Category: Flavoring

Flavors key to switching

Flavors key to switching

| July 11, 2018

The role that e-liquid flavors plays in encouraging smokers to switch from smoking to vaping – from a risky habit to a much less-risky one – is significant and growing.

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Spam flavor

Spam flavor

| July 11, 2018

The reaction by some people to a US public consultation on the use of flavors in vaping products has left a bad taste in the mouth.

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A matter of timing

A matter of timing

| July 6, 2018

A scrap between Belgium and the EU Commission over the timing of a ban on menthol cigarettes seems to be, in large part, a waste effort, resources and, of course, a small amount of time.

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Vapers; here’s your chance

Vapers; here’s your chance

| July 3, 2018

Citizens often feel helpless in the face of officialdom – mere anecdotes in a nation’s ledger; but US vapers are being given the opportunity to make their voices heard in high places.

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Brussels threat to Belgium

Brussels threat to Belgium

| June 18, 2018

The ‘young people’ gambit is being used in Belgium to open what can only be described as a piece of gesture politics.

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Flavors have role in THR

Flavors have role in THR

| June 8, 2018

To be effective, tobacco harm reduction products need to use flavors. If flavors are banned, so too is tobacco harm reduction.

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Flavor ban gets the nod

Flavor ban gets the nod

| June 7, 2018

A flavors ban in the US city of San Francisco will make life an uphill struggle for local vapers and smokers looking to switch to vaping.

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Ban would impair FDA plan

Ban would impair FDA plan

| June 5, 2018

Because California law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 21, San Francisco’s proposed ban on flavored e-liquids would impact only adults trying to quit smoking.

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Flavors vote tomorrow

Flavors vote tomorrow

| June 4, 2018

If a proposed ban on flavored tobacco products is passed tomorrow; it will certainly have far-reaching negative consequences. They won’t be ‘unintended’ however.

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Flavors defended

Flavors defended

| May 31, 2018

Especially if electronic cigarettes cannot legally be sold to youngsters; it is difficult to understand the point of banning the use of flavors in e-liquids.

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A plain failure of policy

A plain failure of policy

| May 16, 2018

If standardized tobacco packaging does not reduce either smoking or smoking uptake, logically, it should be done away with, but logic does not always sit easily with government policies.

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FDA submissions update

FDA submissions update

| May 8, 2018

An updated electronic document submission system is said to have taken into account industry feedback to the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.

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Preconceived flavors

Preconceived flavors

| May 1, 2018

A story from South Korea says that the flavor of a smoker’s cigarette of choice is influential in her trying it for the first time. This seems odd since there are no flavour descriptors on packs.

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Listing ingredients

Listing ingredients

| April 16, 2018

New guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration is aimed at smoothing the path for manufacturers needing to list the ingredients in their products.

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US suffering flavor blur

US suffering flavor blur

| April 12, 2018

In the US, hookah tobacco may contain flavors not permitted in cigarettes. Is it logical, then, to ban those flavors also in hookah tobacco, or to remove the cigarette-flavor bans?

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A flavor of things to come

A flavor of things to come

| March 22, 2018

The US’ Food and Drug Administration says that it is proceeding with the utmost caution in respect of tobacco flavors, which in FDA parlance includes nicotine-product flavors.

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Into the Cosmic Fog

Into the Cosmic Fog

| March 16, 2018

Fontem Ventures has bought into Cosmic Fog Vapors, a supplier of e-liquids, which comprise the largest contributor to the value of the global e-vapor sector.

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Menthol bans spreading

Menthol bans spreading

| December 19, 2017

Some people expect that the result of a June 2018 ballot in San Francisco on whether sales of menthol cigarettes should be banned will have repercussions far beyond that city.

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FDA seeks industry flavour

FDA seeks industry flavour

| September 19, 2017

Tobacco flavors have been the subject of much speculation and some regulation in recent times; so it is unsurprising that the US Food and Drug Administration wants to take a closer look at them.

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Flavor ban harmful

Flavor ban harmful

| August 31, 2017

If implemented, the proposed ban on the sale of flavored tobacco-products in San Francisco would have far-reaching negative consequences.

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