The past months have seen some invigorating victories for the vape industry. The Right to Be Smoke-Free Coalition achieved a major victory in Indiana, whose bizarre regulations violated hundreds of years of commerce law. Rep. Tom Cole (R) and Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) are at it again with a promising new Amendment to change the grandfather date for deemed tobacco products. The anarchic Trump administration is taking a sledgehammer to over a century of regulatory agencies. These developments shine a light of hope on an industry embattled by prohibitive powers.
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This last week has seen a media blitz against dripping. The New York Times, CNN, KTAR News, Time, USA Today, and countless other news outlets have released emotionally manipulative pieces following a Yale study about teens dripping. Let us get to the heart of this sensationalism, and make sense of this so-called “epidemic.”
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On February 2, 2017, Arizona government officials introduced a Senate Bill (SB 1517) that, if passed, will increase the taxes on all vape-related products to 95% of the wholesale cost. This is a severe increase of the tax on these items, and would have a devastating effect on the vaping industry, up to and including businesses shutting down.
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By now, we’ve all seen anti-vaping propaganda. It can be found on TV, YouTube, poorly-crafted websites, online forums, and virtually any media you can imagine. How much does it cost to create this bogus content, and how much does it cost to broadcast it to every American home? According to my research, it’s in the hundreds of millions. Who is paying for this malarchy? Why, it’s you! The tax-paying American!
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Landon Simon shines a light on the world of sprint car and midget car racing, which is a mystery to much of the public. Our esteemed Mt Baker Vapor crew went to the 2017 Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was lucky enough to score an exclusive interview with Landon Simon. Watch our video for insights into a riveting form of racing!
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August 8, 2016 was a heavy day for the vape industry. The much-dreaded FDA Deeming Regulations went into effect, and many critics saw the doom of the entire vape industry. These regulations lumped vaping products under the umbrella of “Tobacco Products.” Though Mt Baker Vapor saw some challenges, we have weathered the storm. Here’s an update of what’s changed about our company since the Deeming Regulations went into effect:
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Anti-Vaping organizations exist, and they aren’t going anywhere. These groups put out campaigns much like a marketing firm, with huge sums of money changing hands. Their common (ludicrous) themes: Vaping is aimed at children, vaping is a public health menace, and big tobacco is behind all things vape. Today, we’ll be exploring how these campaigns self-propogate, and influence public opinion against vaping.
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It is no secret that 2016 was unequivocally one of the most tumultuous years in the history of vaping. Between stark federal regulations sending a shockwave of negativity that reverberated throughout the industry, to the whack-a-mole-esque appearance of various crippling state regulations, it’s been a tough year. It seems that no matter where you turn, the vaping industry is facing political chastisement at every corner. As the year comes to a close, Mt. Baker Vapor wants to shine light on positivity, in an effort to illustrate that all is not lost.
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A lot of people think vaping is the best thing since sliced bread. Some people get so into vaping that it becomes the defining aspect of their personality. The past five years have proven that vaping is more than a fad, or a flash in the pan. Filmmaker Aaron Biebert brings the global phenomenon of vaping to the big screen with his ambitious documentary, A Billion Lives!
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Since Mt Baker Vapor has been a business, we’ve sent care packages to the troops. As of August 8th, the date the FDA’s Deeming Regulations came into effect, Mt Baker Vapor has been forced to discontinue military care packages. It is a troubling irony that the troops defend freedom and liberty, while their government is aggressively restricting those very freedoms and liberties.
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