The UN Is Coming for Your E-cigs

From: American Thinker

Ever the advocate of the government solution to any problem, the United Nations has trained its sights upon e-cigarettes in recent months. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which is the UN tentacle dedicated to policing tobacco sales and consumption around the globe, is making inroads into the vaping market, ultimately hoping to regulate e-cigarettes just as traditional cigarettes, cigars, and the like.

Editor’s Note: Cross-posted from the Counterfeit Cigarette Enforcement Forum. For more information about the $5 Man and the unintended fueling of the contraband tobacco marketplace, see Weaponizing Poverty.

From: Vape Magzine

By Norm Bour

He’s called the $5 Man and he is not an urban legend, but is very real. Those in the tobacco industry have heard of him and are fearful since he steals money. Their money. State politicians don’t like him either since he takes money from their coffers, too.

Excessive Taxation Creates Illegal Responses

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NJOY files for bankruptcy, blaming poor sales and compliance costs

From: ECigIntelligence

Written by Barnaby Page

NJOY, one of the best-known and longest-established U.S. e-cigarette makers, has filed for bankruptcy.

The firm cites the market failure of its upgraded King disposable product in 2013-2014, followed by expenditure on relaunching the NJOY brand itself.

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New Cochrane Review On E-Cigarettes

From: Science 2.0

A new Cochrane Review paper provided an independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking and found that electronic cigarettes may help smokers stop their smoking, and there are no serious side effects associated with their use for up to two years.

Vape industry goes on attack against FDA over e-cigarettes

From: Washington Examiner

By Paul Bedard

Facing potential bankruptcy, the nation’s 15,000 vaping and e-cigarette outlets are mounting a massive political campaign to win a congressional reversal of new and costly Food and Drug Administration rules that just went into effect.

The “Right to Vape” campaign plans to barnstorm through 15 battleground and politically influential states to pressure lawmakers up for re-election to promise to use the upcoming November lame-duck session to make changes to the regulations.

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