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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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Common ground

Common ground

February 25, 2017

A pragmatic health advocate, David Sweanor, is recognized for philanthropy.

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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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