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Korea Debates the Safety of HnB Devices

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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