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COP9 postponement buys time to consider evidence, say experts

30th April 2020 | Regulatory briefing |

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The postponement of the 2020 Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to next year could be good news for the tobacco alternatives sector

ASH report: half as many vapers as smokers in UK; dual users down

24th September 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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New data has been published by UK anti-smoking charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) to show that there are now half as many vapers in the UK as smokers, with 3.6million people vaping compared to 7.2m smokers in 2018 – and the majority of those vapers are ex-smokers.

Anti-tobacco policies light up on World No Tobacco Day

31st May 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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Health authorities around the world presented their policies against e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

Experts, smokers and vapers to clarify UK research priorities

18th January 2019 | Regulatory briefing |

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British smokers and vapers, as well as medical experts, are being asked to help define priorities for scientific research on e-cigarettes.
The E-cigarettes Priority Setting Partnership project is beginning its open consultation with an online survey consisting of just one query: “What question(s) about electronic cigarettes would you like to see answered by research?”

2016 in e-cigarettes – rapid change, new regulation, and some shocks

30th December 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

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May 2016 brought the two biggest regulatory developments in the short history of the e-cigarette so far. But the U.S. deeming regulations and European TPD were far from the only stories brought to you by ECigIntelligence in another year of rapid change…

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Public vaping bans can be bad for your health, researchers warn

22nd November 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

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Public vaping bans run contrary to best science and may have negative effects on public health, undermining efforts to combat smoking, according to a report by several leading academics.

UK vapers urged to vote for EU exit, but critics say it’s pointless

25th February 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

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A group of British vapers is convinced that voting to leave the European Union will save the industry and consumers from the looming Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and its restrictions on e-cigarettes.