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Purdy gets appointed as COO at Turning Point Brands

Purdy gets appointed as COO at Turning Point Brands

November 19, 2019

Turning Point Brands has promoted Graham A. Purdy to chief operating officer.

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Cannabis credentials approved for Global Labs

Cannabis credentials approved for Global Labs

November 19, 2019

A2LA has renewed accreditation of Global Laboratory Services (GLS) to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing.

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Black market CBD vaping device blamed for death in Belgium

Black market CBD vaping device blamed for death in Belgium

November 19, 2019

An 18-year-old has become the first person to die of vaping in Belgium after authorities blamed his respiratory failure on a CBD vapor device.

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Apple ditches vaping apps

Apple ditches vaping apps

November 19, 2019

Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its app store, citing health concerns.

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Cigarette smoking prevalence continues historic decline

Cigarette smoking prevalence continues historic decline

November 19, 2019

The U.S. adult smoking prevalence rate for 2018 was 13.7 percent, slightly lower than 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Vitamin E acetate ‘likely culprit’ in THC-related lung illnesses

Vitamin E acetate ‘likely culprit’ in THC-related lung illnesses

November 19, 2019

For the first time, scientists have been able to link results from product testing with clinical specimens from patients suffering vaping-related lung injuries.

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San Fran vapor ban upheld by major majority of voters; deadly combustibles still being sold

San Fran vapor ban upheld by major majority of voters; deadly combustibles still being sold

November 7, 2019

The upcoming ban on the sale of e-cigarettes in San Francisco will remain in place, as voters soundly rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have overturned the prohibition approved by the Board of Supervisors in June.

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Germany seeks to limit outdoor e-cigarette advertising

Germany seeks to limit outdoor e-cigarette advertising

November 7, 2019

Germany’s new drug commissioner, Daniela Ludwig, has called for restrictions on outdoor e-cigarette advertising.

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Turning Point Brands hit hard by negative vaping headlines

Turning Point Brands hit hard by negative vaping headlines

November 5, 2019

Turning Point Brands reported net sales of $96.8 million in the third quarter that ended Sept. 30, up 16.1 percent from that in the comparable 2018 quarter. Gross profit increased 18.2 percent to $42.8 million, but net income decreased $1.7 million to 6.3 million.

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New study debunks vapor’s role in teen gateway to smoking

New study debunks vapor’s role in teen gateway to smoking

November 5, 2019

Using e-cigarettes doesn’t raise the likelihood a teenager would smoke, according to a new study by U.S. researchers. Smoking can be entirely attributable to other factors affecting adolescents’ inclination toward cigarettes, such as parental education, peer smoking, anxiety and other substance abuse.

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Trump nominates oncologist to serve as U.S. FDA Commissioner

Trump nominates oncologist to serve as U.S. FDA Commissioner

November 4, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn, chief medical executive of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, to lead the Food and Drug Administration, the White House said on Friday.

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Las Vegas based vapor company sued over use of Cinnabon trademark

Las Vegas based vapor company sued over use of Cinnabon trademark

November 4, 2019

The manufacture of tasty treats and mall food court giant Cinnabon is suing a Las Vegas-based vapor company for using its sticky-sweet brand name on some vape products.

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China closes door on online vapor, e-cigarette sales

China closes door on online vapor, e-cigarette sales

November 1, 2019

Tobacco regulators in China on Friday issued a notice asking e-commerce platforms and businesses to shut online stores that sell electronic cigarette and other vapor products. The move is aimed at stopping minors from purchasing e-cigarettes through the internet.

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UK official insists ‘vapor is safer’ than smoking cigarettes

UK official insists ‘vapor is safer’ than smoking cigarettes

November 1, 2019

A Public Health England official insists e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking, even after a spate of vaping-related deaths and illnesses in the U.S.

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New rules for vapor waste, li-ion batteries in Japan

New rules for vapor waste, li-ion batteries in Japan

November 1, 2019

The Tobacco Institute of Japan is set to implement rules for the disposal of heat-not-burn products that use lithium-ion batteries.

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Vapers turning back to cigarettes amid S. Korea government warnings

Vapers turning back to cigarettes amid S. Korea government warnings

October 31, 2019

The South Korean government’s recent warning on the use of vapor products is causing confusion for consumers. Smokers and vapers alike are left without information on how harmful e-cigarettes are and whether combustible cigarettes are any safer.

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Former Juul Labs executive alleges company shipped 1 million contaminated pods

Former Juul Labs executive alleges company shipped 1 million contaminated pods

October 31, 2019

A former Juul Labs executive is alleging in a lawsuit that the company shipped 1 million contaminated pods without informing consumers or issuing a recall.

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Utah flavored e-liquid ban overturned

Utah flavored e-liquid ban overturned

October 30, 2019

A judge has overturned Utah’s emergency rule banning the sale of flavored e-liquids. Judge agrees with the plaintiffs’ assertion that enforcement would cause vape shop owners irreparable harm.

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