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FDA rejects Bill Godshall’s request to present scientific and empirical evidence on vaping (at FDA’s public workshop on June 1st & 2nd)

FDA rejects Bill Godshall’s request to present scientific and empirical evidence on vaping (at FDA’s so-called public workshop on June 1 & 2) on the following topics:

GSK announces relaunch of Nicorette lozenges after recalling products more than a year ago

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) today announced 2 mg and 4 mg Nicorette® mini Lozenge is now available at most retail shelves in the US following a supply shortage.

E-Cigs at Critical Juncture

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s deeming regulations on vapor products could shift the $3 billion that e-cigarettes/vape are estimated to generate this year in brick-and-mortar stores to online vendors and black market players.

Stakeholders have made the case that it’s important for the FDA to set a new predicate date in the final rule, and that Congress should update the predicate date for newly-deemed products. New FDA deeming regulations authorized earlier this year ban e-cigarette sales to Americans under age 18, among other stipulations.

How the FDA Helped Philip Morris Crush the E-Cig Competition

Philip Morris International's (NYSE:PM) smoke-free future is coming to America. The global cigarette giant plans on marketing its next-generation electronic cigarette in the U.S. next year once it gains FDA approval, but its applications indicate just how much the regulatory agency is helping to protect the interests of the big tobacco companies by crushing the competition. The future of smoking

The health hazards of vaping are overblown

It’s time to stop vilifying vaping. The scientific evidence is mounting that:

E-cigarettes are not a gateway drug that entice young people to take up smoking;
Vapour devices are at least as effective as other nicotine replacements products such as patches and gum in helping smokers quit;
Vapour from e-cigarettes contains significantly fewer toxins than smoke from tobacco cigarettes;
Second-hand exposure to vapour is far less harmful than exposure to second-hand smoke.

E-Tobacco: What’s Next?

C-stores remain cautious with regards to what direction the e-cigarette and vaping industry is headed this year.

By Anne Baye Ericksen

Between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deeming regulations finally released last year and a bevy of new state taxes and regulations restricting who can sell or purchase tobacco and other-tobacco products, 2016 was a tumultuous year for e-cigarettes.

Surgeon General Continues to Lie about Tobacco in E-Cigarettes

In an article published earlier this month in JAMA Pediatrics, the Surgeon General claimed that electronic cigarettes: "are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States, surpassing cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, and hookah." The article repeatedly refers to e-cigarettes as a form of tobacco. In fact, the article contains four statements indicating that e-cigarettes are a "form of tobacco" or that vaping is a "form of tobacco use."

The Rest of the Story

From Bad To Worse: Big Tobacco is On Its Way to Cornering the E-Cigarette Industry

One would think that Big Tobacco had learned its lesson after having its head handed to it almost twenty years ago. The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) ultimately cost the “Big Four” at least $206 billion – and that price tag could go higher.

Lawmakers push to roll back Obama-era e-cigarette regulations

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a long-time vaping proponent, introduced a bill Thursday aimed at loosening regulations for e-cigarette products that were tightened under the Obama administration.

The bill would reverse an Obama-era rule that categorized e-cigarettes as a tobacco product under the purview of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Hunter’s bill would exempt vaping devices from many of the rules placed on traditional tobacco products, including a two-year review process requiring FDA sign-off before new products hit the shelves.

The war on e-cigs is now national

Hypocrisy has reached new heights, even by Washington’s standards. The same left-wing senators who support needle-exchange and methadone programs to reduce harm to drug addicts and demand condoms for high-schoolers are waging war against the most effective harm reducer of all — e-cigarettes.

Big Tobacco has been waging a secret campaign to undermine a global anti-smoking pact

NEW DELHI/LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Philip Morris International Inc is waging a secret campaign to subvert the World Health Organization's anti-smoking treaty, which was designed to save lives by curbing tobacco use, a Reuters investigation published today reveals.

In one of the largest-ever tobacco industry leaks, internal Philip Morris International documents seen by Reuters, combined with reporting in 14 countries, expose a clandestine lobbying operation that stretches from the Americas to Africa to Asia.

