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Netherlands health secretary Paul Blokhuis is a committed opponent of smoking and vaping. But has he got it right in his plan to ban all e-cig flavours except tobacco? There are reasons to think he may not
The newly elected taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland, Micheál Martin, has a more restrictive approach to tobacco-alternative products among his policy priorities, as laid out in the coalition government’s five-year plan
The ban on all e-cigarette imports into Australia that was due to come into force next week has now been delayed until January 2021
Australian health minister Greg Hunt has announced that importing e-cigarettes will be banned from 1st July “to reduce the risk to public health through addiction to nicotine and nicotine poisoning”
An intense debate is on-going in New Zealand between representatives and health officials over planned legislation to regulate vaping products in the country for the first time
The Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare has released a draft proposal to ban e-cigarettes, while leaving open the possibility of market approval for some reduced-risk products
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World No Tobacco Day provides an opportunity to consider the approach that public health authorities, policymakers, and advocates around the world have towards the role of tobacco-alternatives products
Widely publicised linkages with the coronavirus are just the latest manifestation of distrust of vaping, in the public-health community as well as the media. So how does that “95% safer than smoking” view hold up?
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The postponement of the 2020 Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to next year could be good news for the tobacco alternatives sector
A large grouping of non-profit and health organisations has called on Indonesian president Joko Widodo to take a stricter stance against e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in the battle against COVID-19
An increase in online sales has been one of the most notable consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on the vaping industry across Europe, as the sector continues to battle market disruptions and shop closures
The vaping industry has shown concern after doctors in New York State called for a temporary ban on e-cigarette sales out of concern that vaping could put people at greater risk from COVID-19
A judge in Seoul has dismissed a petition by the South Korean Electronic Cigarette Association questioning whether reports issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare recommending people not to vape were unconstitutional
The US FDA has hinted that it might push back the deadline for e-cigarette PMTA applications, or offer flexibility to companies struggling to meet the May target while coping with coronavirus
As European and North American authorities ramp up their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects on e-cigarette sales channels are mixed
Fears over the coronavirus outbreak, and governments’ responses to it, have led to the cancellation of a number of vaping events that were scheduled over spring at locations around the world
Public Health England (PHE) continues to support vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking, saying products sold in England are still considered safe for consumers despite the spate of lung illnesses in the US
Less than a year after launching in the country, Juul Labs is stopping selling all its products in Indonesia while it puts new measures in place to combat under-age purchases. Juul also faces further legal action in the US
The coronavirus that has so far killed more than 2600 people in China has had limited impact up to now in the vaping industry around the world, but severe movement restrictions have raised fears
A new study by a research team of academic economists argues that e-cigarette taxes could backfire, potentially sending vape consumers to use cheaper and more harmful products
Vapers in the UK are being warned by the government to take care with batteries and chargers, in a new public-information campaign launched to address the risk of e-cigarette-related fires.
While nicotine vaping has been largely acquitted of involvement in the US outbreak of vape-related lung disease, will the torrent of misinformation that followed have a long-term impact on the e-cig sector? …
The second largest Islamic organisation in Indonesia, with around 50m members, has issued a formal ruling banning e-cigarettes
Pupils in the southwestern German state of Rhineland-Palatinate are to be taught about the possible health impacts of e-cigarettes as part of the school curriculum
The Word Health Organization (WHO) has appointed a new head of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat in time to take charge of the ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) in the Netherlands
Dozens of Canadian companies have been forced to stop sales or recall vaping products following hundreds of consumer product inspections by Canada’s federal government
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has reviewed its position on smoking cessation and is now considering vaping as a possible tool to quit smoking
More research is needed before e-cigarettes can be relied on as an aid for smoking cessation, the US surgeon general suggests in a new report which also urges adult benefit be weighed against risk of youth uptake
Lack of reliable scientific data on the long-term effects of vaping is leading life and health insurers to take a cautious approach to insuring e-cigarette users
Wisconsin governor Tony Evers has announced that his administration will work to curb youth vaping in the state through various actions including bills to ban sales to minors and an e-cig ban in schools
While feelings run high on both sides of the great debate over e-cigarette flavours, has one vital – potentially even life-threatening – factor been largely overlooked? My sister was recently rushed to hospital after being “vaped over” (her words) in a public car park. She says: “People would not dream of blowing cigarette smoke over […]
The recent highly publicised outbreak of vape-related lung illness in the US appears to have had a damaging impact on the vaping business in South Africa, despite the strength of the market
With vaping becoming part of the lifestyle of more people, is it time healthcare professionals routinely asked questions about it, as they might about smoking, alcohol or diet?
Falling Spanish e-cigarette sales have led to job losses, with vape stores closing, according to the country’s Union of Vaping Promoters and Entrepreneurs
E-liquid cartridges with flavours other than tobacco or menthol are to be excluded from the US market at the end of this month, the FDA says, while advertising and marketing will come under scrutiny too
“The year just gone has been an intense one for the vaping industry – and don’t expect 2019 to be any less so.” So we said a year ago. We didn’t know the half of it
The root of the US lung illness outbreak is now believed to lie in vaping of cannabis oils, but the damage to e-cigs’ reputation goes on – as do efforts to restrict vaping, especially flavoured products. Here is the story so far
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have seized 44 websites they said were selling illicit vapour cartridges containing THC
Regulation in Belgium and possibly across Europe may change as a result of the link being made between vaping and a teenager’s death – though that link has not been verified
Marijuana vaping is growing much faster among US teens than nicotine vaping, according to research released by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The French National Academy of Medicine (Académie nationale de médecine, ANM) says an outbreak of vaping-related lung illness like that in the US could not happen in France
Switzerland’s Tobacco Prevention Fund should finance e-cigarette initiatives, harm reduction organisations have told the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
Cannabis vaping products won’t be legally available in Canada’s second-largest province “for the time being” after a decision by the Quebec government-owned cannabis monopoly
The 2018-19 National Survey for Wales on adult smoking and e-cigarette use shows that e-cigarettes are the most popular tool among Welsh adults to help them in quitting smoking
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