Pennsylvania Vape Tax “A Catastrophe”

Legislators in Pennsylvania recently passed a $1.3-billion revenue package at the expense of e-cigarettes. The 40% wholesale tax on e-cigarettes, e-liquids, and vaping devices are upsetting many local shops. The deal, signed by Governor Tom Wolf, is an extension of a current wholesale tax on roll-your-own tobacco. Michael Curry is the owner of Life Smoke[…]

Dr. Rick Soltero Featured in Vape Mentors Masterclass!

Our very own President, Dr. Rick Soltero, had the opportunity to be part of Vape Mentors masterclass talking about the new regulations coming into effect for manufacturers of e-liquids. Be sure to check it out and check out their other online resources! InstantGMP™ Vape and our Standard Operating Procedures for E-Liquids will help your organization[…]

Indiana Looking to “Shake Up” the E-Liquid Industry with Regulations

House Bill 1432 authored by an Indiana Representative Kevin Mahan is turning heads. The Bill is looking to set a legal definition of an e-liquid, and require manufacturers of e-liquids to undergo rigorous standardization lest incurring civil or criminal penalties. Portions of the bill have passed and are slated to go into effect in July[…]

Vaping: Not Tobacco

Cynthia Cabrera from the Contra Costa Times offers a great guest commentary on vaping: it’s not the same as tobacco and shouldn’t be treated as such. According to new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that vapor and e-cigarette products are causing a reduction in the amount of smokers. Research also[…]

InstantGMP™ MES v2.052: Information for Prospective Customers

Thanks for joining InstantGMP for our new feature series, we are excited to launch InstantGMP™ MES v2.052 with streamlined workflows, more options and more smart fields! We have incorporated industry expertise, customer feedback and new capabilities in order to make your job as a Quality Manager, Project manager, Production supervisor or operator easier. Specifications toggled off[…]

InstantGMP MES v2.052 Master Production Records

We’ve made a number of changes to the Master Production Records. Here you will find a great primer for everything coming in the latest update.   The status of an MPR is now in the leftmost column and MPRs can now be approved or rejected. There are four statuses: Approved, Locked, in-Progress, and Rejected. Approved:[…]

InstantGMP MES v2.052 Materials & Projects

In the newest version, InstantGMP MES v2.052, we’ve added a multitude of new features and updated existing ones to make them more efficient for users. New Client Features The Client menu is now under the Administration module and no longer on the Projects sub-menu. This allows for a user to input their client information much earlier[…]

New FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Coming

E-cigarettes will soon be regulated under tobacco products as a rule proposed by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The rule is currently being reviewed by the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. It will be several weeks before the proposed rule is formally approved and any action[…]

Insurers are Treating E-Cigarette Users as Smokers

Do the insurance companies see a difference between e-cigarette users from smokers? It seems that according to James Daley of the Telegraph, apparently not. It’s well known that smokers pay a premium when it comes to health or life insurance, but what about users of e-cigarettes? A recent controversial study said that vaping is 95%[…]

Are e-Cigarettes Really the Answer to Quit Smoking?

Are e-cigarettes an effective way to ease people off of tobacco? Are they safe enough to avoid regulation? According to the GWS News, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has offered their thoughts on the subject matter. E-cigarettes continue to gain in popularity and take the place of conventional cigarettes, even though they’re relatively new (since[…]