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Call to ban sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes in Wales

Health officials are calling for a ban on the sale of confectionary-like flavours in e-cigarettes over concerns they appeal to children.

Public Health Wales said it could potentially lead to nicotine addiction in adult life.

It recommends restrictions on advertising e-cigarettes in all media regularly viewed by children.

A vaping company said it should be able to market itself as an "alternative to smoking".

White house hints at crackdown on recreational marijuana

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday suggested the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.

"I do believe that you'll see greater enforcement," Spicer said, while adding the exact policy is "a question for the Department of Justice."

It's the latest sign President Trump is poised to take a tougher approach than the Obama Justice Department did in states that have legalized the use of recreational marijuana.

What Philip Morris Learned From Japan

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) is seeking to revolutionize the tobacco industry with its iQOS alternative to conventional cigarettes, and so far, performance in test markets has been extremely strong. Philip Morris has high hopes for iQOS, expecting it eventually to contribute to a portfolio of reduced-risk products that could entirely replace traditional cigarettes. Yet in order to do so, Philip Morris will have to be sensitive to the needs of each market it serves while meeting anticipated strong demand.

The 3 Best E-Cigarette Stocks to Buy in 2017

With industry consolidation still ongoing in the tobacco industry, and the close ties all the global cigarette giants have with one another, buying the stocks of just one or two gives you exposure to a full portfolio of combustible cigarette alternatives.

E-cigarette firm hit with $55,000 fine

The boss of an online e-cigarette company has been fined $55,000 after being pursued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for falsely claiming the products did not contain cancer-causing chemicals.

In what is believed to be a world-first case, John Burden, of Noranda, who now works in Bali, was the boss of the New Zealand-based Elusion company selling e-cigarettes that were said to be “loved by customers across the world”.

Don't exempt e-cigarette products from FDA or tobacco standards

The e-cigarette industry claims vaping is a better alternative to regular cigarettes because electronic cigarettes contain smaller doses of toxins.

As a physician, I can assure you that inhaling chemicals is hazardous to your health regardless of whether they’re in fumes, flames, vapor or smoke. Despite industry efforts to distinguish vaping from smoking, nicotine is still a drug and carcinogens are still toxic.

Philip Morris On A Downhill Slope


In this article I revisit the deteriorating fundamentals of Philip Morris.

The company's stock price has surged, but its financial state continues to paint a different picture.

At an all-time high P/E ratio, the stock has not yet priced in the company's increasingly precarious financial state.

FDA promotes the use of nicotine to try curbing smoking

New FDA rules could mark the turning point to tobacco regulation since congress made compulsory placing warning labels on cigarettes in 1970s.The program would want tobacco companies to lessen the nicotine content in cigarettes. The FDA has not mentioned the figure by which percentage it should reduce but it seems to reduce significantly.

Jeff Sessions Once Again Hints That a Marijuana Crackdown May Be Imminent The warning signs are mounting for marijuana stock investors.

A decade ago, marijuana would have been considered something of a taboo topic. Today, it's perhaps the fastest-growing industry in the country.

According to Marijuana Business Daily's newest report, "Marijuana Business Factbook 2017," legal U.S. weed sales are expected to jump 30% in 2017, another 45% in 2018, and reach $17 billion by 2021. The five-year growth between 2016 and 2021 is projected at approximately 300%! 

PMI Thailand emphasises that iQOS is not an e-cigarette

As Thailand maintains its strong position against e-cigarettes, the managing director of Philip Morris International (PMI) in Thailand, points out that its Heat no Burn (HnB) product iQOS, is not an electronic cigarette.

Vapers in Thailand are faced with some of the harshest regulations worldwide. A ban on the import, export, sale and possession of vaping

Schumer, local school leaders call for e-cig action

Rome City School District Superintendent Peter Blake Monday stood with a number of Central New York principals, parents and students outside Fayetteville-Manlius High School as part of a movement asking the federal government to ban kid-friendly e-cigarette flavors.

Spiked vapes and emergency room visits reveal dark side of CBD craze

Jay Jenkins said he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.

“It’ll relax you,” the friend assured.

The vapor Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. He ended up in a coma.

