The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has made a decision that will result in many electronic cigarette and e-liquid products becoming illegal to sell there. Manufacturers and retailers are up in arms, almost all ecig users are angry, but it appears as though a loophole may be exploited: enter ‘synthetic nicotine’.
The UK Government introduced a ban on smoking in cars that are carrying children on 1 October, 2015. The law was poorly enforced, with many regional police forces not stopping anybody, but vapers reported that they were being stopped. We look at whether it is safe or legal to use an electronic cigarette while driving.
UK electronic cigarette users love the wide variety of flavoured e-liquids, but what does the future hold for fruity, pastry, and sweet flavoured brands? The UK now has a new Parliamentary Under-Secretary in charge of vaping and the World Health Organization’s anti-vaping Conference looms. Global pressure is being applied on our Government to increase restrictions on vape juice – will we succumb?
Things have been very stable in the world of vaping for a number of years, but this is changing during the course of 2021. The ones that have been planned are welcomed and will maintain confidence in vape and eliquid products, but things are happening behind the scenes that might have a negative impact on British vapers.
*** Updated 9th September 2021 *** From a political and regulatory standpoint, vaping is easily one of the most divisive topics in the world. The vaping regulations of the region in which you live, in fact, may have a substantial influence on the way you feel about vaping. If you live in the United Kingdom, for instance, you probably see vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking and recognise it as something that’s helping smokers quit – even if you don’t vape or smoke yourself.
The Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) charity works as the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health (APPG). The members of this group have sent a report to government which includes its suggestions on how the United Kingdom should treat tobacco and electronic cigarettes. The government will be changing the laws later this year.
We take it for granted that vaping in the UK is accepted and that the politicians follow the e-cig evidence, but what is it like for people in other parts of the world? We might complain about bottle size from time to time, or that we can’t vape in a football stadium, but they are confiscating vaping equipment, fining and imprisoning vapers elsewhere.
A new study from researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds that adding vaping to a workplace smoking ban undermines smoking cessation attempts. Published in this month’s issue of Addiction journal, the authors findings ought to make employers pause for thought before discouraging staff from switching to vaping.
Vapekit is a proud member of the Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA). In this article we will explore what the IBVTA does and how that goes towards ensuring better business practices and ensuring the future for vaping. We also look at the organisation’s involvement at parliament and how it influences legislation for tobacco harm reduction products like ecigs.
Denmark and the Netherlands are currently leading a charge to ban eliquid flavours in Europe. At home, some organisations like Action on Smoking and Health think we should be limiting choice to tobacco flavour only. We look to see if there is any evidence to support the argument to allow vapers to have a choice of what flavours they vape.