Washington: Vaping Banned in Redmond’s Parks

An article on Q13Fox, pointed out that this is the first change ever made to the city’s park rules since they were established 24 years ago, and the initiative to ban vaping along with smoking, came as a result of public outreach. The importance of implementing...

NZ Court Gives Philip Morris the Green Light to Sell iQOS

The iQOS device, is a Heat not Burn (HnB) smokeless alternative to combustible cigarettes and works by heating tobacco leaves known as Heets or HeatSticks. These refills which look like short cigarettes, must be inserted into the device and are heated up once...

UK MPs Demand That Parliament Become ‘Vape Friendly’

Earlier this month, the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), announced the launch of VApril, the first ever UK nationwide awareness and education campaign sponsored by the vaping sector. “VApril is a campaign to encourage more people to quit smoking through...

FDA sued by anti-vaping extremists over Deeming delay

Anti-harm reduction groups take FDA to courtApparently outraged by the FDA’s decision to delay its crackdown on the vaping industry for four years, a coalition of anti-nicotine groups has filed a lawsuit against the agency in an attempt to force it to...

Reality of the FDA Flavor Ban ANPRM

A portion of the ANPRM “Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” directly states: “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to obtain information related to the role that flavors play in tobacco...

Dubai: Inspectors Raid Tobacco Shops for E-Cigarettes

Earlier in March, a UAE senior health official said that the country is currently working on devising regulations that would stop the illegal import of e-cigarettes, following which anyone caught smuggling the devices would face criminal charges. It is ironic...

Australian Committee Divided Over E-Cigarette Regulations

The members of an Australian committee appointed to look into e-cigarette use have differing opinions on the right regulatory approach to e-cigarettes, yet its chairman recommends permitting the use of nicotine in the devices.Australian doctors have been...

The LIAF Brings Experts to EU Parliament to Discuss E-Cigs

The event was called “Electronic cigarette and damage reduction: a potential step forward for European health”, and featured a number of renowned speakers amongst which Agnieszka Kozakiewicz from the European Commission, Professor Riccardo Polosa from the...

Is New Zealand’s Smoke-free 2025 Initiative on Track?

In March 2017, associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner had said that e-cigarettes would be legalized and that New Zealand was adopting a low risk approach since scientific evidence about the safety of e-cigarettes is still being developed. However, a year later,...

Two Indian States Issued Notices To Ban E-Cigs

During the hearing, the court said that there are a number of new addictive trends that India’s youth are indulging in amongst which vaping, and that tackling this is their priority. It was also stated that despite banning the use of nicotine in hookah bars,...

Hong Kong: Vaping Rates on the Increase

According to an article on The Standard, the survey was carried out by the Census and Statistics Department, and shows that 5700 Hong Kong citizens were using e-cigarettes or heat-not-burn products in 2017. In fact, last June, legislator of the Federation of...

One of PMI’s Factories Has Ceased Cigarette Production

Back in 2016, PMI made headlines when Andre Calantzopoulos, the company’s CEO said that he would like “to work with governments towards the “phase-out” of conventional cigarettes”. Additionally Peter Nixon, the Managing Director for UK and Ireland had said, “We...

BAT Study: Vaping Does Not Stain Teeth Like Smoking

To conduct the study which was presented at the American Association for Dental Research’s annual conference the researchers used a prototype e-cigarette and BAT’s HnB device Glo. They tested these devices on cow’s teeth that had been incubated in an oven at...

Winnipeg MB: Vaping Banned in Outdoor Public Spaces

Besides the $200 fine faced by anyone caught vaping, an owner or operator who fails to ensure that no one smokes or vapes on their outdoor patio will also face a fine of $400.These changes also included banning vaping in public places where smoking is already...

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