What he vaped didn’t have any CBD, the popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant that marketers say can treat a range of ailments without getting users high. Instead, the oil was spiked with a powerful street drug.

Juul inventor's Myst lands funding as institutional investors turn to China's e-cigs

Over the past several years, institutional investors had largely shied away from China's e-cigarette makers, an industry that was teeming with shoddy workshops and lacked regulatory oversight. But investors' attitude is changing as China sets in motion its strictest-ever regulation on electronic cigarettes.

UPDATE 1-Marlboro HeatSticks on sale in Milan this week

Nov 19 (Reuters) - Philip Morris International Inc , the world's largest tobacco company, plans to launch its new iQOS smokeless device and Marlboro HeatSticks in Milan, Italy on Thursday following a better-than-expected launch in Nagoya, Japan earlier this month. With a battery-operated system that heats, without burning, small tubes of tobacco called Marlboro HeatSticks, the iQOS is a hybrid between conventional cigarettes and next-generation e-cigarettes.

Smokefree Pennsylvania submits comments to FDA urging fast approval of Swedish Match's MRTP application for ten snus products

Smokefree Pennsylvania strongly encourages the FDA to swiftly approve the Modified Risk Tobacco Product Application submitted by Swedish Match North America for ten of its snus brands because smokeless tobacco products are far less hazardous alternatives to cigarettes,

China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

SHENZHEN, China — In a grimy workshop, among boiling vats of chemicals, factory workers are busy turning stainless steel rods into slender tube casings, a crucial component of electronic cigarettes. Not long ago, Skorite Electronics was a tiny firm struggling to produce pen parts. Today, it is part of an enormous — and virtually unregulated — supply chain centered here that produces about 90 percent of the world’s e-cigarettes.

Flavorings in Electronic CigarettesAn Unrecognized Respiratory Health Hazard?

This Viewpoint examines the flavorings added to e-cigarettes and the potential respiratory risks they may pose. Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), vape pens, e-hookah, e-cigars, e-pipes, or other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) has increased rapidly since their introduction in the United States in 2007, growing to a $2 billion market.1 There is controversy concerning the utility of ENDS as a harm reduction strategy, reflecting major gaps in the emerging evidence on potential benefits and harms of the products.

"Massive" tobacco industry third party lobbying for revised European Directive

The tobacco industry deployed "massive" third party lobbying to subvert revised European regulations on tobacco products, helped by regulatory reforms that seem to have made it easier for corporate interests to influence public health legislation, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control.

CDC's false claims against the E-Cigarette to promote FDA deeming (reg/ban)

To lobby for FDA Deeming Reg/Ban, CDC’s Brian King falsely claims:
- e-cigarettes are as harmful cigarettes,
- all e-cigs and hookah products contain nicotine,
- nicotine causes brain damage,
- e-cigs are increasing smoking and tobacco use among youth, and
- increasing e-cig use “more than counterbalances the decrease in cigarette smoking”

Two pulmonologists (who rely upon sick smokers for their incomes) falsely claim e-cigs are gateways to cigarette smoking

The use of e-cigarettes continues to dramatically increase, and the debate over their safety and appropriate use has heated up, in parallel. We as pulmonary clinicians are called upon to advise our patients and others about e-cigarettes, which presents challenges given the current limitations of the data upon which our advice should be based. What do we say?

Philip Morris looks beyond cigarettes with alternative products

Philip Morris International (PM.N), the world's largest international tobacco company, said it could eventually stub out cigarette sales as it launched an alternative product in Britain on Wednesday.

Underlining the regulatory pressures facing the tobacco industry, a British court also on Wednesday rejected an appeal against new rules prohibiting the use of marketing such as logos or colors on cigarette packs.

Is your state part of the war on vaping?

A new report from Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released this week called for the federal government to hit electronic cigarettes with high taxes, regulatory restrictions, limits on advertising for vaping products, and bans on the sale of some vaping products.

Medical researchers divided on categorising of vaping products

JOHANNESBURG - Some medical researchers have argued that government will have a tough time regulating vaping products because they are difficult to categorise.

On Wednesday the Vapour Product Association held a panel discussion on the health implications of e-cigarettes compared to tobacco.

Government says vaping and normal cigarettes are the same and has expressed its intention to regulate accordingly.

