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 […]

Eliquids / juices

How do consumers decide which juices to buy and why?? There are a lot of choices out there….perhaps too many?? What are your favorite flavors??

FDA deeming regulations for e-cigs……

There are many espousing the view that when FDA eventually issues its final ecig regulations that most of the sector will be unable to comply and will go out of business. Your thoughts??   Industry