If you didn’t know, today is “World No Tobacco Day”. This holiday is sponsored in part by the World Health Organization. The day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship”. If you’re on Twitter, follow #worldnotobaccoday to see what others are saying about it.
VapeBash 2 is quickly approaching and Vapor4Life is getting ready for another fun-filled party! The Windy City Vapers Club is putting on their second VapeBash ecig convention this weekend. Everyone who attends will receive one free raffle ticket. On Friday night there will be a limbo contest, and on Saturday night, there will be a Steampunk costume contest.
Hoosier Vapers are hosting their first vape meet-up of the year this weekend. This vaping club’s slogan is “Vaping along the crossroads of America.” It was founded out of a love of vaping and the need to spread the truth about e-cigarettes, tobacco harm reduction, and the vaping culture.
Attention LA; Milwaukee; York, Pennsylvania; Birmingham, Alabama; and Largo, Florida vapers – are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about attending a vape meet and meeting some new people? If you haven’t yet been to a vape meet, here’s what to expect. Vape meets are usually free, held at restaurants or bars, often have raffle prizes, and sometimes juices to sample. There are a few going on tomorrow, Saturday, January 19, 2013. If you live in the area, how about checking it out? What have you got to lose?
At the end of this month, Las Vegas will become the host for this year’s E-Cig Summit 2013. This free event put on by the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) is focused on multiple industry topics and issues. This is the first of the organization’s ongoing e-cig industry conferences. It will be open to ecigarette manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and anyone interested in the industry.
UPDATE: The FDA is no longer accepting comments for this hearing, however you can still sign this White House petition until February 13, 2013.
If you haven’t yet heard, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its intention to regulate e-cigarettes under the Tobacco Control Act. The FDA held a public hearing on Section 918 of the Tobacco Act on December 17, 2012. Many tobacco harm reduction (THR) advocates testified. The FDA has extended the comment period for the notice of public hearing. The FDA will use the testimony that was given at the hearing and written comments for a report to Congress required by the Tobacco Act.
Calling all Windy City (and area) vapers! The Windy City Vapers Club (WCVC) next meet is this coming Saturday.Continue reading
Vapor4Life just attended a Chicago street fest this past weekend. Oktoberfest took place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Several people from Vapor4Life helped to explain electronic cigarettes to festival-goers including Bham (Brandon), Vicky, Bobby, Brian, Kevin, Joe, and Scott.
Join Vapor4Life as we celebrate Oktoberfest on the last weekend of this month! On the grounds of one of Chicago’s oldest churches, St. Alphonsus, this Oktoberfest rounds out Chicago’s outdoor festival season with bratwurst, beer, and German music. Organized in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Oktoberfest has been celebrated in Munich every fall since then (with the exception of 1813).
Things are heating up in Highwood this week in preparation for Inferno Fest – a myriad of the spiciest food and drinks ever. Anyone who appreciates the hotter things in life is invited to indulge in this fiery food experience. The event will feature a hottest food challenge, cooking demos, sampling of the hottest foods around, live music, and plenty of milk to cool the taste buds.