On the issue of regulation, Dr Kgosi Letlape says government should consider already existing framework.

Trump Administration’s dubious claims about pot and opioids are dead wrong

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

The Trump administration hinted yesterday of a forthcoming federal crackdown in the eight states that have elected to regulate their marijuana markets. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer alleges that such federal intrusion is necessary in order to try and stem the rising tide of prescription opioid abuse sweeping across various parts of the nation.

What's Really Inside Your Cannabis Vape Cartridge?

Nearly every week it seems like there's a new vape product on the market. Even though dried cannabis flowers are still the most popular purchase among California medical marijuana patients, according to the 2016 State of Cannabis report from weed delivery service Eaze, vapes are swiftly catching up.

House Committee Changes, Advances Vaping Regulations Bill

Stakeholders in Indiana’s vaping industry say they’re happier with legislation regulating e-liquids after more changes in a House committee.

The Senate’s version of a bill rewriting Indiana vaping regulations largely eliminated many of the existing rules, aiming to undo controversy over current law and its creation of a de facto monopoly.

But some House lawmakers don’t want to go that far, so they amended the bill Tuesday to add rules back in. Those changes drew criticism and concern from many in the industry, so the committee made more alterations Wednesday.

Big Tobaccos - Are they finally on their Suicide Missions?

It almost seems like a cosmic change - a ‘Dark Force’ have risen and one of the tobacco heroes announced in their usual bold, elegant fashion - “it's time..” – time for what? “time to, well... quit!”

Smoking rate in UK falls to second-lowest in Europe

Smoking rates across the UK continue to fall, showing a sharp decline since 2010 among younger people, latest figures reveal.

In 2016, 15.8% of adults in the UK smoked, down from 17.2% in 2015, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Some 15.5% of adults currently smoke in England, rising to 18.1% in Northern Ireland, 17.7% in Scotland and 16.9% in Wales.

Across the UK, 5.6% of people – around 2.9 million – used e-cigarettes in 2016.

How the tobacco and vaping industries responded to the government's new tobacco control plan

The tobacco and vaping industries have largely welcomed a tobacco control plan released by the government today, which seeks to encourage a loosening of e-cigarette regulations after Brexit.

The report, produced by the Department of Health, said the government would identify ways to de-regulate vaping after the UK leaves the European Union. These could include scrapping regulations on refill

Clouds gather over the vaping pioneers

“I used to cough my guts up every morning,” rasped Callum Henderson. The 31-year-old started smoking aged 11 and puffed through two packs of Marlboro Gold a day until he quit five years ago. Henderson began to cut down when a friend in the pub offered him an electronic cigarette. The devices not only helped the former car trader kick the deadly habit — they also gave him an idea for a business.

He and his brother Connor (another ex-smoker) founded Vaporized in 2013 in Edinburgh. Today it is Britain’s largest chain of ecigarette shops, with 96 outlets.

Adult smoking in N.C. reaches another historic low in 2016

The state’s adult smoking rate dropped to another historic low in 2016, this time to 17.9 percent, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

That still means about 1.41 million out of 7.9 million adult North Carolinians are smokers, according to data from N.C. State Center for Health Statistics.

The rate remains slightly above the national rate of 17.1 percent.

By comparison, the state’s 2015 Youth Tobacco Survey determined that 9.3 percent of high-school students and 2.3 percent of middle-school students were current smokers.

Scientists Weigh In - Secondhand Vapor Is Not Harmful

Although vaping has been around since 2004, the real uptick in vapers only happened several years ago, when the industry ironed out the kinks and presented casual users with a wide variety of easy-to-use vaping devices. Since then, the vaping community has been under constant attacks from vaping opponents, most of which are able to secure serious coverage by the mainstream media.

E-Cigarette Market to Reach $48 Billion by 2023: P&S Market Research

NEW YORK, Jan. 02, 2018
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the report published by P&S
Market Research, the global e-cigarette market is forecasted to attain a
value of $48 billion by 2023. The growth in
the market will be led by factors such as increasing demand for
smokeless and ashless vaping and surge in the number of vape shops and
designated stores. The e-cigarette market can
be broadly categorized into cig-a-like, vaporizer, vape mod, t-vapor,
and aftermarket product types. The market for t-vapor is projected to

Many continue to misunderstand the purpose of "Risk Reduction"

In an anonymous, 32-question survey of general practitioners, allergists, and pulmonologists, it was revealed that allergists and general practitioners are not as comfortable as pulmonologists with providing proper counsel on the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes

The survey was presented in a poster at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)/World Allergy Organization (WAO) Joint Congress in Orlando, Florida.

