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Singapore MPs question their government’s stance on vaping

The government of Singapore has been striving significantly to achieve a smokefree future, by implementing regulations such as banning smoking in public spaces and raising taxes. However, local MP’s rightfully feel that the local e-cigarette ban is counterproductive to this campaign.

Importing and selling vaping products has been banned in the island city-state since 2014, and possession of the products has been made illegal since December 2015. In line with Singapore’s Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act,

Dr. Manny Alvarez: Pot needs to be legal now. Congress needs to make it happen

Someone needs to tell Congress that when it comes to marijuana, the genie is out of the bottle.

FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Strikes Right Tone on E-Cigarettes

There's no doubt about it. E-cigarettes have the potential to save millions of lives.

What makes smoking so dangerous isn't the nicotine, per se. Nicotine is an addictive alkaloid, just like caffeine. (Believe it or not, plants produce both compounds because they are insecticides.) The addiction makes people want more tobacco, but the molecule itself isn't all that harmful.

The wheels of Big Tobacco turn slowly

The federal government has introduced the most sweeping changes to the Tobacco Act in a generation. Among the changes announced last week, the new regulations will apply many existing tobacco regulations to vaping products, restrict “lifestyle” advertising for vaping products, the use of testimonials or any reference to e-cigarettes as healthier than standard tobacco products, and give Health Canada the power to implement plain and standardized tobacco packaging.

Early study results point to heating element in vaping and e-cig devices as cause for serious lung injuries

Newswise — Irvine and Pasadena, CA – Sept. 28, 2020 – Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements.

Beantwoording Kamervragen over de berichten dat kinderen steeds vaker in aanraking komen met e-sigaretten

Antwoorden van staatssecretaris Van Rijn (VWS) op vragen van het Kamerlid Rebel (PvdA) over de berichten dat kinderen steeds vaker in aanraking komen met e-sigaretten.

Tobacco cravings significantly reduced by e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction. In a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, scientists at KU Leuven report that e-cigarettes successfully reduced cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects. [cigarette and e-cigarette] By the end of the 8-month study, 21% of study participants had stopped smoking tobacco altogether and an additional 23% cut the number of tobacco cigarettes they smoked per day by half. Credit: Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

California Journal E-cigarettes appear here to stay: So put that in your mod and vape it

In the laboratory of the California Vaping Co., Dakoda Collins mixed up one of his signature potions. Wearing a surgical mask and gloves, he carefully measured out colorless, liquid nicotine from a plastic jug. He drew the nicotine into a fat syringe, then shot it into a large glass beaker of amber fluid, where it would be swirled with an industrial-strength immersion blender and gently heated.

Onderzoek: e-sigaret is opstapje naar gewoon roken voor jeugd

NIEUWVEEN - De elektronische sigaret, vaak gebruikt om het stoppen met roken te vergemakkelijken, blijkt door jongeren gebruikt te worden die anders waarschijnlijk nooit waren gaan roken. Dat is de uitkomst van een Amerikaans onderzoek onder tweeduizend tieners van 14 en 15 jaar.

Double tobacco tax, Council on Smoking and Health urges Hong Kong government

An anti-smoking body is calling on the government to double tobacco tax in a bid to get more Hongkongers to kick the habit. The current tax rate on a pack of cigarettes is 69 per cent. Doubling that would see the price rise from .....

UN-backed treaty set to mark 10 years of dramatic change in tobacco use worldwide

26 February 2015 – A World Health Organization-led treaty that aims to achieve a tobacco-free world has dramatically curbed tobacco use worldwide since its entry into force 10 years ago tomorrow, but “the war on tobacco is far from over” with the tobacco industry still spending billions to promote products that are expected to kill some 8 million people each year by 2030, the United Nations health agency said.

Carl Phillips: New York Times makes clear that they object to Joe Nocera’s honesty

Today, the New York Times Editorial Board, in an apparent backlash against their excellent columnist (one of the two), Joe Nocera, exercising his autonomy to write something honest about e-cigarettes, published both an anti-ecig screed by two leading liars and a general anti-THR screed of their own (mostly about e-cigarettes, though the headline was about smokeless tobacco). Needless to say, both are thick with lies. Honestly, they are pretty boring, but for the record, I thought I should call out a few points.....

