Category: Vapor

E-cig, HNB excise opposed

E-cig, HNB excise opposed

| January 22, 2018

The EU Commission has done the right thing in opposing for now the imposition of excise tax on electronic cigarettes and HNB devices, both of which seem to offer health benefits.

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New e-cig report imminent

New e-cig report imminent

| January 19, 2018

Members of a committee of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are due on Tuesday to present the results of their study of the health effects of e-cigarette use.

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HNB products less risky

HNB products less risky

| January 17, 2018

It is difficult not to agree with Action on Smoking and Health that the relative risks of traditional cigarettes, heat-not-burn products and electronic cigarettes should be investigated.

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Blunt instruments preferred

Blunt instruments preferred

| January 15, 2018

In its quest to get people to quit smoking, the New Zealand government seems to be reverting to its tax-increase stick after having flirted briefly with the idea of e-cigarette carrots.

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Juul in the crown

Juul in the crown

| January 12, 2018

The electronic cigarette, Juul, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in sales since it first entered the US’ mainstream retail marketplace in 2015

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Ploom sales expanding

Ploom sales expanding

| January 10, 2018

After having suffered manufacturing-capacity issues with its Ploom TECH device, Japan Tobacco has indicated that it is ready to start expanding sales of this heat-not-burn product.

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KT&G increases HNB price

KT&G increases HNB price

| January 10, 2018

Government-imposed taxes and sundry levies are pushing the prices of heat-not-burn products higher in South Korea.

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No time for e-cigarettes

No time for e-cigarettes

| January 9, 2018

Cigarette smoking is generally regarded as the biggest health issue there is, but the New Zealand government says it hasn’t had time to consider e-cigarettes, a hugely-successful quitting tool.

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Graphic HNB warnings?

Graphic HNB warnings?

| January 5, 2018

It will be interesting to see what will be depicted if, as suggested, South Korea requires ‘stronger pictorial warnings’ on heat-not-burn products.

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Interesting times

Interesting times

| January 5, 2018

The biggest challenge facing Japan Tobacco Inc’s new CEO will involve getting to grips with the evolving, complex issues surrounding next-generation products.

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PM’s New Year resolution

PM’s New Year resolution

| January 3, 2018

Philip Morris’ New Year resolutions on quitting smoking comprise a much-needed and practical attempt to stimulate debate and offer helpful guidance.

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Drugs key to quitting

Drugs key to quitting

| January 3, 2018

Japan’s National Cancer Center has said it does not recommend that smokers make quit attempts with electronic cigarettes – products that are effectively banned in the country.

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Smoking, vaping banned

Smoking, vaping banned

| January 3, 2018

Tobacco smoking is now banned in a number of open public places in Portugal, and vaping is now banned in enclosed public places.

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HNB demand boosts imports

HNB demand boosts imports

| January 2, 2018

In some early-take-up markets, demand for heat-not-burn products is starting to have a measurable effect on international trade.

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Singapore out on a limb

Singapore out on a limb

| January 2, 2018

Singapore considers e-cigarettes to comprise a gateway product to smoking, but in banning them it seems to be providing a gateway back into smoking for some people.

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Thailand faces vapor issues

Thailand faces vapor issues

| December 27, 2017

If the makers of heat-not-burn devices want to promote their products while distinguishing them from combustible and electronic cigarettes, they need to come up with a better category name.

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Science exposed

Science exposed

| December 21, 2017

Given the huge opposition that has been mounted against electronic cigarettes, which contain no tobacco, heat-not burn devices seem to have been given a smooth ride. Until now perhaps.

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Thailand firm on vaping

Thailand firm on vaping

| December 21, 2017

A report suggesting that Thailand’s Public Health Ministry distorted the findings of an analysis of the safety risks of e-cigarette use has been denied.

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Banning vaping at home

Banning vaping at home

| December 20, 2017

A housing authority in the US that, in line with national policy, is banning smoking in its buildings, is said to be giving people the resources to quit, even though it is banning vaping.

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Japan’s vaping dilemma

Japan’s vaping dilemma

| December 19, 2017

To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.

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