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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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E-cig, heat not burn excise opposed

E-cig, heat not burn excise opposed

January 22, 2018

The EU Commission has done the right thing in opposing for now the imposition of excise tax on electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices, both of which seem to offer health benefits.

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New e-cig report imminent

New e-cig report imminent

January 19, 2018

Members of a committee of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are due on Tuesday to present the results of their study of the health effects of e-cigarette use.

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Vapor marketing standards

Vapor marketing standards

January 18, 2018

The Vapor Technology Association has developed and adopted marketing standards for its membership to ensure vapor products are appropriately marketed to adult smokers. 

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Avail Pledges to help smokers switch

Avail Pledges to help smokers switch

January 16, 2018

Company relaunches its “Trash Your Pack” program in all 102 locations.

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Juul in the crown

Juul in the crown

January 16, 2018

The surge in sales of the Juul electronic cigarette is quickly shifting the product from trendy to dominant front runner in the U.S.

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Ploom sales expanding

Ploom sales expanding

January 16, 2018

Japan Tobacco will expand the sales area of its Ploom TECH starter kit and tobacco capsules in the cities of Sapporo, Sendai, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Hiroshima from Feb. 5.

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Stier joins consumer body

Stier joins consumer body

January 16, 2018

Jeff Stier, who has been a regular presenter and panelist at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forums, has joined the U.S. Consumer Choice Center as a Senior Fellow.

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No time for e-cigarettes

No time for e-cigarettes

January 16, 2018

Cigarette smoking is generally regarded as the biggest health issue there is, but the New Zealand government says it hasn’t had time to consider e-cigarettes, a hugely-successful quitting tool.

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Graphic HNB warnings?

Graphic HNB warnings?

January 5, 2018

It will be interesting to see what will be depicted if, as suggested, South Korea requires ‘stronger pictorial warnings’ on heat-not-burn products.

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Crime surges in New Zealand; vapor ban and rising tobacco taxes to blame

Crime surges in New Zealand; vapor ban and rising tobacco taxes to blame

January 4, 2018

A ban on vapor products with nicotine and a surge in tobacco taxes aimed at making smoker’s quit has caused a rise in retail robberies as black market tobacco sales skyrocket.

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Singapore out on a limb

Singapore out on a limb

January 4, 2018

Singapore considers e-cigarettes to comprise a gateway product to smoking, but in banning them it seems to be providing a gateway back into smoking for some people.

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