Altria Said to Be Seeking Minority Stake in Juul Labs

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 Wednesday’s...
Smokers Who Switch to Vaping Less Likely to Relapse

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 the most...
Juul to Sell Reduced Nicotine Pods Outside the US

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 a whole...
South Korea Legalizes Medical Marijuana

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

Altria eyes JUUL purchase as FDA keeps attacking vapers

JUUL in talks over Altria deal The 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 to...
Italy Celebrates Huge Reductions in Excise Tax on E-Liquids

Italy Celebrates Huge Reductions in Excise Tax on E-Liquids

With these votes, the amendment to the tax decree that reformulates the consumption tax on refill liquids for e-cigarettes, has passed into the Senate Finance Committee. The amounts equate to 4cents per ml of liquid without nicotine and 8cents on nicotine-containing...

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