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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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Bill reintroduced to Congress

Bill reintroduced to Congress

February 18, 2017

Congressmen Tom Cole and Sanford Bishop reintroduced legislation, designated HR 1136, on Feb. 16 to amend the FDA’s deeming regulations. The proposal would change the 2007 predicate date for new tobacco products.

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Nicopure talks Cole-Bishop Bill

Nicopure talks Cole-Bishop Bill

February 15, 2017

What started as just a general disagreement against FDA regulations, quickly became an amendment sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Sanford Bishop. Together, they have formed a movement to keep vaping products on the market for adult consumers.

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Nicotine dialogues

Nicotine dialogues

February 15, 2017

The organizers of the annual Global Forum on Nicotine are scheduling three, thee-hour dialogues in the UK to help stimulate debate on nicotine and vaping.

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E-cig ban a harsh blow

E-cig ban a harsh blow

February 15, 2017

In Queensland, Australia, you can be fined up to A$9,108 for possessing nicotine for vaping; but it’s okay because nicotine is available through cigarettes, which are freely available.

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Misleading study results based on 4 subjects

Misleading study results based on 4 subjects

February 9, 2017

There is a danger that the US’ smoking and vaping policies could be based partly on the fact that four – yes, four – youngsters apparently tried a cigarette after vaping.

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Vaping given ‘thumbs-up’

Vaping given ‘thumbs-up’

February 8, 2017

A new study has given weight to the argument that electronic cigarettes can be effective, risk-reducing replacements for traditional cigarettes.

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Vapor study called ‘important’

Vapor study called ‘important’

February 8, 2017

A new study that compares the health impacts of using traditional tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapies has been welcomed by public health experts.

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iQOS compliance confronted

iQOS compliance confronted

February 3, 2017

A discussion has started in New Zealand as to whether Philip Morris’ heated-tobacco product, iQOS, can be sold legally in the country.

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Vapor prohibition to persist

Vapor prohibition to persist

February 3, 2017

An Australian backbencher has said that the vapor ban ball is in parliament’s court following the decision by the country’s medicines regulator to maintain its prohibition on nicotine.

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Video: Sweanor and Kovacevic discuss vapor

Video: Sweanor and Kovacevic discuss vapor

February 2, 2017

Video: David Sweanor and Patricia Kovacevic discuss the vapor industry and Canadian law versus U.S. law.

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Nicotine rethink required

Nicotine rethink required

February 2, 2017

The authors of a study on U.S. nicotine policy are calling on the new Trump administration to take a tobacco harm reduction approach.

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VEP: focus to be on TPD

VEP: focus to be on TPD

January 31, 2017

Vapor exhibition will focus on TPD2 compliance.

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Apple files vaporizer patent

Apple files vaporizer patent

January 30, 2017

It’s what might be the next best thing. Apple has filed a patent for a vaporizer.

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Improving age verification

Improving age verification

January 30, 2017

The UK-based on-line vaping-products retailer, Shoreditch, has worked with Experian to develop a more effective and efficient age-verification system.

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The future is smoke-free

The future is smoke-free

January 30, 2017

In reaffirming its commitment to working towards a tobacco-smoke-free future, Philip Morris International again asked for help from those in a position to give it.

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