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Australian teenagers urge government to help them break vaping addiction

Submissions to the TGA include comments from 13-19-year-olds who want restrictions in place to help them with nicotine addiction Teenagers have urged the Australian government to help them break their nicotine addiction, submissions to a major consultation on vaping reforms reveal. A submission to drug regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration from South Australia’s commissioner for children...

Pro-tobacco lobbyists circle Australian government’s proposed vaping reforms

As the TGA considers at least 4,000 submissions, tobacco companies appear to be heightening lobbying efforts An international pro-vaping group, supported by British American Tobacco, has hired an Australian lobbyist amid proposed government reforms that could see tightened access to nicotine vaping products. In February, Michael Kauter – a former deputy director of the Nationals and...

Dutch parliament supports making e-cigarettes look boring, uniform

Dutch parliamentarians want e-cigarettes and vapes to have a boring and uniform appearance. According to the D66, which will submit this proposal in parliament on Wednesday, this will make vaping less attractive to teenagers. A majority in parliament supports the plan, RTL Nieuws reports. “Young people now think it’s cool to have such an accessory with glitter...

Putting vapes in plain packaging ‘reduces their appeal to children’

Research has shown that the proportion of children vaping is on the rise, with many being influenced by social media sites including TikTok. Putting vapes in plain packaging reduces their appeal to children and could even stop them taking up vaping in the first place, a major new study has found. Researchers discovered that removing bright colours,...

Is Big Tobacco winning the smoking war?

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) new Global Trends in Tobacco Use report raises a big question mark over the international community’s push for a smoking free world. On the face of it, as WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus maintains, the progress on winning the smoking war seems “very encouraging”. 2025 target unlikely to be met According to the report, the...

New vaping rules and taxes planned for South Africa

The National Treasury has published a discussion paper outlining a proposal on the taxation of electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). This follows signals from the government in its previous two budget speeches that it plans to start taxing these two products. “ENDS are part of new generation products that have been introduced in the...

WHO Needs Reduction To Escape Unsuccessful “Quit or Die” Tobacco Strategy

Tobacco kills roughly eight million people around the world every year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has long aimed for complete eradication of the substance, calling it “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.” This month’s ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the WHO Framework Convention on...

US approves E-cigarette marketing as Kenya debates approach

This marks the first set of electronic nicotine delivery system products ever to be authorized by the FDA. In Summary • The FDA considered the risks and benefits to the population as a whole, including users and non-users of tobacco products, and importantly, youth. • Health CAS, Mercy Mwangangi, said that Kenya is yet to review its...

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...

FDA Finalizes Two Foundational Rules for Companies Seeking to Market New Tobacco Products

Rules Provide Additional Information on the Requirements for Future Premarket Tobacco Product Applications and Substantial Equivalence Reports. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two final rules for the premarket review of new tobacco products. These foundational rules provide additional information on the requirements for the content, format and review of Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) and Substantial...

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