Tag: Vapes

Get Ready for JUUL’s Grassroots Rebrand

JUUL Labs is still doing damage control. On Monday, the vape company revealed it would no longer be funding the Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation, which has been aggressively—and expensively—pushing for a San Francisco ballot initiative that would reverse the city’s sales moratorium on e-cigarettes. “This decision does not change the fact that as a […]

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The U.S. Military Has Officially Turned on Vapes

Prohibition has come for America’s troops. On Tuesday, Stars and Stripes reported that electronic cigarettes and vape products would no longer be available to purchase at on-base stores—yet another fierce response to the spate of vape-linked deaths that have continued to crop up around the country. “Until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s work with […]

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Walmart Is Getting in on the War on Vapes, and It Could Backfire Badly

Walmart is getting good at this. After all, it was only weeks ago—long after the Columbine and Pulse and Parkland shootings, among so many others—that the biggest retailer in the country announced it would limit sales of some kinds of ammo, though guns would still be available. And it was only this past spring that […]

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Vape Store Owners Are Freaking Out About Trump’s Ban

Standing behind a glass case fully stocked with disposable electronic cigarettes in a plethora of flavors from various brands, Hassan Sobh couldn’t help wondering on Thursday if the business he launched five months ago would survive becoming Donald Trump’s latest target. A day earlier, the White House announced the feds were moving toward a national […]

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The War on Drugs Is Coming for Vapes, and It’s Not Going to End Well

Donald Trump has decided to freak out about vaping. On Wednesday, White House officials announced they were asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider taking all flavored e-cigarettes off the market. The edict came just days after the agency informed JUUL Labs, which controls over two-thirds of America’s e-cig market, that it had […]

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Vape-Related Deaths Are Scaring People Back into Smoking Cigs

Even when he was vaping every day, Andrew preferred premium cigars. The 30-year-old, who like some other current and former smokers in this story requested anonymity to speak candidly about nicotine addiction, said he simply likes the taste of tobacco. Naturally, he smoked cigarettes more often, as it’s difficult to take a break at work […]

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