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Diane Caruana

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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

PMI CEO talks about phasing out cigarettes in Japan & S....

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PMI’s iQOS device, is a smokeless alternative to combustible cigarettes and works by heating tobacco leaves known as Heets in Korea and HeatSticks in...

BAT accused of irregular practices in Africa once more

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A few big tobacco companies, amongst which BAT “have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the...

Is the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids deliberately lying to the Public?

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The renowned Cole-Bishop Amendment, is a proposed legislation that would exempt existing vaping products from retroactive approval requirements by moving the grandfather date from...

A new attempt at halting the FDA’s unreasonable rules

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Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), is renowned amongst vapers for actively fighting for their rights to have access to the safer alternatives. He is the...

Bhutan’s tobacco ban disaster

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Bhutan’s tobacco ban was passed in 2004, a move that the World Health Organization applauded. At the time, the Lancet also commended the country,...

Why regulating e-cigs and smokeless tobacco differently is illogical

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The FDA is infamous for having regulated all “tobacco products” including all known safer alternatives such as vaping products, as their combustible counterparts. Dr....

Michigan US : Smoking on decline partly thanks to e-cigs

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“Michigan's number of new cases of lung cancer peaked in 2007 at 8,161. It was down to 7,538 by 2013, which is the most...

Philippines : Vaping may be banned from smoke-free areas

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In December 2016, the DOH had declared that it agreed with the WHO’s position on avoiding potential risks for vapers, even though no such...

Australian doctors urge authorities to rethink harmful nicotine ban

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Last Wednesday, Australian doctors addressed the federal parliamentary committee pointing out that smokers should have access to vaping products that would give them the...

Korean authorities to examine iQOS for possible health risks

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As Philip Morris successfully launched their iQOS last May, and other tobacco companies are following suit, government authorities in South Korea announced that they...