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Fighting for flavor

Fighting for flavor

July 2, 2018

A coalition of vape companies has launched a grassroots cause campaign titled #Fight4Flavor, which aims to encourage adult vapers to share how e-liquid flavored products have helped them transition from smoking.

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What’s not to like?

What’s not to like?

June 29, 2018

“Not only does it [vaping] substitute many of the physical, psychological, social and cultural elements of cigarette smoking, but it is pleasurable … convenient and cheaper than smoking.”

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Madvapes building presence in vapor market

Madvapes building presence in vapor market

June 29, 2018

Madvapes has acquired 15 new U.S. stores in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.

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Heat not burn market gets a “Lil” hotter in South Korea

Heat not burn market gets a “Lil” hotter in South Korea

June 29, 2018

KT&G’s new e-cigarette, Lil Plus, has made a strong debut and may draw in customers who have used rival products that are due for updates.

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Ex-FDA counsel joins Juul

Ex-FDA counsel joins Juul

June 29, 2018

Juul Labs has appointed Gerald F. Masoudi as chief legal officer, effective July 9.

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Vapor opponents refuse to accept truth about vaping and youth use

Vapor opponents refuse to accept truth about vaping and youth use

June 20, 2018

Although vaping in the US has failed to become an epidemic among young people, opponents are maintaining an orange-level panic because that’s what they do best.

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IMPORTANT DEADLINE: FDA vapor product listings due June 30

IMPORTANT DEADLINE: FDA vapor product listings due June 30

June 20, 2018

Manufacturers of all vapor products “deemed tobacco products” have until the end of this month to provide the US Food and Drug Administration with lists of their products.

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UK vape shops optimistic about 2018

UK vape shops optimistic about 2018

June 20, 2018

The UK has been struggling to maintain its previously-strong, smoking-to-vaping conversion-rate, but vape shop owners think this year is going to be a good one.

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Another day, another panic

Another day, another panic

June 14, 2018

Electronic cigarettes seem to instill in some authorities a sense of panic that is not detectable in the case of far-more-risky combustible cigarettes.

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Tobacco use in decline

Tobacco use in decline

June 14, 2018

Tobacco use among young people in the US fell between 2011 and 2017, but electronic-cigarette use increased. Is there a connection here?

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Report: HNB not less risky

Report: HNB not less risky

June 14, 2018

From news reports of research carried out by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the Ministry has drawn from its data a conclusion that appears questionable.

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High nicotine levels needed

High nicotine levels needed

June 14, 2018

It is to be hoped that regulators who limit the level of nicotine in e-liquids and those bent on reducing nicotine in conventional cigarettes look at the findings described below.

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Vapor saving lives

Vapor saving lives

June 13, 2018

Confused about the vaping vs smoking debate? What you need is The Rest of the Story.

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BAT investing in glo

BAT investing in glo

June 13, 2018

British American Tobacco said yesterday that it would invest €800 million during the next five years in its factory in Ploiești, Romania. ‘The investment, which will generate 200 new jobs in Romania, will support the expansion of BAT’s innovative tobacco heating product – glo – in countries across Europe during the second half of 2018,’ […]

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E-liquids – the reality

E-liquids – the reality

June 13, 2018

Retailers in the Australian state of New South Wales seem to be taking a more grown-up attitude to nicotine-containing e-liquids than are the local health authorities.

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BREAKING: FDA extends flavorings ANPRM deadline 30 days

BREAKING: FDA extends flavorings ANPRM deadline 30 days

June 7, 2018

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an extension of 30 days for its advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for its “Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products,”

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Poland to make PLOOM

Poland to make PLOOM

June 7, 2018

A $100 million investment in Poland will enable the production of PLOOM TECH capsules to expand beyond Japan for the first time.

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PMI issues research update

PMI issues research update

June 7, 2018

The latest scientific update from Philip Morris International (PMI) includes an assessment of each product in the company’s smoke-free portfolio.

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