Vape News links

Good news! Flavor is back on the shelves! A temporary halt has been place, so for now we are still offering our blowout clearance prices. If you didn’t get a chance to stock up, or want to stock up more, come on down!



We are not even close to being out of the woods yet, folks. So, a call to action continues:


Governor Brown is now considering a vape ban here in Oregon. This could happen any day – in fact we would not be surprised to see it happen within the next few days. Tell Governor Brown you oppose a ban. Do it now, today. Tomorrow may be too late.  Go to:
 Tweet to #WeVapeWeVote

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Keep up the pressure, folks. If you haven’t already, please take action:
Call Senator Ron Wyden
Please call this number: (202) 224-5244
Call Senator Jeff Merkley
Please call this number: (202) 224-3753
Call Representative Pete DeFazio
Please call this number: (202) 225-6416


  • Tell your senators/representative that you are opposed to extra taxes, banning flavors, and making vapor products harder to get for people trying to quit smoking.
  • Briefly, share your story about switching to vaping. Mention which flavors help you stay smoke-free.
  • Note any health changes you’ve experienced as a result of switching to vaping.
  • Thank them for their time.  🙂


(I tried to make this a clickable link, but cannot get it to work. If you would like to read the text of the ban, highlight the web address above, then copy and paste it into a new window.)

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Now for the news stories…

Vapor Technology Association’s ad which will be run on Fox News:

Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettes



Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping

(Newest update from CDC; note that they are now saying more definitively that the problem is CANNABIS-containing THC vape.)


OHA, OLCC file rules banning flavored vaping sales, including online


Ban on sale of flavored vaping products begins Tuesday


Oregon will ban flavored vaping products Oct. 15




Judge Napolitano: Trump administration’s war on vaping is ‘affront to personal freedom and responsibility’




Oregon Health Authority Holds Daily Meetings To Prepare For Flavored Vape Ban


Erie Teen Who Almost Lost His Life To Vaping Admits To Using THC Pen


Is vaping safer than smoking? Depends who you ask, and what scientific study they point to


US lawmaker introduces bill cutting nicotine in e-cigarettes amid teen vaping epidemic


CBS News investigates the THC vaping industry’s booming black market



The Multnomah County Board of Health is giving a briefing to county commissioners on flavored tobacco and nicotine. Rachael Banks, deputy health department director, and Dr. Jennifer Vines are presenting. MORE:

The Multnomah County Board of Health is giving a briefing to county commissioners on flavored tobacco and nicotine. Rachael Banks, deputy health department director, and Dr. Jennifer Vines are presenting. MORE:

Posted by KATU News on Thursday, October 3, 2019

New study: Not one vaping illness linked to legal e-cigarette pods


Oregon Business Owners Nervous Over Mystery Vaping Illness, Possible Product Ban–GDp5FHsJxkUBuAiRmuE8rxzHfRcrM


Why People Are Dying from Vaping in the U.S. and Not the U.K



Don’t Make The Vaping ‘Crisis’ Worse With Hasty New Regulations


Americans overwhelmingly support regulations to make vaping safer, USA TODAY poll finds

Utah health officials pass emergency rule limiting who can sell flavored e-cigarette products

What many in the industry have been asking for, get vape products out of convenience stores and limit their sale to stores that are adults only.

Utah health officials pass emergency rule limiting who can sell flavored e-cigarette products


Why this addiction expert says e-cigarettes are ‘holy grail’ for public health


CDC Finally Admits that Black Market THC Vape Carts are a Major Culprit in Respiratory Disease Outbreak



Counterpoint: E-Cigarette Flavor Ban — Ineffective and Dangerous



Gregory Conley on E-Cigarettes and Public Health Concerns

Oregon DOJ Investigating JUUL While OHA Suggests Temporary Vaping Ban

“In their list of “policy options,” state health officials suggested a six-month moratorium on the sale of all vaping products — containing either tobacco or cannabis. And they said the moratorium could be backed-up by an ad campaign to warn people of the dangers of vaping.”

