Tobacco Stocks Spike Higher as FDA Cracks Down on E-Cigs

The index of tobacco stocks jumped by 4.9 percent on Wednesday after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators threatened to ban retail sales of “e-cigs” if manufacturers do not control their rampant use by teens.

e-cigs (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

E-Cigarette Bursts Into Flames on Fresno Bus

A rare e-cigarette malfunction sent a Fresno man to the hospital on Wednesday when the device he had placed in his pocket appeared to explode in flames on a bus.

Fresno-e-cigarette-explosion-YouTube (Screenshot / YouTube)

Jerry Brown Raises Smoking Age to 21, Limits Vaping

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that raises the state’s legal smoking age to 21, and restricts the use of e-cigarettes — “vaping” — in public places.

Jerry Brown fracking (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

UK Doctors Urge Wide Promotion Of E-cigs To Help Smokers Quit

LONDON (Reuters) – E-cigarettes are likely to bring benefits for public health and should be widely promoted to smokers to help them quit tobacco. Britain’s Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said on Thursday. In a report likely to further fuel


EU Tax Hike Will See E-Cigarette Prices Skyrocket

The EU set to cause the price of e-cigarettes to soar under plans to tax them at the rates as regular tobacco, raising fears that thousands of smokers will be denied a cheap way to quit. Ambassadors for all 28


$2.5 Billion Vaping Boom Draws Class Action Lawsuits

Looking to form class action lawsuits under California’s Proposition 65, nominal plaintiff Jerod Harris filed a federal complaint against R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. claiming he didn’t know vaping uses nicotine.

Vaping (STR / AFP / Getty)

Three E-Cig Ads Banned for ‘Glamourising tobacco’

Three adverts for e-cigs have been banned from British TV by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) on the grounds that they glamourise tobacco, despite not being a tobacco product. The ruling came just over a month after the first ‘vaping’