Monthly Archives: September 2016

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NJOY Cigarettes File for Bankruptcy: Is this the Future of the Industry?

Here at Electric Tobacconist, we were very saddened to learn that NJOY, the e-cigarette company and one of the brands we stock, recently filed for bankruptcy. They have been a massive player in the e-cigarette scene, and were the largest independent e-cigarette company in the US. However, there is some solace in the knowledge that the kind of bankruptcy the company filed for doesn’t necessarily mean their demise. It does however, allow for reorganisation under the current owners, or overseen by the company’s investors. Why Have NJOY Cigarettes Filed for... Read More

Are E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking?

There have been some headline-grabbing studies that have indicated that young people who used e-cigarettes like those from VUSE or NJOY were slightly more likely to become regular smokers than those who did not. However, is this really the case? Is the gateway effect of e-cigarettes to other tobacco products valid in this situation? Looking Critically at the Studies Let’s look at two specific studies that were published in 2015: one in August by Leventhal et al and one in September by Primack et al. Both took adolescents who had... Read More

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E-Cigs FDA Crackdown: What Will the Fallout Look Like?

With all the talk lately about the new FDA regulations on the sale and production of e-cigarettes, there’s been a lot of conflicting information out there. Right now, it’s hard to know what exactly is going to happen and what products will and will not be affected by the crackdown. Let’s take a look at what the changes mean and which companies are likely to be most affected. What the Crackdown Actually Means The new regulations laid down by the FDA include some uncontroversial aspects, such as banning the sale... Read More

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Think of the Children! New Study Reveals More Misguided Research by the FDA

The 8th August regulations from the Food and Drug Administration regarding “tobacco products” are starting to take effect, with sales being banned to under-18s to curb the increased interest that teenagers have had in vaping. One study reports that the number of teenagers who reportedly smoked cigarettes or e-cigarettes went up from 9% in 2004 to almost 14% in 2014, leading the FDA to believe that the ban is necessary in order to protect young people. Do the Statistics Imply a Nicotine Epidemic? Do the rising figures suggest that nicotine... Read More