Tag - E-cigarettes

‘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...

Why Nigeria must prepare for e-cigarettes addiction

Three Nigerian researchers have played a prominent role in a study on e-cigarettes epidemiology in South Africa, the result of which provides grounds for Nigeria to protect its youths from the health hazards of e-cigarette addiction, writes ROBERT EGBE. If you laugh easily, you will probably find the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s description of tobacco...

BAT Korea Focuses on Promoting Its Heated Tobacco Product on Its 30th Anniversary

Speaking at a press event held in central Seoul for the firm’s 30th anniversary, BAT Korea’s country manager Kim Eun-ji, focused on promoting their heated tobacco product: Glo. The slogan of the BAT Group, ‘A better tomorrow,’ represents [the company’s ambition] to create a better future by reducing the harm our business imposes [on people’s...