Tag - E-cigarettes

Khairy: I’ve Had Enough Of Tobacco Harm Reduction

Khairy Jamaluddin says there is “no such thing” as using vape or e-cigarettes for tobacco harm reduction for non-smokers. Caretaker Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today denounced claims that vapes or e-cigarettes are safe for use and has reinstated his belief that efforts to deny those born from 2007 from ever purchasing cigarettes should include vape. Khairy...

ATCA joins call to plug the e-cigarette regulation gap in South Africa

The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) has joined South Africa’s public health organisations in calling for urgent regulation of e-cigarettes through the swift implementation of the long-awaited Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, saying the Bill could have an impact well beyond South Africa’s borders. Leonce Sessou, Executive Secretary of ATCA, says “Global...

10 vaping myths (and how to answer them)

Vaping proponents often cite their benefits, promoting the method as a safer alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes. But these claims are dangerous and more grounded in fiction than reality, claims one expert. Speaking at last weekend’s Annual Women’s and Children’s Health Update conference in Sydney, public health expert Emeritus Professor Simon Chapman tore apart 10 claims...

New research: Mask wearing amplifies harms of cigarette smoking

The researchers investigated the levels of exhaled carbon monoxide in smokers while wearing a mask during working hours, and during days without a mask. Smoking while wearing a surgical mask results in a two-fold rise in exhaled carbon monoxide and impaired blood vessel function compared to non-mask periods, according to a study published in the...

‘Harmful and addicting youth’: Vaping crackdown flagged in national report

Brightly coloured vaping products with flavours like bubble gum and fairy floss that claim to be nicotine-free could be banned in a national crackdown as new research finds e-cigarettes are “harmful and addicting youth”. But any move to restrict e-cigarettes may face fierce resistance from a group of pro-vaping Coalition backbench MPs, who fought against...

Helping people quit tobacco use is key to breaking the cycle of dependence

There are 1.3 billion tobacco users today globally, trapped by nicotine’s addictiveness and the manipulative influence of the tobacco industry. Helping people to quit is the key to breaking this dependence and ending the tobacco epidemic. The newly published ‘Global investment case for tobacco cessation’ presents the reasons from the perspectives of health and...

Vaping: FDA approves e-cigarette in US for first time

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates medical products in the US, has approved an e-cigarette for sale for the first time. It authorised the marketing of three products from RJ Reynolds, under the Vuse brand. The FDA decided that the benefit to adults trying to quit smoking outweighs the risk of teenagers becoming hooked. The...

New WHO report shows how manufacturers attempt to avoid regulation of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products

A new WHO report “Litigation relevant to regulation of novel and emerging nicotine and tobacco products: comparison across jurisdictions” offers governments examples of the legal arguments that industry has used in attempts to evade or minimize regulation, as well as how courts have addressed those arguments. In recent years, regulation of novel and emerging nicotine...

Quit tobacco to be a winner

The saying goes that “quitters never win,” but in the case of tobacco, quitters are the real winners. When the news came out that smokers were more likely to develop severe disease with COVID-19 compared to non-smokers, it triggered millions of smokers to want to quit tobacco. But without adequate support, quitting can be incredibly...

China to strengthen supervision on e-cigarettes, new tobacco products; share of e-vapor company hit

Chinese regulations on tobacco management are to be revised in order to strengthen supervision and administration of e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products. Shares of e-cigarette and e-vapor companies hit after the official statement was released on Monday. A clause is planned to be added to the Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Tobacco...

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