 After second Oregon death, Brown hints at vape ban

US investigations of vaping-relating illnesses focuses on THC

Vape Cart Additive Makers Pull Products as Others Go Dark


FDA Won’t Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, Commissioner Says


Former FDA Commissioner: Juul created this teen vaping epidemic



On Monday, October 7th, we are asking vape shops, online retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and other entities that want to see vaping survive to donate some, or even all, of their profits for the day to the American Vaping Association (AVA) and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA). Additionally, we are asking vapers around the United States to support small vape businesses around the United States on October 7th by shopping at businesses participating in National Save Vaping Day. We suggest donations be split between the organizations equally.



We are asking that donations be made to both the AVA and CASAA equally because both organizations are fighting non-stop for adults to have continued access to flavored vaping products.

Since the ‘vaping-related’ lung illness story started in the news, AVA President Gregory Conley has been constantly in the media pointing out that the legal and regulated nicotine vaping products industry should not be blamed for conditions associated with illicit THC vaping products. He also travels around the country speaking on and doing media in the defense of vaping products and tobacco harm reduction. AVA will use donated funds to support the expansion of their current operation, including a major professional public relations effort with a firm that specializes in crisis communications.


E-Cigarettes and Lung Disease

The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy held a hearing on the relationship between e-cigarettes and an outbreak in lung disease. The committee heard testimony from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat about the health effects of e-cigarette use and what officials knew about a string of lung illnesses resulting from e-cigarettes and vaping. A second panel included testimony from additional medical professionals as well as a mother whose daughter had been hospitalized after vaping and a former smoker who used e-cigarettes as an alternative to combustible cigarettes.



Michigan’s war on teen vaping is clouding the issue of deadly black-market cannabis

Vaping Facts

(While not a news story, this is an excellent vaping website from the Ministry of Health New Zealand)


UPDATE: Big Picture in ‘Vaping-Linked’ Lung Poisonings

Here is a list of all of the cases of vaping-related lung issues, with the diagnoses and what they were vaping at the time.  At the time of this posting, the article was last updated September 16th.


Scary Diagnosis: Two Stories of Vaping Illness

Public health expert worries e-cigarette panic is ruining “single biggest public health opportunity in 120 years

As described by CASAA –

“RESEARCH: If you watch or share anything today, it should be this CBS This Morning interview with New York University professor David Abrams laying out all of the FACTS about vaping! #truthbomb#vapingsaveslives

“There a very strong concern [in the US] that is more focused on both teens and the “evil” of the big tobacco industry that tends to distort the science and leads to exaggerated harms and omission of benefits.””


Why the Trump administration should extinguish the e-cigarette ban

Romney, Merkley introduce bill that would tax vaping industry and ban flavored e-cigarettes


E-cigarette bans are ‘a tremendous overreaction’ to vaping-related illnesses, says doctor


A vaping ban would be hysteria masquerading as prudence

AP investigation finds spiked CBD being sold in Maryland

(This is why we only carry national brands with proven track records and from reliable wholesalers.)


Vape shops open on NHS hospital sites, in bid to stub out smoking

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Federal Investigators Think Black Market Vaping Products, Not Legal E-Cigarettes, Are to Blame for Respiratory Illnesses

While the specific causes remain unclear, contaminants and adulterants in illegal vapes look like the most likely explanation.

Dispersing the clouds of the vape panic myth

Illicit THC products are the problem


Vaping advocate blames lung issues on THC-filled, illegal cartridges


Health effects in COPD smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes: a retrospective-prospective 3-year follow-up



WaPo: A Clue to Deadly Lung Ailments Linked to Vaping Marijuana

As Vaping Related Lung Illnesses Spike, Investigators Eye Contaminants




Another California City Proposes E-Cigarette Ban: Patience Is A Virtue When It Comes To Vaping

expert reaction to death in Illinois reported as being linked to vaping