How Old Do You Have to Be to Vape? Vaping Laws and Regulations.

According to the Federal lwa, all fifty states have now imposed age restrictions on the purchase of e-cigarette products. Along with age limits, several states have also instituted laws regarding the use, taxation, and sales of e-cigarettes: How old do you have to be to buy a vape? The exact age to legally purchase vapor products varies from state to state. Data compiled by the Public Health Law Center at Northeastern University provides a clearer picture of e-cigarette laws by state. The change in tobacco purchasing laws in these states has also raised the legal age of vaping, given that e-cigarettes present a particularly vexing problem for lawmakers. Public health officials, medical experts, and legislators are all of a different mind regarding the safety of e-cigarettes and even zero nicotine e-liquids. The lack of consensus on what e-cigarettes represent — an alternative to bad habits or public health disaster — has led to the uneven adoption of vaping laws. While one side argues for the potential utility of e-cigarettes to help adult smokers, the other rails against the possibility of e-cigs addicting a new generation to nicotine. Since chronic exposure to nicotine can hav...

Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR) Q4 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Good morning and welcome to the Restaurant Brands International Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Please note this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Chris Brigleb, RBI’s Head of Investor Relations. Mr. Brigleb, Please go ahead. Thank you, operator. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Restaurant Brands International’s earnings call for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. As a reminder, a live broadcast of this call may be accessed through the Investor Relations webpage at investor.rbi.com and a recording will be available for replay. Joining me on the call today are Restaurant Brands International’s CEO, Jose Cil; COO, Josh Kobza; and CFO, Matt Dunnigan. Today’s earnings call contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to various risks set forth in the press release issued this morning and in our SEC filings. In addition, this earnings call includes non-GAAP finan...

Musk’s Moment of Truth Arrives With Made-in-China Teslas

Elon Musk’s decision to assemble Tesla Inc. cars in China required years of planning and billions of dollars in spending. Now comes the challenging part. The electric Model 3 sedans rolling off the assembly line at Tesla’s Shanghai plant — its first outside the U.S. — face a market where total vehicle sales are expected to fall for a third straight year. After capturing about 5% of China’s car sales, electric vehicles have been losing steam as the economy cooled and the government scaled back subsidies for buyers. A Tesla Inc. Model 3 vehicle moves off an assembly line during a ceremony in Shanghai on Dec. 30, 2019. That could spell trouble for a launch that investors are watching closely for evidence that Tesla has what it takes to go global. A slow start for sales of its made-in-China cars would put more pressure on the unprofitable manufacturer’s finances, giving Musk little room for missteps to support a stock that’s hovering at an all-time high. “Tesla is rushing to start deliveries before other global brands bring in more EVs,” said Zhang Yan, an analyst at research firm LMC Automotive in Shanghai. “It’s an attempt to conquer the market.” EV sales plunged 42% in China in N...

Brands: Heller Reflow, ITW/Cramolin, JUKI SMD Placement, Kester, Kolb PCB Cleaning Technology, Weller Tools

Brands: Heller Reflow, ITW/Cramolin, JUKI SMD Placement, Kester, Kolb PCB Cleaning Technology, Weller Tools Allan McKinnon & Associates has been serving the electronics industry for over 40 years through the sale and rental of high-technology SMT production equipment and the distribution of European-made production consumables. Its mission is to remain a major supplier of production equipment, related consumables and technical information for the industry. Through its Altico Static Control Solutions division, Actum Group offers a complete range of static control products to manage electrostatic discharge (ESD) in the workplace. Electronics manufacturing is one of the areas it specialises in, by offering an end-to-end solution, from initial testing and auditing to product delivery and training. Automated Electromechanical Production provides a fully integrated electronics solution, taking innovative projects and ideas to new heights. Its in-house offering covers plastic and metal enclosure design and manufacturing, complete PCB assembly and product integration, and finishing products off with custom stickers or laser engraving, according to customers’ needs. CET is a manufact...

