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Giant step backward

Giant step backward

September 13, 2018

FDA announcement could result in millions of American vapers returning to smoking, according to the Vapor Technology Association.

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FDA cracks down

FDA cracks down

September 12, 2018

The FDA has given tobacco companies 60 days to submit plans describing how they will address youth access and use of their products.

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Vapor bans allow tobacco to flourish

Vapor bans allow tobacco to flourish

August 31, 2018

India’s ban on vaping products gives free rein to the country’s tobacco manufacturers to concentrate their fire on combustible products.

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Vaping an outlet for inmates

Vaping an outlet for inmates

August 30, 2018

Given that smoking is to be banned in Scotland’s prisons, the Government deserves credit for its decision to provide vaping kits for inmates who would otherwise smoke.

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Reducing harm with vapor products

Reducing harm with vapor products

August 29, 2018

Vapor products seem to offer smokers a route to long-term harm-reduction in respect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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There are now nearly 11 million former smokers vaping in the US

There are now nearly 11 million former smokers vaping in the US

August 29, 2018

Given that vaping is used by smokers to quit smoking and given what is currently known about the health effects of vaping; it seems odd to categorize vaping as a ‘high-risk behavior’.

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Juul injunction denied

Juul injunction denied

August 28, 2018

The Israeli Supreme Court has rejected a petition filed by Juul Labs seeking a temporary injunction against the Ministry of Health’s decision to ban the sale and importation of Juul.

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U.S. FDA says 95 percent of flavor comments fake

U.S. FDA says 95 percent of flavor comments fake

August 28, 2018

Although 95 percent of the comments received in reply to a public consultation on flavors were seemingly invalid; this should not be used as a reason to move away from such consultations.

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Seeing through the fog

Seeing through the fog

August 28, 2018

Having people vaping on trains might not be to everyone’s taste, but then others might object to the smell of take-away meals or the sound of mindless telephone calls: “I’m on the train”.

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Vape shops providing a vital service

Vape shops providing a vital service

August 22, 2018

As well as providing a vital service for smokers, the UK’s burgeoning vape shops are helping to fill gaps left in high streets by the retreat of traditional retailers.

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A rational approach

A rational approach

August 21, 2018

An opinion piece in the Malay Mail has set out a rational argument for allowing smokers to use vaping devices to quit smoking while, at the same time, studying the effects of vaping.

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Vapor: the ray of hope

Vapor: the ray of hope

August 21, 2018

Self-prescribed electronic cigarettes are clearly the major harm-reduction hope in the UK, a country where the dispensing of stop-smoking aids fell precipitously between 2005-06 and 2015-16.

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BAT welcomes e-cig report

BAT welcomes e-cig report

August 21, 2018

speccomm | August 20, 2018
The ability to communicate with consumers about the relative risks of combustible and non-combustible tobacco and nicotine products is central to the success of a harm-reduction strategy.

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Keeping an open mind

Keeping an open mind

August 21, 2018

Simply keeping an open mind in respect of electronic cigarettes can be a major step forward in the direction of harm reduction.

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New thinking in Australia

New thinking in Australia

August 21, 2018

Australia might be shifting slightly its stance on electronic cigarettes, which is good news for harm reduction.

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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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