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Diane Caruana

Diane Caruana
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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

India: Shops in Karnataka Must Obtain Licences to Sell Tobacco Products

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The license applications should be submitted to the Commissioner or Chief Officer of the jurisdictional municipal corporation in the stipulated form, along with a...

US: Rutgers Researchers Call For Nationwide Ban on Menthols

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Rutgers researchers Cristine Delnevo, director of the Center for Tobacco Studies and Prof. Ollie Ganz, a public health researcher and instructor in the Department...

HARAP: A New Harm Reduction Association Forms in The Philippines

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The aim of the organization will be the promoting and campaigning to the Philippine government with regards to the adoption of harm reduction strategies....

Morocco Passes Bill That Creates a Tax on E-Cigarettes

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A 2017 investigation by Swiss journalists Marie Maurisse and Gie Goris, had found that the cigarettes sold from Switzerland to Morocco, contained significantly higher...

New Study: Smokers Living in Green Areas Are More Likely to...

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Titled, “Neighbourhood greenspace and smoking prevalence: Results from a nationally representative survey in England,” the study looked into the smoking-related behaviour of over 8,000...

French Food Safety Agency Publishes Content Review of Vaping Products 

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“This analysis made it possible to identify inconsistencies and non-conformities in the declarations of which the manufacturers were informed so that they could take...

Recent Study Suggests That Some Vape Flavour Additives Are Toxic

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Titled, “In Vitro And In Vivo Cardiac Toxicity Of Flavored Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems,” the current aimed to determine the impact of flavouring chemicals...

Malaysia Will Not Issue New Cigarette Import Licences in 2021

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Last November, Malaysia’s Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, had announced an excise tax on all tobacco products and electronic/vaping products. The...

IBVTA: Tips For Vape Businesses Experiencing Issues With Paypal

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In the UK, vaping products are widely endorsed as smoking cessation and harm reduction tools. However, with regards to the covid-related lockdowns, vape shops...

The Netherlands: Tobacco Display Ban Gone Into Effect This January

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The display ban has already been applicable to tobacco products in supermarkets since the 1st of July 2020. Now also being applied to retail...