Monthly Archives: March 2015

I Don’t Like E-Cigarettes

I Don’t Like E-Cigarettes

Don’t like e-cigs? Read this and it may just change your mind. So, maybe you have a bad, negative, or stereotypical opinion on e-cigarettes. Maybe, like many, you think they are just liquified tobacco in an electronic stick, emitting the same harmful chemicals and carcinogens as regular cigarettes. Perhaps you just don’t like seeing those […]

Council debates e-cigarettes

Minnesota town debates what to do about regulating e-cigarettes and vaping. Although the issue was slated to be discussed later in the meeting, residents from Jordan and the outlying areas attended to give input during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. Erin Simmons, program manager with the American Lung Association in Minnesota, addressed the […]

Nicotine jihad: An even more tyrannical smoking ban

Nicotine jihad: An even more tyrannical smoking ban

A scathing piece about a state where the motto is “Live Free or Die” and their proposed vaping regulations. EDITORIAL One New Hampshire state senator has proposed banning virtually all indoor smoking in the state — even pretend smoking. When the nannies go this far, it is not about health. It is about control. Sen. […]

Secondhand vapor: E-cigarettes spark new debate as popularity grows

A lot of back and forth on the benefits of vaping. E-cigarettes are battery- powered devices that disperse a flavored aerosol that can, but doesn’t necessarily, contain nicotine, the active ingredient in cigarettes. Unlike cigarettes, which decades of studies have confirmed to be unhealthy, e-cigarettes are a new product that aren’t as well understood. They […]

Now, here’s a golden chance to kick that cigarette butt!

Some data compiled to show the benefits of vaping over smoking. Switching to electronic cigarette from regular cigarettes is a safer alternative and can significantly improve one’s health. Here’s some good news for those who are finding it difficult to kick the habit. Electronic cigarettes may be safer than regular cigarettes. Results of the largest […]

OUR OPINION: E-cigs bring benefits in smoking reduction

OUR OPINION: E-cigs bring benefits in smoking reduction

The fine folks at the Grand Forks Herald have the right idea about why vaping is a great alternative to smoking tobacco. Vaping looks like smoking. And many regulators, including the FDA, want to treat vaping like smoking. But vaping isn’t smoking. Nor is vaping — inhaling the nicotine-laced vapors of e-cigarettes — akin to […]

BLR poll: Only one-third of companies address ‘vaping’ in smoking policies

BLR poll: Only one-third of companies address ‘vaping’ in smoking policies

Are you allowed to vape on the job? This piece details that a whole bunch of employers haven’t even thought about it yet. According to a recent BLR ® poll, only one-third of respondents (33 percent) reported that they address the use of electronic smoking products, known as “vaping,” in their companies’ smoking policies. For […]

Opinion: Vaping is helping me kick the habit

Opinion: Vaping is helping me kick the habit

One person’s take on how vaping is helping her to quit smoking cigarettes. Amy Persinger is the Lifestyles and Medley editor for the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Should they be regulated like tobacco? Does vaping produce chemicals like secondhand smoke does? Is vaping or using an e-cig less harmful than cigarettes? These questions are being answered […]

Vaping tax measure draws lots of opposition

Vaping tax measure draws lots of opposition

A lot of opponents protesting an outrageous tax that threatens many small businesses. This man, seen taking a break outside, was part of a crowd that showed up for a hearing on a measure to tax and regulate vaping products. Credit: John Stang Here’s the simplest way to look at a proposal to regulate electronic […]

New York Vape Club to open in New Paltz on April 1

New York Vape Club to open in New Paltz on April 1

A new vaping lounge is coming, brought to you by a young entrepreneur who believes strongly in vaping and the vape culture. Dylan Zimmermann of the New York Vape Club is opening a retail location and lounge in the Cherry Hill Plaza. It will include all things relating to electronic cigarettes and vapor supplies. He […]