Trying nicotine through experimentation with e-cigarettes does not seem likely to lead to a tobacco smoking habit, according to new research from Oklahoma which casts tentative doubt on the “gateway hypothesis” of e-cigs as a pathway to conventional cigarettes.
A group of proposed laws that would have affected the U.S. e-cigarette industry officially bit the dust this week when the historically dysfunctional 113th Congress finally closed its books on legislation.
Relatively little scientific work has been done on comparing dependence on nicotine via tobacco with dependence on the substance via other delivery vehicles. But new U.S. research attempts to answer this question using a new index of dependence created specifically for the comparison.
Introduction • The matrix of authority • State government regulation • Local government regulation • Regulation by quasi-governmental institutions • Regulatory trends • Appendix 1: state law and New York City law • Appendix 2: notable lawsuit – The Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment vs New York City
Legislators in Canada’s most populous province are considering a comprehensive e-cig bill which would prohibit vaping in public enclosed spaces, limit in-store marketing, forbid sale to minors, and make flavour bans possible.
Nearly 20% of middle and high school students in Minnesota have tried vaping, a proportion about three times higher than the national average – but the public health researchers who produced the figure have cautioned against assuming that it represents a major problem for the state.
The U.S. cities of Minneapolis and Baltimore have joined the likes of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia by banning the use of e-cigarettes in most indoor public places, while Boulder is considering an outdoor ban.
The matrix of authority • State government regulation • Local government regulation • Regulation by quasi-governmental institutions • Regulatory trends • Appendix 1: state law, consumer protection law and licensing law • Appendix 2: notable lawsuits – Smoking Everywhere and Sottera
Republicans’ historic victory this week in taking the U.S. mid-term elections’ big prize – control of the Senate – could have a significant impact on the e-cigarette industry’s relationship with Congress, as power shifts to a party renowned for its traditional stance against what it considers burdensome regulations on business.
This article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, takes a look at changes in smoking prevalence and smoking populations around the world – and explains some surprising apparent contradictions.
Marlboro maker Altria has pushed out its MarkTen e-cig to nearly 80,000 U.S. stores, with more due to start stocking the product soon, and is working with retailers to get maximum exposure on their shelves.
The portrayal of e-cigarettes on YouTube is overwhelmingly positive, with only 2% of videos on the sharing site depicting the products in a negative light, according to a new report published by BMC Public Health.
As the world’s nations sit down at the Moscow World Trade Centre this afternoon to debate e-cigarette regulation, relations between the public health community and vaping activists appear likely to grow even frostier.