The Vandy Vape Pulse BF 80W is a regulated squonk kit designed with YouTuber Tony B. It will now feature a proprietary Vandy Vape chip instead of the expected Gene chip. After the fallout from the failed collaboration between Vandy Vape and VOOPOO, all eyes are on the Vandy Vape chip.
The FDA is signalling its intention to look for products that were illegally introduced to the market after the Aug. 8, 2016 freeze on new products. The FDA is calling for bids to perform inspections of vaping manufacturers, which the agency gained regulatory control over through its 2016 Deeming Rule.
A subsidiary of international tobacco conglomerate Imperial Brands has bought an equity share in Cosmic Fog LLC, which has been making e-liquids for vaping since 2013. Netherlands-based Fontem Ventures says Cosmic Fog will continue to develop e-liquid flavors.
The FDA announced a call for public comments on proposed regulation to eliminate most of the nicotine from cigarettes. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the plan will save millions of lives, but the independent vaping industry worries that current vaping products will be left out.
The Myblu is a closed-system pod vape formerly known as my.Von Erl. The slim and pocketable device has a 350 mAh and quick charging, and it's available in a variety of nicotine options. The device is sold in c-stores and online for $15-$20.
Ghana is planning to ban e-cigarettes by the middle of 2018. A health official from the West African country announced that more than eight percent of youth between 13 and 15 years old are vaping, and nearly as many are smoking shisha (hookah tobacco).