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Vaping Pilot Causes Air China Plane To Plummet

A co-pilot smoking an electronic cigarette in the cockpit of an Air China flight caused the plane to suddenly drop 6,000 meters- By Steven Jiang, CNN | July 13th, 2018 when he mistakenly turned off its air conditioning system. A senior official from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) told reporters Friday that, without notifying the pilot, the unnamed co-pilot was trying to turn off air recycling fans to prevent the vapor from spreading into the passenger cabin. Instead, he toggled the wrong switches, which were close to his intended target, leading to a drop in oxygen levels that […]

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South Korean Fires From Cigarettes Decreased

Aside from controversial harmful effects, one of the positive side effects of e-cigarettes – a popular substitute for conventional cigarettes among smokers – was highlighted in a government report yesterday. By Jerry M. Kim | June 30th, 2018 According to the National Fire Agency, the government body responsible for fire prevention measures, fires caused by careless smoking have seen a significant decline over the past year. And this favorable trend seems to be the direct result of the surging popularity of e-cigarettes. Sure, an increased vigilance towards fire safety following deadly fire accidents in Jecheon and Miryang that killed dozens […]

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UK Jail Drops Cigarettes And Picks Up E-Cigs

Vaping has become wildly popular in UK prisons with 65,000 refill and e-cigarette sales in jails every week. By Adam Smith | June 27th, 2018 The Ministry of Justice allowed vaping in cells after last year’s smoking ban sparked riots in several prisons and now 33,000 prisoners get their nicotine fix through e-cigarettes. Prisoners have to buy flavored liquid for their vapes and jail shops have been doing a roaring trade, however, there have been reports of mind-bending substances like spice being squirted in the machines. A Prison Service spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘All closed prisons in England and Wales are […]

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Is The Vape Shop Boom Coming To An End?

In 2015, when James Restarick opened his first shop in Kent selling kits for vaping, his friends were surprised. By Ben Morris | June 20th, 2018 “They thought I was mad. I didn’t actually tell anyone for seven months that I had opened a shop.” Having previously been a partner in a bar and restaurant business he enjoyed his new lifestyle. “I used to do double shifts, I would be in there day and night – now I have a life.” And as a former heavy smoker, Mr. Restarick enjoyed helping others give up cigarettes. Business went well, Solvape was […]

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San Francisco Bans Sale Of Flavored E-Juice

San Francisco voters approved a proposition that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products- By Madison Park & Roni Selig, CNN | June 6th, 2018 including menthol cigarettes and flavored vaping liquids on Tuesday. With 99% of precincts reporting, 68% had voted in favor of Proposition E and 31% opposed. The battle over the flavored tobacco ban has been an expensive one in the city, with tobacco company R.J. Reynolds contributing nearly $12 million against the measure and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributing more than $3 million in support of it, according to filings with the […]

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