Vaping low nicotine e-liquids may increase carbonyl exposure

Stoptober: UK stop-smoking campaign says yes to vaping

For the first time, the annual quit-smoking campaign Stoptober is suggesting that smokers use e-cigarettes. Public Health England (PHE) launched Stoptober in 2012.

Stoptober begins Oct. 1 and runs for 28 days. According to PHE, “Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the

New study comes the closest yet to proving that e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as smoking

It’s just over a decade since e-cigarettes first hit the shelves. And since then there’s been an explosion in their popularity, with almost 3 million adults using them in Great Britain today.

But this rapid popularity, and the potential these devices hold to help people stop smoking, has left some challenges. The biggest being that research looking at their safety has struggled to keep up.

Thai government stands by hardline policies, as New Zealand progress comes under threat

Seemingly unfazed by last week’s protests over the brutal arrest of a vaper, Thailand’s government recently doubled down on its harsh opposition to safer nicotine products. In an astonishing announcement on Wednesday a senior health official repeated an array of long-discredited claims about the alleged “risks” of vaping, and rejected accusations that his ministry has deliberately inflated concerns.

Positive results from an e-cigarette trial at the Isle of Man prison

In March last year, a six month pilot involving the use of e-cigarettes as alternatives to regular cigarettes, at the Isle of Man jail was announced. The aim of this trial was to reduce the dangers caused by inmates lighting up and smoking “illicit materials” such as tea bags and banana skins, to substitute cigarettes following the implementation of a smoking ban in 2008.

Electronic Cigarettes and Future Marijuana Use: A Longitudinal Study


BACKGROUND: Cigarettes have been strongly associated with subsequent marijuana use among adolescents, but electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are now rapidly replacing traditional cigarettes among youth. This study examines associations between youth e-cigarette use and subsequent marijuana use in a national sample.

E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government

A STUDY by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally debunked claims vape contains toxic formaldehyde.

False headlines and rumours have been circulating since 2015 when a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) concluded vaping emitted the dangerous chemical.

The nation’s health protection agency has now concluded that e-cigarette vapour contains no more formaldehyde than the normal, everyday air found in the average American home.

10 Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong About Vaping

About a year ago, a couple of good friends invited me to help them run a vape shop and eventual e-juice manufacturer in my hometown (Louisville, Colorado). We in this industry believe vaping to be potentially enormously beneficial to public health, and we've been dismayed to see it take a pretty stern beating in the public arena. This, along with the FDA's recent ruling in favor of strict regulation and all of the various local ordinances popping up, have prompted me to action.

Mike Siegel: US House members urge FDA to change grandfather date in proposed deeming regulation

Speaker of the House John Boehner, along with the House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton, have sent a letter to the FDA and Center for Tobacco Products urging that the proposed deeming regulations be changed. Specifically, they have requested ....

First Child's Death From Liquid Nicotine Reported as 'Vaping' Gains Popularity

A toddler from upstate New York could be the first child to die from liquid nicotine, the substance used in e-cigarettes, poisoning in the U.S., concerning health officials as e-cigarettes continue to rise in popularity. Police reported that the 1-year-old child died after ingesting liquid nicotine at a home in Fort Plain, New York, on Tuesday. The child was found unresponsive and rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Utah officials slash fines for e-cigarette marketers

SALT LAKE CITY Utah officials have slashed fines for three online electronic cigarette marketers from $1.1 million to $31,150. They declined comment on why the Utah Division of Consumer Protection quietly settled civil cases with companies that had been cited for more than 440 violations after allegedly deceiving and ripping off customers. Department of Commerce spokeswoman Jennifer Bolton told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1zSe94o ) the agency will "let the full terms of the settlement agreements speak for themselves."

