philippines have allowed a piece of pro-vape legislation to become law. The most notable part of the law is that it lowers the required age to buy vapes to 18.

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Vape Batteries Power Drones in Ukraine

Vape Batteries Power Drones in Ukraine

July 18, 2022

Another story of explosions and vape batteries has arisen, but no longer due to mismanagement. Lithium ion batteries from disposable vapes are being used to power drones fighting in the Ukrainian war.

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MDO and Stay Issued to Juul Labs

MDO and Stay Issued to Juul Labs

July 01, 2022

After nearly two years of waiting, Juul Lab’s infamous pod device has been issued an MDO (Marketing Denial Order) and were told to pull their products off the market immediately. Less than a day after the FDA announced the MDO, Juul petitioned the Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals for a stay.

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