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European Commission opts not to tax vapor products at this time


The European Commission has decided not to tax electronic cigarettes or novel tobacco products such as “heat not burn” products. In a report to the European Union’s Council of Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) dated 12 January 2018 the Commission concluded that due to a lack of sufficient data on the market for these products it would not propose a harmonized approach to taxation at the present time.

FDA may consider over-the-counter regulation for e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes could one day be regulated as an over-the-counter drug.

E-Cigarettes Are Less Dangerous Than Cigarettes but Not Entirely Safe

Studying the safety of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) on teenagers is extremely important. Rubinstein et al1 describes the presence of certain metabolites in the urine of adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes. They also tell us many of them are carcinogenic. They conclude by advising the public to warn teenagers about “the potential risk from toxic exposure to carcinogenic compounds.” However, they fail to …

Why E-Cig Makers Put Up Large Warnings On Their Packs

Big tobacco companies are usually not fans of heath warnings on cigarette packs. We have written earlier on how Philip Morris is dragging the Uruguayan Government to court after they passed legislation mandating the display of large warnings on cigarette packs. (See Philip Morris’ Uruguayan Lawsuit) It turns out that in the U.S., tobacco companies that have diversified into e-cigarettes are voluntarily putting up large warnings on e-cig packs.

Strengere regels rond e-sigaret

Fabrikanten die reclame maken voor e-sigaretten, mogen vanaf februari niet meer beweren dat het product helpt met stoppen met roken. Ze moeten ook duidelijk waarschuwen voor de verslavende werking van nicotine. Staatssecretaris Martin van Rijn (Volksgezondheid) heeft de regels vrijdag aangescherpt. Aanleiding is onderzoek van de Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (NVWA) en het Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM) waaruit bleek dat er extra maatregelen nodig waren.

E-cigarette that was plugged into the wall with the wrong charger EXPLODES

A family's Christmas presents have been destroyed and their house devastated after an e-cigarette which was plugged into the wrong charger exploded and set fire to their home. Terry Skinner, 25, placed his device on to charge in an upstairs bedroom in his home in Sheerness, Kent, before heading downstairs to join fiancee Tara Austin, 22, in the living room. Barely ten minutes later the internal battery had exploded and a fire began to tear through the room at their home - just yards away from where his children were sleeping.

Survey finds teens trending toward e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — More teens are trying out e-cigarettes than the real thing, according to the government's annual drug use survey. Researchers were surprised at how many 8th, 10th and 12th graders reported using electronic cigarettes this year, even as regular smoking by teens dropped to new lows. Nearly 9 percent of 8th graders said they had used an e-cigarette in the previous month, while just 4 percent reported smoking a traditional cigarette, said the report being released Tuesday by the National Institutes of Health.

Wederom foutief media bericht om de elektronische sigaret in kwaad daglicht te stellen

Vandaag publiceerde de Telegraaf, Metronieuws en de Belgische site De Standaard online hetzelfde negatieve persbericht omtrent de elektronische sigaret: http://www.metronieuws.nl/binnenland/2015/01/e-sigaret-15-keer-kankerverwekkender-dan-sigaret Inmiddels is dit bericht door De Standaard al gerectificeerd: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20150122_01487638 En door Acvoda op gereageerd: http://www.acvoda.nl/2015/01/22/goed-nieuws-geen-formaldehyde-in-e-sigaret/

Health Experts Defend E-Cigarettes Amidst Concerns

Health experts at an Abu Dhabi anti-tobacco conference defended e-cigarettes, in spite of the increasing concerns that the devices are not safe and could lure adolescents into nicotine addiction. However, while experts have come to the defense of e-cigarettes, they agreed that the use of the devices still need more research and should be regulated much like tobacco.

Big Pharma financed AAP misrepresents teen survey findings to news media

Teens no longer smoke just cigarettes. They have branched out to using alternative tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes, hookahs and little cigars. In fact, e-cigarette use is rising rapidly among both cigarette smokers and nonsmokers, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.

Lung Association Calls Leo out for vaping as "Deeply Troubling"

Leo DiCaprio may have won a SAG award, but he's lost respect from the American Lung Association for his e-cigarette display at the ceremony.