California Joins Baseless Bashing of E-Cigarettes

SUPERSTITIONS ARE ALIVE and well. Not the kind athletes and other performers are known to indulge in, but big ones, like the belief in witches centuries ago, that affect all of us. One example: the weird war that health officials continue to wage against electronic cigarettes. E-cigs have been a godsend to people who wish to give up smoking or avoid taking up the habit in the first place. These devices involve no smoke, only a vapor, but give one the pleasure of nicotine without wrecking the lungs.

Sally Satel: Why the CDC has it wrong about the rise in teen vaping

The CDC has cited studies recently pointing out the rise in use of the e-cigarette and vapor products my teenagers in America and condemning it as "a very bad thing" while use of conventional cigarettes by teens have spiked downward at accelerating rates.

Study finds sales of e-cigs at US convenience stores up 7% in March

A new study out this week shows that sales products related to e-cigarettes were up last month in the convenience channel. The latest Balvor Retailer Composite (BRC) shows that dollar sales of Electronic Nicotine Devices (END) were up 7.1% last month in the c-store channel, while retail units sold grew by more than a quarter (26.4%).

“It’s critical to have a deeper knowledge of the business as there are many factors causing fluctuations in the category’s performance,” according to Balvor Managing Partner David Bishop.

E-Cigarette Explodes In Man’s Pants Pocket At Grand Central Terminal

Terrifying video Wednesday showed an e-cigarette exploding in a man’s pocket at Grand Central Terminal.

As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, the man was working inside a store at Grand Central when his pants suddenly caught fire Wednesday morning. By the late afternoon, the man was hospitalized for burns.

Stock of The Day: Is British American Tobacco plc a Buy? The Stock Reaches 52-Week High Today

The stock of British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) hit a new 52-week high and has $4731.06 target or 7.00% above today’s $4421.55 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $82.43B company. The 1-year high was reported on Dec, 13 by Barchart.com. If the $4731.06 price target is reached, the company will be worth $5.77 billion more.

Tobacco Product Use by Adults and Youth in the United States in 2013 and 14 (PATH Study)

On January 26, The New England Journal of Medicine published the paper, “Tobacco Product Use by Adults and Youth in the United States in 2013 and 14.” Information and access to the abstract are below.

PATH: More Than a Quarter of US Adults, Roughly 9 Percent US Youth Use Tobacco

BAT looks to double its vaping markets

Feb 23 (Reuters) - British American Tobacco wants to double the number of countries where it sells vaping products this year and again in 2018, it said on Thursday, as it chases rivals Philip Morris International to grab a share of a growing market.

BAT and Philip Morris were the first of the big tobacco firms to invest in cigarette alternatives a few year back, as growing health consciousness reduces traditional smoking.

Can British American Tobacco Beat Philip Morris in E-Cigs?

It's not enough that British American Tobacco (NYSEMKT:BTI) is set on becoming the biggest tobacco company with its $50 billion acquisition of Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI), it also wants to steal away the leading global position in cigarette alternatives from rival Philip Morris (NYSE:PM).

Global E-Cigarette Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022

The global E-cigarette market has gained significant attraction among tobacco smokers in recent years, owing to lesser health concerns related to it. E-cigarettes, also known as electronic cigarettes or vaporizers, are either electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDS). The battery-operated device emits doses of vaporized nicotine when inhaled by the user. E-cigarettes create an aerosol, which is commonly termed as vapor that generally contains e-liquid.

Imperial turns to caffeine as cigarette laws tighten and smokers quit the habit

As governments increasingly clamp down on cigarettes, one of the world’s biggest tobacco firms is banking on another potentially addictive product - caffeine.

Imperial Brands, which makes Gauloises and Winston cigarettes and was known as Imperial Tobacco until a year ago, is faced with a raft of new rules aimed at reducing people’s smoking habit.

Is vaping sticky enough? And how can we tell?

An essay by Oliver Kershaw & Amelia Howard

There is a disconnect between the tobacco research community and the vaping user-community. Both groups have almost totally divergent knowledge-base of the technology; the former based on its existing tobacco research agenda, the latter based on practical experience with the technology and through peer-learning and marketing.

VAPE AWAY Major smoking crackdown launched as Government urges millions to switch to e-cigarettes

MINISTERS want to slash smoking rates by a quarter by 2022 by urging millions to switch to e-cigs.

