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Atakan Befrits | 16 March 2015  Read more

On the threat to vapers and vaping in Sweden
Vaping with nicotine in Sweden is now de jure banned following a recent court ruling. Import, distribution and sales of nicotine containing e-cig and nicotine containing refills are banned by the Medical Products Agency (MPA) in Sweden, unless they are registered as medical products. This is prior to the implementation of the TPD, which provides for some flexibility on distribution and sales, which will continue for the time being, pending an appeal against the judgement.

Saul Shiffman et al. | 9 March 2015  Read more

Impact of Flavor Descriptors on Youth Interest in Electronic Cigarettes II
Subsequent to publication of our paper, Stan Glantz published a critique of our study on the University of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education website. The critique was familiar – it was, in fact, the critique offered by one of the four anonymous expert referees who reviewed our paper for the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. In the end, the journal, in deciding to publish the paper, decided that we had overcome these concerns and that the paper was a valuable addition to the literature.

  • MANILA, Philippines — Congressmen have filed a bill regulating the sale and use of the Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), more commonly known as e-cigarette. The authors urge the Congress to pass the law regulating the use of e-cigarette while the research and studies are currently being conducted on the controversial smoking vehicle.
    2015-04-21 | philstar.com

    • E Cigarettes
  • The acting head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Monday that the agency is moving “full speed ahead” with its efforts to crack down on the use of e-cigarettes. Two weeks into his tenure, Dr. Stephen Ostroff said strengthening tobacco regulations is one of his top priorities.
    2015-04-21 | thehill.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Regulation
  • Two new research papers suggest e-cigarettes may help smokers trying to kick the habit, but only if they are used every day, instead of infrequently. It may also be more beneficial to use the versions with refillable “tanks”, which could deliver a higher dose of nicotine. There is much controversy around the potential for e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking, [...]
    2015-04-21 | theguardian.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Study
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is enacting a new excise tax on e-cigarettes in his 2016-2017 state budget, [...] If the budget proposal passes the legislature, Ohio will join Minnesota and North Carolina in taxing electronic cigarettes. Twelve other states put forth proposals for e-cigarette taxes last year, but none of them passed.
    2015-04-21 | blog.heartland.org

    • E Cigarettes
    • Tax
  • As this Reuters graphic shows, according to a study just released by the Centers for Disease Control, between 2011 and 2014 the percentage of high school students who had smoked a cigarette in the prior 30 days dropped from 15.8 percent to 9.2 percent, a record low. Despite this remarkable 42 percent drop in cigarette use, overall tobacco consumption remained essentially flat, [...]
    2015-04-21 | blogs.reuters.com

    • E Cigarettes
  • The increase in electronic cigarette use, coupled with a decrease in smoking, could be a positive sign for the prevention of cigarette use, said Lynn Kozlowski, [...] If there was an increase in e-cigarette use and an increase in cigarette use, that would be concerning, he said. But a trend is continuing here and that is the important development.
    2015-04-21 | medicalxpress.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • Tobacco companies have long been known for their legacy of offering rich dividends. Philip Morris International (PM) is one such company. It is the leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands, including Marlboro, the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PM's products are sold in more than 180 markets. 
    2015-04-21 | gurufocus.com

    • Industry
    • Tobacco
  • The American College of Physicians (ACP) is updating its 2010 call for regulations on e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), with proposed rules that include banning flavors and television advertising. Global sales of the products are expected to pass $50 billion by 2030, but evidence about their health effects and usefulness as a smoking cessation tool is scant and sometimes conflicting.
    2015-04-21 | medscape.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Regulation
  • The Clark County Board of Health will consider an ordinance to prohibit electronic cigarette use in public places where tobacco products are banned. The proposed ordinance would extend the regulations under the statewide Smoking in Public Places law, formerly the Washington Clean Indoor Air Act, to include "inhalant delivery systems."
    2015-04-21 | columbian.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Smoke Free
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