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FDA extends deadline for deeming regulations amid rumors of a Trump reversal

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FDA extends deadline for deeming regulations amid rumors of a Trump reversal

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) missed its self-imposed deadline to submit clarifications to the FDA deeming regulations amid speculation of an imminent repeal by the Trump Administration.  The original deadline of December 31, 2016 is being pushed back to June 30, 2017 for products manufactured prior to the August 8, 2016, giving the vaping industry a 6-month extension.  Products released after the August 8 effective date must still register by the end of the year. The FDA is not offering an official reason for the extension, but the change may be due to simply “poor planning.” ...

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False News Alert: U.S. Surgeon General says e-cigs contain ‘volatile organic compounds’

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False News Alert: U.S. Surgeon General says e-cigs contain ‘volatile organic compounds’

Only in American would the nation’s leading medical professional issue a false news statement that seemingly indicates smoking is better and healthier than vaping.  On the website for the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy posted a short message today about the possible dangers of e-cigarette use by young people.  He then followed up with a press conference to further illustrate his point. According to Murthy, teens should avoid e-cigs and vaping because the included e-liquids can contain some very dangerous substances, including: Heavy metals, such as lead, tin, and nickel: This is a completely ridiculous claim.  In fact, the...

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HUD declares federal smoking ban in public housing; vaping left to local authorities

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HUD declares federal smoking ban in public housing; vaping left to local authorities

On November 30, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that smoking will be banned inside the nearly one million units of public housing across the country.  However, the ruling is unclear regarding the possible banning electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, leaving many Public Housing Agencies to assume that this decision must be made by local authorities. The ruling is being touted as an attempt to protect non-smokers from the dangers of secondhand smoke.  However, HUD officials admit that there is still a lack of reputable scientific evidence to legitimately conclude that e-cigs pose a significant threat...

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Trump taps Tom Price for Department of Health Secretary; Vaping industry hopeful

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Trump taps Tom Price for Department of Health Secretary; Vaping industry hopeful

President-Elect Donald Trump is announcing Georgia Congressman Tom Price as his top pick for the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service.  While the selection was met with shockwaves through many parts of the Democratic Party, the U.S. vaping industry considers this a hopeful sign of things to come.  Rep. Price is one of the many politicians who actively opposed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, that Obama-spearheaded legislation that eventually led to the highly controversial FDA deeming regulations.   Price has also publicly stated on several recent occasions that he will actively pursue the repeal of...

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Alaska teen gets 80-years for fatally shooting foster father over vape charger

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Alaska teen gets 80-years for fatally shooting foster father over vape charger

An 18-year-old Anchorage, Alaska teen who admitted to police of fatally shooting his foster father for taking away his vape charger will receive a prison sentence of 80-years with 20-years suspended.  The accused, Peter Henry, 18, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.  The incident took place on Oct. 7, 2014 when Henry was just 16. The victim was 64-year-old Marvell Johnson, Henry’s foster father and a longtime host of a popular radio KSKA-FM show “Soul to Soul” for nearly 40-years.  Johnson and his wife had been actively fostering children in their private home for over 25-years.  Sentencing for Henry is...

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