SMOORE, VAPORESSO’s Parent Company, Is the First Vaping Company Listed in Hong Kong

The world’s biggest vaping device provider, VAPORESSO’s parent company, SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LTD (SMOORE), has become the first in the vaping industry to announce an IPO in Hong Kong, with a total market value of over 21.8 billion USD – triple the estimated value before IPO. On December 19, 2019, SMOORE submitted the listing application … Read more SMOORE, VAPORESSO’s Parent Company, Is the First Vaping Company Listed in Hong Kong

Michigan Governor Bans Flavored Vape Products and Deceives The Public

Yesterday, Michigan announced that they would be the first state in the U.S. to ban flavored e-liquids. This includes both retail and online sales and it goes into effect immediately. Shops have 30-days to sell what they already have in stock. The ban will last for six months and can then be renewed for another six months after that.

This ban is the result of an executive order put in place by Michigan’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer.

Whitmer is currently doing this unilaterally, meaning she made this decision on her own without the agreement of others and she’s supposedly working with the legislature to get it written into statute later.

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The IQOS Can Now Be Legally Sold in the U.S.

Phillip Morris (PMI) has been trying to get their “heat-not-burn” product, the IQOS, approved to be sold in the U.S. for years now. If you’re not familiar with the IQOS, it’s an electronic device that heats tobacco-filled sticks, branded as Heatsticks at PMI, to the point of creating vapor, but it doesn’t get hot enough to burn the tobacco and create smoke. These Heatsticks look a lot like cigarettes, but they’re shorter and have ingredients like VG or PG that allows them to be vaporized. The IQOS has been hugely successful in other countries, so obviously, PMI wants to sell them in the U.S. too.

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ProVape Is Back!

Provape is back in business (under new ownership, I think, and the Provari is not returning as far as I know). They asked if they could announce their return on VapePassion.com and I said sure! So here it is!


If you’re a vaping enthusiast, it probably means you have heard the name ProVape.com at some point or another. Once referred to as the unheralded titan of the Vaping industry – and this time we’re here to stay, and even if you haven’t heard about us, this is for you, too.

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The FDA Plans to Ban Flavored E-juice in C-Stores and Gas Stations

There has been a lot of talk about this in recent weeks and now we know it’s almost a certainty. The FDA is expected to ban the sales of flavored e-juice throughout the country as soon as this week (maybe even today!). For now, this is only going to happen in convenience stores and gas … Read more The FDA Plans to Ban Flavored E-juice in C-Stores and Gas Stations

Philip Morris Tries to Get Creatives To Help Them Promote a Smoke-Free World

I think we all have some level of distrust in big tobacco companies, despite how strongly they’re trying to persuade us that they’ve changed their ways. Maybe they have, maybe they haven’t. But Philip Morris just recently put out a call for creatives and communications experts to help them create a smoke-free world. At The … Read more Philip Morris Tries to Get Creatives To Help Them Promote a Smoke-Free World