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New Zealand to legalize nicotine vapor

New Zealand to legalize nicotine vapor

March 29, 2017

The New Zealand has announced its plans to make nicotine-laced e-cigarettes legal, in a bid to regain lost ground on its noteworthy target to make New Zealand smokefree by 2025.

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Reminder: FDA clarifies retail compliance

Reminder: FDA clarifies retail compliance

March 27, 2017

Just because you are filling tanks for customers doesn’t mean you must register as a manufacturer. Not long ago, retailers viewed vapor regulations to mean they could not perform many menial tasks for customers.

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Nicotine illegal in Australia

Nicotine illegal in Australia

March 27, 2017

Australian authorities have refused to legalize nicotine-containing e-liquid despite appeals to support e-cigarettes for harm reduction.

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Study: vapor helping quitters

Study: vapor helping quitters

March 21, 2017

With electronic cigarettes available in the UK, the smoking prevalence there would be expected to drop off more quickly than if they weren’t available.

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FDA puts off clarification deadline

FDA puts off clarification deadline

March 21, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is delaying until March 19, 2018, its final rule for clarification of when products made or derived from tobacco are regulated as drugs, devices, or combination products under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

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Vape House to open in Marrakesh

Vape House to open in Marrakesh

March 17, 2017

Vape House has announced the addition of Vape House Marrakesh, the first Vape House outside of Europe and the first Vape House in Africa.

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E-cig claim half-baked

E-cig claim half-baked

March 14, 2017

The trouble with oven-ready ideas, such as the one that has it that electronic cigarettes are tobacco products, is that they’re not the real thing. And no amount of ketchup will make them right.

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Gottlieb to head U.S. FDA

Gottlieb to head U.S. FDA

March 12, 2017

Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s appointment could be a boom for the vapor industry. The American Enterprise Institute has consistently argued that there is no evidence showing the risk of vaping is any where near as dangerous as smoking.

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Vapor may be more satisfying than smokes

Vapor may be more satisfying than smokes

March 10, 2017

A small survey in the US suggests that the perceived level of danger posed by vapor products decreases as frequency of use increases.

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Vapor represents a ‘win’

Vapor represents a ‘win’

March 10, 2017

There seems to be a momentum building up behind the idea that vapor products offer a solution to the problems created by traditional cigarettes.

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E-cig tax plea in UK

E-cig tax plea in UK

March 10, 2017

The UK Vaping Industry Association has produced some persuasive figures with which to try to dissuade the Chancellor from applying excise tax to vaping devices.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

March 10, 2017

A lot of CORESTA reports and information on projects that it has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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Battery workshop scheduled

Battery workshop scheduled

March 10, 2017

The failures – sometimes explosive – of batteries used in some vapor devices have been causing concern; so a workshop to discuss these issues is timely.

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Call for e-cigs subsidy

Call for e-cigs subsidy

March 10, 2017

In New Zealand, where nicotine patches and gum are subsidized, a call is being made for electronic cigarettes to be given the same status.

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Advocacy groups join forces in support of Cole-Bishop bill

Advocacy groups join forces in support of Cole-Bishop bill

March 8, 2017

The Vapor Technology Association, Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, American Vaping Association and Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association announced a joint letter in support of the Cole-Bishop bill.

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FDA applications meeting

FDA applications meeting

February 22, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products considers vapor a tobacco product. The regulatory agency is due to explain the processes it uses in the review of tobacco product applications.

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iQOS hurdle in Australia

iQOS hurdle in Australia

February 19, 2017

In Australia, as in many other countries, smokers are being left to burn while the authorities fiddle with the definitions of alternative products, and smoking and vaping.

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Study: most vapors over 40

Study: most vapors over 40

February 19, 2017

A survey by a retailer of electronic cigarettes has found that two-thirds of the 500 vapers questioned in the UK were more than 40 years of age.

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