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Diane Caruana

Diane Caruana
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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

Opinions about raising the age to buy tobacco to 21

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Last week Oregon raised the age limit to purchase tobacco to 21, making it the fifth state in the Unites States to implement such...

Australia : E-cig ban may be responsible for increased smoking rates

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Smoking rates in Australia have risen by over 21,000 to 2.4 million between 2013 and 2016. “For the first time ever, there has been...

Latest research report analyzes snus market in the US

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Snus is a moist powder tobacco product that is placed under the upper lip for extended periods. It is considered as an effective harm...

BAT launches Glo in South Korea

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PMI’s iQOS was launched in South Korea last May, and in Japan in April 2016. In Japan the product was immediately sold out, with...

Oregon : fifth state to raise tobacco age limit to 21

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Oregon is the fifth state in the Unites States to implement such a regulation. The first two states were Hawaii and California, followed by...

Swedish government’s stance may facilitate the snus ban repeal

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“The Swedish government has resisted special interest groups’ negative influence on harm reduction in a bold and positive move in the global effort to...

‘Gateway theory’ detrimental to public health

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Basing regulations on this unsound theory will have the opposite effect than the one desired, and could be detrimental to public health.Researcher Jean-François Etter,...

E-cigarette Market estimated at USD 44.56 Billion by 2024

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Market research and consulting organization, Hexa Research has issued a report estimating the growth of the e-cigarette industry. “The global e-cigarette market size was...

Health expert on why insuring vapers as smokers is unfair

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“It is just not fair,” said Linda Bauld, professor of health policy at Stirling University. “As well as being financially punitive to people who...

FDA releases formal extension of compliance deadlines

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Last week the FDA announced a major shakeup to the agency’s policy on e-cigarettes which includes the de-nicotinization of cigarettes, and a PMTA deadline...
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