The actor was sitting at a table Saturday during the awards presentation, smoking a vape pen.

It's illegal to smoke vape pens in the city of L.A. in restaurants, bars and other public places, but interesting, the prohibition does not apply to "theatrical production sites." Presumably, the Shrine Auditorium, where the SAG awards were held, qualifies as a theatrical production site.

Republicans Should Snuff Out Deadly Tobacco Rules

Last month, Republican U.S. House leaders sent a pointed letter to federal agency heads warning them against finalizing “midnight regulations” — last-minute rules approved during a lame-duck session, without full oversight and hearings. Hastily approved regulations, they wrote, could have “unintended consequences” that “will harm consumers and businesses.”

Big Study Linking Youth Vaping to Smoking Actually Contains Evidence To The Contrary

Electronic cigarettes are not hooking a new generation of American youth on tobacco and data suggests the devices are helping current youth smokers quit the habit.

A new study from the Virginia Commonwealth University claims that using e-cigarettes at a younger age people three times more likely to become a smoker. The researchers gloss over evidence from their own study, however, to make the claim, which they use as justification for more government restrictions on the practice.

‘Dripping’ is dangerous trend for teens who vape, study says

SAN DIEGO -- One in four teens who vape say they've used e-cigarettes for an alternative technique known as "dripping," new research finds. Dripping produces thicker clouds of vapor, gives a stronger sensation in the throat and makes flavors taste better, according to a study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. "This study is the first systematic evaluation of the use of dripping among teens," said Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, lead author and a professor in the department of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Vaping firm VIP in administration with 265 jobs at risk

FRP Advisory has been appointed as administrator to Must Have Limited, which trades as VIP and has 165 retail stores across the UK.

VIP, which is based in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, will continue trading and all 265 staff will be retained while FRP seeks a buyer for the business.

Its US owner, Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG), said Must Have Limited was placed in administration after it was left unable to pay taxes of around three million US dollars (£2.5 million) to HM Revenue and Customs.

Evidence that e-cigarettes encourage people ot take up smoking is "weak" scientists claim

Many people assume vaping encourages people to smoke cigarettes.

But now scientists claim this is just a myth - and that evidence to even suggest such a link is 'weak'.

Despite having long been considered a gateway, a team of US researchers wanted to analyse the findings of previous studies.

They highlighted several shortfalls that appear to show a link between e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco products.

For example, they said many use misleading measurements for what they consider to be 'smoking', including just one puff over a course of six months.

E-cigarette critics get research dollars from industry competitors

Some interesting news recently landed in Jeff Stier’s inbox.

“Today’s a good day to quit smoking!” proclaimed an email from NYC Quits, part of a statewide tobacco control program that gives away free nicotine patches and gum every year.

Stier, a risk analyst with the National Center for Public Policy Analysis, signed up for the program, not because he’s a smoker (other than the occasional cigar) but for research.

Air Sampling confirms secondhand vapor is harmless

The California Department of Public Health has been carrying out air sampling in vape shops throughout the state, as part of its initiative to determine the health effects of second-hand vapor exposure.

Why Teens Are Smoking Less, In Their Own Words

When Maya Terrell saw the anti-smoking television commercial, she knew she would never try a cigarette.

It featured an ex-smoker with a hole in her throat where her larynx used to be.

“I was like, ‘Never!’” recalled Terrell, 18. “I was scared.”

Besides, she said, smoking is just plain gross.

“My friends don’t smoke cigarettes,” said Terrell, of Sacramento, Calif. “It’s nasty.”

Terrell is emblematic of a generation of teenagers who appear more knowledgeable about the risks of tobacco — and are smoking fewer cigarettes than ever before.

Cigarette maker stocks plunge on FDA announcement, but health experts are skeptical

A Food and Drug Administration announcement Friday that included a proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive levels sent cigarette maker shares plunging.

If Seattle Smokers Follow King County's Health Advice, They Will Die

The King County Health Department, which serves mostly the city of Seattle and its suburbs, has recently earned a reputation for being driven by politics rather than by evidence-based medicine or common sense.

