Health advocates demand Kentucky vape tax

Kentucky, which has a large tobacco industry, has historically had low taxes on cigarettes – currently the state charges 60 cents a pack, whereas most states set it between $1 and $2.50, with New York imposing an eye-watering $4.25 levy. Now a campaign is...

ANPVU launches to give Italian vapers a consumer-led voice

Italy already has several pro-vaping organisations, such as the Italian Federation of Electronic Cigarette Manufacturers (SVAPO) and the Association of Independent Retailers (Anide), but up to now there hasn’t been a group focused on vapers themselves. While...

Tennessee lawmakers push for higher vaping age

State Senator Jeff Yarbro and fellow Democrat Representative Darren Jernigan tabled the bill in the state House and Senate this week; titled HB1706 in the House, and SB1636 in the Senate, it’s a simple bill that changes the age in several state laws from 18 to...

Reprieve for EU vapers as tax decision put off for a year

EU holds off on e-cig tax – for nowThe EU Commission has reviewed the evidence on vaping and decided that, for the moment, it doesn’t have enough evidence to impose a tax on the products across the whole political union. They haven’t dropped the idea, though –...

New study finds no health risks in 2-year vapers

A new study has provided further evidence that vaping has no harmful implications for health, at least in the short to medium term. Carried out for Fontem Ventures, an Imperial Brands subsidiary that manufactures the Puritane closed-system e-cigarette, the...

NNA joins the case against the EU snus ban

Snus is a moist powder tobacco product that is placed under the upper lip for extended periods. It is considered as an effective harm reduction product which has helped thousands quit smoking and is extremely popular in Norway and Sweden, in fact the popularity...

More data in favour of the relative safety of HnB products

The COT reviewed PMI’s IQOS and British American Tobacco’s iFuse. The evidence gathered by the committee indicated that the products still pose a risk, but despite not being able to quantify the exact level, the COT said that this risk is less than that from...

India: State government of Bihar bans e-cigarettes

A notification pertaining to the ban was issued by the State drug controller (SDC) Ravindra Kumar Sinha, and also distributed to all assistant drug controllers (ADC) and drug inspectors in the State. Anti-tobacco campaigner and executive director of...

Public Health England launches Pro-Vaping Campaign

Thanks to the widespread use of e-cigs, the UK is now boasting the second lowest smoking rates in Europe and the lowest ever reported locally.The PHE is renowned for being actively involved in campaigning for the use of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tools....

Philip Morris puts anti-smoking advert in UK newspapers

PMI who is the maker of Marlboro, has been been promoting itself as wanting to achieve a smoke-free future, whilst at the same time still selling deadly cigarettes, and fighting certain anti-smoking regulations such as rules pertaining to plain packaging. In...

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