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Health under threat globally

Health under threat globally

January 18, 2019

Set against air pollution, tobacco smoking seems to be a minor problem since, with the rise in vaping, it is one that can be reduced significantly by ordinary people.

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E-cig regulation sought

E-cig regulation sought

January 17, 2019

Electronic cigarettes should be subject to regulation, but it is dangerous to base that regulation on misconceptions about these devices, whose use is hugely less risky than is smoking.

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Thailand to study vapor product ban

Thailand to study vapor product ban

January 16, 2019

In Thailand, where the import and sale of vapor products has been banned since 2014, a working panel has been asked to conduct a study amid concerns of legal hurdles affecting the implementation of the ban.

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IQOS given EU protection

IQOS given EU protection

January 16, 2019

An interim pan-EU injunction has been granted against a Chinese manufacturer of a tobacco heating device similar in appearance to IQOS.

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NYT columnist comments on Juul Labs’ new ad campaign

NYT columnist comments on Juul Labs’ new ad campaign

January 15, 2019

New York Times columnist Kevin Roose said Juul Labs’ new $10 million “For smokers. By design” TV ad campaign, called “Make the Switch” suggests that the company “really, really, really cares” about “nicotine-addicted adult smokers.”

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Singapore: 67 people caught vaping since February 2018 ban

Singapore: 67 people caught vaping since February 2018 ban

January 15, 2019

In Singapore, where a ban on the purchase, possession and use of vapor products took effect February 1, 2018, with non-compliance resulting in a fine of up to S$ 2,000 (US$ 1,500), the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said 67 people have been caught using vape devices.

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Legal since it’s not illegal

Legal since it’s not illegal

January 15, 2019

It seems difficult to get those in authority to say that vaping e-liquids without nicotine is legal in no-smoking zones, though they will say that such activity is not banned.

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Smoking ‘amnesty’ in UK

Smoking ‘amnesty’ in UK

January 15, 2019

Just in case your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking is starting to come apart at the seams, here are some motivational tips.

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Don’t mention ENDS

Don’t mention ENDS

January 11, 2019

As in other countries, in India there is a grudging acknowledgement that the use of ENDS is less risky than smoking cigarettes, but an obsession with not letting anybody know this.

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Vaping saves money

Vaping saves money

January 7, 2019

Smokers in New Zealand who have resolved from January 1 to improve their health and finances can do so by making one change – by switching to vaping.

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Quitting with more nicotine

Quitting with more nicotine

January 7, 2019

The results of a new study call into question the idea that non-smokers are becoming addicted to nicotine delivered by electronic cigarettes.

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E-liquid rules ‘defy logic’

E-liquid rules ‘defy logic’

January 3, 2019

A list of descriptors banned from e-liquids sold in Oregon seems to cover the field: from sweet through tangy to tart.

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Vaporized re-brands as VPZ

Vaporized re-brands as VPZ

January 3, 2019

The UK vapor company Vaporized has been re-branded to VPZ,

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All at sea over vapor

All at sea over vapor

January 3, 2019

The US has been called to action against e-cigarettes, but presumably only if such action costs nothing. US states spend only 2.4 percent of their tobacco income on smoking prevention.

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Altria invests in Juul

Altria invests in Juul

January 3, 2019

Altria Group has signed and closed a $12.8 billion investment in Juul Labs, the U.S. leader in vapor products.

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A message of hope

A message of hope

January 3, 2019

A Public Health England campaign is a powerful and timely reminder of the enormous health benefits that smokers can enjoy by switching from smoking to vaping.

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Biggest study backs vaping

Biggest study backs vaping

January 3, 2019

The case for switching from cigarette smoking to electronic-cigarette vaping is becoming overwhelming.

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Altria invests in Cannabis

Altria invests in Cannabis

December 7, 2018

Altria Group has entered into an agreement to acquire newly issued shares in Cronos Group, a leading global cannabinoid company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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