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Diane Caruana

Diane Caruana
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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

US Prevention Experts: E-Cigs Suggested for Smoking Cessation

The US Preventive Services Task Force is urging doctors to suggest the use of e-cigs for smoking cessation/harm reduction, even to young people. The task...

US E-Cig Manufacturers Given 10 Months to Submit PMTA

Last March the FDA issued its much-anticipated guidelines with regards to new restrictions on vaping products. The draft had been released just weeks before...

More Unfounded “Gateway Theory” Claims

The paper titled, “Evidence that an intervention weakens the relationship between adolescent electronic cigarette use and tobacco smoking: a 24-month prospective study,” concluded that...

US Study: Teens Less Likely to use Cannabis When it’s Legal

Researchers at Montana State University have analysed health surveys of US high school pupils between 1993 and 2017, and found that the likelihood of...

Altria’s Smokeless Products Division Could Add $930 Million in Revenue

As with the other major tobacco companies, due to the continually declining smoking rates across the globe, Altria is investing significant resources in expanding...

Study: The Role of Vape Shops in Harm Reduction

The study titled, “‘I Felt Welcomed in Like They’re a Little Family in There, I Felt Like I Was Joining a Team or Something’:...

Expert Suggests Investing in Tobacco Stock Due to Increasing E-Cig Bans

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...

UK Government Plans to Eradicate Smoking by 2030

Last September, Public Health England’s (PHE) chief executive Duncan Selbie, had urged the National Health Service (NHS) to strive at making Britain effectively smoke-free...

Two UK Hospitals Have Opened Shops Selling E-Cigs

City Hospital in Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, have opened shops selling e-cigarettes as part of the current anti-smoking drive and...

The FDA’s Proposed Flavour Restrictions Could Worsen Teen Vaping Rates 

Research indicated that only 31.1% of minors who obtained e-cigarettes bought them from a retailer. The flavours draft guideline was released just weeks before Commissioner...
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