The New Zealand government’s plan to create a “pathway” to the legal sale of alternative tobacco products has been broadly welcomed by harm reduction advocates – but with reservations
A group of public health professionals in New Zealand are recommending a two-pronged approach to cutting smoking – action against combustible cigarettes combined with support for vaping
PMI has denied allegations that it orchestrated a campaign to submit pro-vaping testimonies to a government consultation on e-cigarette regulation in Australia
New Zealand is to introduce an amendment to existing laws that will enable the legal introduction of alternative tobacco products such as snus and heat-not-burn devices
Major Australian public health organisations have submitted evidence to a government inquiry on e-cigarettes, with many taking a negative stance
New Zealand looks set to amend the law to allow nicotine-containing e-cigarettes to be sold in the country – but not to permit HnB products.
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.
An Australian Federal Court decision against three e-cigarette retailers has added a note of caution but little clarity to what companies can say or do on their websites.
The government of New Zealand has confirmed that it plans to legalise nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, and embed harm reduction concepts into law.
Australia will not re-classify nicotine to allow the domestic sale of e-cigarettes, having refused to legalise nicotine-containing e-liquid despite appeals to support vaping for harm reduction.
A New Zealand political party has proposed providing some form of subsidy for e-cigarettes in pursuit of the country’s goal of being smoke-free by 2025.
Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris International are attempting to widen their distribution of heat-not-burn (HnB) products throughout Pacific Asia, but there have been problems along the way.
Next year could mark a breakthrough for the Australian e-cigarette market, with a decision due on whether or not low-nicotine e-cigarettes are to be allowed.
Countries that ban vapour products could be breaking world trade agreements by unfairly privileging combustibles at the expense of e-cigarettes, two lawyers have warned.
Nearly a third of Russian high-school students have tried vaping, according to new research.
The effects of nicotine remain a major focus for scientific researchers investigating e-cigarettes, as three new studies indicate.
A proposal has been submitted to Australian health authorities that would change the legal status of nicotine containing e-liquids if approved.
A new study of former smokers found that they are reminded of smoking and have some desire to use an e-cig after viewing e-cigarette advertising.
The New Zealand government wants opinions on the future of e-cig regulation and taxation.
Two e-cigarette retailers face Australian court proceedings after the country’s consumer watchdog filed charges alleging they had made false and misleading claims about the safety of their products.
The attitudes of New Zealand’s policy-makers to e-cigarettes seem to be growing more liberal than those of their counterparts in Australia, with the smaller nation edging toward greater tolerance of vaping while the larger maintains an unforgiving stance.
Australia’s pharmaceuticals regulator has been ordered to consider an application from Nicovations to register its Voke nicotine inhalator as an over-the-counter medicine.
High pricing of e-cigarettes compared to combustibles could deter smokers from switching to vaping in many jurisdictions, a new study suggests.
Australia’s already stringent rules against e-cigarettes look set to get even tighter in some parts of the country, although there are tentative signs that the national regulatory framework could come under debate.
Among all the groups that could benefit from e-cigarettes for harm reduction, perhaps none is as contentious as pregnant women.
Infographic showing how the level of e-cigarette regulation in different territories appears to have an impact on vaping prevalence.
State governments in Australia and the U.S. are moving to stop the use of e-cigarettes in cars where children are present.
Singapore is to ban e-liquids as part of a wider move to end the importation, sale and use of alternatives to combustible tobacco.
A new proposal to ban the sale of any type of e-cigarette to minors has been met with skepticism in the Australian state of New South Wales.
New Zealand, where strict controls are placed on e-cigarette sales and distribution, has allowed an e-cig radio ad for the first time.