In a big win for public health advocates, the city of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved raising the legal smoking age to 21. That includes not only cigarettes, but e-cigs as well.
In the weird world of vaping research, it’s hard to find a scientist who isn’t funded by a tobacco company or an anti-smoking organization. However, in a government-funded study, a team of Harvard scientists made a grisly discovery. Candy-flavored e-cig liquid contains chemicals that cause a horrible condition called…
A few months ago, I agreed to review a fancy new vaporizer called Smokio. No, not for fun: It seemed like it was designed to help people quit smoking. As a self-hating smoker, I couldn’t wait to try it. Little did I know this gadget would actually help me smoke more.
With vaping’s great popularity comes a growing competitive offshoot, complete with contests, judges, sponsors, and spectators turning out to see who can produce the most impressive plumes.
Do you like to be comfortable? Are you an asshole? Then boy do we have the garment for you. It's the world's first vape/hoodie combo, and Fred Durst just bought eight.
Science is back with more sobering news about vaping. A letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that vapor produced by electronic cigarettes contains a high concentration of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. But don't panic quite yet.
Vaping and e-cigarettes are everywhere these days. More and more people are carrying around those cylindrical metal flutes and blowing out giant cloud puffs that it all seems so common. But because the industry is so new, no one really knows what's going to happen. The New Yorker made this short doc to find out.
About a year ago, a couple of good friends invited me to help them run a vape shop and eventual e-juice manufacturer in my hometown (Louisville, Colorado). We in this industry believe vaping to be potentially enormously beneficial to public health, and we've been dismayed to see it take a pretty stern beating in the…
Cigarettes' high-tech makeover hasn't stopped with vaping's souped-up mods and flavored liquid nicotine. There's a new sort of quasi e-cig that's electronically heated, but still contains tobacco. And soon, it could be internet-enabled too.
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…
The World Health Organization has published a report today which argues for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes—and calls for a ban on their use indoors.
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…
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.
Everybody knows that Bloomberg Businessweek's design team is damn good at what they do. What's truly impressive is how often they out-do themselves. Take this week's cover about e-cigarettes, for instance. It's a hypnotic animated GIF!
E-cigs are all the rage with the coolest cyborg-wannabes, but even though there's no real fire involved, the syrup inside those glowing nic-stix is still plenty flammable. And who better to show you than everyone's favorite Red Hot Nickel Ball.
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…
Perennial hot mess Courtney Love is a shill for NJOY eCigs now, because she's Courtney Love and who else would you expect? In this commercial she demonstrates that electronic cigarettes are totally socially acceptable anywhere, with the most Courtney Love attitude ever.
Electronic cigarettes change everything for smokers. One day you're a societal menace, a pariah forced out onto the street to get your fix—the next you're dosing yourself with nicotine in the New York Public Library.