Wisconsin: Smoking Rates at Record Low as Vaping Increases

Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, reported that the State’s smoking rate has dropped to 16% in 2017. The rate had plateaued at 17% over the prior years, explained the DHS.The report...

Smoking Ban Gone Into Effect Across Scottish Jails

In July 2017, the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) had announced that smoking and tobacco sales would be banned in Scottish prisons by the end of 2018. As expected, this decision was not well received by inmates since they rely on cigarettes more heavily than the...

Why We Should Drop The Term “E-Cigarettes”

An article on New Nicotine Alliance Australia (NNA AU), said that during a meeting with a number of well respected Tobacco Harm Reduction advocates, one of the topics brought up was the use of the word e-cigarette. This is the term most commonly used to...

Altria Said to Be Seeking Minority Stake in Juul Labs

Earlier this week, an article on The New York Times reported that Juul Labs and Altria are in talks, and that if a deal is struck, Altria will get a chunk of the three-year-old company, which this summer was valued at approximately $16 billion.Up until...

Smokers Who Switch to Vaping Less Likely to Relapse

The study titled “Vaping as an alternative to smoking relapse following brief lapse,” was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review, and indicated that vaping not only promotes smoking cessation, but also long-term relapse prevention.“E-cigarettes are...

Juul to Sell Reduced Nicotine Pods Outside the US

In this last year, the Juul brand has become synonymous with teen vaping, as we have been incessantly bombarded with alarming media headlines about how vaping amongst adolescents is apparently out of control because of the sleek device, and how it is addicting...

South Korea Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Earlier this month, on the 23rd of November, South Korea revised its national drug policy, which now allows the import and distribution of a cannabis-based oil to help treat several ailments.This action comes following a World Health Organization (WHO) report...

Altria eyes JUUL purchase as FDA keeps attacking vapers

JUUL in talks over Altria dealThe maker of the USA’s most popular vapour product is in talks with Altria, a source for the tobacco company revealed this week. San Francisco-based JUUL Labs has been negotiating with the maker of Marlboro cigarettes with a view...

Sperm Count is 50% Lower in Males With Smoking Fathers

The study titled “Association between paternal smoking at the time of pregnancy and the semen quality in sons,” was published in the journal PLOS ONE last week, and analyzed the sperm quality of 104 Swedish men aged between 17 and 20 years.Men with fathers who...

The SFATA “Save The Vape” Conference & Member Meeting

In recent months, the FDA has launched several efforts in an attempt to fight teen vaping. Last September, the agency released a campaign which points out that while e-cigarettes deliver addictive nicotine, the toxins in the devices could have unexpected...

Sweden Reaches “Tobacco-Free” Target Thanks to Snus

A chart published in May 2017 by the EU as part of a survey looking into smoking behaviour across the union, lists Bulgaria, Greece and France as the countries with the highest smoking rates at 36%, 35% and 33% respectively. Whilst at the bottom of this list...

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