‘Vraagtekens bij E-sigaret onderzoeken’

Dat stelt de onderzoeker en cardioloog Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, onder meer verbonden aan de universiteit van Leuven. Hij toont met zijn onderzoek aan dat bij gebruik van hogere voltage batterijen slechts een minimale hoeveelheid aldehyde uit de verdamper van de e-sigaret vrijkomt. Het gemeten niveau ligt ver beneden de kankerverwekkende emissies die vrijkomen tijdens het roken van traditionele sigaretten.

E-cigarette retailers, smokers weigh-in on new FDA regulations

Smokers turn to e-cigarettes as an alternative way to still get a buzz, but that may be under fire after FDA regulations went into effect this summer.

Since the FDA started regulating e-cigarettes, retailers and consumers alike have been affected negatively.

The prices of items have gone-up, the selection of juices has dropped, and people new to vaping are left in the dark.

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Gov. Kasich suggests increasing tax for vape products to 69 percent

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Governor John Kasich’s proposed budget has people across the state talking, especially about possible changes to how Ohioans are taxed.

Kasich’s plan would drastically increase the tax on e-cigarettes — a move that could put some companies out of business.

The House of Vape sits in a plaza off Market Street in Beaver Township.

The products sold inside, pipes and liquids, are already taxed at 17 percent. Under Kasich’s proposed state budget, the tax would increase to 69 percent.

Vaping laws update: Feds guilty of overreach but provinces need to butt out too

Thanks to a report from the Canadian Constitution Foundation analyzing vaping legislation in Canada, we know that the federal government receives a failing grade particularly for treating vaping the same as tobacco smoking, but how do the provinces stack up?

Last week, I reported on the CCF's recommendations for problematic legislation that treats vaping like tobacco smoking by not allowing minors to access products, not allowing product testing, in-store consultation, and restricting advertising that outlines the health benefits of vaping vs. smoking cigarettes.

E-cigarettes exploding in popularity: New data

The number of American adults who smoke cigarettes has fallen sharply, from 42.4 percent in 1965 to 15.1 percent in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Naturally, cigarette sales also declined over the same period.
But new research in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine shows that the fall in sales of traditional cigarettes slowed in 2015, while sales of e-cigarettes — which also pose health hazards — are skyrocketing.

Fumer coûte bien plus que ce que rapporte une taxe, alors pourquoi le gouvernement décourage-t-il le meilleur moyen d'arrêter?

Effective la semaine prochaine, la nouvelle réglementation sur les cigarettes électroniques fait tout pour dissuader leur utilisation. Pourtant, de nombreux scientifiques et professionnels de la santé ont un avis contraire: la cigarette électronique est le meilleur moyen pour arrêter de fumer.

Japan Tobacco plans to quadruple smokeless tobacco output capacity by 2018: CEO

Japan Tobacco Inc (2914.T) plans to spend $500 million to quadruple its smokeless tobacco production capacity by the end of 2018, as it races against bigger rival Philip Morris (PM.N) for a larger share of the Japanese vaping products market.

San Francisco moves to ban sales of vaping flavors, menthol cigarettes

By Susan Scutti, CNN

San Francisco city supervisors approved this week an ordinance to ban the sales of flavored vaping liquid. The measure would also prohibit sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.

The city board will vote on the ban next week. If passed, the legislation will become effective in April 2018 throughout the city -- the first in the nation to approve such a sweeping ban on flavored tobacco sales.

Health groups ask to intervene in lawsuits over cigar, e-cigarette rules

A coalition of six public health groups asked federal courts on Monday if it could intervene in two lawsuits challenging the first-ever rules for cigars and electronic cigarettes that were finalized under former President Barack Obama.

Chinese customs seize 600 tons of e-cigarette oil

GUANGZHOU, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Customs in southern China recently seized 600 tonnes of smuggled electronic cigarette oil, with a total value of 300 million yuan (about 44 million U.S. dollars).

Over 320 police raided four groups who were suspected of smuggling the oil from the United States, according to Zhou Bin, head of Gongbei Customs Office, which administers Zhuhai and Zhongshan cities in Guangdong Province.

The four companies were based in Shenzhen and Xiamen and supplied the majority of the e-cigarette oil in the Chinese market, according to Zhou.

Top doctor calls for total ban on cigarettes, switch to e-cigarettes

A leading Australian health researcher has called for a total ban on cigarettes as a new study finds millions of deaths could be prevented if smokers switched to electronic cigarettes. 

Menzies School of Health researcher Dr Marita Hefler says the rapid evolution of alternative nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, meant outlawing combustible tobacco, including cigarettes, was now possible.

