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From Russian elevators to US taxes, a change is gonna come

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 3rd August 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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2017 has already been a significant year in the short history of e-cigarettes – and there is more to come in the remaining five months of a the year ...

Von Erl prepares international expansion in hook-up with Fontem

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 12th July 2017 || Business briefing |

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The Austrian e-cigarette company Von Erl has gone into what it describes as a partnership with Imperial Brands subsidiary Fontem Ventures, the makers of blu, in the hope of boosting its international expansion ...

Euro survey finds one in 10 who want to quit smoking turn to e-cigs

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 15th June 2017 || Business briefing |

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One in ten Europeans who have tried to give up smoking have used e-cigarettes or similar devices to help them, according to a wide-ranging public opinion survey for the European...

Some Japanese quit with e-cigs, but most prefer willpower

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 16th May 2017 || Business briefing |

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E-cigarettes are more popular than they are successful as smoking cessation aids in Japan, according to a recent study which suggests they should therefore “not be recommended or...
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‘Lack of trust leads to needlessly repressive anti-vaping legislation’

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 20th April 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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Sociologist Amelia Howard will tell the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw that a lack of trust in the e-cigarette industry leads governments around the world to introduce harsh measures against a low-risk...
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Drug policy reformer Nadelmann to address Global Forum on Nicotine

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 6th March 2017 || Business briefing |

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Ethan Nadelmann, widely regarded as the outstanding U.S. proponent of drug policy reform around the world, is to share his views on the links between policy and harm reduction at this summer’s Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN)....
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European e-cig product notifications expected to top 140,000

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th February 2017 || Regulatory reports |

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Europe’s e-cigarette manufacturers and importers had submitted more than 70,000 individual products to the European Union Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) by the end of 2016 – and that number is expected to have rapidly...
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Bulgaria responds to the freedom to vape where smoking’s banned

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th February 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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Bulgarians have taken up vaping enthusiastically - and their chief reason for doing so is the freedom to vape indoors and in public places where smoking is...
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French doctors offered advice on when to recommend e-cigs

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 22nd February 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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French doctors, officially barred from giving advice on vaping, have been offered a set of recommendations on how to answer patients' questions about e-cigarettes - and which groups of patients they can be most useful...
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