Monthly Archives: February 2016

New York Rules State Law Does Designates Vaping As NOT Smoking

shutterstock_217325623“Vaping is not the same as smoking.” Vapers have repeated it for years, and finally the law is agreeing.

This week, a New York court ruled that under state law, vapers cannot be charged in violation of the state’s anti-smoking laws because as reality proves, vaping is not smoking.

Shawn Thomas was vaping on a subway platform, and when he was arrested, he was charged under state law, which does not designate using electronic cigarettes in public as illegal. Though in New York City the use of electronic cigarettes is banned in public places under the Smoke Free Air Act, it is not a state law, and this is exactly where Thomas was able to defend his actions and fight the charges he was assigned. In his favor, the judge ruled that smoking laws cannot be applied to vaping.

Vapers have always known this, and anyone else with common sense could have figured it out easily. Smoking involves tobacco, and cigarettes, and fire to light them, creating combustion, resulting in the burning of the plant matter, creating smoke. That’s the basic gist of smoking. Vaping, however, is an entirely different action, and it involves none of the above aspects of the process. Alternative cigarettes use nicotine e-liquid, burns nothing, produces vapor, dissipates without odor, uses no fire, creates no combustion, and does not produce smoking of the device. Clearly, no smoke involved.

This latest action in New York is an evident sign of reform occurring, showing that acceptance, though small, is happening, and however minute it may be, the fact that lawmakers are recognizing the difference is major. As the threat of FDA regulations looms, with the fear that they will attempt to classify vaping as smoking permanently, it is a very promising sign that awareness is occurring. While cases such as Shawn Thomas’ are going to be handled on an individual basis, and New York City will not be altering their Smoke Free Air Act anytime soon, any positive, justified action is a good sign!

The Industry is Booming; Get In With a Franchise

VaporFi FranchisingThe electronic cigarette/ vapor industry has been booming every year, and growing exponentially. It has become a billion dollar industry, with immense innovation, prospects, and developments that are happening at a seemingly almost daily rate. In fact every year turns over new discoveries, new advancements, and new sub-niches, which have enabled consumers to achieve a greater sense of satisfaction, as well as have their needs met in the most comfortable way possible.

So what does this mean for you on a business level? Well, if you’ve thought about branching out in an entrepreneurial way, have thought of owning your own vapor business, or have considered getting into the vapor industry due to the rapid growth, there is no better time than right now to do so. This industry is incredible, and it’s only getting bigger.

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A VaporFi franchise would enable you to be your own boss, with a fully-established time-tested brand and a low-overhead setup cost. Instead of going it alone, you’ll be backed by one of the vapor industry’s most trusted names, and among the very best quality in products and e-liquids. VaporFi has done the work in branding, research, development, and manufacturing; as well as creating a state of the art Point-of-Sale (POS) system for detailed inventory management.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter: Vaping in Congress

Rep. Duncan Hunter Vaping in Congress One of the vaping community’s greatest voices, Congressman Duncan Hunter has been a very vocal, very proud proponent of vaping. While legislation looms from all angles of American government, this fine gentleman has been very outspoken on his personal views of promoting the acceptance of vapor, as well as sharing his personal accomplishments that have occurred due to having switched to vaporizers.

In a rather bold move this week, in an attempt to make himself seen and have his voice heard, the California Republican Representative decided to use his vape as a tool of expression, and during a meeting designated to determine the fate of vaping on airplanes, he made it clear how passionate he is about the usefulness of these awesome alternatives to tobacco. He opened his argument with a lusciously bold cloud of vapor, explaining what a vaporizer is and does, and certainly got a lot of attention with his dramatic gesture: “So this is called a vaporizer,” Hunter announced, while at the same time, causing some annoyance as the woman sitting next to him fanned his vapor from her air space. “There’s no combustion, there are no carcinogens … there is no burning, there is nothing noxious about this whatsoever.” While we do agree with him wholeheartedly, this method didn’t achieve the anticipated reaction from fellow lawmakers.

Rep. Hunter’s effort to sway the judgement in his favor, despite putting out all the stops to make a point for the positivity of vaping, was ultimately shot down. Unfortunately, he did not gain the support of his peers in the House, and it looks as though this amendment will be getting a Federal banning in regards to vaping on aircraft. Regardless, we do appreciate his unwavering support for the industry, common sense in regards to vaping, as well as using himself as an example.

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