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Diane Caruana

Diane Caruana
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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

iQos heatsticks declared illegal in NZ

iQos was launched at a highly publicised event at an upmarket waterfront venue in Auckland last December. The device works by heating a special...

Australia’s nicotine ban upheld

Last August, the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA), who is a non profit organization that supports tobacco harm reduction strategies, was amongst those who submitted...

In response to S.A.’s government statements about e-cigs

Co-founder of the Africa Harm Reduction Alliance, Dr. Delon Human, health expert Clive Bates from Counterfactual, Dr Kgosi Letlape, the president of the Health...

The misinformation spread by the FDA is detrimental to public health

According to a paper published in Addictive Behaviours by professor David T. Sweanor and assistant professor Lynn T. Kozlowski, the FDA is actively standing...

Quit smoking and your life insurance premium could decrease by 50%

"If you’re a smoker considering quitting the potential cost savings on your life insurance is another reason to break the habit that you can...

Positive predictions about the vaping market from TPE 2017

Managing director of tobacco, beverage and convenience store research at Wells Fargo Securities LLC, Bonnie Herzog, calculated the deceleration rates at approximately 2 percent...

VTA director testifies in favour of vaping in Indiana

Abboud addressed the Committee (PDF) on behalf of the numerous struggling vaping businesses, and took the opportunity to explain the current state of affairs and...

NNA UK to join the battle against the snus ban

Last Tuesday, we published an article about the NNA’s plan to appear in front of the High Court asking for permission to join the...

FDA releases a guidance document relevant to free samples

Following the implementation of the FDA’s deeming rule last August, retailers selling “tobacco products” (electronic cigarettes do not contain any tobacco), are not allowed...

NNA asking for permission to intervene on the SNUS ban

An article published on the NNA's website last week, pointed out that the tobacco alternative which is very popular in Sweden and Norway, is...
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