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Surgeon general criticised and praised over youth vaping report

9th December 2016 | News analysis |

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s report on the use of e-cigarettes by young people has drawn both criticism and praise. Representatives of the industry claimed the report ignored the benefits e-cigarettes can provide to those trying to avoid cigarettes, while medical groups and other organisations praised it and its call
for action.

PMI bids to gain first ever FDA modified-risk approval for iQOS

6th December 2016 | News analysis |

Philip Morris International (PMI) this week submitted its iQOS technology for approval as a reduced-risk product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a strategy which if successful would provide a tremendous boost to the credibility of heat-not-burn and perhaps pave the way for PMI’s partner Altria to dominate that market in the United States.

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Indiana legislators vow to change e-liquid security requirements

1st December 2016 | News analysis |

Indiana law-makers have promised to replace the state’s controversial e-liquid manufacturing law during the next legislative session. The law specifies security requirements for e-liquid makers which most have not been able to achieve. The Republican party, which holds the majority in the Indiana state senate, has promised to address the law during the next session at its official Organization Day held on 22nd » Continue Reading.

With Trump in the White House, is Cole-Bishop necessary?

18th November 2016 | News analysis |

While many in the U.S. e-cigarette world hope that the Cole-Bishop proposal to change the FDA’s grandfathering date could be the industry’s salvation, at least one commentator believes it should be abandoned in the light of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.