Congress moves to help the Vaping industry

House Committee Votes to Save the Vaping Industry House Appropriations Committee passes amendment to stop the FDA from banning 99%-plus of vapor products WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a big win for vapers, this afternoon the House Appropriations Committee voted in favor of an amendment to the FY 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would modernize the […]

BAT results – commentary

British American Tobacco have released their latest earnings. Here’s a comment from Joshua Raymond, Market Analyst at XTB.com. “British American Tobacco announced a like for like growth in cigarette volume of 1.1% in an interim management update for its nine months to 31st March. The firm saw solid growth in volume sales across a number […]

Senate Amendment 3547

Senate Amendment 3547, which would prohibit airline passengers from bringing “electronic smoking devices” on planes in their carry-on and checked baggage, will possibly be considered as early as next week (week of April, 11th, 2016). The primary sponsor of SA 3547 is Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who is an outspoken opponent to e-cigarettes. He has […]

Swisher International loses $44.4 million antitrust lawsuit

Jensen Werley ReporterJacksonville Business Journal Swisher International, a major Jacksonville manufacturer of cigarillos and cigars, lost its case against the company Trendsettah on Wednesday and was hit with $44.4 million in damages. Trendsettah said it entered into an agreement with Swisher to produce its Splitarillo product line, and then Swisher strangled the growth of the […]

TPE – Tobacco Plus Expo – Las Vegas, NV show – March 16-18 2016

Well I had a good show and saw lots of my buddies all in one place. Even so, many commented they did not and complained about the lack of visitors. In my recent experience this is common. There are simply a lot of tobacco shows around the world and its mostly patronized by the same […]

Tobacco Harm Reduction Conference in Brooklyn

The first Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR)   conference in the United States will be held on: Thursday,   April 21st, 2016 9:00   AM – 4:30 PM New York City College of Technology Conference Hall Namm 119 300   Jay Street Brooklyn,   NY CASAA’s Executive Director, Julie Woessner, will be presenting   along with […]

NATO To Focus On Public Policy, Ends Trade Show

NATO to concentrate its expertise on helping retail members respond to “onerous tobacco restrictions,” being proposed by government officials across the nation. The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) announced it will focus its resources exclusively on public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels, and end the NATO Show, an annual trade […]

Fontem Ventures B.V. and VMR Products, LLC, Announce Settlement Agreement In Relation to E-Vapour Technology Patents

Apr 05, 2016, 04:41 ET from Fontem Ventures B.V. AMSTERDAM, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Fontem Ventures, owner of market leading e-cigarette brand blu, and VMR Products, LLC, a U.S. based distributor and retailer of vaporizers and e-liquids, today announced they have reached a settlement agreement that resolves ongoing litigation in the USA. The settlement […]