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A means to an ENDS

A means to an ENDS

March 21, 2019

A new company has been formed to support the evolving ENDS industry create a smoke-free future through ‘innovations, scientific advancement and regulatory compliance’.

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E-cig ban proposed

E-cig ban proposed

March 21, 2019

If electronic cigarettes were found to be as potentially dangerous as combustible cigarettes, would San Francisco be happy for the former to take their place alongside the latter on retail shelves?

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E-cig epidemic explodes

E-cig epidemic explodes

March 21, 2019

On March 6, the US FDA was said to be ‘catching the beginning of an epidemic’ [of vaping among young people]. It failed. By March 19, it was ‘capturing an exploding epidemic…’

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That’s some ‘problem’

That’s some ‘problem’

March 20, 2019

The ‘problem’ with vaping is that it’s not killing anyone. In this so-called post-truth era, anyone with an interest in vaping should read the blog on which the story below is based.

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Round one to e-cigarettes

Round one to e-cigarettes

March 20, 2019

Common sense seems to have been knocked unconscious when it is argued that, since e-cigarettes assist smokers to quit, they are defined as a drug and should be banned.

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FDA acting chief named

FDA acting chief named

March 18, 2019

The director of the US’ National Cancer Institute is to take over temporarily at the US Food and Drug Administration following the departure of the commissioner next month.

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Focus on young people

Focus on young people

March 15, 2019

There is no harm in working to prevent young people accessing tobacco products, flavored or not, as long as the prevention program is based on a sensible definition of a tobacco product.

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Of mice and smokers

Of mice and smokers

March 15, 2019

The results of a study conducted on mice are said to support evidence that switching adult smokers to smoke-free products can be part of a successful tobacco-harm-reduction strategy.

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Criticality opens hemp plant

Criticality opens hemp plant

March 13, 2019

Criticality, an affiliate of Pyxus International, has opened a hemp extraction and purification facility in Wilson, North Carolina, USA.

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US FDA moves up non-tobacco related flavor product PMTA deadline 1 year to Aug. 2021

US FDA moves up non-tobacco related flavor product PMTA deadline 1 year to Aug. 2021

March 13, 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration expects manufacturers of all flavored ENDS products (other than tobacco-, mint-, and menthol-flavored) to submit premarket applications (PMTAs) to the agency by Aug. 8, 2021.

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Hospital vapors

Hospital vapors

March 12, 2019

Given that hospitals, no matter how good they are, tend to generate stress, it seems wise for them to take a relaxed attitude to vaping and a tolerant stance on smoking.

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JUUL joins UKVIA

JUUL joins UKVIA

March 12, 2019

The drawing up of the UK Vaping Industry Association’s new code of conduct was crucial to the decision of JUUL Labs UK to join the association.

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Call for end to vaping ban

Call for end to vaping ban

March 12, 2019

A new report recommends that Australia ends its de facto ban on vaping – a ban that seems to be made almost unworkable by the regulatory variations introduced by state governments.

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HPHC testing delayed by US FDA

HPHC testing delayed by US FDA

March 12, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHCs) reporting compliance date. The deadline was Nov. 8, 2019. The new deadline is not a firm date.

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Lazy regulation

Lazy regulation

March 7, 2019

Subjecting cigarette alternatives to the same regulations as apply to combustible-cigarettes is lazy regulation, and lazy regulation is almost bound to prove to be bad regulation.

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Vapor continues to be under threat

Vapor continues to be under threat

March 6, 2019

The US vaping industry is being set up to fail if it is to be asked to prove within a year that flavors are not implicated in a rise in vaping among young people.

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FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb to retire in April

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb to retire in April

March 6, 2019

Resignation calls into question whether the FDA will enforce harsher regulations around youth e-cigarette vaping, nicotine limits and menthol.

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Conference to focus on vaping public health potential

Conference to focus on vaping public health potential

March 4, 2019

The U.K. Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) will hold a one-day business-to-business conference on May 9, 2019, titled “Seizing the vaping public health prize.”

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