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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

UK: Concerns About The Circulation of Illicit High-Strength Nicotine Vapes

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Some retailers are reportedly selling between 600 and 700 disposable devices per week.Vaping products which do not meet UK standards (such as ones having...

Canadian Study: Menthol Cigarettes’ Ban Boosted Quitting Rates

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In the US, the health benefits of the ban would be felt mostly among black communities, because the percentage of African American smokers who...

Will South Africa’s New Cigarette And Vape Laws Reduce Harm?

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The new Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, was first announced in May 2020 by Deputy Health Minister Joe Phaahla, and...

Kiwi Expert: Low Nicotine Cigs Will Just Make Smokers Consume More

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The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill, limits the amount of nicotine in e-cigarettes to 20 mg/mL and 50 mg/mL for freebase...

Morocco Sets in Place New Standards For Cigarettes

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A rise in smoking rates of 9.8% in 2019 from the year before, equated to a total of 13.8 billion cigarettes consumed, by almost...

Why Norway is More Successful Than Australia in Decreasing Smoking Rates

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The drop in Norway's teen smoking rates coincides with a steady increase in snus use.The two countries have both banned smoking in public places,...

ECigIntelligence: The Vape Brands Submitting The Highest Numbers of PMTAs

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US brand JD Nova Group is the company that submitted the most applications, at 4.68m submissions.After analysing a list published by the FDA in...

AJPH Article Discusses Balancing Risks and Benefits in The Vape Debate

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The article by experts in the field of smoking cessation, highlights the absurdity of the World Health Organization’s stance.Titled, ‘Balancing Consideration of the Risks...

Experts: Tobacco Harm Reduction is Key to Reduce Asia’s Smoke-Related Deaths

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Asia and the Far East are home to nearly 750 million smokers and only 19 million vapers.The experts made the statement during the launch...

NZ’s Pharmacists Urged to Educate Themselves About Medicinal Cannabis

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The final details pertaining to the local Medicinal Cannabis Scheme were announced towards the end of 2019, and since then Kiwi officials have been...