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Flavored vapor ban bandwagon picks up Philippines as passenger

Flavored vapor ban bandwagon picks up Philippines as passenger

December 3, 2019

The Philippines’ Department of Finance is pushing for a ban on flavored vapor products to discourage youth from vaping.

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Bangladesh plans to ban vapor in response to US THC-related deaths

Bangladesh plans to ban vapor in response to US THC-related deaths

December 3, 2019

Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of vapor products in response to a global health scare.

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Vapers under attack by life insurance companies after THC deaths blamed on nicotine

Vapers under attack by life insurance companies after THC deaths blamed on nicotine

December 3, 2019

Global reinsurers are stepping up their warnings to life insurer clients about the potential risks of vaping, putting pressure on underwriters to charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers, or even exclude them altogether.

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Shenzhen feeling financial pressure as US vapor sales slow

Shenzhen feeling financial pressure as US vapor sales slow

December 2, 2019

Vapor hardware manufacturing capital Shenzhen is feeling the impact of a global backlash against vaping.

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Researchers find Vitamin E acetate only in cartridges seized this year

Researchers find Vitamin E acetate only in cartridges seized this year

December 2, 2019

U.S. Health officials have found more evidence implicating vitamin E acetate in the recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.

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Baker signs ban for flavored vapor products in Massachusetts

Baker signs ban for flavored vapor products in Massachusetts

December 2, 2019

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed into law severe restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco and vapor products, making his state the first to enact such stringent controls.

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Trump says Tobacco 21 is coming soon along with e-liquid flavor decision

Trump says Tobacco 21 is coming soon along with e-liquid flavor decision

November 25, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to soften his position on banning flavored vapor products during a meeting with stakeholders on Friday, citing concerns about black market sales.

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US FDA announces guidance for limited changes to hardware devices, e-liquid packaging

US FDA announces guidance for limited changes to hardware devices, e-liquid packaging

November 25, 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance that will allow for vapor manufacturers to bring hardware devices up to UL 8139 standards and allow e-liquid packaging to comply with child safety regulations.

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Trump to meet with vapor industry supporters and detractors in hope of finding flavor solution

Trump to meet with vapor industry supporters and detractors in hope of finding flavor solution

November 22, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with vapor industry representatives, medical associations, advocacy groups and state officials on Friday to discuss the ongoing vaping crisis.

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New York sues Juul Labs for alleged deceptive marketing practices

New York sues Juul Labs for alleged deceptive marketing practices

November 21, 2019

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a lawsuit against the electronic cigarette company JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL) for deceptive and misleading marketing of its e-cigarettes, which contributed to the ongoing youth vaping epidemic in New York State.

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Philippines bans vapor, 1 million vaping violators risk arrest

Philippines bans vapor, 1 million vaping violators risk arrest

November 21, 2019

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will ban the import and public use of vapor devices. Violators of the new rules risk arrest.

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California sues Juul over health warnings, marketing practices

California sues Juul over health warnings, marketing practices

November 20, 2019

California is suing Juul Labs for marketing its products directly to underage teenagers and failing to include health warnings.

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Trump pulls back on plans to ban flavors in vapor products

Trump pulls back on plans to ban flavors in vapor products

November 19, 2019

Just two weeks ago, President Donald Trump had a plan in place to ban most flavored e-cigarettes on the US market. Then, suddenly, those plans changed.

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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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