Will KT&G’s e-cigarette brand hold its own against market leaders?

[THE INVESTOR] KT&G has officially released its first heat-not-burn tobacco product, also called e-cigarette, Lil, after months of planning. The question now is whether Korea’s dominant tobacco maker can lure smokers away from rivals like Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco whose products have gained market share.

Assuming that product quality is similar, prices will be a big factor determining KT&G’s success.

All e-cigarette makers are agonizing over whether to raise the price of

New Bill in Congress Would Ban Federal Cannabis Enforcement in Legal States

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has had cannabis in his crosshairs since even before he took office, but his first formal shot at legalization—the decision last week to rescind the Cole memo—looks more and more like it could backfire.

The FDA is going after menthol cigarettes—and maybe even fruity e-cig flavors


The days of menthol cigarettes and strawberry-flavored e-cigs may be numbered.

The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first step toward implementing a rule about the role that flavors, including menthol, play in attracting users to certain tobacco products. On one hand, fun e-cig flavors like creme brulee might be enticing teenagers and young adults, but the FDA is trying to balance that with the flavors helping some adults to quit smoking traditional cigarettes.

British American Tobacco : BAT invests in Chinese fund BAT invests in Chinese venture capital fund in quest for new innovative products

British American Tobacco PLC's quest to develop innovative tobacco products has led the manufacturing giant to make its first investment in a venture capital fund.

The company, which owns Reynolds American Inc., confirmed Tuesday that it is participating in the Chinese investment fund known as China Materialia.

BAT did not disclose the amount. The Daily Telegraph of London reported Monday that the BAT investment could be as much as $6.7 million.

The number of high schoolers using e-cigarettes has tripled since 2011

Another year, another uptick in the number of youth puffing on vaporized tobacco. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that e-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among high school students, a trend the agency warns could undermine some of the progress made in reducing tobacco use among adolescents. "We've seen continued declines in tobacco use, but e-cigarette use is rising and that's troubling," said Brian King, senior adviser with the office on smoking and health at the CDC. "Any use is hazardous to the health of youths."

Should a sin tax apply to e-cigarettes?

A public health agency dependent on cigarette taxes for its funding may ask state lawmakers to tax electronic cigarettes to help make up for a decline in consumption of traditional tobacco, says an official for its San Diego branch.

NY Times' Matt Richtel greatly exaggerates snus' negligible risks and downplays benefits for smokers who switch

After misleading and scaring readers about e-cigs, NY Times' Matt Richtel greatly exaggerates snus' negligible risks and downplays benefits for smokers who switch

Two studies find big jump in teen use of e-cigarettes

Two new studies have found that far more kids are using electronic cigarettes than previously reported, raising fears that the products could hook another generation on nicotine even as cigarette use is falling. About 25% of high school students in Connecticut and 29% of teens in Hawaii have used e-cigarettes, according to separate studies. About 18% of the Hawaii teens and 12% of the Connecticut high school students had used e-cigarettes in the past month. Both studies were done in 2013.

Five years later, NC businesses say smoking ban not a problem

RALEIGH, N.C. — It’s been five years since North Carolina banned smoking in restaurants and bars, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Touted as a game changer for a tobacco-producing state, the ban has been embraced to the point it has become a non-issue for most restaurant operators, employees and the public.

Data from largest U.S. tobacco study shows high use of multiple products

(Reuters) - Preliminary results from the largest U.S. survey of tobacco consumption show a high number of people use multiple products, adding key data to the debate on the role of e-cigarettes in reducing harm from tobacco.

The results of the study, released Thursday, showed 40 percent of tobacco consumers use multiple products, such as cigarillos, hookah and cigars. Half of all combinations involved e-cigarettes.

David Nutt: Unholy smoke? Why does USA fear vaping?

As a research psychiatrist who has spent most of my professional life looking for ways to mitigate the harms of addictive drugs, the concept of replacing a very harmful drug such as heroin with a safer one such as buprenorphine (Suboxone/Subutex) makes perfect sense. However when the same logic is applied in the market place, rather than in the consulting room, a different logic seems to apply. Smoked tobacco is the leading cause of premature death in the world today killing around 6 million people per year.

Reynolds American wins US approval to buy Lorillard

Reynolds American on Tuesday won U.S. antitrust approval to buy smaller rival Lorillard in a deal that would combine the No. 2 and No. 3 U.S. cigarette companies.

