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Diane Caruana

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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

Alternative Nicotine Products Could Save up to 4 Million Smokers Annually

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Yach, an anti-tobacco activist who had played a main role in the enactment of the WHO FCTC in 2005, said he doesn't think the...

Major US Vape Retailer Closes Its Doors Due to Unrealistic FDA...

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Like many vape businesses, the brand is finding it impossible to meet the FDA’s unrealistic regulatory requirements.AVAIL Vapor LLC’s specialized brick-and-mortar shops and website,...

Dutch Study Explores The Vaping to Smoking Gateway Hypothesis

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A recent US study, had indicated that teens who crave excitement and are inclined to experiment and are more likely to use multiple illicit...

Philip Morris to Buy UK Manufacturer of Respiratory Treatments

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The global market share for Heets, excluding the US, was up by 1.7 points to 7.6% in the first quarter.Earlier this month, PMI agreed...

Two New US State Laws May Seriously Hurt the Local Vape...

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The newly introduced Clarifying Authority Over Nicotine Act of 2021, could mean that Illinois' SB 0512 may be extended to include synthetic nicotine.SB 0512,...

Australia: Fines of up to $11 Million For Business Caught Selling...

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New quality standards’ regulations set in place contents, labelling and packaging rules.Last year, Australia’s Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt had announced a new measure...

Philippines’ President Urged to Sign Vape Bill Into Law

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SB 2239 regulates the importation, manufacture, sale, packaging, distribution, use and consumption of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) via internationally-accepted standards. The aim...

How Cigarette Butts Affect The Environment

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Cigarette butts are known to make up around 20% per cent of the debris gathered during ocean clean-ups.The world’s 1.3 billion smokers “improperly dispose...

US: New Bill Sets in Place Regulations For Synthetic Nicotine in...

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Given the millions of PMTA rejections faced in recent months by manufacturers, many had turned to synthetic nicotine in the hope of avoiding the...

E-Cigarette Use in Taiwan Has Tripled Since 2018

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The age groups with the highest rates of use were men aged 26 to 30, at 6.3%, and women aged 21 to 25, at...