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HNB market set to glow

HNB market set to glow

August 7, 2017

Capacity constraints comprise one of the major challenges tobacco companies face in trying to increase their sales of heat-not-burn tobacco devices.

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Red-letter day

Red-letter day

August 7, 2017

Dr. Michael Siegel, who has been critical in the past about the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to harm reduction, believes that the agency has turned a corner.

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Vapor opponents decry new FDA approach to harm reduction

Vapor opponents decry new FDA approach to harm reduction

August 1, 2017

In announcing on Friday its plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proved that it’s not possible to please all the people all the time.

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Vapor industry gets 4 year extension

Vapor industry gets 4 year extension

July 28, 2017

The US FDA has moved the PMTA application deadline to Aug. 8 2022, giving the vapor industry 4 additional years to sell products that were on the market before Aug. 8 2016.

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Psychiatrists say lift vapor ban

Psychiatrists say lift vapor ban

July 26, 2017

Nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes could offer significant health benefits to people with mental illnesses in Australia – if they weren’t ­banned.

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HEETS capacity continues growth

HEETS capacity continues growth

July 26, 2017

If, as seems logical, the expansion of the capacity of HEETS production is reflecting increasing demand for these products, then demand must be strong.

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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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