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More support needed

More support needed

February 22, 2018

While applauding the American Cancer Society’s endorsement of e-cigarettes, the Consumer Choice Center is calling on other organizations to embrace tobacco harm reduction.

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Setting the record straight

Setting the record straight

February 22, 2018

A myth-debunking blog about electronic cigarettes and vaping gets right to the heart of the matter by saying that e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes are not the same and shouldn’t be treated as such.

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Pressing the vapor case

Pressing the vapor case

February 21, 2018

Vapers in the Philippines are using a Public Health England review to press their case for vaping devices to become a part of the Philippines’ tobacco control program.

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FDA seeking feedback

FDA seeking feedback

February 21, 2018

Feedback is being sought for the US Food and Drug Administration’s Nicotine Steering Committee as it tries to help develop and implement nicotine policy and regulation.

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New IQOS store in London

New IQOS store in London

February 21, 2018

The tobacco debate is being re-heated in London, UK, today with the opening by Philip Morris Limited of a fourth IQOS store in the city.

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A glowing report on vapor

A glowing report on vapor

February 8, 2018

While smoke triggered 2,809 changes in the expression of genes strongly involved in the development of disease, only two genes were affected by exposure to ‘glo’ vapor

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Vaping key to quitting

Vaping key to quitting

February 8, 2018

How is that the up-take of a hugely less-risky, acceptable alternative to smoking is being held up by misinformation?

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JT to develop new reduced-risk products

JT to develop new reduced-risk products

February 8, 2018

Japan Tobacco plans to spend big during the next three years in a race to get ahead in the reduced-risk product category.

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Vapor review welcomed

Vapor review welcomed

February 8, 2018

A question has been asked as to why the vaping industry is banned from advertising research by Public Health England that says more smokers should be made aware of the benefits of switching to vaping.

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Thai beach smoking ban includes vapor products

Thai beach smoking ban includes vapor products

January 26, 2018

Enforcement of Thailand’s ban on smoking on the beach begins Thursday, Feb. 1, and includes vapor products. However, the legality of vaping in Thailand is unclear.

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Bulk synthetic nicotine boon?

Bulk synthetic nicotine boon?

January 26, 2018

Next Generation Labs has announced the successful commercially scaled bulk production of pure synthetic S isomer nicotine for use in the tobacco, pharmaceutical and scientific research industries.

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Kenya ban benefits vapor

Kenya ban benefits vapor

January 26, 2018

Vapor product retailers in Kenya are enjoying something of a sales boom as people who once smoked the now-banned shisha cast about for alternative products.

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Singapore vapor ban looming

Singapore vapor ban looming

January 26, 2018

Singapore is set to ban just about every tobacco and nicotine product that offers a less-risky alternative to cigarettes, the sale of which will presumably receive a boost.

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Advisory committee denies PMI first MRTP attempt

Advisory committee denies PMI first MRTP attempt

January 25, 2018

The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC), which advises the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has denied the first effort by Philip Morris International (PMI) to label its iQOS device as a modified-risk tobacco product (MRTP). TPSAC’s denial of the request creates speculation as to how PMI will move forward with introducing the device into the U.S. market.

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Bantam Vape launches its new premium e-liquid line

Bantam Vape launches its new premium e-liquid line

January 25, 2018

Bantam Vape has announced the launch of its first five premium e-liquids, all in the strawberry family. The company boasts the only Strawberry Shortcake on the market completely free of diacetyl, according to a press release. The other four flavors being introduced in the initial line include Strawberry Chew, Strawberry Limeade, Strawberry Banana Milkshake and a Strawberry Ice menthol.

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Vapor’s message a struggle

Vapor’s message a struggle

January 24, 2018

Even in a country where the authorities generally embrace harm reduction, it can be difficult to convince much of the population about the benefits of switching from smoking to vaping.

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Chinese government allegedly seizes more than $15 million in heat-not burn products

Chinese government allegedly seizes more than $15 million in heat-not burn products

January 24, 2018

A Chinese news outlet is reporting that “millions of dollars” worth of heat-not-products have been seized in China and 13 suspects are under arrest. According to Modern Gold News the Ningbo Municipal Public Security Bureau and Ningbo Municipal Tobacco Monopoly Bureau led a joint operation to confiscate more than $15 million in hardware and tobacco sticks.

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Avail partners with The Drip Club

Avail partners with The Drip Club

January 22, 2018

Avail Vapor has joined forces with The Drip Club, a Los Angeles-based e-liquid company. According to a press release, some of The Drip Club’s e-liquids are now available to Avail customers nationwide.

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