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Are vapers like you paying for lost tobacco revenue?

In interviews I’m often asked why, if vaping is 95% safer than smoking, there are so many negative stories around vaping. My answer is that vaping is a disruptive industry which threatens more than US$700 billion in tobacco revenues  and US$250 billion in tax revenues. It’s inevitable there’s going to be opposition to vaping. But […]

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EU Vaping Regulations: A Chance for Change?

In the run up to new vaping regulations, the infamous Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive, many vapers and vape businesses were in panic mode. The regulations was the result of a messy compromise between those who wanted an effective ban on vaping and those who were determined to protect smoker’s right to safer […]

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Vape Predictions 2019: Expert Round Up from Scientists, Industry Leaders, Advocates & More

For the last seven years, we’ve been publishing expert predictions on the future of vaping. The aim is to get a range of perspectives that stretches across geography and interest groups. This year we’ve stretched further around the globe featuring experts from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Australasia and Asia. Each expert here has […]

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E-Cig Summit Roundup 2018

Electronic Cigarette Summit 6 I still can’t believe that we’ve reached the 6th E-Cig Summit – it doesn’t seem so long ago that the first one was held! This is very much a non-commercial conference, with sales pitches banned (hooray!) and proficient speakers who are good at lightening up some challenging topics with a bit […]

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Breaking News: UK Allows Health Claims For Vaping

While the UK was close to banning vaping in 2010, since then it’s slowly come to have one of the most vape friendly attitudes in the world – at least, as far it can under EU tobacco laws. Now the United Kingdom has taken another step forward by, finally, allowing health claims to be made. […]

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How to Finance a Vape Shop

So you want to set up your own vape shop. You’ve found a location, have a product wish list as long as your arm and have gone all Laurence Llewelyn Bowen with your store design. But there’s a problem: cash. Or lack of it. And getting finance out of the bank manager these days is […]

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