Vaping News Round-up - October 2018

In the fast moving world of vaping, the news simply doesn’t stop. Here is our regular round-up of some of the most interesting news stories from across the vaping community.

Vaping drivers could lose licence

Police have reminded motorists that vaping whilst driving is a big no-no. UK police have warned that anyone caught vaping behind the wheel, particularly if distracted by their device or with their vision obscured by big clouds, could face penalties such as three to nine points on their licence, a fine of up to £2,500 or even disqualification from driving. So save your vape for once you’ve reached your intended destination.

Australia’s Liberal Party calls for more research into vaping

An end may be in sight for vapers Down Under, as Australian politicians have demanded a study be carried out by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University into e-cigarettes and their potential health benefits for helping smokers quit for good. Vaping supporters have called the study a “positive first step towards legalising the use of nicotine for vaping in Australia”.

JUUL Labs files 30 trademark claims in court

JUUL Labs, makers of the increasingly popular JUUL vaping devices, has been granted temporary restraining orders against 30 Chinese companies, which they claim are creating and selling counterfeit JUUL pods and devices.

In a statement JUUL Labs said: “Seeking to both free ride on Juul’s success and misappropriate Juul’s marketplace identity. Defendants create hundreds of online stores and auctions, misleadingly designing them to appear as selling genuine JUUL Pods, while instead selling Counterfeit Juul Pods, containing unregulated ingredients, to unknowing consumers.”

JUUL Labs has also been working with online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon to remove listings of fake JUUL products.