The Federal Trade Commission said it would allow the acquisition to go forward on condition that the companies sell four cigarette brands - Winston, Kool, Salem and Maverick. They will be purchased by Imperial Tobacco Group.

Analysts showing optimistic trends for: British American Tobacco

In case of Revenue Estimates, 2 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for British American Tobacco p.l.c. as 18.2 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for British American Tobacco p.l.c. is 18.17 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 18.23 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 20.02 Billion.

FDA Approval For iQOS To Be A Game Changer For Altria

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) submitted a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) application for its electronically heated tobacco product, iQOS, with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 5th. This was consistent with the company’s goal of submitting the application in 2016, and the company anticipates the FDA taking a minimum of 60 days to complete an administrative review of its application. Once iQOS gets a go ahead, Altria (NYSE:MO) will get exclusive rights to sell these products in the US.

Europe E-cigarette and Vaporizer Device & After market - Vape Shop Analysis & Forecast, 2016-2022 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(Business Wire)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Europe E-cigarette and Vaporizer Device & After market - Vape Shop Analysis and Forecast, 2016-2022" report to their offering.

Riverview man shaken up after battery explodes in pocket

A man from Riverview, N.B., is speaking out after his spare e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket, leaving him shaken and scared.

Wayne Walker says the incident left him with scars, which have since faded. But he say the memory remains fresh.

Just before Christmas he threw a spare battery in his pocket, along with his car keys and went to work.

All was normal until he saw the sparks.

Philip Morris to convert Greek cigarette factory into plant for smoke-free products

Philip Morris International Inc. PM, -0.35% said Wednesday it has invested about 300 million euro, or the U.S. dollar equivalent of about $323.7 million, to convert a cigarette factory in Greece to a plant to make tobacco sticks for its smoke-free product IQOS. Philip Morris expects the investment to create 400 new jobs in Papastratos, in addition to the 800 people the factory had already employed. Production is expected to begin in January 2018, and the company expects the plant to have an annual capacity of 20 billion tobacco sticks.

Hong Kong government’s stance on tobacco health warnings goes against WHO guidelines

The Hong Kong government has proposed to amend health warnings on tobacco packets to comply with World Health Organisation standards and international practices.

A better-known proposal among the public is to increase the size of warnings to 85 per cent of the surface of tobacco packets. But what is intriguing is the government’s insistence on retaining the display of the tar and nicotine yields, despite international guidelines and expert advice.

BAT's Glo Roll-Out in Japan Sets Up Three-Way War for Smokers

British American Tobacco is expanding sales of its heated tobacco device next month to Tokyo, just as former cigarette monopoly Japan Tobacco Inc. introduces its Ploom product there in a fight to gain market share from Philip Morris International Inc.

Heated-tobacco tax threat

A new bill seeking to impose on heated-tobacco products the same level of taxes as are already imposed on combustible cigarettes has been introduced to Korea’s National Assembly, according to a story in The Korea Herald.

The Herald indicated that the bill had been introduced because ‘all harmful tobacco products must be regulated the same way’.

BAT acquires RAI

British American Tobacco plc said yesterday it had completed the acquisition of the 57.8 percent of Reynolds American Inc. it did not already own.

According to a press note posted on BAT’s website, the acquisition creates a stronger, global supplier of tobacco and next generation products ‘committed to delivering sustained long-term profit growth and returns’.

Why lowering nicotine in cigarettes could change the course of health

THE CONVERSATION) The new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made a surprising and bold announcement that could potentially save more lives than if we ended the opioid epidemic today. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, a physician and cancer survivor, said that federal regulators will start a conversation about dramatically reducing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes, low enough to make them nonaddictive, while taking a go-slow approach to adopting new regulations on electronic cigarettes and other devices that are

Ron Tully accused of stealing more than $800,000 from Richmond-based tobacco trade association

Federal authorities are accusing the co-founder of a tobacco trade association of stealing more than $833,000 from it over a five-year period.

Ronald Tully, 57, of Gilbert, Ariz., was charged with mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Richmond on Monday.

Tully’s lawyer, Thomas T. Cullen, of Roanoke, said Tuesday that neither he nor his client could comment at this time.

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No Adverse Health Impacts from Long Term Vaping – Study

Wednesday 17 January 2018

24-month clinical trial shows no negative health impact on smokers who used vaping products, and no increase in body weight

Fewer smokers in Hong Kong but among those who light up, more are turning to e-cigarettes, survey reveals

Latest government figures show smokers above the age of 15 using e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products rose almost six-fold in two years

Even as the population of regular smokers in Hong Kong has declined over the years to about 10 per cent, the use of electronic smoking devices among them is on an alarming upwards trend, according to latest government figures.

