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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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Ban defies logic

Ban defies logic

October 22, 2018

Hong Kong’s proposed ban on electronic cigarettes is said to defy logic, and to be inconsistent with the territory’s stance on other products.

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FDA issues ingredients reminder

FDA issues ingredients reminder

October 22, 2018

Manufacturers that were directly impacted by recent natural disasters can apply for additional time to comply with an FDA ingredient-listing compliance deadline.

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A THR ‘backwater’

A THR ‘backwater’

October 22, 2018

The Government of the Philippines is being urged by vaping groups to embrace a more progressive approach to tobacco harm reduction.

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Safety recognized

Safety recognized

October 18, 2018

Joyetech has become the first organization to certify to UL 8139, a safety standard that evaluates the electrical and battery systems of vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

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