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Diane Caruana

Diane Caruana
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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

Trump considering Libertarian Jim O’Neill as FDA Chief

An article published earlier this week on Bloomberg Politics pointed out that O’Neill “could push the agency in new directions”. In a speech back...

The US normally embraces harm reduction, but not in the case...

The R Street Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research organization whose mission is to “engage in policy research and outreach to promote...

US surgeon general demanding harsher e-cig rules

The above plea comes as a shock to many in the Health/ Smoking cessation sector who were already preoccupied as it is about the...

Canada : Study to explore the efficacy of e-cigs as an...

This study is being led by Dr. Mark Eisenberg, a cardiologist and epidemiologist at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, (JGH)....

FDA removes prerequisites for PMTA eligibility

The directive known as Refuse to Accept Procedures for Premarket Tobacco Product Submissions, was released last August, and listed the following requirements as prerequisites...

US : How will the Trump administration affect the FDA?

Dr. Robert Califf, has been appointed as the FDA’s chief less than a year ago, yet the agency is expected to undergo another make...

Tom Price, the congressman nominated US Health Secretary

Congressman Price, who worked as an orthopedic surgeon for almost 20 years before joining Congress, has represented the northern Atlanta suburbs in the House...

Washington : Does the Public Housing smoking ban apply to vaping?

The idea is for smoking to be banned inside all 940,000 public housing units nationwide by late 2018. The Department of Housing and Urban...

UK : the court of appeal has ruled in favor of...

As from May 2017, all cigarette packs in the UK must be sold in plain packaging, with nothing to distinguish them from one another...

EU consultation on revision of Tobacco Tax

Excise duties for tobacco products are mainly regulated through Directive 2011/64/EU. This Directive denotes the product categories, structure and minimum rates for excise duties...
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