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Working class people told to ‘just die’ by San Francisco leaders: vaping advocates

Working class people are being told to “just die” by those governing San Francisco, one advocacy group argues in the wake of the decision by the city to ban vaping.

CDC position on vaping may work against harm reduction: critics

Concern over vaping among teens is a driving force behind the message being delivered by government health agencies, but advocates for the use of non-tobacco products believe this could work against harm reduction.

Juul-commissioned study reinforces relative safety of vaping emissions

An advocacy group campaigning on behalf of vaping companies and users said it was not surprised by a study showing that emissions from e-cigarettes are much less harmful that second hand smoke from traditional cigarettes.

Confusion remains within vaping industry over FDA regulation

Confusion remains among those involved in the vaping industry over what manufacturers must do to comply with future regulations laid down by the Food and Drug Administration, industry insiders said.

Vaping giant accused of lobbying against interests of small business owners

Vaping businesses in Louisiana are accusing JUUL of working against the interests of the small store owners by supporting a bill to up the minimum age to buy the products.

Louisiana votes down proposal to raise minimum age to buy tobacco and other nicotine products

Louisiana legislators voted down a proposal to increase the minimum age to 21 to buy tobacco and vaping products in the state, a move welcomed by one advocacy organization.

Vaping business owners expect new attempt to introduce tax on products next session

Vaping business owners in Colorado expect a fresh push to tax nicotine liquid next year following a failed attempt to introduce a ballot initiative for voters to decide on its introduction in November.

Trade association monitoring court order for FDA to speed up review of vaping products

A trade association is taking a “wait and see” stance following a federal court ruling that orders the Food and Drug Administration to speed up its review of vaping products.

Vaping advocates urging FDA to appeal federal court ruling ordering review of products

Advocates for vaping are urging the Food and Drug Administration to appeal a court ruling ordering the agency to speed up its review of the use of e-cigarettes.

Vermont latest state to move forward with hefty tax on vaping products

A bill passed by Vermont's two legislative chambers to impose a 92 percent wholesale tax on vaping products, including liquid-filled cartridges and electronic devices is likely to be signed by the governor.

Opponent of drive to raise vaping minimum age voice concern over ‘unintended consequences’

Disparate groups are raising their voices against moves by legislators to raise the minimum age to buy vaping products, with claims that they may backfire and undermine public health.

Little evidence increased taxes on vaping products decreases teen use, campaigners say

One reason for hiking up taxes on vaping products is to recoup revenue lost from the drop in the sale of traditional tobacco, according to one advocacy group.

Senate move to increase vaping minimum age poses 'unknown risks'

Proposals to increase the federal minimum age for the purchase of vaping products, spearheaded by Sen. Mitch McConnell, may have unintended consequences, according to those opposing the plan.

Restrictions on store sales of flavored vaping products miss the point, retailers say

New federal regulations barring most stores from selling flavored e-cigarettes are being characterized as government over reach by some retailers.

Avalanche of bills indicates vaping will continue to be a hot topic

More than 200 bills targeting e-cigarettes have been filed this session in state legislatures, a record, according to a prominent advocate for vaping and smoke-free products.

CASAA CEO chides FDA commissioner's claim linking seizures to vaping

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who left office last week, was accused by a prominent vaping advocate of "throwing rubbish against the wall" as he walked out the door.

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