Dubbed as an access threshold for the industry, mandatory national standards for e-cigarettes will go into effect on October 1.
The standards stipulate that the nicotine concentration in e-cigarettes should not be higher than 20mg/g, and the total amount of nicotine should not be higher than 200mg. [...]
Electronic cigarettes must also have protection functions to prevent the devices from being turned on by a child or by accident.
All fruit-flavored electronic cigarettes will be banned. The national unified e-cigarette trading management platform only provides tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes.
Vaping nicotine was not the cause of an associated lung disease in the United States, a study revealed.
The serious lung condition known as EVALI or E-cigarette, or Vaping, product use-Associated Lung Injury is not caused by vaping nicotine as falsely claimed by vaping opponents. This is according to a new study published by Dr. Colin Mendelsohn in Drug and Alcohol Review. EVALI is a serious medical condition in which a person’s lungs become damaged from substances which causes breathing difficulty, shortness of breath and chest pain.
This report is the eighth and final in the current series and was led by academics at King’s College London with a group of international collaborators.
This update is the most comprehensive to date. Its main focus is a systematic review of the evidence on the health risks of nicotine vaping. It also includes recent vaping prevalence data for young people and adults, and looks at flavours, nicotine and people’s perceptions of vaping harm.
Teen vaping has been in the news, with reports of rapidly increasing use and illegal sales of e-cigarettes.
As a Four Corners documentary on ABC TV earlier this year showed, parents and schools are struggling to manage this swift rise in vaping, with fears children are addicted and harming their health. In contrast, very limited research about Australian teen vaping has been published, until today.
We have published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health the first results from the Generation Vape study. The study aims to track teenagers’ knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours about using vapes (e-cigarettes).
In May, Brian King was appointed head of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. King is not known for championing e-cigarettes or reduced-risk alternatives to cigarettes. But after a few months on the job, he's out on the media and conference circuit giving a clearer idea of how he envisions the future of nicotine regulation.
In an interview [...] King was asked about surveys showing most people think e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as traditional cigarettes and whether that was a problem. "I'm fully aware of the misperceptions that are out there and aren't consistent with the known science," King replied.
A new paper published in the Journal of Health Economics suggests that burdensome taxes on vaping products lead to an increase in cigarette sales.
The co-authors of the peer-reviewed article—including Michael Pesko, a leading tobacco economist in the United States—used the NielsenIQ Retail Scanner Dataset (NRSD) over the years 2013 to 2019, which tracks weekly sales of many national retailers and a large percentage of total sales among drug stores, food stores, dollar stores, club stores and mass merchandisers. [...]
THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT'S medical, prescription-only model for nicotine vaping was introduced by Greg Hunt on 1 October 2021. After 12-months, it has been a resounding and predictable policy failure. [...] The regulations were intended to prevent youth vaping and to allow access for adult smokers as a smoking cessation aid. After 12 months, it is clear that they have only made things worse as predicted by ATHRA
British American Tobacco Plc has invested in German cannabis startup Sanity Group GmbH along with rapper Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital — the tobacco giant’s latest bet on pot as it diversifies beyond nicotine. Berlin-based Sanity secured $37.6 million in the BAT-led Series B funding round, according to founder and Chief Executive Officer Finn Age Hänsel. Nearly half of the amount will go toward strengthening Sanity’s medical business, while the company will spend the rest on preparing for the potential legalization of recreational marijuana in Germany. [...]
A proposed Dutch flavour ban has tobacco harm reduction advocates scrambling, prompting questions as to why the Netherlands doesn’t instead follow Sweden’s example when it comes to regulating nicotine products.
Consumers and interest groups have until September 28 to respond to a consultation launched by the Dutch government’s proposed amendments to the country’s tobacco laws.
The changes would outlaw all but 16 “approved” substances that could be used to make tobacco-flavoured e-liquids. Not only would all current e-liquids on the market be banned, but the proposed changes would also outlaw the development of any new flavours unless they rely on the approved substances.
In a bid to achieve a smoke free future, the Philip Morris International (PMI) is intensifying its for all by pushing for its heated- not- burn tobacco products.
