Hello fam! As always we bring you a round up of what is making headlines in the vaping world.

As the vaping culture takes hold, many turn from smoking and many critics worry

Vaping has continued to become popular and according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention those who vape see e-cigs as a godsend for people trying to reduce or quit smoking. This trend has however, not pleased everyone. Critics argue that vaping is trading one form of addiction for another and the safer-than-cigarettes claims are convincing teens to adopt a nicotine habit they might not otherwise.

It is a way to get kids addicted to nicotine. I’m concerned about the possibility of renormalizing behavior that we have spent a long time getting away from.

Said Sue Matson, substance abuse prevention coordinator at the Johnson County Mental Health Department.

Read more about this on the Kansas City News

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Smokers-rights group loses lawsuit over e-cigarette ban

A smokers-rights group that had moved to court asking that the city of New York overturns a ban on e-cigarettes lost the case after a Manhattan judge extinguished their request. New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, or NYC CLASH, moved to court last year claiming the ban was unconstitutional. However, Supreme Court Justice Frank Nervo said the city  ban did not break the rule because the two “components of the law are naturally connected.”

Read more on the story on The New York Post.