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Cannabis Vape Apocalypse: The Impact on Vape Businesses…

Times are difficult for the vape sector. Since people started experiencing severe respiratory illnesses in the USA after using illegal, mostly THC cartridges, we’ve seen an avalanche of negative headlines. As a result, vape businesses are reporting a fall in sales, which particularly seems to be affecting starter kits and business catering to new and …

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Why UK vapers shouldn’t panic over US vape scare

If a group of people, in a foreign country, ate burgers containing ingredients known to cause serious sickness, and then got ill, would you worry about eating UK meat or using UK restaurants? Probably not, especially if the UK government and scientists quickly stated the burgers responsible were contaminated, burger production was regulated much more …

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E-Cigarettes and Stop Smoking Services: Notes from the Front Line

Recently I spoke on a panel at the UKVIA forum to discuss Stop Smoking Services’ use of electronic cigarettes. In preparation for the panel, I spent some time talking to Stop Smoking Services (SSS), trying to understand the challenges they faced. Of course, time was limited in a 45 minute panel, and many questions went …

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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?

Update 12/08/19: The Vaping is Not Tobacco Campaign have provided this update: There have been slow signatures so far, but vapers should understand that if they do not take a stand, regulation will arrive. The problem could be the last WHO-report, in which no distinction is made between tobacco and e-cigarettes. Countries are regulating vaping …

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

Want to find out what’s going to happen in 2020? Check out our 2020 Vape Predictions! 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 …

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