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Vape Magazine returns to its roots as Vape News Magazine

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Moves to free subscription model with 2018

St. Louis, MO — As part of a plan to regain it’s news focus, VAPE Magazine announced this week that it is returning to its original name — Vape News Magazine.

Magazine founder and publisher Matt Schramel said the decision was one management and staff felt strongly about.

“It was just time to get back to what we do best, and that’s reporting the news that affects our industry,” Schramel said. “We began as Vape News Magazine briefly five years ago, and we’re proud to hold the name again.”

Aside from the new logos, readers can expect more news, regulatory and business coverage. Additional writers have been hired specializing in the health, law and digital business development.

The change took affect with the February 2018 issue, featuring Pablo and The Rodman of Vape Radio on the cover.

In addition, Vape News Magazine has joined with Smok in creating its largest giveaway ever — complete with a free subscription to all entrants. Readers complete a brief survey at vapenews.com in exchange for a free subscription and entry for prizes that include an Apple iPhone X, Apple iPads, Apple Watches and more than 130 Smok products.

More steps in the company’s strategic plan are slated to roll out in the coming weeks.

Vape News Magazine is a global publication featuring the hottest news affecting the electronic cigarette industry. With circulation of 20,000 in the U.S., Vape News Magazine also publishes separate editions in Europe, China and Latin America. The company also operates VapeNews.com, the industry’s leading source for online vape news.

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ACS: Some docs should encourage vaping

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The American Cancer Society has published a new Position Statement which acknowledges that vaping is a viable tobacco harm reduction strategy. It also lays out the scientific evidence for the new position, as well as policy priorities based on the new data.

While the ACS maintains that it still lacks the scientific evidence to decide on policies with regard to the long-term effects of vaping, it will now be monitoring emerging data toward that end.

With regard to current clinical recommendations, the Position Statement reads, in part:

“The ACS has always supported any smoker who is considering quitting, no matter what approach they use… Some smokers, despite firm clinician advice, will not attempt to quit smoking cigarettes and will not use FDA approved cessation mediations. These individuals should be encouraged to switch to the least harmful form of tobacco product possible; switching to the exclusive use of e-cigarettes is preferable to continuing to smoke combustible products.”

With regard to policy, ACS defers to the FDA but appears to urge the FDA to regulate vaping to the full extent of its authority to do so, while also suggesting post-market monitoring of vaping products to determine their safety and effectiveness. To wit:

“Any related regulatory regime should include post-marketing surveillance to monitor the long-term effects of these products and ensure the FDA’s actions have the intended health outcome of significantly reducing disease and death.”

This marks a significant shift from the American Cancer Society’s previous position, and Vape News will be monitoring the scientific and regulatory landscape for any further developments.

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Study Finds No Health Risks Of Long Term Vaping

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Regulator Watch has published their findings in a 3.5 year study into the adverse health risks of vaping. Regulator Watch used a study sample of 9 vapers who had never smoked traditional cigarettes against a control group of non-vapers who had also never smoked traditional cigarettes.

Participants received medical monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, body weight, lung function, respiratory symptoms, and other health metrics. According to the study, after 3.5 years of vaping, participants showed no detectable adverse health outcomes compared to members of the non-vaping control group.

The study concluded that although adverse health outcomes cannot be ruled out over longer use periods, no respiratory pathology of any kind was detected within the study’s time frame.

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NH Tobacco 21 Bill Stalls

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Seacoast Online reports that legislation intended to raise the legal purchase age for tobacco products to 21 years old has been tabled in the New Hampshire senate.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. David Watters, D-Dover, cited support from Dover Youth to Youth, a youth empowerment program dedicated to substance abuse prevention. “Youth to Youth made a huge impression up here on the committee members and the fellow senators,” according to Watters.

Nevertheless, the bill was ultimately and overwhelmingly tabled for the time being.

Youth to Youth student member Hannah Martuscello made the following statement prior to her testimony in favor of the bill:

“The majority of younger teens in high school who do get cigarettes from older kids get them from the 18-year-olds that are seniors that can buy tobacco products for them. By eliminating that age group of kids in high school that can actually legally purchase them, you really eliminate a lot of the younger kids who can’t purchase them.”

According to Watters:

“Within a year all the states around us will be tobacco 21 states. We’re going to pass this.”

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