“This is a survey study from the University of Michigan looking at

FDA Revises Tobacco Retailer Training Programs

This guidance document is intended to assist retailers in implementing training programs for employees to learn about and comply with the Federal laws, including regulations, regarding:

Two Brothers Are Accused Of Running One Of The Largest Illegal THC Vape Cartridge Operations In The US

Two brothers in their early twenties have been accused of running what authorities say could be one of the largest operations to manufacture and sell illegal THC-filled vaping cartridges in the US.

Authorities said 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines was the ringleader of a sophisticated vaping “empire” that is now being investigated for links to the recent vaping-related illnesses and deaths across the country.

Juul inventor's Myst lands funding as institutional investors turn to China's e-cigs

Over the past several years, institutional investors had largely shied away from China's e-cigarette makers, an industry that was teeming with shoddy workshops and lacked regulatory oversight. But investors' attitude is changing as China sets in motion its strictest-ever regulation on electronic cigarettes.

Hoe veilig is e-roken?

De Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie WHO bepleit in een nieuw rapport strengere regels voor de elektronische sigaret. Volgens de WHO zou de e-sigaret niet binnen moeten worden gebruikt, vanwege het effect op anderen van meeroken, en overheden zouden reclames voor e-sigaretten moeten inperken. Verder moeten drank-, fruit- en snoepsmaken verboden worden. Ook wil de WHO een verbod op het verkopen van de e-sigaret aan jongeren.

Clive Bates: Misleading the public for their own good? Changing the warnings on snus

What sort of ‘warnings’ should go on tins of snus? Modern snus use is probably around 98% less risky than smoking – but do the regulatory ‘risk communications’ in the form of these warnings really reflect that?

E-cigarettes 'much less addictive, toxic' than conventional cigarettes

Are e-cigarettes effective as a smoking cessation aid? This is a controversial question. Some studies claim the devices help smokers quit, while others suggest e-cigarettes may encourage tobacco smoking and may even be a gateway to illicit drug use. A new study adds to the debate, suggesting that e-cigarettes are much less addictive than conventional cigarettes. The research team - including Jonathan Foulds, professor of public health sciences and psychiatry at the College of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University - publish their findings in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

France wants ban on new cannabis-extract "e-joint"

PARIS (AP) — France's health minister has said she wants to ban a controversial cannabis-extract electronic cigarette that's been launched in France. Marisol Touraine told French radio she was "opposed" to the self-styled "e-joint," that was launched online Tuesday. She said it will encourage cannabis use and she will approach the courts to ban the product. Though cannabis is illegal in France, French-Czech company KanaVape say their hemp vaporizer product is legal. They say it does not contain the mind-altering THC substance found in marijuana.

Need to Curtail Smoking Becomes More Acute as Its Known Dangers Widen


February 23, 2015

A major new study of smoking and death has banged more nails into the coffin of cigarette smoking, though chances are it will do little to persuade any of the 42 million American smokers to quit.

If current smokers have not already responded to the well-established links between smoking and 21 diseases that together cause 480,000 deaths each year, adding another five diseases and 60,000 deaths to this grisly total is unlikely to make a difference — at least not by itself.

Mike Siegel – Worst lie of them all: CDC tells public that smoking is no worse than vaping

The CDC Implies to the public that smoking traditional cigarettes is actually no worse than vaping.

E-cigarette companies unite to tackle proposed ban in Hong Kong

Five major electronic cigarette companies in the city have formed a new association to block the government's plan to ban the sale of their products in the city, the Post has learned.

Nav Lalji, one founder of the Asian Vape Association formed last week, said the group contained major players in the e-cigarette industry - including sellers, distributors and manufacturers - who make up about 70 per cent of the local market.

