Category: Next-generation products

Standing up for alternatives

Standing up for alternatives

| July 30, 2019

PMI is lobbying the Thai government to reverse a ban on smoking alternatives, such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products.

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Teen use ‘unintended’

Teen use ‘unintended’

| July 29, 2019

Juul never intended its electronic cigarettes to be adopted by underage users, company co-founder tells U.S. House subcommittee.

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WHO in no doubt

WHO in no doubt

| July 29, 2019

Cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful,” according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

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Juul ban sought

Juul ban sought

| July 26, 2019

Schlesinger Law Firm has filed a motion for preliminary injunction asking a U.S. federal court in Florida to ban the sale of Juul electronic cigarettes across the United States.

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Advocating scientific transparency

Advocating scientific transparency

| July 24, 2019

Philip Morris International creates an online community platform for scientific data.

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Conclusions questioned

Conclusions questioned

| July 19, 2019

Brad Rodu has asked the Journal of the American Heart Association to retract a recent study suggesting that vaping doubles the risk of heart attacks.

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E-cig education sought

E-cig education sought

| March 27, 2019

A call has gone out in the Philippines for smokers to be informed about alternative products they can use to quit smoking.

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FDA final guidance

FDA final guidance

| March 25, 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a final guidance on tobacco-package labels and the modification of electronic cigarettes by vape shops.

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Hybrid device well received

Hybrid device well received

| March 22, 2019

South Korea’s market for vaping devices is expected to jump dramatically with the arrival there this year of Juul.

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A means to an ENDS

A means to an ENDS

| March 21, 2019

A new company has been formed to support the evolving ENDS industry create a smoke-free future through ‘innovations, scientific advancement and regulatory compliance’.

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Round one to e-cigarettes

Round one to e-cigarettes

| March 20, 2019

Common sense seems to have been knocked unconscious when it is argued that, since e-cigarettes assist smokers to quit, they are defined as a drug and should be banned.

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Looking for change

Looking for change

| March 19, 2019

Given what we know about the health effects of smoking tobacco, steps must be taken to discourage the uptake of cigarettes in countries were smoking is currently relatively low.

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Speakers named

Speakers named

| March 18, 2019

Sixteen of the speakers due to take part in this year’s Global Forum on Nicotine have been announced – and more names are to follow.

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Of mice and smokers

Of mice and smokers

| March 15, 2019

The results of a study conducted on mice are said to support evidence that switching adult smokers to smoke-free products can be part of a successful tobacco-harm-reduction strategy.

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Focus on young people

Focus on young people

| March 14, 2019

There is no harm in working to prevent young people accessing tobacco products, flavored or not, as long as the prevention program is based on a sensible definition of a tobacco product.

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Question of balance

Question of balance

| March 12, 2019

It is to be hoped that the EU Commission takes account of other studies of heat-not-burn products before committing to saying how it might treat these products in the future.

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JUUL joins UKVIA

JUUL joins UKVIA

| March 12, 2019

The drawing up of the UK Vaping Industry Association’s new code of conduct was crucial to the decision of JUUL Labs UK to join the association.

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Plugging into the future

Plugging into the future

| March 8, 2019

Major tobacco companies are often portrayed as being unwelcome latecomers to the vaping industry, but, partly because of their financial muscle, they have a vital role to play.

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Lazy regulation

Lazy regulation

| March 7, 2019

Subjecting cigarette alternatives to the same regulations as apply to combustible-cigarettes is lazy regulation, and lazy regulation is almost bound to prove to be bad regulation.

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La la la

La la la

| March 7, 2019

No doubt the New Zealand Health Ministry’s apparent preference for ignoring tobacco-harm-reduction developments is related to its ‘obligations’ to the WHO.

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