Altria Group, America’s biggest tobacco company and makers of the iconic Marlboro brand, is laying off workers to save $300 million per year. Where are they going to put all that money? Into a true growth market: Electronic cigarettes.
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…
The design associated with smoking weed has heretofore been confined to a room draped in tie-dye tapestries with swirling blown-glass bongs glittering beneath the blacklight glow of a Phish poster. No longer.
Public England Health, an agency of the UK’s Department of Health, says in a new report that vaping is about 95 percent less harmful than smoking, according to their latest “best estimate.”
Vindication is a glorious and complicated thing. When the original Pax vaporizer hit the market a few years ago, it promised to change how the world smoked. But with its finicky mouthpiece and penchant for clogging, that promise smoldered. Now, there’s the Pax 2—and holy shit is it a transformation.
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.
With the e-cigarettes industry’s recent boom, it’s no surprise that vaping is also exploding in popularity among teens. Newly released CDC data show that teen use of e-cigarettes tripled to 13.4 percent from 2013 to 2014, overtaking traditional cigarettes. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? Let us DISCUSS.
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.
From the story of the Cold War Roomba in Moscow to Frank Lloyd Wright's unbuilt suburban utopia: These were the long-ish stories you swore you'd finish later, but never found the time. Well, here's your second chance!
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…
The Oxford Dictionaries 2014 word of the year has arrived. And that word is... vape. As in "I vape so hard I grew a robot lung, bro."
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.
The e-cigarette lobby won a little victory today, when the American Heart Association issued a policy statement that does not condemn vaping. That's not exactly an endorsement, though.
It's little wonder why e-cigarettes' popularity has exploded into a $2 billion industry over the last few years; the promise of safe, harmless nicotine delivery without all the carcinogenic byproducts of looseleaf combustion is a hard offer to pass up. But are these devices and the nicotinated fluids they atomize…
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.