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Flavored vapor study

Flavored vapor study

September 25, 2018

Roswell Park and University of Rochester Medical Center receive $20 million to study tobacco and vapor flavors.

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New research center

New research center

September 25, 2018

The University of Michigan School of Public Health will house a new, multi-institutional center focusing on modeling and predicting the impact of tobacco regulation.

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Government urged to act

Government urged to act

September 25, 2018

The Hong Kong-based consumer advocate factasia.org is urging the Government to allow the sale of regulated vaping products. It says that consumers have the right to choose what they buy and use, according to a story at harbourtimes.com. Factasia backed its call on Tuesday with the results of a survey conducted by market researcher Ipsos. The survey […]

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Vaping evidence highlighted

Vaping evidence highlighted

September 25, 2018

Questions raised in the EU Parliament about vaping and the Tobacco Products Directive were significant because of the importance of this subject and the courtesy with which they were raised.

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Fake Education

Fake Education

September 25, 2018

In announcing a vaping ‘education’ campaign aimed at young people, the US Food and Drug Administration implies that traditional and electronic cigarettes are alike. This is not education.

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It’s been a long time coming

It’s been a long time coming

September 25, 2018

Canada looks poised to lead the way on vaping by providing the public with straightforward statements about what is currently known of the risks and benefits of vaping.

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Alarmism overused

Alarmism overused

September 25, 2018

The Heartland Institute writer quoted below is surely correct in saying that, while a laudable goal, ‘protecting the children’ is also an overused rhetorical device.

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We’ll ‘work with FDA’

We’ll ‘work with FDA’

September 25, 2018

Fontem Ventures has reacted with an offer of co-operation to the US Food and Drug Administration’s call for action on preventing minors accessing electronic cigarettes.

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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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