The EU Commission Remains Cautious About E-Cigarettes

Martin Seychell, deputy director-general for health and food safety, argues that preventing addiction should be public health’s main objective. “We should promote the concept that people should not be addicted at the first place. In a few words, prevention of...

Hong Kong to Enforce a Total Ban on E-Cigarettes

The ban was announced last Wednesday by Chief Executive Carrie Lam during a policy address. Earlier this month, four medical groups in Hong Kong had called for a total ban on e-cigarettes, after local surveys indicated a 55% rise in primary schoolchildren who...

UK Vapers Can Finally Benefit From Cheaper Insurance Premiums

Last year, the fact that insurance companies were still imposing a “smoker’s surcharge” on e-cigarette users made headlines. “It is just not fair,” said Linda Bauld, professor of health policy at Stirling University. “As well as being financially punitive to...

Ontario Health Groups’ Argue Against E-Cig Advertising

Last Summer, the provincial government of Ontario put on hold changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act 2017, which included a ban on the promotion of vaping products, that were meant to come into effect on July 1, 2018.Electronic Cigarette Trade Association (ECTA)...

AMA Supports Lawsuit Against FDA Over E-Cig Rules Delay  

The lawsuit against the FDA was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland earlier this year. “It is illegal, unreasonable and devastating for the public health for the FDA to postpone its oversight obligations any further,” said the AMA and...

Juul Labs Preparing to Launch in Switzerland

Following countless alarming media reports and mounting public pressure, the FDA has been infamously cracking down on Juul labs. Last September, the agency issued more than 1,000 warning letters to U.S. retailers and manufacturers of e-cigarettes, amongst which...

WHO criticizes Switzerland for not endorsing FCTC

“I think this is more of a shame than a problem that Switzerland is not party to the treaty, as this is all about protecting the public health of the population,” said FCTC Secretariat head, Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, at the United Nations headquarters in...

CDC: Juul Sales Are less Dominant Than Media Reports Claim

ECigIntelligence, the renowned independent data analysis resource for the tobacco-alternatives industry, has welcomed figures from the CDC indicating that Juul accounts for “nearly one in three e-cigarette sales nationally”, as opposed to the 70% reported by...

WHO slams the doors on transparency – again

COP 8 – Press and public expelled again as WHO rejects transparencyThe World Health Organisation’s biannual tobacco control conference launched in Geneva on Monday – and its proceedings opened with the now-traditional expulsion of the media and public, leaving...

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