Indonesia plans giant vape tax as smoking rates remain high

Indonesia plans giant vape tax as smoking rates remain high

Conflict of interest Vapour products have been growing in popularity across Indonesia, with vape cafes springing up in most major cities. The government has been hostile to harm reduction from the start; last November the trade minister complained that vaping could...
New US review divides opinions

New US review divides opinions

The report, which was released on Tuesday, is titled Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes, and its conclusions are available online. It was originally commissioned by...
New bills could make life difficult for Hawaii vapers

New bills could make life difficult for Hawaii vapers

The first bill, SB2304, was proposed by a group of six state senators. Its stated aim is to prevent young people taking up smoking by banning any “specialty tobacco shop” from opening within 750 feet of schools, parks or public housing. Anyone caught violating the law...
Health advocates demand Kentucky vape tax

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 underway to...

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