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Discussing vaping at local level

Discussing vaping at local level

July 25, 2017

People in Dublin, Ireland, and Durham and London, England, are being offered the opportunity of taking part in local dialogues that will seek to understand vaping.

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Slight setback for vapor products

Slight setback for vapor products

July 25, 2017

A judge in the US has upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to ‘deem’ vapor products to be tobacco products.

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PLOOM in Switzerland

PLOOM in Switzerland

July 25, 2017

As capacity issues are overcome, more and more consumers are going to find themselves with a range of heat-not-burn products from which to choose.

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Nicoventures buys VIP

Nicoventures buys VIP

July 6, 2017

Nicoventures Retail will pay £11.9 million for the business and assets of VIP, a vapor company that went into administration earlier this year.

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Vapor Voice publisher recognized

Vapor Voice publisher recognized

July 6, 2017

Vapor Voice’s publisher, Elise Rasmussen, received a “Voices of Freedom” award during the annual “Freedom Dinner,” organized by Forest, a U.K. smokers’ rights group.

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MHRA guidance for vapor

MHRA guidance for vapor

July 6, 2017

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published new guidance on vapor products and refill containers regulations impacting retailers and manufacturers.

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Aussie vapers banned at bus stops

Aussie vapers banned at bus stops

June 28, 2017

In Canberra, Australia, smoking is to be banned at bus stops, taxi shelters, train stations and light rail stops, while vaping is apparently to be banned only at bus stops.

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U.S. university: guns yes, vaping no

U.S. university: guns yes, vaping no

June 28, 2017

Two policies being introduced at a US university on Saturday make sense from the point of view that vapor products carry health warnings but handguns do not.

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Vapor no bar to healing

Vapor no bar to healing

June 27, 2017

In another contribution to the scientific study of vapor and nicotine, British American Tobacco has found that vapor does not, under the conditions of the study, impede the healing of wounds.

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Huge investment in HEETS

Huge investment in HEETS

June 27, 2017

The commitment of the tobacco industry to harm reduction seems no longer to be in doubt. Philip Morris International has just announced another huge investment in heated-tobacco products.

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‘Heets’ facility in Germany

‘Heets’ facility in Germany

June 20, 2017

Philip Morris International plans to invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce the tobacco units to be used with IQOS.

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End for cigarettes ‘in sight’

End for cigarettes ‘in sight’

June 20, 2017

A high take-up of vapor products in the UK has helped reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking to the point where some observers are able to contemplate the end game.

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Singapore asks for public comment on proposal making possession of a vapor product illegal

Singapore asks for public comment on proposal making possession of a vapor product illegal

June 12, 2017

Singapore is asking the public to comment on a proposal to raise the minimum legal age for smoking, as well as prohibit the purchase, use and possession of vaporizers and e-cigarettes beginning tomorrow (June 13). 

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Armenia to ban ‘dangerous’ vapor in favor of cigarette price hikes

Armenia to ban ‘dangerous’ vapor in favor of cigarette price hikes

June 12, 2017

The government of Armenia plans to prohibit the use of vapor products.

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BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

June 7, 2017

BAT Korea’s Sacheon factory is being readied to become the export hub for British American Tobacco in Asia and to support the sales growth of heated tobacco products.

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Cleared for TPD testing

Cleared for TPD testing

June 7, 2017

Essentra’s Scientific Services facility in the U.K. has been approved as a provider of Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) testing.

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Two years prison for vaping

Two years prison for vaping

June 2, 2017

Vape in a park in the Malaysian state of Selangor and you could find yourself spending two years in jail. Harsh, but …

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Common ground for low risk

Common ground for low risk

June 2, 2017

Vapers in the US are being urged to seek an alliance with snus users that ‘just might form an unstoppable force that politicians will be forced to yield to’.

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