On international World No Tobacco Day vaping industry representatives called out the WHO and governments for not supporting smoking alternatives as a cessation tool, but the campaign was celebrated by many charities and health organisations from across the world
New Zealand’s government has released a new plan setting out a series of policies to reach its “bold” ambition of lowering the smoking rate to 5%, including making traditional tobacco “less available” than vaping products
New regulations that come into force in New Zealand tomorrow will oblige retailers, including vape stores, to display signs at each point-of-sale warning customers that e-cigarette products are not for sale to minors
A proposal by the New Zealand government to limit the number of shops that can sell tobacco products is causing concern among the country’s retailers, who would need to apply for new business licences under the scheme
World No Tobacco Day provides an opportunity to consider the approach that public health authorities, policymakers, and advocates around the world have towards the role of tobacco-alternatives products
The minister charged with drawing up proposed regulation of e-cigarettes in New Zealand has done so, based on the stated belief that vaping and smokeless tobacco are “highly likely to be much less harmful than smoking”
More than half of US consumers wrongly believe that using nicotine every day is more dangerous than drinking every day, according to a new global survey from the Foundation for a Smoke-free World (FSFW)
Philip Morris International (PMI) has run into legal trouble in New Zealand, where the health ministry has taken the company to court for attempting to sell its iQOS heat-not-burn device in the country.