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In-house journalist covering international vaping news.

Kiwi Brand Gains First Licence to Manufacture Medicinal Cannabis 

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Helius now becomes the 20th on Medsafe’s list of medicine manufacturers in New Zealand."This is our most significant milestone yet at Helius. The GMP...

Systematic Review: Vapers More Likely to Remain Abstinent From Smoking 

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The study compared the effectiveness of nicotine e-cigs with licensed nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) and nicotine-free based control conditions, for smoking cessation. Titled, “A...

Clive Bates on What is Missing in The EU Beating Cancer Plan

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“Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan” (EBCP), aims to create a ‘tobacco-free generation’ by 2040. It is based on four key pillars: prevention, early diagnosis, treatment,...

Recent TAV 8 Panel Discussion Tackles WHO’s Recent Tobacco Report

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TAV 8 also announced the launch of a new global advocacy initiative which encourages sharing smoking cessation success stories from around the world.Premiering at...

NZ Smokefree Plan Should Promote E-Cigarettes as Safer Alternatives

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“Back in 2011 when Smokefree 2025 was launched, it was viewed as doable albeit requiring serious and deliberate government programmes and intervention. However, nine...

An Episode on Regulator Watch Challenges Health Canada’s War on Vaping 

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Health Canada itself freely admits that thanks to vaping, smoking rates are decreasing.Based on evidence from previous studies, experts in the field have long...

South Carolina’s Proposed House Bill 3681

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House Bill 3681 (H3681) which is currently being reviewed by Senate, would remove the authority from towns and cities to pass any laws related...

Free Monthly Zoom Workshops Will Address Health Risks of Vaping

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Health Arcadia, a community health organization has been holding the online sessions, “Facts and Myths about Vapes” once a month through December. Teens, parents,...

The Woman Behind China’s Largest Vape Brand

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Despite the growing mistrust towards e-cigarettes and the current regulatory atmosphere, RLX’s sales grew 147% to $585 million in 2020, with a small net...

An Inquiry Into UK THR by The All-Party Parliamentary Group for...

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The APPG's recommendations include ways of achieving the UK's smokefree goal by taking advantage of Brexit and the ability to move away from EU...