Those above the age of 15 using e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products rose almost sixfold in two years, from

Worldwide E-cigarette Market Overview Along with Competitive Landscape, Company Profiles, with Product Details and Competitors 2025

E-cigarette Market report analyses the entire production and supply chain of the Market and provides information as per different phases. Whereas, on the basis of sales, data related to sales volume, sales price, cost, sales income, and profit margin etc. of E-cigarette Market used in different fields, sold in different regions and by different companies is provided in this report.

Survey of teen “tobacco” use yields good news, obscured by alarmist headlines about e-cigs

The CDC’s latest survey of tobacco use among young people in America was released yesterday. For those of us interested in the betterment of our nation’s public health, the strikingly good news was evident. Given that cigarette smoking is our nation’s #1 public health emergency (not Ebola) and that 90 percent of smokers begin as teens, the news may be the best possible trend imaginable: teen smoking rates continued their dramatic declines of the past three years! The recent youth smoking rates are these: 2000: ~25 percent 2011: 18.1 percent 2012: 14 percent 2013: 12.7 percent

High levels of toxin found in some e-cigarettes

High levels of cancer-causing toxins have been found in some brands of E-cigarettes. Health experts in Japan discovered high levels of chemicals including formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in the vapour produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid. The latest findings will come as a blow to those in favour of the electronic devices, heralded as safer than regular cigarettes.

Brad Rodu: How dangerous is snus? Don't ask the New York Times

Despite a wealth of available information, the Times unfortunately failed to nail the answers, even after acknowledging that “Many studies have been done on the question (sic),..." but fretting that "...but as in many fields that involve complex questions and human subjects, the research is imperfect.”

First 'e-cigarette child death': New York baby dies after drinking liquid nicotine

A one-year-old baby has died in New York state after drinking from what is thought to have been an e-cigarette refill bottle, prompting calls to change how the liquid nicotine products are presented. The death was described by local police as a “tragic accident”, and is thought to be the first to involve a child and e-cigarettes. An ambulance was called to a home in Fort Plain, New York, to reports of an “unresponsive” child last Tuesday, ABC News reported. He was rushed to hospital, but pronounced dead a short while later.

Poorly-done e-cig vapor study gets big headlines but means nothing

A new research letter in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals how shoddy this once-respected medical journal has let its peer-review standards become. The authors, from Portland State University in Oregon, titled their work “Hidden formaldehyde in e-cigarette aerosols” in an apparent (and successful) attempt to get more media and advocacy attention than their inaccurate study would have normally garnered.

Dutch to introduce 18+ age limit for electronic cigarettes

Junior health minister Martin van Rijn is slapping a minimum age of 18 on electronic cigarettes in an effort to stop youngsters smoking, he told parliament on Monday. The new rules will apply to e-cigarettes with and without nicotine and will bring the smoking aid age limit in line with tobacco and alcohol.

31 former public health groups funded by Big Pharma urge quick approval of proposed regulations

31 former public health groups funded by Big Pharma and/or DHHS urge Obama to “quickly” approve FDA’s proposed cigarette industry protecting e-cig sales ban, falsely claim “Further delay will only serve the interests of the tobacco companies,” falsely accuse tobacco companies of marketing to youth (in violation of the 1998 MSA), deceitfully conflate negligible e-cig risks with addictive and lethal cigarettes, falsely claim “There are no restrictions in place to protect public health against the risks these products pose, particularly to the health of our children,” fail to express ANY conce

Victorian doctor calls for end to contradictory laws over 'life-saving' e-cigarettes

A Victorian doctor has sparked controversy, calling for electronic cigarettes to be recognised as an effective tool to quit smoking.

Ballarat GP Attila Danko said he was hooked on traditional cigarettes for 30 years, until he took up e-cigarettes.

"I tried all the usual things, all the patches, all the gums, but I was always tempted back to smoking until I found e-cigarettes," he said.

JTI extends e-cigarette range with Logic LQD launch

JTI has expanded its range of electronic cigarettes with the introduction of Logic LQD – a new open tank device and range of e-liquids.

The company said the new device includes an “advanced refilling system that guarantees easy and precise e-liquid delivery”, alongside dual coil and variable voltage control offering “an enhanced and customisable vaping experience for users”.


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