Speaking over the weekend at a press briefing, Tommaso Di Giovanni, Vice President, Market Activation & Support – Philip Morris International opined that the company does not advise anyone who does not smoke to start but smokers who find it almost impossible to quit the act should subscribe to science and technologically improved smoke -free products which has about 95 per cent harm reduction.
A CAMPAIGN to tackle vaping and smoking among young people in York has been launched as new data shows nearly one in five secondary school pupils in the city have used e-cigarettes.
Free patches, gum and nicotine replacement therapy is being offered those aged 12 to 17 starting in October, during the national stop smoking campaign, Stoptober.
The York Schools Survey, in which the council surveyed more than 4,000 children across 37 schools, showed that 19 per cent of secondary school and sixth form students had used e-cigarettes. Among those in Year 12 – children aged 17-18 – this rises to 44 per cent.
The director of a pro-e-cigarette group in Thailand believes legalizing the activity would not only lead to more control over vaping amongst the kingdom’s youth but make it safer than the dreaded cancer stick.
A survey conducted by the National Statistical Office of Thailand last year found more than half of the kingdom’s 80,000 e-cigarette smokers were people aged between 15 to 24. With that survey in mind, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul earlier this month stressed the need to continue banning e-cigarette imports to protect the nation’s teenagers from vaping health risks.
Canada’s new excise tax on nicotine vaping products is days away from implementation, and the ramifications could be disastrous. [...] In this episode of RegWatch eminent tobacco control scholars Dr. Kenneth Warner and Cliff Douglas discuss recent research on e-cigarette taxes and why Canada’s new excise tax on vaping could be a public health blunder.
In late August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly unveiled a new “Overdose Prevention Framework” to address the decades-long opioid epidemic. Interestingly, the agency outlined policies that support innovation and promote harm reduction. Alarmingly, this is the same agency that houses the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) that is actively blocking access to tobacco harm reduction. This hypocrisy in approaching harm reduction must change.
The 21st century was marked by a dramatic increase in adolescent e-cigarette use in the United States (US). The popularity of non-traditional flavor types, including fruit and pastry, is thought to contribute toward growing product use nationally, leading to a variety of federal and state regulations limiting the use of non-traditional flavors in the US. The relationship between flavor type and increased adolescent use suggests a possible link between flavor use and addiction and harm perception. This study assessed if the flavor type used when initiating e-cigarette use predicted addiction and harm perceptions.
Passive smoking simply means being near a smoker and inhaling the smoke they exhale, while also taking in a whiff of the burnt part of the cigarette. While active smoking is associated with various heart diseases, passive smoking, too, has harmful effects on the heart and the lungs. [...] doctors explain how second-hand or passive smoking can be detrimental and increase the chances of stroke in a person. In fact, medical practitioners reveal the various kinds of stroke among younger people due to passive smoking have been quite prevalent in the country.
Fewer U.S. teenagers are drinking and smoking these days, but marijuana and vaping have gained in popularity -- particularly among kids with lots of unsupervised free time. Those are among the findings of a new study tracking substance use trends among American teens over the past 30 years. The researchers found that while substance use has generally declined over time, there were two notable exceptions: marijuana use, which has been inching up for many years; and vaping of nicotine and marijuana, which has surged in the past several years.
THE COST OF a pack of 20 cigarettes is set to jump by 50 cent as the result of an increase in excise duty.
There will also be a pro-rata increase on other tobacco products.
Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe said this will “support public health policy to reduce smoking in Irish society”.
A 0% VAT rate will also be applied to nicotine replacement therapies.
The clock is ticking for tobacco giant Philip Morris to rally support from Swedish Match shareholders for its offer to buy the snus maker – and not everyone is on board.
Chicago-based Framtiden Partnerships, a Swedish Match shareholder for nearly two decades, told Reuters on Wednesday that it opposes Philip Morris’ (PMI) proposed takeover of the Stockholm-based company.
The investor – incorporating Framtiden Management Company LLC and affiliates – which owns 1% of Swedish Match, has written a white paper urging others to reject the deal that 90% of shareholders need to approve before October 21, by Swedish law.