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Juul advances UK presence in deal with major supermarket chain

30th November 2018 | News analysis |

Controversial US vaping firm Juul Labs has secured a deal to sell its vaping product in one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains.

The most publicised player in the US e-cigarette market started selling its vaping product in its UK stores in early November but now Juul will also be available in Sainsbury’s stores.

E-cig regulation issues are ‘not black and white’, says FDA’s Zeller

22nd October 2018 | News analysis |

Mitch Zeller, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products, gave a keynote address at an e-cigarette conference at New York University’s School of Law on Friday. The long-time tobacco hawk struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone, acknowledging that the issue of how to regulate e-cigs, “is not black-and-white,” and that there’s currently “a stalemate” on harm reduction strategies. Zeller also mentioned the Nasem Report, which reported reduced short-term negative health outcomes from e-cigs and that vape users are less likely to smoke cigarettes.