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Hong Kong exporting fake e-cigarettes

Hong Kong exporting fake e-cigarettes

August 19, 2013

Hong Kong is the main source of fake electronic cigarettes and e-liquids entering the EU, according to the European Commission’s 2012 annual report on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR). A commission press note said that last year EU customs “detained” almost 40 million products valued at nearly €1 billion “suspected of violating” IPR. […]

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Thai monopoly has eye on e-cigarettes

Thai monopoly has eye on e-cigarettes

July 25, 2013

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) would consider developing and importing electronic cigarettes if the government were to legalize them, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. Managing director, Torsak Chotimongkol, was quoted as saying that, as a government agency, the TTM could not proceed with such a project until electronic cigarettes were legalised. “However, […]

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EU committee vote on e-cigarettes out of line with public health aims

EU committee vote on e-cigarettes out of line with public health aims

July 12, 2013

The European Parliament’s environment, public health and food safety committee has voted to back the European Commission’s proposal to classify electronic cigarettes as medicinal products. For many people, this proposal is the most health-negative of the raft of proposed revisions to the Tobacco Products Directive put forward by the commission at the end of last […]

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EU Vapers appeal for rethink on TPD proposals for e-cigarettes

EU Vapers appeal for rethink on TPD proposals for e-cigarettes

July 9, 2013

A group of vapers has written an open letter to the chairman of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee, Matthias Groote, calling for a rethink on the European Commission’s proposal for regulating electronic cigarettes. The committee is due to vote tomorrow on the totality of the commission’s proposals for revising the […]

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Studying e-cigarettes’ quit potential

Studying e-cigarettes’ quit potential

June 24, 2013

AucklandUniversity is carrying out a study into the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes as a quit-smoking aid, according to a TVNZ story. More than 650 people are participating in the study comparing electronic cigarettes with the commonly-used nicotine patch. Participant, Luis Paraha, who was said to have twice previously tried to quit, believes she has cracked […]

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MEPs to receive e-cigarettes

MEPs to receive e-cigarettes

June 13, 2013

As the proposed revision of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive is now being discussed in the European Parliament, the UK-based electronic cigarette manufacturer, Totally Wicked Ltd, is sending an electronic cigarette to all 754 MEPs. ‘Accompanying the e-cigarette will be a briefing document that simply and factually explains why e-cigarettes do not belong in the […]

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Philip Morris embraces e-cigarettes

Philip Morris embraces e-cigarettes

June 11, 2013

Philip Morris USA will launch an e-cigarette under the MarkTen brand in Indiana in August, reports The Wall Street Journal. MarkTen is a disposable e-cigarette but can be reused by buying a separate battery recharging kit and additional cartridges. Made in China by a contact manufacturer, the e-cigarette is expected to sell for about $9.50. […]

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Ex-Facebook president invests in e-cigarettes

Ex-Facebook president invests in e-cigarettes

June 10, 2013

A group including Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker is investing $75 million is NJOY, a leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, reports The Wall Street Journal. Parker co-founded the music-sharing site Napster, was the first president of Facebook and has been a big donor to cancer research. NJOY accounted for 35.6 percent of the U.S. cigarette market […]

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Vapor Corp to present at business forum

Vapor Corp to present at business forum

May 24, 2013

Vapor Corp. said on Wednesday that CEO, Kevin Frija, was due to make a presentation at the Second Annual Marcum LLP MicroCap Conference on May 30 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. The company’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 16.00 hours Eastern Daylight Time. More information and registration is available at the […]

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Four-country study suggests e-cigarettes might work as cessation aids

Four-country study suggests e-cigarettes might work as cessation aids

May 23, 2013

Researchers in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US have concluded that electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) might have the potential to serve as cessation aids, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The researchers set out to examine patterns of ENDS awareness, use, and product-associated beliefs among current and […]

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E-cigarettes under threat in EU

E-cigarettes under threat in EU

May 9, 2013

The European Commission has said that the majority of e-cigarettes sold in the EU would most likely fall under pharmaceutical legislation if the commission’s proposed revisions to its Tobacco Products Directive were to be accepted. The commission has proposed that e-cigarettes would fall under the legal framework for medicinal products if they contained levels of […]

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E-cigarettes could turn kids into smokers, health department says

E-cigarettes could turn kids into smokers, health department says

April 25, 2013

The Philippine health department warned the public on April 12 against e-cigarettes, saying the tobacco substitute could turn children into smokers. E-cigarettes have been gaining favor among Filipinos as higher tobacco taxes make smoking more expensive, according to a story in the Manila Times. Food and Drug Administration director-general Kenneth Hartigan-Go disputed what he said were […]

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E-cigarettes could turn kids into smokers, health department says

E-cigarettes could turn kids into smokers, health department says

April 25, 2013

The Philippine health department warned the public on April 12 against e-cigarettes, saying the tobacco substitute could turn children into smokers. E-cigarettes have been gaining favor among Filipinos as higher tobacco taxes make smoking more expensive, according to a story in the Manila Times. Food and Drug Administration director-general Kenneth Hartigan-Go disputed what he said were […]

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Manila FDA will not register e-cigarettes

Manila FDA will not register e-cigarettes

April 12, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will not register e-cigarettes, as health products as these devices are against the intent of the country’s tobacco regulation law, according to a story on MB.com.ph, a Minilan news website. In an advisory, FDA acting Director General Kenneth Hartigan-Go said e-cigarettes are “contrary to the intent and […]

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Vapor Corp’s sales up by a third

Vapor Corp’s sales up by a third

April 2, 2013

The e-cigarette company, Vapor Corp, announced that net sales for the year 2012 had reached a record $21.4 million, 33.6 percent up on its net sales during 2011. The company’s cost of goods sold, at $13.2 million, was 96.4 percent higher than it was during 2011, while gross margins decreased to 38.1 percent from 57.8 […]

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E-Lites notches up another court victory in fight for soul of e-cigarettes

E-Lites notches up another court victory in fight for soul of e-cigarettes

March 11, 2013

The UK based electronic cigarette company, E-Lites, has overturned an attempt by a European government to have electronic cigarettes classified as medical devices. The Administrative Court in Estonia last week found in favour of Zandera Ltd, owners of the E-Lites brand, and against the Estonian State Agency of Medicines. This decision comes at a time […]

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Public debate sought on e-cigarettes

Public debate sought on e-cigarettes

March 5, 2013

Israel’s Health Ministry is asking for public feedback on electronic cigarettes before deciding whether or not to ban them, according to a story by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich for the Jerusalem Post. This is despite a ministry committee’s having recommended that the marketing, import and use of e-cigarettes be prohibited for five years and that the prohibition […]

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E-cigarettes and this sporting life

E-cigarettes and this sporting life

February 12, 2013

In a re-play of the tobacco industry’s former close connection with sport, Totally Wicked, a supplier of electronic cigarettes, on the weekend announced a sponsorship deal with St Helens’ RFC, one of England’s top rugby league clubs. According to a PRNewswire story, under the deal, the club’s Langtree Park North Stand is to be renamed […]

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