They aim to reduce cigarette use to just one in eight adults within five years.

Under ambitious new plans, health bosses also intend to halve smoking in pregnancy from the current 10.7 per cent.

Around 80,000 Brits a year – more than 200 a day – die as a result of tobacco.

As part of the new Tobacco Control Plan, health bosses will promote e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to traditional fags.

When Government Deems Who Can Sell What

In this final part of the series on vaping, we look at the regulations which are poised to basically destroy this industry as it currently stands and potentially hand it to the oligopoly of Big Tobacco and potentially create a black market of vaping products.

This product can help millions quit smoking ...if we’re allowed to talk about it


André Calantzopoulos: Bill S-5 lumps all tobacco products into the same category as cigarettes, no matter how much evidence supports a distinction

Canada ranks among the healthiest countries in the world. Yet there are more than four million men and women in Canada who smoke cigarettes —

Marrijuanna could be great for you, sats government: Just don't smoke it.

The warning letters were issued about a month after Gottlieb warned that he would be looking into marijuana-based products that claim to treat cancer.

Can Smokeless Unit Help Altria (MO) Make a Comeback in 2018?

Altria Group Inc. MO , which has a solid base in the tobacco industry, has been bearing the brunt of receding consumer enthusiasm toward tobacco products as well as stern regulations by government bodies.

E-cigs for quitting smoking? A cautious thumbs-up from American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is recommending — with caution — to health care clinicians that they add electronic cigarettes and vaporizers as a smoking-cessation option.

The nonprofit group stressed Tuesday its policy statement is directed strictly at adults, including strongly recommending against its use by the young. It said it will closely monitor e-cigs innovations and research.

Durbin Wants To Snuff Out E-Cigarette Marketing At Kids

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Tuesday for tougher regulations on e-cigarettes, especially the “insidious” marketing of flavored products to children.

Durbin was flanked by doctors and public health officials as he spoke to reporters at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. The senior Democratic senator from Illinois said he wants to ban flavored e-cigarette products and to standardize regulations on how e-cigs are sold—including where and the minimum age of customers.

FDA chief threatens to take e-cigarettes off the market

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb made his most direct threat yet against e-cigarette companies Friday, saying they face an “existential threat” if they don’t stop marketing to youth.

Gottlieb said he was horrified at the recent rapid rise in teen vaping. He called out the most popular product — Juul— by name and said his efforts to get companies to voluntarily dial back on candy-flavored products and heavy-handed marketing techniques were not having much effort.

Juul inventor's Myst lands funding as institutional investors turn to China's e-cigs

Over the past several years, institutional investors had largely shied away from China's e-cigarette makers, an industry that was teeming with shoddy workshops and lacked regulatory oversight. But investors' attitude is changing as China sets in motion its strictest-ever regulation on electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarettes significantly reduce tobacco cravings

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. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) were developed as a less harmful alternative to tobacco cigarettes. They contain 100 to 1,000 times less toxic substances and emulate the experience of smoking a tobacco cigarette.

FDA opens docket for public comments about FDA's scientific workshop on e-cigarettes on December 10/11

FDA opens docket for public comments about FDA's scientific workshop on e-cigarettes on December 10/11, public comment deadline April 15, 2015.

E-cigarettes: is vaping any safer than old-fashioned smoke?

It could be a scene from Mad Men, only the execs are in M&S and the office is in Borehamwood. A marketing man named Roger sits at his desk, exhaling luxurious billows of smoke that twist and dance and vanish as they drift towards the ceiling tiles. “Is that a cigar he’s smoking?” I ask my tour guide, Michael Clapper of e-cigarette company Vapestick. “That’s a Vigar!” he announces with undisguised triumphalism. “Look at him! He looks like the boss.” In fact, Michael is the boss. He’s showing me around the headquarters of what has rapidly become a multimillion-pound business.

