January 5th, 2017
• 2021 • 2020 • 2019 • 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “End of an era: Pai waves goodbye to the FCC” Alexandra S. Levine, January 13, 2021 “Democratic FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra — a possible FTC chair under President-elect Joe Biden — said
September 26th, 2016
Utah seeks hearing that executive Scott Barth violated previous agreement prohibiting misleading marketing.
May 24th, 2016
Health: Healthier than tobacco (also safer) Nicotine isn’t bad for you/is safe It’s only water vapor No toxins/carcinogens No second-hand smoke No negative side effects of e-cigarettes Cheaper: Cheaper than regular cigarettes Cost Comparisons Save money Smoke in Most Places: Smoke anywhere Smoke virtually anywhere Smoke almost anywhere Smoke on a plane Smoking Cessation: Quit
May 24th, 2016
Your neighborhood vape shop may not be giving you accurate information.
May 5th, 2016
Critics say there are still gaps in regulation of marketing of vaping products.
February 17th, 2016
In connection with the Federal Trade Commission’s proposal to conduct a study on e-cigarettes, TINA.org sent an opinion and comment letter to the FTC urging it to expand the scope of its review and examine the marketing used by e-cigarette companies. As support, TINA.org provided the findings of its investigation into the marketing of more
February 5th, 2016
In August 2014, after TINA.org filed a complaint with the Utah Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission regarding the deceptive marketing campaign of e-cigarette company Vapex, the Utah Department of Commerce announced that it was citing and fining the company, as well as several other related companies and individuals. As part of the state’s action,
February 4th, 2016
Déjà vu? TINA.org files complaint with Utah Attornery General regarding “free” and other claims.
January 19th, 2016
This vaping ad seems to be making some pretty puffed-up claims.
December 7th, 2015
Deceptive advertising allegations spell naughty list for these companies.
November 19th, 2015
Agency’s inquiry based on findings of TINA.org investigation.
October 19th, 2015
Groups say cessation claims in apparent violation of federal law.
September 28th, 2015
Some e-cigarette marketing claims just don’t hold up.
September 16th, 2015
Study finds high levels of carcinogens in e-cigarette company’s starter kits.
September 15th, 2015
In September 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company for allegedly deceptively marketing Vuse electronic cigarettes. According to the complaint, the company does not disclose the presence of harmful carcinogens and fails to warn consumers of the risks associated with the e-cigarettes. (Harris et al v. R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, Case
September 2nd, 2015
Review Finds Widespread Problems MADISON, CONN. September 2, 2015 — Consumers eager to try out e-cigarettes need to be wary of the flood of questionable ad claims on the Internet according to ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org). As part of its ongoing investigation of ads by the emerging industry, TINA.org examined more than 150 e-cigarette sites,
September 1st, 2015
Health: Healthier than tobacco (also safer) Nicotine isn’t bad for you/is safe It’s only water vapor No toxins/carcinogens No second-hand smoke No negative side effects of e-cigarettes Cheaper: Cheaper than regular cigarettes Cost Comparisons Save money Smoke Anywhere: Smoke anywhere Smoke virtually anywhere Smoke almost anywhere Smoke on a plane Smoking Cessation: Quit tobacco/cigarettes Testimonials
September 1st, 2015
TINA.org review of more than 150 e-cigarette sites finds a wide variety of questionable claims.
May 1st, 2015
The more things change, the more misleading e-cigarette advertising stays the same.
April 27th, 2015
Be wary of this e-cig’s superiority claims over traditional tobacco.