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Nicotine expert joins Juul

Nicotine expert joins Juul

July 22, 2019

Juul Labs has hired Mark Rubinstein, a prominent researcher known for his work on the risks nicotine poses for the adolescent brain, as its medical director.

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Leading researcher says study linking vaping to heart disease is ‘false and invalid’

Leading researcher says study linking vaping to heart disease is ‘false and invalid’

July 18, 2019

There is a battle brewing between two leading tobacco harm-reduction researchers over a study that links vaping to an increased chance of heart disease. The argument has muddied the science behind vaping and confused consumers.

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New PMTA deadline

New PMTA deadline

July 17, 2019

The U.S. District Court of Maryland on July 12 issued an order that will set the FDA Center for Tobacco PMTA deadline for vapor products to May 12, 2020.

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Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

July 17, 2019

Efforts to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

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Vype launches new closed-pod system using nicotine salt e-liquid

Vype launches new closed-pod system using nicotine salt e-liquid

July 17, 2019

The vapor brand Vype has launched the latest evolution in its range of vaping products, the Vype ePod. Owned by British American Tobacco (BAT), Vype’s ePod follows the brand’s innovative ePen 3 device.

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Digital stamps coming

Digital stamps coming

July 12, 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to start requiring digital tax stamps on all e-cigarette and vapor products in November. Then, as of June 1, 2020, it will no longer be permissible to supply, transfer, store or possess unmarked designated excise goods in the UAE.

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New Philippine guidelines to require licensing for vapor-related businesses

New Philippine guidelines to require licensing for vapor-related businesses

July 12, 2019

The Philippines will mandate licensing for all makers, sellers and distributors of e-cigarettes and vaporizers under the new guidelines covering the sector.

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Cautious about CBD

Cautious about CBD

July 12, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a consumer update addressing health-related claims about cannabidiol (CBD) and issued a warning to consumers.

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Acting FDA Commissioner Sharpless on ENDS: topic is a complicated one

Acting FDA Commissioner Sharpless on ENDS: topic is a complicated one

July 12, 2019

The e-cigarette industry is “a complicated one with many unknowns,” according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless. “There is great potential to significantly reduce the national burden of cancer and other diseases if we can help addicted smokers quit … but there is also the terrible risk of having millions of new Americans become life-long addicts to a new class of products that are not safe … “

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Lawsuit filed after external battery explodes in mod

Lawsuit filed after external battery explodes in mod

July 7, 2019

A man from Cleveland, Ohio, USA, has filed a lawsuit after suffering second- and third-degree burns following the explosion of an e-cigarette battery in his pants pocket.

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New GM Fontem Canada

New GM Fontem Canada

July 7, 2019

Rob Norris, head of Altadis USA, has accepted a transfer to Fontem Ventures as general manager of Canada effective Aug. 1.

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Avail Vapor launches its own CBD brand, Leafana

Avail Vapor launches its own CBD brand, Leafana

July 7, 2019

Avail Vapor launched Leafana Wellness, its newly developed CBD line of products. The company launched the brand at its 99 retail stores in 12 states and will offer the complete product line to U.S. distributors.

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Call for CBD regulations

Call for CBD regulations

July 1, 2019

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wants the FDA to issue an interim final rule as soon as possible while the agency develops permanent final regulations for CBD.

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Shenzhen restricts vaping

Shenzhen restricts vaping

July 1, 2019

The world’s vapor product workshop bans the use of e-cigarettes in nonsmoking areas.

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Seattle mayor says it’s time for city to consider banning e-cigarettes

Seattle mayor says it’s time for city to consider banning e-cigarettes

June 28, 2019

On the heels of San Francisco passing a ban on the sale of Juul products and e-cigarettes, the mayor of the US city of Seattle, Washington, announced her intent to look into a similar ban for Seattle.

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E-cig ban ‘ludicrous’

E-cig ban ‘ludicrous’

June 28, 2019

A public health expert has called San Francisco’s plan to ban e-cigarettes but not tobacco products “ludicrous.”

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Experts: duel use should be seen as being on pathway to quitting

Experts: duel use should be seen as being on pathway to quitting

June 27, 2019

There is plenty of evidence that supports claims stating that dual use is not automatically a worse option than smoking combustible cigarettes alone.

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Tobacco-Free Youth Act approved by key senate committee

Tobacco-Free Youth Act approved by key senate committee

June 27, 2019

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) approved the Tobacco-Free Youth Act. The bill would raise the nationwide minimum age to buy all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, from 18 to 21.

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