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Texas may be next state to raise vaping age to 21

Texas may be next state to raise vaping age to 21

May 23, 2019

The Texas state Senate agreed to state House changes in a bill that would raise the legal sales age for vaping products from 18 to 21.

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Three times more effective

Three times more effective

May 23, 2019

A study published by University College London scientists found vapers were 95 percent more likely to be successful than those not using the products in their attempts to quit smoking cigarettes.

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NY state poised to ban e-cigarette flavors

NY state poised to ban e-cigarette flavors

May 21, 2019

The US state of New York is moving toward becoming one of the first states to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes with nicotine

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Saudi Arabia adds 100% tax to vapor products

Saudi Arabia adds 100% tax to vapor products

May 21, 2019

Saudi Arabia has imposed a special tax on electronic cigarettes, extending similar taxes introduced in 2017 as it seeks to reduce a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.

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Bill could raise vaping age to 21

Bill could raise vaping age to 21

May 21, 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Tim Kaine have filed a bill to raise the nationwide age to buy tobacco products to 21, reports USA Today.

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Global vapor market to reach $53.4 billion by 2024

Global vapor market to reach $53.4 billion by 2024

May 20, 2019

The global e-cigarette market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.4 percent during the forecast period with its market size predicted to reach $53.4 billion by 2024

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Guam seeks ban on vaping in public places

Guam seeks ban on vaping in public places

May 20, 2019

Guam could see a ban in the use of vapor products in public places if a bill to be introduced on Monday becomes law.

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Critical mass

Critical mass

May 20, 2019

A petition to legalize heat-not-burn products in Taiwan has gathered sufficient signatures to require a government response.

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Illinois seeks vapor tax

Illinois seeks vapor tax

May 17, 2019

Illinois governor is calling for a 36 percent tax to the wholesale price of e-cigarettes, the same rate the state taxes the wholesale price of tobacco products other than cigarettes, according to an article in the The State Journal-Register.

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PMTA extension annulled

PMTA extension annulled

May 16, 2019

A U.S. judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market.

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Juul being sued

Juul being sued

May 16, 2019

North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs accusing the company of “deceptively downplaying the potency and danger of the nicotine” and targeting people under the legal smoking age.

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Juul Labs to expand into South Carolina

Juul Labs to expand into South Carolina

May 14, 2019

Juul Labs plans to invest more than $125 million in its new assembly facility in Lexington, South Carolina. The factory is expected to create more than 500 new jobs to support assembly operations, according to a release from the South Carolina Department of Congress.

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Canada e-cigarette advertising scrutinized

Canada e-cigarette advertising scrutinized

May 14, 2019

The Canadian Cancer Society claims it’s concerned that e-cigarette advertising is creating consumer confusion about vaping.

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Social media for IQOS suspended

Social media for IQOS suspended

May 14, 2019

PMI has suspended a global social media marketing campaign in response to inquiries into the company’s use of young personalities to sell IQOS.

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Walmart to change vapor and tobacco buying age to 21

Walmart to change vapor and tobacco buying age to 21

May 10, 2019

This July, consumers will be required to prove they are 21 in order to buy tobacco products from Walmart or Sam’s Club stores in the U.S.

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Chinese app WeChat bans all e-cigarette sales

Chinese app WeChat bans all e-cigarette sales

May 10, 2019

China’s most popular messaging app WeChat has suspended mini-programs, or lightweight apps that run within WeChat, from selling e-cigarettes.

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First US city set to ban the sale of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes

First US city set to ban the sale of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes

May 8, 2019

The City of Beverly Hills, located in in California, has voted unanimously to recommend banning the sale of tobacco products beginning on Jan. 1, 2021.

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Washington state passes new vapor tax

Washington state passes new vapor tax

May 8, 2019

The US state of Washington has placed a tax on vapor products at $0.27 per milliliter for closed systems and $0.09 per milliliter for open systems.

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