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 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.
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.