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U.S. FDA to ban all non-tobacco e-liquid flavors from everywhere except brick-and-mortar vape shops

U.S. FDA to ban all non-tobacco e-liquid flavors from everywhere except brick-and-mortar vape shops

November 15, 2018

It’s happening. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banning the sale of all non-tobacco flavored e-liquids from all retail locations except for age-restricted locations such as vape shops.

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Action against youth access

Action against youth access

November 13, 2018

The Global Vaping Standards Association supports regulations limiting the sale of certain flavored e-liquids to vape shops and tobacconists.

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Vapor advertising rules changed in UK

Vapor advertising rules changed in UK

November 12, 2018

A change in advertising rules to allow health claims to be made about electronic cigarettes in the UK should help to restore public confidence in these products.

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As expected, US FDA to ban sales of all non-tobacco related flavors from c-stores

As expected, US FDA to ban sales of all non-tobacco related flavors from c-stores

November 9, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores, including gas stations, in an effort to reduce the popularity of vaping among youth.

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Smoking at record low in US

Smoking at record low in US

November 9, 2018

The incidence of tobacco smoking by adults in the US fell from 15.5 percent in 2016 to an estimated 14 percent last year, while smoking among young adults fell from 13 percent to 10 percent.

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Vapor has vital role

Vapor has vital role

November 9, 2018

Cancer patients who continue to smoke should be encouraged to quit, perhaps by switching to electronic cigarettes.

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NGP portfolio heating up

NGP portfolio heating up

November 7, 2018

Imperial says it is delivering strong growth in next generation products focused on smoker conversion. It plans to launch Pulze, its first heated tobacco product, early next year.

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Seeking common ground

Seeking common ground

November 7, 2018

To reduce vaping among young people while encouraging its use among smokers wanting to quit; the FDA needs to work with the legitimate industry and crack down on the ‘bad actors’.

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Colorado Governor doubles down on vape shop investigations

Colorado Governor doubles down on vape shop investigations

November 6, 2018

Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order targeting vape shop owners selling to minors. One of its actions is to require the Colorado Department of Revenue to double its number of compliance checks on vape shops, convenience stores and other retail locations.

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FDA to hold hearing to discuss drug therapies to treat teen addiction to e-cigarettes

FDA to hold hearing to discuss drug therapies to treat teen addiction to e-cigarettes

November 2, 2018

The U.S, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public hearing, to be held Dec. 5, to discuss its efforts to eliminate youth e-cigarette use.

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Attempt to calm moral panic

Attempt to calm moral panic

November 1, 2018

The US FDA’s panic over teenage vaping should be set against what the WHO said earlier this week about the deadly effect of air pollution on the health of young people globally.

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E-issues need addressing

E-issues need addressing

November 1, 2018

The vaping industry needs urgently to address the environmental threat its products pose. Especially given today’s climate, it would be foolish to repeat the tobacco industry’s mistake.

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Figuring the ‘epidemic’

Figuring the ‘epidemic’

October 30, 2018

The full version of the story below explains why figures on the ‘epidemic’ of young people vaping in the US are being bandied about even though those figures have not been published.

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Vaping under further threat

Vaping under further threat

October 30, 2018

South Australia’s Parliament looks set to shift the state beyond the black stump in relation to vaping – back to the good old days when men were men and smoked combustible cigarettes.

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Save the vape!

Save the vape!

October 29, 2018

SFATA has announced a multi-media initiative dedicated to saving the vapor industry from excessive regulation and taxation, biased science, inaccurate reporting, and unfair competitive practices.

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BREAKING: NuMark ends sale of all pod-based products, non-tobacco-related flavors

BREAKING: NuMark ends sale of all pod-based products, non-tobacco-related flavors

October 25, 2018

NuMark to stop selling Elite and Apex devices. Altria Chairman and CEO Howard Willard says “we believe pod-based products significantly contribute to the rise in youth use of e-vapor products. We don’t believe our products are the issue, but we don’t want to risk contributing to the problem.”

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Vive la différence

Vive la différence

October 24, 2018

Some policy makers lump electronic cigarettes with combustible cigarettes. But that’s like assuming the emissions from a horse-and-cart are the same as those from an electric automobile.

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FDA blocking progress

FDA blocking progress

October 24, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration’s heavily bureaucratic processes are holding back even the forces of safety innovation in respect of electronic cigarettes.

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