The e-cig industry is driven by rapidly growing consumer demand, splintered by diverse technologies, threatened by regulation, and niggled at by medical doubts. So the team at ECigIntelligence has drafted a SWOT analysis for the industry as a whole.
E-cigarettes containing nicotine can help people quit and cut down on smoking: that is the digested version of the Cochrane review on the use of e-cigs for smoking cessation and reduction, but the review itself is considerably more nuanced.
An international group of NGOs has tried to identify middle ground between the die-hard opponents and supporters of e-cigarettes in the run-up to next week’s World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on regulating e-cigs.
The World Health Organization (WHO) looks increasingly likely to recommend stringent restrictions on e-cigarettes, following an internal report which suggests measures including a blanket ban on indoor use and tight controls on advertising.
An Australian e-cigarette retailer is attempting to crowd-fund an appeal after a court ruled that the e-cigarettes the company sold resembled conventional cigarettes – violating Australia’s Tobacco Products Control Act of 2006.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off the prospect of tobacco-style rules.
The man who leads the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to see e-cigarettes brought into the international agreement, according to a news report today.