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8th August 2023
Venezuela / Americas: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Americas, has praised Venezuela for its recently announced ban on e-cigarettes. The organisation believes e-cigs put progress on tobacco control at risk with the “negative impact on the health of the population due to the diseases they generate” The PAHO also warns that “being particularly popular among young people, [e-cigarettes] create new cohorts of nicotine and tobacco users, with adverse implications for health, society, the economy, and national development”. Venezuela’s ban on e-cigarettes was foreseen by ECigIntelligence last month.
8th August 2023
Panama: The Association for the Reduction of the Harm of Smoking has filed a lawsuit before the Supreme Court to declare Law 315, which bans the use and sale of all e-cigarettes, unconstitutional, press reports. The plaintiffs base their case on a citizen’s right to choose, and hope for an end to the smuggling of e-cigs, with and without nicotine, into the country.
16th June 2023
1st June 2023
Dominican Republic: The minister of public health called on young people yesterday, World No Tobacco Day, to stop using e-cigarettes. He said “their effects are related to multiple ailments because they contain toxic agents that can cause complications in the respiratory tract, lungs, and even cancer”.
30th May 2023
Americas: Ahead of tomorrow’s World No Tobacco Day (31st May), Jarbas Barbosa, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has warned that novel tobacco and nicotine products “threaten to undo decades of gains against tobacco use”. He said: “The tobacco industry and its allies do not rest. Currently, they spread a lot of misleading information that promotes, especially among young people, the use of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products.”
2nd May 2023
Dominican Republic: Members of the centre-left Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), the ruling party, have reaffirmed support for a bill to regulate e-cigarettes and heated tobacco devices, including banning their sale to under-18s, press reports. The bill also has the backing of the opposition Fuerza del Pueblo (People’s Force) party.
16th December 2022
17th October 2022
Americas: The Pan American Health Organization, the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO), has published a paper on “Taxation of novel and emerging nicotine and tobacco products (HTPs, ENDS, and ENNDS) globally and in Latin America”, analysing “the evolution and market structure” of heated tobacco and e-cigarettes, with and without nicotine, and proposes “possible elements of a good tax policy approach for countries to consider”. The paper makes extensive use of ECigIntelligence data.
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