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Nicotine dialogues

Nicotine dialogues

February 15, 2017

The organizers of the annual Global Forum on Nicotine are scheduling three, thee-hour dialogues in the UK to help stimulate debate on nicotine and vaping.

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Video: Sweanor and Kovacevic discuss vapor

Video: Sweanor and Kovacevic discuss vapor

February 2, 2017

Video: David Sweanor and Patricia Kovacevic discuss the vapor industry and Canadian law versus U.S. law.

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Call for halt to e-cig regs

Call for halt to e-cig regs

November 29, 2016

Ron Johnson, chairman of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf to cease implementing burdensome regulations on e-cigarettes.

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Cloud capable

Cloud capable

November 24, 2016

The Smok TFV8

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GTNF agenda published

GTNF agenda published

August 19, 2016

Scheduled for Sept. 27-29, the event promises to be the most exciting GTNF yet.

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Sevia USA joins VTA

Sevia USA joins VTA

July 15, 2016

Sevia USA has joined the Vapor Technology Association (VTA), a leading advocate of the vapor industry in the United States.

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Alfaliquid launched in the U.S.

Alfaliquid launched in the U.S.

July 15, 2016

Gaïatrend, a leading manufacturer of e-liquids in Europe, is launching its Alfaliquid brand in the U.S.

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Karnataka to ban e-cigarettes

Karnataka to ban e-cigarettes

June 20, 2016

The government of the Indian state of Karnataka, acting on the advice of a ‘high power committee on tobacco control’, is set to ban electronic cigarettes, according to a story in the Times of India.

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U.S. Senator queries FDA’s vapor rules

U.S. Senator queries FDA’s vapor rules

May 25, 2016

Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf raising concerns about the agency’s recent e-cigarette regulation.

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Vapor industry inspects new FDA rules

Vapor industry inspects new FDA rules

May 5, 2016

Vapor industry manufacturers are finding more than a few faults with the FDA regulations, especially the seeming lack of consideration from the industry input the regulatory agency so desperately sought.

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FDA unveils US vapor regulations

FDA unveils US vapor regulations

May 5, 2016

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alongside the Department of Health and Human Services announced deeming regulations for the vapor industry today.
The FDA will stick to its position that all tobacco products not currently regulated that hit stores after February 2007 would have to be approved by the FDA.

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Fontem sues RJR Vapor and NuMark over patents

Fontem sues RJR Vapor and NuMark over patents

April 7, 2016

Imperial Tobacco subsidiaries Fontem Ventures BV and Fontem Holdings BV filed complaints in federal court against R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. and NuMark LLC on Monday, suing for what it is calling unlawful use of four patented technologies.

Previous lawsuits have been filed against Lorillard, which makes blu eCigs, as well as NJoy Inc., Ballantyne Brands LLC of Charlotte, maker of the Mistic brand, and Vapor Corp. The lawsuits are in U.S. District Court for the Central Circuit of California.

Altogether, the Fontem companies are a party in 84 complaints, including 20 that are open. The filing began March 5, 2014, with undisclosed settlements reached in some lawsuits.

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The END in Sight?

The END in Sight?

March 21, 2016

What the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations means for the electronic nicotine delivery systems.

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Gaïatrend expands into U.S.

Gaïatrend expands into U.S.

March 18, 2016

Gaïatrend, a leading vapor company in France, is expanding into the United States, where it will be launching its flagship brand, Alfaliquid. Industry veteran and executive Arnaud Dumas de Rauly will lead Gaïatrend USA’s development as president.

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Scanlan joins Madvapes

Scanlan joins Madvapes

March 16, 2016

Tony Scanlan has been appointed CEO of Madvapes U.K. to lead the company’s business expansion strategy in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Partnering for compliance

Partnering for compliance

March 14, 2016

Innokin and Nerudia have established a strategic partnership to ensure that some of the world’s most popular vaporizers achieve compliance with the new EU Tobacco Products Directive.

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Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

March 3, 2016

Neil McKeganey and Christopher Russell of the Centre for Substance Use Research in Glasgow, Scotland, cautioned against a “new McCarthyism” in the area of e-cigarette research.

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Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

March 3, 2016

Konstantinos Farsalinos of Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece questioned the validity of a Hong Kong Baptist University claim that the level of PAHs in e-cigarettes is a million times higher than that in roadside air.

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