Tag - E-cigarette

South Africa flirts with e-cigarette tax which could set back the fight against smoking

Public consultations recently closed on plans to impose an excise tax on e-cigarettes in South Africa, and the suggested policy proposals have already proven controversial. In particular, the South African government intends to introduce a new excise tax on e-cigarettes, applying the duty to both non-nicotine and nicotine solutions used in these devices. Thanks to piggybacking on existing...

South Africa Considers Increasing Tax On E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are increasingly coming under fire world over. Whether it be on health grounds or monetary considerations. Now South Africa’s National Treasury is asking for public comment by 7 February 2022 on its proposals to impose a specific excise tax on both the non-nicotine and nicotine solutions in e-cigarettes. Wesley Grimm, Senior Associate & Rudi...

Smokers trying to quit in France should not be offered vapes to help

Doctors should not offer e-cigarettes as a tobacco alternative due to lack of evidence as to the benefits and risks, says health authority People trying to stop smoking should not be recommended vaping as an alternative by their doctor, French health body le Haut Conseil de la santé publique (HCSP) has said, in a change...

Africa: Tobacco Harm Reduction: Will There Ever Be a Viable Consensus?

The E-cigarette summit – science, regulation, and public health, took place virtually on the 7th and 8th of December, 2021. Scientists, policymakers and public health professionals have been participating in this event annually since 2013. On the 7th, a session titled "The new tobacco wars", was introduced, and detailed by Clive Bates, a strong advocate of Tobacco...

China amends tobacco monopoly law to include e-cigarettes and vaping

The State Council of China amended its tobacco monopoly law Friday to include regulations for e-cigarettes and vaping. This result comes after months of deliberation by the Chinese government to regulate electronic tobacco consumption. E-cigarette sales have been functioning in the grey area of the law since they became popular in China. Following the amendment, they will...

Youth e-cig use triples likelihood of daily cig smoking

The evidence that e-cigarettes are a gateway for smoking is strong and consistent. Now John Pierce and his colleagues have made that connection even stronger by showing that e-cigarette use strongly predicts daily cigarette smoking. (Previous studies measured current cigarette smoking, meaning in the past 30 days.) Their paper, “Use of E-cigarettes and Other...