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Korea Debates the Safety of HnB Devices

With the launch of a number of HnB devices in Korea in 2017, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety had announced its aim...
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The FDA Wrongly Blames E-Cig Companies for Teen Vaping

Earlier this month, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb blamed e-cigarette companies for teen vaping when addressing the American Society of Clinical Oncology. “They better step...

Hong Kong’s Medical Sector Wants to Ban E-Cigs

Hong Kong’s lawmakers are proposing new regulations that would ban the sales of e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn products and herbal cigarettes to minors, place health warnings...

US Smoking Rates Reach Unprecedented Low

Smoking rates amongst teens have also reached another record low, at 9%.The figures obtained in this survey, are a stark contrast from the astounding...

The State of Kentucky Implements Sensible Tobacco Tax

Amongst other things, the state of Kentucky is sadly known for its high smoking rates. The southeastern state has a large tobacco industry, and...

Australian Poll: Most Adults Want E-Cigarettes Legalized

In Australia e-cigarette devices are legal, but the use of nicotine-containing refills is not. In August 2016, several public health activists, amongst which the...

Hong Kong’s Proposed E-Cig Regulations Fail to Impress

Both the tobacco industry and local health organizations are planning to lobby against proposed e-cig regulations, ahead of a Legislative Council debate taking place...

Battery explosion puts man in hospital; unsafe handling to blame again

Kevin King, a young father, says he was in his car at the weekend when a loose lithium ion battery he was carrying in...

Philippines: Congressmen Endorse Measure in Favour of E-Cigs

House Resolution No. 1885 was filed by Reps. Anthony Bravo (Coop-Nattco) and Jose Tejada (PDP-Laban, North Cotabato) and urges the Department of Health (DOH)...

Smokeless Tobacco Missing from ACS’s Cancer Risk Factors’ List

On the 11th of June the ACS released a public health statement pointing out that the organization’s primary goal is to combat the use...
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