US researchers concerned about a sharp increase in e-cig online vendors

Researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, are expressing their concern, as their latest study indicated that the number of online e-cig vendor has increased by over a threefold between 2013 and 2014.

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes -- and save Big Tobacco

WASHINGTON - Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.

Couples desperate for a baby are told they will NOT get free IVF if they use e-cigarettes or nicotine patches

Couples desperate for a baby are being denied NHS-funded IVF treatment because they use e-cigarettes or nicotine patches, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

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Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2013

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E-cigarettes reduce tobacco cravings and help people quit smoking, study finds

WASHINGTON -- Vaping is having a moment. The Oxford Dictionaries recently named the term, which means "to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device," its Word of the Year for 2014. Estimates put the size of the e-cigarette market at around $2.5 billion in annual sales. Users tout them as tar-free alternatives to traditional cigarettes that help them reduce their nicotine consumption. Others are worried about all the unknowns associated with huffing propylene glycol and concentrated nicotine.

Debate on safety of e-cigarettes continues

Opposing views on the potential impact of electronic cigarettes on public health are published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The commentaries, by two experts, differ in their views on the topic but are united in their call for a rational discussion based on evidence. Related Articles Public health Conflict resolution Epidemiology Environmental impact assessment Osteopathic medicine Personalized medicine

E-cigarettes 'help smokers quit or cut down'

E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a respected international review has confirmed. The first Cochrane review to examine the products considered two randomised trials with data from 662 current smokers. The review authors, from the UK and New Zealand, said the results needed to be expanded on by other studies. Public health doctors said they remained concerned that the devices could reverse progress on smoking.

FAA warns U.S. airlines about e-cigarette risk

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration is warning U.S. carriers about the risk of fires caused by e-cigarettes. Earlier this month at Los Angeles International Airport, an overheated e-cigarette sparked a fire in a piece of luggage in a baggage area. Four months prior to that at Boston's Logan Airport, an e-cigarette in a passenger's bag caught fire in the cargo hold of a plane -- forcing an evacuation.

TVECA's Ray Story Refutes prospective E-cigarette ban in Hong Kong

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated in Hong Kong, not banned, says the head of the industry's largest representative organization.

Ray Story, president of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, said suggestions of a ban would be "ignorant" and "irresponsible" given that smoking rates in the city were already flat lining and that the product could help eliminate conventional tobacco use.

Big Pharma financed ALA lobbies for FDA deeming reg/ban

Big Pharma financed ALA lobbies for FDA deeming reg/ban by repeating CDC’s lies about e-cigs and NYTS e-cig data, conflating e-cigs with tobacco with highly addictive and lethal cigarettes, denigrating record decline in and record low cigarette smoking rates among teens, and failing to ethically disclose ALA’s huge financial conflicts of interest.

Smoking / Quit Smoking Regulatory Affairs / Drug Approvals How to measure nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes

To be effective in helping smokers get off cigarettes, e-cigarettes
need to deliver enough nicotine to replace what smokers were getting
from tobacco, but also need to deliver it consistently at different use
sessions. From later this year e-cigarettes sold in Europe will have to
be tested to ensure that they deliver nicotine consistently, but no
specific protocol has been proposed yet.

Next appropriations chairman likely to follow Republican party on AG policies

Republican leadership selected Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) last week to take over the House Appropriations Committee gavel from Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), who is due to step down in January due to chairmanship term limits.

Will 2017 Be Altria Group Inc.'s Worst Year Yet?

2016 was a strong year for Altria Group (NYSE: MO), with the stock jumping 20% to be among the best performers in the tobacco industry. Overall, the cigarette giant has done a good job of finding ways to maximize its profits, and there are reasons why bullish investors think that Altria could sustain its positive momentum in 2017. Yet Altria also faces challenges, and if it makes a misstep, then 2017 could easily become a nightmare year for the company. Let's take a look at what it would take to turn 2017 into Altria's worst year yet.

Switching to e-cigarettes ‘substantially’ reduces toxins in the body

Scientists at University College London found that people who switched from regular to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for at least six months had ‘substantially’ lower levels of toxic and carcinogenic substances in their bodies.

During the study, which was funded by Cancer Research UK, researchers analysed the saliva and urine of long-term e-cigarette and NRT users and compared them to those of cigarette smokers.

