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Into the Cosmic Fog

Into the Cosmic Fog

March 16, 2018

Fontem Ventures has bought into Cosmic Fog Vapors, a supplier of e-liquids, which comprise the largest contributor to the value of the global e-vapor sector.

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Reducing risk reduction

Reducing risk reduction

March 14, 2018

The UK government has for some time acted in harmony with the tenets of harm reduction; but now, desperate for revenue, it has introduced a dissonant note.

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CORESTA calls for papers

CORESTA calls for papers

March 14, 2018

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of proposed papers for presentation at this year’s CORESTA Congress is May 16.

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Looking to phase out tobacco

Looking to phase out tobacco

March 14, 2018

An international anti-tobacco group is asking governments to develop plans by 2021 for phasing out the sale of tobacco products, a request that seems, in the light of what the tobacco industry is doing, to lack ambition.

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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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