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Diane Caruana

Diane Caruana
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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

Germany: New Vape Tax Will Triple E-Liquid Prices

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With the draft measure first released last February by the German Finance Ministry, the law which will go July 1st, 2022, will have updated...

New Study Looks at Levels of Smoking Abstinence Achieved Via Vaping

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The study titled, “Association between e-cigarette use initiated after cigarette smoking and smoking abstinence: a cross-sectional study among adolescent established smokers in the USA,”...

New Taipei: First City in Taiwan to Ban E-Cigarette Sales

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The new ordinance bans the importation, sale, manufacture, display or advertising of vaping and heated tobacco products and their components. However individuals in possession...

Study Review Analyzes How E-Cigarettes Are Affecting Smoking Behaviour

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The study titled, “The effect of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation and cigarette smoking initiation: An evidence-based rapid review and meta-analysis,” conducted systematic searches of...

US: The FDA is Considering Setting a Nicotine Cap For Cigarettes

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In December 2020, Health Canada proposed setting in place a nicotine limit of 20 milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml) for all vaping products. Referring to...

Safety Commission Warns Consumers Against Using Individual 18650 Batteries

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Reports of e-cig battery explosions have become far and fewer in between, however the researchers of the current paper believe in the need for...

UK MPs Call on The Government to Defund The World Health...

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A cross-party committee is furious as the WHO's inaccurate insistence that vaping is as dangerous as smoking, despite the scientific data indicating the contrary....

Kazakhstan Announces Changes in Tobacco Excise Taxes

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An article on the World Bank Group pointed out that while the tobacco taxation policy practiced in Kazakhstan in 2003-2013 resulted in increased tobacco...

Finland to Set in Place Tighter Tobacco Regulations

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Finland was expected to be the first EU member state to become smoke-free, but Sweden got there first by endorsing the use of snus....

WVA Urges Policymakers to Differentiate Between Vaping and Smoking

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Towards the end of 2020, the European Commission had launched a consultation with regards their plans to tax vaping products in the same way...