The Maker of Vuse E-Cigs Is Lobbying to Ban Vaping (Updated)

The biggest of the big tobacco companies, RJ Reynolds, which also owns the fast-growing e-cig brand Vuse, is trying real hard to convince lawmakers to ban vaping. That might sound ass-backwards, but it isn't. The firm is almost certainly hoping to stymie the competition by making sure its disposable "cigalikes" pass… » 9/11/14 11:09am 9/11/14 11:09am

Study: Some E-Cigs Put Out Tobacco-Like Levels of Carcinogens

An upcoming study in the peer-reviewed journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research says that some tank-style e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing formaldehyde in their vapor at levels similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes. The New York Times, which revealed the findings ahead of publication, says a second study confirms the… » 5/04/14 9:12am 5/04/14 9:12am

What Tobacco's Past Means for Vaping's Future

The Food and Drug Administration announced today that it wants to regulate electronic cigarettes. This isn't surprising. But there's considerable debate about what those regulations should look like. If history is any guide, the life of your average vaper (vapist? vapethusiast?) is about to get a whole lot harder. » 4/24/14 5:56pm 4/24/14 5:56pm

How to Make E-Cigarettes Look Even Dumber

Cigarettes are bad for you. No one—not even the guy smoking on the street corner right now—will argue that. But e-cigarettes are just ridiculous looking. It looks like you're playing with a dumb toy that lights up and annoys people because you get to smoke vapor indoors. Heck, James Dean couldn't even make e-cigs look… » 8/31/13 2:00am 8/31/13 2:00am