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Diane Caruana

Diane Caruana
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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

VTA urges US authorities to deregulate current e-cig rules

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Today, on Monday the 2nd of October, a “cut the red tape” event is being held at the White House, which highlights this administration’s...

Ireland introduces plain cigarette packaging

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The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins in March 2015, and took effect last...

WHO urges governments to dismiss PMI’s no-smoking foundation

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The anti-smoking program in question, called the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, will be funded by the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, Philip Morris International Inc....

The UAE refutes data in favour of e-cigs despite no-smoking efforts

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In a move that clearly indicates the UK’s generally open attitude towards the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, this year, electronic cigarettes will...

Declining smoking rates in Canada

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In 2016, 16.9% of Canadians over the age of 12, which equates to about 5.2 million people used cigarettes, declining from 17.7% in 2015....

Tobacco tax to be introduced in the UAE

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE), better known as the nation Dubai makes part of, is notorious for being relatively tax free and for still...

North Carolina’s smoking rates reach historic low

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According to data from N.C. State Center for Health Statistics, adult smoking rates have dropped to 17.9% in 2016. This means that 1.41 million...

Study linking vaping to vital signs increase and arterial stiffness

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This study was carried out by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet (KI; Solna, Sweden), and presented at the at the European Respiratory Society (ERS)...

The danger of keeping the public in the dark about tobacco...

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A critique by public health experts Dr. Lynn Kozlowski of the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Buffalo, and...

Availability of cheap cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates

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Previous studies have already clearly indicated a link between the availability of cheaper cigarette brands and elevated smoking rates. However this is the first...
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