Stricter tobacco legislation enters into force

The changes moreover ban the advertising of tobacco and related products as well as the sale of tobacco products with characterising flavours.

Also being introduced is five-year licensing of tobacco vendors and stricter regulations for the promotion of tobacco products and for various non-standard tobacco and smoking products.

Also banned is the sale of confectioneries, snacks, toys and other items intended for minors in the shape of tobacco products.

Promote e-cigarettes widely as substitute for smoking says new RCP report

The Royal College of Physicians' new report, ‘Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction’, has concluded that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK public health. Smokers can therefore be reassured and encouraged to use them, and the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking.

Czech Prez Signs Off On Anti-Smoking Law Offers Opportunity For Vapor Product Businesses

In February, Czech Republic President, Miloš Zeman signed off on a law that will clampdown on smoking in the area and will allow for cigarette alternatives, which already show signs of prominence, to be offered to people throughout the Republic.

The ban would prohibit smoking in areas that include, bars, theaters and restaurants, but vapor products and hookah will still be allowed in these areas, according to expatz.cz, an English language news site.

Here's Why the Worst Might Be Yet to Come for Philip Morris International

Global tobacco giant Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) has found surprising success with its iQOS heated-tobacco product. What's come as an even greater surprise is the extent to which the company has embraced the concept of reduced-risk products.

Legislators still attack vaping, even as evidence of its benefits mounts

Some state legislators are trying again to cripple the vaping market. They’ve revived last year’s proposal to restrict the nicotine-bearing vapor produced by electronic “cigarettes” to just three flavors -- tobacco, menthol or clove. In short, they want to ensure that vaping, the more healthful alternative to smoking tobacco, tastes like the cancer-causing habit it helps people overcome.

Artsen strijden voor afschrikwekkende verpakkingen op sigarettenvervanger Philip Morris: 'ernstig misleidend'

De Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit kwalificeert de heatstick als een 'rookloos tabaksproduct', schrijft staatssecretaris Martin van Rijn (Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport) naar aanleiding van recente Kamervragen over de heatstick. Het apparaat verhit namelijk tabak tot 350 graden in plaats van het te verbranden, zoals in gewone sigaretten. Daarom is volgens de tabaks- en rookwarenwet de waarschuwing 'dit tabaksproduct schaadt uw gezondheid en is verslavend' voldoende.

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BAT restructures as e-cigarettes go mainstream

[LONDON] British American Tobacco said on Thursday it has reorganised its regional management structure following the acquisition of Reynolds American to bring its vaping and heated tobacco products into the main business.

"Now that we have built a successful NGP (next generation products) business which is poised for substantial growth, we will be fully integrating NGP to leverage the scale and expertise of the whole group to drive growth in an area that is fast becoming a key part of our mainstream business," BAT said in a statement.

Illegal super-strength e-cigarettes seized in crackdown as shops targeted in undercover swoops

Hundreds of super-strength e-cigarette liquids were seized by Trading Standards during a blitz on retailers in Scotland.

The undercover operation saw officers swoop on stores to enforce new legislation regulating the sale of vaping products.

They found illicit liquids over the maximum legal nicotine strength level of two per cent and other products which were nine months out of date.

Indonesia, where smoking is widespread, just placed tough restrictions on e-cigarettes

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is placing prohibitive restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette materials, and Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita last week offered an easy solution for the growing number of citizens using the products.

Report: Juul Leads Electronic Cigarette Category in the U.S.

Australian Committee Divided Over E-Cigarette Regulations

The members of an Australian committee appointed to look into e-cigarette use, have differing opinions on the right regulatory approach to e-cigarettes, yet its chairman recommends permitting the use of nicotine in the devices.

Parliament’s Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee has released its Report on the Inquiry into the Use and Marketing of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporizers in Australia. The Chair of the Committee, federal member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, says that the Committee was divided on what the right regulatory approach to

E-cigarettes ubiquitous at schools despite all efforts

One e-cig trade group supports the FDA’s crackdown on companies targeting young people, but says that shouldn’t overshadow the positive influence vaping can have on tobacco smokers trying to quit.

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