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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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Options For Homes Develops First Vape Only Condo

When non-profit developer Options for Homes launches its latest development The Humber this summer- By PR Newswire | May 28th, 2018 it will bring something new to the market: a “Smoke Less” condo building that will restrict the consumption of tobacco and cannabis to vaporizers. The move is part of Options’ commitment to creating a predominantly family friendly condo, which is reflected in the condo’s suite mix, two-thirds of which are 2- and 3-bedroom suites suitable for families. The Humber’s comprehensive and thoughtful “Smoke Less” takes into account both the desire by many families to live in smoke-free buildings while […]

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Teen Developed “Wet Lung” From Vaping

A Pennsylvania teen developed respiratory failure- By Ashley Welch | May 17th, 2018 and needed to be placed on a breathing machine as a result of vaping, doctors say. In a case study published in the journal Pediatrics, physicians detail how the 18-year-old had been using e-cigarettes for only three weeks before being rushed to the emergency room at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The young woman, who worked as a restaurant hostess, was not identified due to privacy concerns. She came to the hospital with symptoms of coughing, difficulty breathing, and chest pain. Doctors put her on antibiotics, but her condition […]

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FDA Takes Action Against Companies Misleading Kids

Warning letters are part of a joint effort to protect youth from dangers of nicotine and tobacco products and part of FDA’s new Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan FDA News Release | May 1st, 2018 As part of ongoing efforts to protect youth from the dangers of nicotine and tobacco products, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued 13 warning letters to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for selling e-liquids used in e-cigarettes with labeling and/or advertising that cause them to resemble kid-friendly food products, such as juice boxes, candy or cookies, some of them with cartoon-like […]

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