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UK Experts: The San Francisco Vape Ban Could Cripple War on Smoking

Last month, San Francisco’s supervisors approved a total e-cig ban in a unanimous preliminary vote. “We spent the 90s battling big tobacco, and now...

Mongolia: Tobacco Tax did not Increase Illicit Cigarette Trade 

In May 2017, the Mongolian government had increased the import tobacco tax by 30%, followed by a 10% excise tobacco tax increase in January...

Vermont: A 92% tax on E-Cigarettes Gone Into Effect

Last February, Vermont lawmakers had proposed a 92% wholesale tax on vaping products and other electronic devices, in the hope that it would generate...

Japan: iQOS Has Led to a Decrease in Cigarette Sales

Philip Morris International (PMI) markets its iQOS device as a less harmful alternative to cigarette smoking. The iQOS device, is a Heat not Burn...

Local governments and the adoption of prohibition policies against e-cigarettes

Last week the Board of Supervisors for the city of San Francisco adopted the first ever blanket ban on the sale, manufacture, and distribution...

Juul Labs Targets Asian Market Starting with South Korea

The device has so far proven popular with South Korean consumers, with local media organisations reporting that it has already sold out from many...

San Francisco vape ban becomes law; WHO sticks to anti-vaping line

San Francisco goes full Prohibition Following a vote by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night, San Francisco became the first major US city to...

US Preventive Services Want Vaping to be Added to Youth Prevention Pitch

"Preventing tobacco use among our young people is critical to the health of the nation," task force member Dr. Michael Silverstein said in an...

Malaysia: New Smoking Law but No Progress in Harm Reduction

About 25% of Malaysia’s population smokes, and this rate can be partly attributed to the lack of harm reduction/smoking cessation initiatives by local lawmakers....

PMI May be Opening Hundreds of IQOS Stores in Britain

Currently, PMI has four stores in London and is planning to open four more stores in Bristol and two in Manchester to sell its...
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