WRAP UP: THE VAPING SCENE IN 2015

Wrap up

The Vaping community have had witness a fair share of ups and downs in 2015. We have seen several researches and studies proving the safety and dangers of E-cigarettes and E-liquids, we’ve heard conflicting claims of the pros and the antis. We’ve watched some government agencies and top-rank officials acknowledge the presence and help of Vaping. Others regulated them as tobacco and others are still in fight whether to ban them or not. We are there when the news broke out that Big tobaccos are going down the arrow while Vaping are on the rise. We are there when the community celebrates occasions and gatherings that solidify the community and have shown pure passion and love for the industry.

We have been a witness to both beauty and pain of the scene – But all of which had led to a better market understanding, community harmony and general public awareness.

Let’s reminisce the news that impacted the Vaping Scene in 2015 as well as the gatherings that solidify us, Vapers and Pro-Vaping!

1

The start of the year 2015 is not as good to Vaping. News broke out that Formaldehyde are being hidden in E-cigs. Then Dr. Farsalinos refuted the claim as formaldehyde levels found in the NEJM study were associated with dry puff conditions.

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/you-vape-high-levels-formaldehyde-hidden-e-cigs-n290826
http://www.ecigarette-research.com/web/index.php/2013-04-07-09-50-07/2015/192-form-ver

Vape Event: TPC Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo 2015, Las Vegas January 28-29, 2015.

22

It has been a talk of the nation if Vaping are rather worst than Smoking.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/04/e-cigarettes-toxic-chemicals-research-finds-lung-damage

Vaping Event: VCCT2015 Vaping Convention Circuit Tampa 2015, Pitsburg February 28-March 1, 2015.

3

More and more studies has been done and one of those confirms that E-Cigarettes generate virtually no toxins. However, some states are still into putting stricter laws pertaining to the sale and use of E-cigs.

https://reason.com/blog/2015/03/04/study-confirms-that-e-cigarettes-generat#.uw6tzyk:silZ
http://legacy.kgw.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/17/wash-e-cig-rules-could-become-toughest-in-us/24925489/

Vape Events: Vegas Vape Fest 2015, Las Vegas, March 6-7, 2015
VaperSlam 2015, North Carolina, March 20-21, 2015

4

As one article header says; the war over vaping’s health risks is getting dirty. Group of German reseachers found out that E-cigs are less harmful to Lung tissues.
It has been reported too that the use of E-cigs in Teens has tripled in one year.

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/war-vapings-health-risks-getting-dirty/
http://www.askmen.com/news/sports/study-finds-e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-to-lung-tissue.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/cig-triples-adolescents-cdc/story?id=30366153

Vape Event: Vape Bash 4, Illinois April 17-18, 2015

5

Well, let’s take some things lightly as the “Vape” word has been added now to Scrabble’s Official Wordlist along with other interesting words such as Lolz, Sexting, Emoji and hashtag. Yes, to add, “Vape” has been hailed the Oxford’s Word of the year in 2014.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/38-surprising-words-added-scrabbles-official-wordlist/story?id=31214455
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/11/18/vape-oxford-word-year/19212351/

Vaping Event: Arizona VapeXpo, Arizona, May 2-3, 2015
World Vapor Expo, Florida May 29–31, 2015

6

It’s getting good as congress moves to protect the vapor industry from the FDA deeming ban.

http://vaping.info/news/2015/congress-moves-to-protect-the-vapor-industry-from-the-fdas-deeming-ban

Vaping Event: Vaping Convention Circuit, Pittsburgh June 13-14, 2015

7

As the FDA sees more and more “emergency call” for kids poisoning, a new liquid nicotine regulations is being drafted and the FDA is asking the public for feedback.

http://fox21news.com/2015/07/01/potential-new-liquid-nicotine-regulations-could-change-vaping-industry/

Vaping Event: Vaping the Coast, Alabama July 31 – August 2, 2015

9

The Community went ablaze with joy as a study by an agency of Britain’s Department of Health concludes that Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-britain-ecigarettes-idUSKCN0QN2AC20150818

Vaping Event: ECC, California August 13-16, 2015

8

The debate continues as the recent news update are positive to Vaping, Academics at war over E-cigarette claims.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/19/vaping-benefits-hyped-by-smoking-lobby-claim-acadamics

Vaping Event: VapeMania, North Carolina September 4-6, 2015
Vape Expo France, Paris September 20-22, 2015 (We‘ve been here!)

10

Since the election is coming, Vaping can surely swing elections. Politicians who are anti-Vaping do have a place, outside voting ballots.

http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2015/10/the-big-swing-issue-thatll-decide-the-elections-vaping-says-grover-norquist.html/

Vape Event: Vapor Dynasty Expo, Arizona October 16-18, 2015
TabExpo London, London October 26-28, 2015 (We’ve been here!)
Vape Nights, Ontario Octber 30-31, 2015

11

Sad news for our folks in Canada especially in Quebec as its bill 44 takes effect. It enforces strict rules in Tobacco and Electronic cigarettes. Tagged as Vaping Wonderland in Asia, Malaysia is regulating the sales of E-cigarettes and E-liquids.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2364248/quebec-toughens-tobacco-laws/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysia-to-regulate-sale/2248560.html

Vaping Event: Vaporpalooza 2015, Michigan Nov 22, 2015

12

Ending the year 2015 with solid positive news about vaping. UK’s prime minister publicly gives E-cigaretter ringing endorsement. The bill 45 and E-cig ban in Ontario got delayed. Malaysia Vaping Community Shouts for a Better Vaping Regulation instead of a ban. Finally, Smoking rate collapses down while Vaping rate rises.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/17/ontario-delays-ban-on-e-cigarettes-and-vaping-in-public.html
http://themalaysianreserve.com/new/story/call-better-regulation-instead-banning-vape
http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/11/gallup-poll-shows-smoking-rate-collapsing-as-e-cigarette-use-soars/

Vape Event: Vape Fair Malaysia 2015, Kuala Lumpur December 5-6, 2015

2016 is another year to conquer, another story to tell and another fight to win. We do not know what the future may bring but we are confident, with solid love, support and patronage to our industry and community, it would be just another successful-vaping-year.

Thank you for 2015, Vapers and Pro-vaping! We are counting on your continued support on 2016!

About Danilo Delos Santos

Marketing Specialist, HiLIQ Co., Limited

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