House Leader Boehner Opposes E-Cigarette Ban

The electronic cigarette industry is a booming business for individuals who are trying to give up smoking or simply want to get away from the smell that is associated with traditional cigarettes. Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner, a user of e-cigarettes himself, is opposing measures that would strictly regulate the devices, citing concerns that it will hurt the industry.

Imperial Tobacco widens e-cigarette strategy with new brand

Feb 4 (Reuters) - Imperial Tobacco Group Plc is launching a new e-cigarette in France next week,
giving the big tobacco firm a lifestyle brand in addition to its existing brand Puritane,
marketed more as a healthcare product......

2014 NYTS finding that 9.5% of high school students smoked a cigarette in “past 30 days” shatters DHHS’s Healthy People 2020 target of 16%

2014 NYTS finding that 9.5% of high school students smoked a cigarette in “past 30 days” shatters DHHS’s Healthy People 2020 target of 16%, which is the only Healthy People goal ever achieved for tobacco use.

Big Tobacco Opens Shops to Show Off Vaping Devices

British American Tobacco aims to educate customers on how to use its vapor product

E-Cigarettes Might Be the Best Addiction to Have?

On Jan. 11, 1964, Dr. Luther Terry released the first report of the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health. The report concluded that there was not merely an association between smoking and cancer, but a causal relationship.

Call to ban sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes in Wales

Health officials are calling for a ban on the sale of confectionary-like flavours in e-cigarettes over concerns they appeal to children.

Public Health Wales said it could potentially lead to nicotine addiction in adult life.

It recommends restrictions on advertising e-cigarettes in all media regularly viewed by children.

A vaping company said it should be able to market itself as an "alternative to smoking".

White house hints at crackdown on recreational marijuana

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday suggested the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.

"I do believe that you'll see greater enforcement," Spicer said, while adding the exact policy is "a question for the Department of Justice."

It's the latest sign President Trump is poised to take a tougher approach than the Obama Justice Department did in states that have legalized the use of recreational marijuana.

What Philip Morris Learned From Japan

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) is seeking to revolutionize the tobacco industry with its iQOS alternative to conventional cigarettes, and so far, performance in test markets has been extremely strong. Philip Morris has high hopes for iQOS, expecting it eventually to contribute to a portfolio of reduced-risk products that could entirely replace traditional cigarettes. Yet in order to do so, Philip Morris will have to be sensitive to the needs of each market it serves while meeting anticipated strong demand.

The 3 Best E-Cigarette Stocks to Buy in 2017

With industry consolidation still ongoing in the tobacco industry, and the close ties all the global cigarette giants have with one another, buying the stocks of just one or two gives you exposure to a full portfolio of combustible cigarette alternatives.

E-cigarette firm hit with $55,000 fine

The boss of an online e-cigarette company has been fined $55,000 after being pursued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for falsely claiming the products did not contain cancer-causing chemicals.

In what is believed to be a world-first case, John Burden, of Noranda, who now works in Bali, was the boss of the New Zealand-based Elusion company selling e-cigarettes that were said to be “loved by customers across the world”.

Don't exempt e-cigarette products from FDA or tobacco standards

The e-cigarette industry claims vaping is a better alternative to regular cigarettes because electronic cigarettes contain smaller doses of toxins.

As a physician, I can assure you that inhaling chemicals is hazardous to your health regardless of whether they’re in fumes, flames, vapor or smoke. Despite industry efforts to distinguish vaping from smoking, nicotine is still a drug and carcinogens are still toxic.

Philip Morris On A Downhill Slope


In this article I revisit the deteriorating fundamentals of Philip Morris.

The company's stock price has surged, but its financial state continues to paint a different picture.

At an all-time high P/E ratio, the stock has not yet priced in the company's increasingly precarious financial state.

FDA promotes the use of nicotine to try curbing smoking

New FDA rules could mark the turning point to tobacco regulation since congress made compulsory placing warning labels on cigarettes in 1970s.The program would want tobacco companies to lessen the nicotine content in cigarettes. The FDA has not mentioned the figure by which percentage it should reduce but it seems to reduce significantly.


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