REVIEW – Do you love EDC flashlights but hate feeding them batteries? If so, then I

REVIEW – Do you love EDC flashlights but hate feeding them batteries? If so, then I have a flashlight you’ll want to check out. It’s the NITECORE TUP and it packs some nice features into a very pocket-friendly package. Let’s check it out. The NITECORE TUP is a 1000 lumen USB rechargeable flashlight that is the perfect size for EDC/pocket carry. LED: CREE XP-L HD V6 Maximum Brightness: 1000 lumens Peak Beam Distance: 197 yards Peak Beam Intensity: 8130 cd IP Rating: IP54 Impact Resistance: 1 m Battery: 1200 mAh lithium-ion battery Dimensions: 2.76″L x 1.16″W x 1.16″H Weight: 1.87oz The NITECORE TUP doesn’t really look like a flashlight when you first take a look at it. First of all, it’s small at not even 3 inches long. Then it has a square shaped aluminum case which isn’t typical of most flashlights. And finally, it has two control buttons and a built-in OLED display that shows you the lumen setting and time left at that setting before the battery needs to be recharged. The NITECORE TUP flashlight has a strong clip that you can use to clip the NITECORE TUP to your belt, pocket, or even the brim of your cap. If clips aren’t your thing, you can attach the included keyring and use...

Injection Molding Machine market worldwide is projected to grow by US$3.8 Billion, driven by a compounded

Injection Molding Machine market worldwide is projected to grow by US$3.8 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 3%. Plastic, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 3.4%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to keep abreast of the changing pulse of the market. Poised to reach over US$8.5 Billion by the year 2025, Plastic will bring in healthy gains adding significant momentum to global growth. - Representing the developed world, the United States will maintain a 2.3% growth momentum. Within Europe, which continues to remain an important element in the world economy, Germany will add over US$144.3 Million to the region’s size and clout in the next 5 to 6 years. Over US$111.8 Million worth of projected demand in the region will come from Rest of Europe markets. In Japan, Plastic will reach a market size of US$437.5 Million by the close of the analysis period. As the world’s second largest economy and the new game changer in global markets, China exhibits the potential to grow at 4.6% over the next couple of years and add approximately US$1 Billion in terms of...

The initial justification for developing these lasers was to bring the benefits of fiber lasers to

The initial justification for developing these lasers was to bring the benefits of fiber lasers to low-average-power, low-duty-cycle pulsed laser welds. Cladding pumped fiber lasers have been a major success in the laser industry in the last decade and recent reports suggest this trend is set to continue. Both low-power fiber lasers for marking and high-power multi-kilowatt fiber lasers for cutting and welding are rapidly growing their market share. Recent reports suggest that the number of multi-kilowatt fiber lasers employed in industry for flat sheet metal cutting will very soon overtake the number of CO2 lasers sold into the largest industrial laser market [1]. In addition, fiber laser components in the form of fiber amplifiers or fiber oscillators are now being widely adopted as key components for building shorter pulse lasers in the picosecond and femtosecond regime. Here, we report on a third type of fiber laser that is also making rapid progress in capturing market share. A range of infrared (IR) fiber lasers known as quasi-continuous-wave (QCW) lasers are now rapidly displacing the long-established Nd:YAG flashlamp pumped laser technology. The generic benefits of fiber ...

The AskMen editorial team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.

The AskMen editorial team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life. AskMen may get paid if you click a link in this article and buy a product or service. Grooming can be a scary thing especially if most of the products out there don’t specifically call out your individual needs. And by individual needs, we’re talking to those of you with darker skin. Everything from beard oils to face masks are fair game and we’re committed to rounding up nothing but the best products made for Black men.  Men of color have one of the most difficult times finding products that suit their needs and it’s important to showcase products that not only represent men of color, but also adhere to the difficulties men with more melanin in their skin face. According to a 2018 news release by the American Academy of Dermatology, people with darker skin tones are more likely to suffer from hyperpigmentation — spots darker than one’s skin tone — and hypopigmentation — spots lighter than one’s skin tone.  These two skin disorders can flare up as men of color grow older. As more and more products are being developed specifically for Black men — largely due to...