Pax Labs, the U.S. heat-not-burn manufacturer previously known as Ploom, today launches a new generation of its namesake device which it is positioning as “the most intelligent, premium and highest performing vaporizer in the market”.
In her final days as head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Margaret Hamburg is receiving accolades from Republicans and Democrats alike on her six years in what many call one of the toughest jobs in government.
Canada’s third-largest province is poised to introduce e-cigarette rules including a public vaping ban, as provincial governments across the country move to cut across the regulatory confusion created by an uncertain federal position.
The Californian nonprofit threatening to sue e-cigarette companies over their product labelling says it hopes to pressure the entire industry into marketing e-cigs that are safer and carry mandatory warnings.
Introduction • The matrix of authority • State government regulation • Local government regulation • Regulation by quasi-governmental institutions • Regulatory trends • Appendix: state law on tobacco and consumer protection
American cigarette smokers and dual users disagree on key issues in e-cig regulation such as advertising, flavours, and public vaping – and their views seem to be influenced by whether the individuals are e-cigarette users themselves.
Switching to e-cigarettes may not ease the symptoms of smokers who are suffering from shortness of breath and coughing. Despite mass-media coverage implying that e-cigs might directly harm the lungs, this was the principal finding of recent research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, studying the effects of e-cigarette vapour on mice.
Congressional critics of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will get a chance to quiz its next leader on the issue of regulating e-cigarettes once president Obama has nominated a successor to Margaret Hamburg.
The top public health official in the state of California has all but declared war on e-cigarettes, in a pair of reports that focus closely on the products’ purported health risks while repudiating their claimed benefits.
Still unsure exactly who derailed his child-proofing legislation late last year, U.S. senator Bill Nelson is trying again to persuade Congress that it should mandate safety packaging for the liquid nicotine containers used to refill e-cigarettes.
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.