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No, this is not a repeat from 1964. Congress has blocked a funding bill amendment that would have allowed the FDA to review and approve electronic cigarette brands before they hit market. Republican Andy Harris said, "I think most people realize that they are less dangerous than cigarettes, and ye...

July 9th 2015 at 12:47pm 0 Comments
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While the debate over the risks of e-cigarettes continues to rage on, some governments aren't taking any chances and have enforced new rules to limit their use. Belgium and Spain have already introduced public bans, and now Wales is planning to do the same. The Welsh Government today announced tha...

June 9th 2015 at 3:56am 0 Comments
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I started smoking at 13. To be honest, I can't even pin the blame on peer pressure. Maybe it was my teenage desire to rebel; maybe I just wanted to look cool. I'm not sure why I started, but I know that I've never been able to stop. And I haven't had a day without a cigarette in at least 14 years....

June 3rd 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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E-cigarettes may be a popular alternative to the traditional smoke sticks, despite contrasting opinions on how safe they are. Adding to the list of harmful effects, the American Thoracic Society published research at its annual conference that certain flavors used in vaping liquid may alter cells...

May 18th 2015 at 11:43am 0 Comments
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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com. After testing ten portable vaporizers so far, we recommend the Crafty, a new portable model from Storz and Bickel. Out of all the models we tested, the Cr...

April 20th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome, friends to the intersection of stories about silly words and stories about electronic cigarettes. Every year, Oxford Dictionaries chooses a single word that defines the world that we live in, and the word that defines 2014 is vape. The term fought off strong competition from bae, contactl...

November 18th 2014 at 2:52pm 0 Comments
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There is a rapidly growing subculture of e-cigarette users across the globe who spend countless hours tricking out their hardware. Vape modding, as it's known, blends technical craftsmanship, engineering creativity and artistry into one -- and unbeknownst to most, it originated right here in the U...

October 1st 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Doctors think that the World Health Organization should ease off against electronic cigarettes, if only because the dangers have to be less harmful than the real thing. For its part, however, the WHO disagrees, publishing a report saying that it wants these nicotine delivery systems to be regulate...

August 26th 2014 at 5:43pm 0 Comments
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The World Health Organization suspects that e-cigarettes should be treated with the same regulatory scorn as Tobacco, even if it hasn't yet made this conclusion legally binding. A group of 53 doctors, however, are now urging the WHO to take a gentler approach. They've signed an open letter admitti...

May 29th 2014 at 6:43am 0 Comments
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Smoking is bad for you. There! We said it right up front. There's no reasonable line of argument that can lead to any other conclusion: smoking kills lots of people, around 50 percent of its long term users. But with all that said, people love to smoke. Heck, I smoked for many, many years and I st...

May 23rd 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The use of e-cigs, or vaping as it's often called, is not only more acceptable as far as stink factor and convenience go, but may now finally be considered a real tool in the quest to kick the habit. Fans of vaping have always claimed that this was the case, but there's never been a real study to...

May 20th 2014 at 3:03pm 0 Comments