Category: Next-generation products

FDA moving on e-cigs

FDA moving on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, has once again spoken positively about electronic cigarettes.

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HEETS-ban case dismissed

HEETS-ban case dismissed

| March 28, 2018

A charge brought in respect of a heated-tobacco product in New Zealand seemed to be a case of going through the motions; but it did highlight the need for more legal clarity.

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Vapor lumped with smoke

Vapor lumped with smoke

| March 28, 2018

An attempt to overthrow a law that lumps vaping and electronic cigarettes with smoking and traditional cigarettes has failed in Greece.

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Prohibition Lite on the way

Prohibition Lite on the way

| March 27, 2018

In the US, where the market is queen; it seems bizarre that a government agency should interfere with the formulation of a consumer product to make it less attractive.

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Research has real bite

Research has real bite

| March 27, 2018

Research has shown that vapor doesn’t discolor teeth in the way that smoke does. Presumably the same would hold for pub ceilings and extravagant facial hair.

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More evidence on vapor

More evidence on vapor

| March 23, 2018

As part of its investigations into the effects of vaping, PMI is developing novel in vitro methods for toxicity testing using human cells.

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Turning the HEETS up

Turning the HEETS up

| March 22, 2018

In fully converting a factory from cigarette to HEETS production, Philip Morris International has nailed its colors to the mast.

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Speaking with smokers

Speaking with smokers

| March 20, 2018

The recently-established Foundation for a Smoke-free World seems to have set off on the right foot – by engaging with smokers.

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Italian e-cig initiative

Italian e-cig initiative

| March 20, 2018

If there is to be a debate on electronic cigarettes, what better place than one designed for debates: parliament; in this case the EU Parliament?

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Strung out on nicotine

Strung out on nicotine

| March 16, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration says that its nicotine proposals will lead to a dramatic change in the future of smoking. But when, if ever, will the future become the present?

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Transforming tobacco now

Transforming tobacco now

| March 16, 2018

On an increasing number of tobacco-and-nicotine markets, British American Tobacco is offering products that are expanding the horizons of consumers.

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Smoking frozen out

Smoking frozen out

| March 15, 2018

Vaping has been described by a doctor in Iceland as a “great blessing” that has in part been responsible for causing smoking to fall “like a rock”.

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Vive la différence

Vive la différence

| March 15, 2018

Russia’s Ministry of Health is in agreement with a proposal to categorize vaping products and tobacco products differently, and is urging cigarette smokers to switch to safer alternatives.

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Evidence building

Evidence building

| March 15, 2018

To the man in the street, there can be little doubt that heated tobacco products are far less risky than are combustible-tobacco products. The only question left is one of acceptability.

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Reducing risk

Reducing risk

| March 14, 2018

Given that cigarette smokers are switching to heated-tobacco devices; it is important to understand the short-term – as well as the long-term – health implications of that switch.

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Reducing risk reduction

Reducing risk reduction

| March 14, 2018

The UK government has for some time acted in harmony with the tenets of harm reduction; but now, desperate for revenue, it has introduced a dissonant note.

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Pyrrhic victory

Pyrrhic victory

| March 14, 2018

Lobbyists in Israel have succeeded in forcing Finance-Committee approval for taxing heated-tobacco products at the same rate as cigarettes. The question is: why?

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Ploom sales heating up

Ploom sales heating up

| March 9, 2018

Sales of Ploom TECH, Japan Tobacco’s heated-tobacco device, are being expanded further in Japan.

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The law is a butt

The law is a butt

| March 7, 2018

If New Zealand’s Ministry of Health loses a court case against heated-tobacco products, these products are likely to become available more quickly than if the law needs to be changed.

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Yes, but is it legal?

Yes, but is it legal?

| March 6, 2018

A court case launched by New Zealand’s Ministry of Health to determine whether a heated-tobacco product can be sold legally is not about health but about legal fine print.

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