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New Zealand: The Very Low Nicotine Cigarette (VLNC) versus the e-cigarette

Tobacco use remains the single biggest cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in New Zealand. Along with many other organisations, New Zealand Health Promotion...

Belgium: Minister of Health urged to take action against smoking

"If the law allows young people to have sex at 16, why prohibiting cigarettes? At 16, they are adult." -M. De BlockThe opposition is...

Vaping to tobacco: No gateway effect on French teenagers

Since 2010, e-cigarette experimentation has increased and smoking declined among French middle school students A cohort survey conducted between 2010 and 2014 by the French Observatory of Drugs...

“Paris Sans Tabac”: A recent publication of old results

Smoking and vaping patterns monitoring was conducted on about 3,500 French student between 12 and 19 years old in Paris. "Paris Sans Tabac" (ie Paris without...

France: The Health law should be enacted by January 2016

At a progress meeting on the deployment of the National Tobacco Reduction Plan (PNRT), the General Direction of Health should announce the enactment of the...

P. Kovacevic: Insight into the FDA’s rulemaking process

The status of the vaping industry in the USA is pending on the FDA's Deeming Rule, currently under review. A proposed rule was published...

New tobacco vaporizers: how to react?

"Cigarette combustion, rather than either tobacco or nicotine, is the cause of a public health disaster." This is the first sentence that sets the tone...

US Study: Under which circumstances do people prefer smoking or vaping?

This study has involved around sixty electronic cigarette users, aged 18 to 35 among which 84 % were dual users. It was conducted as...

Imperial Tobacco runs a study on Philip Morris’ iQOS (heat stick)

According to Imperial Tobacco, iQOS should be subject to the same rules as regular cigarettes in public spaces We recently addressed in these columns the...

Switzerland: Regular users of vaporizers are also smokers

French-speaking Switzerland vapes more than the German-speaking one According to the report published by the Federal Office of Public Health, 14.0% of the Swiss above age 15 have...
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