After passing a public vote this summer, the San Francisco ban on e-liquid flavours has had a wildfire-like effect in California. The various bans affect all flavours except tobacco-flavoured e-liquids
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.
A vape expo which organisers say will be one of the biggest events of the year for the e-cig industry will take place in Las Vegas on 9th and 10th November, in conjunction with a CBD show at the same venue
The US FDA has stepped up its campaign against the youth vaping “epidemic” with the launch of a large-scale education programme, threats to tighten compliance requirements, and a reiteration of its concern over flavours
Foreign-born US residents are more likely to believe nicotine is a major factor in smoking’s health risks, research has found – while “half the population incorrectly believes nicotine is the main carcinogen in cigarette smoke”
The US Food and Drug Administration is threatening five major players in the US industry – Juul, Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu and Logic – in an effort to get them to offer concrete plans to reverse the trend in e-cig use by minors
Scorekeepers in Washington could say 2018 has been an unproductive year for the vaping industry in the US Congress, though attempts have been made both to free e-cigarettes from regulation and to impose more
Vaping companies warned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over products considered attractive to kids have told ECigIntelligence how the process worked out, and that it had benefits as well as irritations