Category: Vapor

Smoking ban takes off

Smoking ban takes off

| May 2, 2018

It seems odd to consider as a healthy trend a ban on smoking and vaping at an airport – surely a hub of unnecessary consumption if there ever was one.

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New product promised

New product promised

| May 1, 2018

In reporting its first-quarter results, Japan Tobacco Inc said that it was looking to launch a new heated tobacco product in under a year.

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Regulations proposed

Regulations proposed

| April 30, 2018

A tobacco- and nicotine-product control-bill is being put out for public comment in South Africa.

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Promoting innovation

Promoting innovation

| April 27, 2018

A suggestion has been made that cigarette packs in the UK should be used as a promotional vehicle to steer smokers away from smoking and toward vaping.

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Marlboro US share down

Marlboro US share down

| April 27, 2018

PM USA’s first-quarter cigarette market share was down by 0.7 of a percentage point to 50.3 percent. Marlboro’s market share was down by 0.5 of a percentage point to 43.2 percent.

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The cost of success

The cost of success

| April 27, 2018

One of the lessons to come out of the JUUL affair is that it can be dangerous to come up with a product that is ‘too’ successful.

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FDA’s aptitude questioned

FDA’s aptitude questioned

| April 25, 2018

Does the US Food and Drug Administration know what it’s doing? Presumably yes. Do its actions always promote public health? Apparently not. Is this concerning? It would seem so.

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FDA comes down on JUUL

FDA comes down on JUUL

| April 25, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration seems intent on heaping some of the blame for ‘underage sales’ on the product being sold. This is like blaming a car for a speeding offence.

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London vaping conference

London vaping conference

| April 24, 2018

The involvement of three members of parliament in a UK Vaping Industry Association conference in London seems to indicate that harm-reduction is being taken seriously.

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PMI’s volumes falter

PMI’s volumes falter

| April 20, 2018

It was clearly not possible for Philip Morris International to maintain forever the huge growth rate of heated-tobacco-product sales that it had enjoyed in Japan; but there is a world beyond Japan.

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Reduced risk on hold

Reduced risk on hold

| April 20, 2018

The Malaysian arm of British American Tobacco has put the launch of reduced risk products on hold while it sees which way the regulatory wind is blowing.

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E-cig crackdown coming

E-cig crackdown coming

| April 19, 2018

Those opposed to the excessive use of electronic cigarettes among young people should define what they mean by ‘excessive’ use and, therefore, what they think is acceptable use.

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In support of delay

In support of delay

| April 12, 2018

There are times when the US Food and Drug Administration could be accused of acting too slowly, but there are times also when it is necessary to stop and reflect.

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History in the making

History in the making

| April 11, 2018

In partnering in an event in London last night, Philip Morris International once again demonstrated that it is serious about encouraging smokers to switch to lower-risk products.

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Emissions reassessed

Emissions reassessed

| April 11, 2018

A replication study of emissions from e-liquids has provided results that are significantly different to those of the original study.

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NZ indecisive on e-cigs

NZ indecisive on e-cigs

| April 9, 2018

A change in government in New Zealand seems to have put a brake on a move to legalize vaping with nicotine, leaving smokers in a difficult place.

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US panics over e-cig

US panics over e-cig

| April 9, 2018

Parts of the US media are in a moral panic over the ‘success’ of an electronic cigarette, even though the rise in popularity of such products has been accompanied by a fall in teen smoking rates.

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Vaping forum scheduled

Vaping forum scheduled

| April 6, 2018

A former UK health minister is scheduled to be one of the participants in a vaping forum being organized by the UK Vaping Industry Association.

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Film festival deadline near

Film festival deadline near

| April 4, 2018

The deadline is approaching for the submission of entries for an innovative film festival aimed at highlighting tobacco harm reduction.

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Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

| April 3, 2018

Much change demands that something is done without knowing the full consequences of that change, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a leap in the dark.

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