Results for "e-cigarettes"’s Second Year In Review

December 22nd, 2014

With help from our readers,’s second full year of operation was a definite success – helping to empower consumers against false and deceptive ads. Here’s a rundown of what we accomplished in 2014. (Click each title to explore) While there can be no doubt that will be more than busy in the coming

Summary of Action

July 22nd, 2014 received several complaints from consumers about Vapex, a Utah-based company that sells e-cigarettes. Prompted by these reader complaints, launched an investigation. The investigation found four false advertising tactics on various websites linked to Vapex, including false claims that consumers can receive a “Free Trial’’ offer, fake testimonials, assertions of winning a 2013 taste

Consumers Getting Smoked by E-Cigs

July 22nd, 2014

Consumers complain to feds that various e-cig companies are fleecing them into repeated credit card charges for vapor products.

Vapex E-Cigarette Freestarter Kit

November 4th, 2013

If e-cigarettes are your thing (and we’re not saying they should be), there are many options out there. Maybe this isn’t the best one.

Is the New Cool a Smokeless Smoke?

September 18th, 2013

All the cool kids are doing it, but are e-cigs a less harmful alternative or just a new way to get addicted to nicotine?

Are Tobacco Ad Regulations Doing Enough to Deter Smoking?

November 30th, 2012

How tobacco companies can advertise is heavily regulated.  For example, ads for tobacco products are banned from TV and radio, and all advertising for cigarettes and packaging of the product are required to contain health warnings. But how much good it is doing to deter potential smokers or get others to quit is questionable. State-imposed taxes

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