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Qualified support

Qualified support

August 17, 2018

In generally welcoming a new report on electronic cigarettes, the UK smokers’ group Forest nevertheless cautions against the medicinal licensing of these products.

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Harm reduction within reach

Harm reduction within reach

August 17, 2018

It must be hoped that the authoritative nature of a comprehensive new report on electronic cigarettes will inspire a rational approach to these potentially game-changing products.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: misinformation disseminated by major public health and medical organizations

WEB EXCLUSIVE: misinformation disseminated by major public health and medical organizations

August 16, 2018

Six leading public health and medical organizations sent 2 different letters urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take action on “illegal vapor products.” They both contained some major misinformation.

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Improving transparency

Improving transparency

August 16, 2018

The US FDA is trying to improve the transparency of its ‘tobacco product application review process’. It could improve clarity by eliminating the noun stacks.

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Tax smokers, not vapers

Tax smokers, not vapers

August 16, 2018

A board member of the UK Vaping Industry Association says the Government should tax combustible cigarettes further rather than introducing taxes on electronic cigarettes.

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Evoking a new nicotine era

Evoking a new nicotine era

August 16, 2018

Kind Consumer says that it is now in a position to set up a manufacturing facility for Voke, an alternative nicotine-delivery product that sits in a category of its own.

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Another vaping myth debunked

Another vaping myth debunked

August 14, 2018

Another organization has joined the chorus of those debunking the myth about the presence in electronic-cigarette vapor of more-than-background-levels of formaldehyde.

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

August 14, 2018

The names used so far to describe certain new-generation products have been various and clumsy, but the US FDA has come up with a useful catch-all: non-combusted cigarettes.

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Risk communication vital

Risk communication vital

August 14, 2018

Communicating with smokers about the relative risks posed by combustible and non-combustible tobacco and nicotine products is vital. Agreed. Now, manufacturers should be allowed to get on with it.

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Tariffs threaten vapor industry

Tariffs threaten vapor industry

August 9, 2018

The US vaping industry could suffer another blow if trade-war tariffs are applied to vaping products, encouraging smokers to stay with their combustible cigarettes.

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185,000 give notice in EU

185,000 give notice in EU

August 9, 2018

In the EU, where manufacturers and importers must notify their intention to place electronic cigarettes and refill containers on the market, there have been 185,000 such notifications.

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Regulating innovation away

Regulating innovation away

August 8, 2018

Technological innovation that could help keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of young people would be greatly delayed by FDA review processes.

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Israel looks to ban Juul

Israel looks to ban Juul

August 8, 2018

In taxing heat-not-burn products in the way it did, Israel seemed to fly in the face of the idea of relative risk. Now, with a plan to ban Juul, it seems to have lost the plot entirely.

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Letter to US FDA makes false claims

Letter to US FDA makes false claims

August 8, 2018

Six leading public health and medical organizations yesterday urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ‘to stop the sale of new electronic cigarette products that have been illegally introduced in recent months’ even though some of the products were on the market before the deadline.

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China calling for vapor regulations

China calling for vapor regulations

August 8, 2018

It is to be hoped that if or when vaping regulations are introduced in China, those regulations are based on facts rather than urban legends.

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Spain to host THR summit

Spain to host THR summit

August 8, 2018

Spain has an ‘interesting’ history in respect of electronic cigarettes and vaping, which is due to be built upon at its first-ever tobacco-harm-reduction summit next month.

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Vaping tax a daft idea

Vaping tax a daft idea

August 8, 2018

The U.K. Government cannot have been surprised by the reaction to its unofficial public consultation on the idea of applying excise tax to vaping products. It’s daft.

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Date set for FDA product application discussion

Date set for FDA product application discussion

August 8, 2018

The processes involved in the Food and Drug Administration’s tobacco product application reviews are due to be discussed at a meeting in October.

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