HUD gets it right on smoking, FDA doesn't

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is being praised for a new policy on smoking, but not for reasons one might think.

HUD announced this week it will ban smoking in public housing. The administration emphasized what is common knowledge: that exposing people to secondhand smoke is hazardous. It also cited statistics showing the ban will save the government millions of dollars in repairs, preventable fires, and healthcare costs.

Surgeon general sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes

(CNN) - The nation's top doctor is sounding the alarm on e-cigarettes, especially when used by teens and young adults.

"These products are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States, surpassing conventional tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and hookahs," wrote Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the US surgeon general, in a report released Thursday. In fact, use of e-cigarettes among high school students increased by 900% from 2011 to 2015, according to the report.

Luciano: Exploding vape device torches man's groin

Benjamin Ellington enjoyed smoking.

That is, in the traditional way. Not out of his front pocket.

But that's what happened to the Bushnell man when the battery from his vaping device exploded, according to a new lawsuit. The combustion triggered burns to his hand, thigh and genitals, causing "suffering and disfigurement," court documents claim.

Trump’s Proposed Pot Crackdown Is Out Of Step With Voters, Including Many Republicans

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

The Republican Party controls the legislative and executive branch for the first time since the 109th Congress. Understandably, leadership is anxious to push forward an agenda that comports with longstanding conservative principles of limited government as well as with the President’s populist rhetoric. Advocating for marijuana policy reform ought to be part of this federal agenda. Here’s why.

E-cigarettes a gateway to smoking? Not likely

Are e-cigarettes a gateway product that lead more people, especially teens, to smoke regular cigarettes?

No, according to public health researchers from the University at Buffalo and the University of Michigan writing in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

"The national trends in vaping and cigarette smoking do not support the argument that vaping is leading to smoking," said Lynn Kozlowski, the paper's lead author and a professor of community health and health behavior in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions.

Health officials, e-cig advocates discuss industry shift

Late last year, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report citing the health hazards of electronic cigarettes or vaping products among young users.

The report, which states that those kinds of products are "the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States" has rekindled a smoldering debate about how these products can or will be regulated in the future.

Vape Friendly FDA Commissioner Confirmed

churnmag.com: The Trump Administration’s pick to head the United States Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has been confirmed to the position of FDA Commissioner.

Vaping Post is reporting that Gottlieb, who has had detractors and supporters on both sides of the aisle, was confirmed on Tuesday by the Senate and is expected to take up the post as soon as possible.

PMI investing in Russia

Philip Morris International intends to invest 2.49 billion rubles (US$42 million) in modernizing its factory in the Leningrad region of Russia, according to a Construction.RU story.

Construction.RU said that it had been told on Tuesday by the regional administration’s press office that the work was due to be carried out in 2017-18.

It said the project would be one of biggest to have been undertaken in the region for years.

Trump’s FDA Commissioner Transforms the Government’s Policy on E-Cigarettes

Scott Gottlieb has shown that he understands the problems with the Obama administration’s treatment of the issue. Next, he must correct them.

On July 28, new Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced a bold shift in the way the FDA regulates tobacco, e-cigarettes, and nicotine. Dr. Gottlieb should be applauded for endorsing a scientific reality that has been well understood for decades but largely ignored by tobacco-control groups and U.S. policymakers:

Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

The annual Stoptober campaign in England is embracing e-cigarettes for the first time - in a sign vaping is being seen as the key to getting people to quit.

Health experts have tended to shy away from explicitly promoting e-cigarettes.

But the government campaign during October will feature vaping in its TV adverts for the first time.

It comes after e-cigarettes proved the most popular tool for quitting during last year's campaign.

Japan Tobacco’s cigarette sales plummet harder than expected

Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco will launch their new, real tobacco e-smokes, IQOS in Japan that will become the key testing ground for the two companies. After successful tries in Europe and Japan since 2014, the two giants are confident and expect a global expansion soon.

At the time BAT was launching its “hybrid” e-cigarette in Romania, two other giants announce that their smokeless cigarette will be released in Japan.

Philip Morris International's 2018 Resolution Is to Give Up Cigarettes

LONDON — Philip Morris International (PMI) kicked off 2017 by reaffirming its commitment to a smoke-free future. This year PMI is taking that pledge to the next step.


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