Each state has its own set of regulations on the use, sale and promotion of e-cigarettes and one health expert believes the confusion reflects the fact that it's a relatively new product on the market.
The discussion follows an announcement from South Australian Labor, who will re-introduce a bill into Parliament to tighten regulations in the state.
The call was sparked by concerns that children were getting access to vaping devices, [...]
Many people think that it’s the nicotine that’s harmful so they opt for using a low strength in their e-liquid. We know from tobacco smoking that when people switch to using a lower nicotine yield cigarette, they compensate in order to maintain a steady blood nicotine level by taking longer, harder drags and this can increase exposure to toxins in the smoke. [...] We therefore wanted to explore whether vapers also engage in this compensatory puffing and whether this has any effect on exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.
The fight between the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the tobacco industry is intensifying over the results of a study on the safety of heat-not-burn cigarettes.
Foreign cigarette companies argued against the ministry’s recent announcement that e-cigarettes were as harmful as conventional products. They claimed that the ministry’s study had an error in measuring toxic materials. In rebuttal, the ministry said the study used an internationally accepted test model.
Congressmen have rejected claims against the safety of electronic cigarettes or E-cigarettes as they adopted House Resolution No. 1885 calling on the Department of Health to endorse its use as part of the national tobacco control strategy. Filed by Reps. Anthony Bravo (Coop-Nattco) and Jose Tejada (PDP-Laban, North Cotabato), HR 1885 strongly urges the DOH to promote harm reduction measures under the tobacco control plan by including the use of E-cigarettes as an alternative for smokers.
Representatives from across the medical sector today voiced their strong opposition to a proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes, and demanded a total ban on the products instead, RTHK reports.
At a joint press conference, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the Medical Association and the medical schools of the Chinese University and the University of Hong Kong said e-cigarettes and other new smoking alternatives could cause substantial harm to people's health.
Watered-down government proposals to regulate electronic cigarettes and other new smoking alternatives have failed to impress either the tobacco industry or health experts, with both sides saying they will lobby lawmakers for changes ahead of a Legislative Council debate next week. A move to tax these new products in the same way as traditional cigarettes has prompted much discussion, as the government paper did not detail the duty size or how it would be implemented.
Juul Labs Inc., the maker of the fastest growing e-cigarette brand in the U.S., said it will no longer feature models on its social media platforms as it tries to battle the perception its products are too appealing for underage smokers.
The San Francisco-based company will instead advertise using images of former smokers who have switched from combustible cigarettes to the Juul device, it said in a statement Thursday. The closely held company’s smoking devices resemble a USB thumb drive [...]
Want to stop smoking? An assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, says it’s a matter of conditioning the brain by new ways of thinking and acting.
Ernie Medina Jr, DrPH, has been helping smokers break the cycle of addiction for 25 years. He offers stop-smoking classes and counseling services for members of the community.
“Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States,” Medina says. “If you smoke, you need to stop.”
Vapers (this is the name given to people who use e-cigs, for they produce not smoke but vapour) are seen at large everywhere in Scotland. Scotland’s public vapers made quite an impression on me, for reasons I will explain in a moment. And so my ears have pricked up since finding, upon my return, that Australian public conversation is alive with the discussion of e-cigarettes.
British American Tobacco (BAT) announced on June 11 that it will invest 800 million euros over the next five years in its factory in Ploiești, Romania. The investment [...] will support the expansion of BAT’s controversial tobacco heating products in countries across Europe during the second half of 2018.
A completely new manufacturing hall will be built dedicated to producing specially designed tobacco sticks – called Neostiks – which work with the glo tobacco heating device.
Doctors and medical authorities are united against cigarette smoking. That is not the case with electronic cigarettes, or vaping. Some countries, including Singapore and Australia, ban them. The local medical profession thinks Hong Kong should do the same. The World Health Organisation urges restrictions on their sale and use. But Public Health England, a government agency, has published a review of evidence that says vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking [...]
The effectiveness of Australia's vaping laws is being thrown into question with data showing illegal nicotine is making its way into retail stores. Data from the New South Wales Department of Health suggests people could be unwittingly buying e-juice containing nicotine even though it is illegal to purchase it in Australia. In testing conducted since 2015, the Department found that 63 per cent of e-juice labelled as nicotine-free actually contained nicotine.
With marijuana now legal in over 60 percent of the United States, and with the latest estimates showing the cannabis industry could be worth a whopping $57 billion by 2027, it seems unlikely that major tech companies, like search engine giant Google and online payment platform PayPal, would still have a problem doing business with cannabis-related operations. But businesses that market ancillary pot products, such as vaporizers and e-cigs, say they have been completely shutout of the world of e-commerce.
A new aerosol chemistry study [...] has revealed toxicant levels in myblu pod-system e-cigarette aerosols are up to 99% lower than in cigarette smoke.
Speaking at the conference, Dr Grant O'Connell, [...] the owner of the e-cigarette brand blu, said "Consistent with emerging clinical data, this study demonstrates that high quality vaping devices and e-liquids offer the potential to substantially reduce exposure to carcinogens and toxicants in smokers who use them as an alternative to cigarettes."
Most Australians want electronic cigarettes legalised, according to a survey by the nation's peak retail body, but government and anti-smoking advocates maintain the devices might pose health risks.
The Australian Retail Association poll, conducted by the Crosby Textor Group, shows 61 per cent of 1200 adults backed a move towards legalising e-cigarettes or vaporisers, commonly known as vapes.
A new study conducted by University of Iowa researchers has found more American adults are trying e-cigarettes.
Wei Bao [...] analyzed survey data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His study revealed that in 2014, 12.6 percent of American adults reported they had tried e-cigarettes. That number increased to 13.9 percent in 2015 and 15.3 percent in 2016.
However, Bao’s study also found that the number of adults who use e-cigarettes “every day” or “some days” fell [...]
The fifth Global Forum on Nicotine took place in Warsaw this weekend, attracting an array of consumer advocates, harm reduction experts and public health activists from around the world. The American Cancer Society picked last week to make some small moves towards accepting tobacco harm reduction, but failed to put forward any actual policies to remedy the damage caused by its previous stance. Meanwhile Asian vapers face a double whammy, as Hong Kong looks at tough new restrictions on e-cig sales [...]
Karen Counter isn't quite sure what side of the law she's on, but she's 100 per cent sure she is right. The GP from the NSW north coast is signing up to proliferate electronic cigarettes - a product that has sparked outright war within her profession and disagreements within the government.
E-cigarettes containing nicotine are illegal in Australia, unless the user has a prescription to help them quit smoking. But very few doctors [...] are willing to do so at present because it contravenes medical guidelines.
Researchers [...] looked at short-term effects of flavoring chemicals used in tobacco products like e-cigarettes on endothelial cells, cells that line the blood vessels. The researchers noticed that when blood vessels were exposed to flavoring additives, normally released chemicals to promote blood flow were decreased and increased inflammation, indicators of short-term toxicity. They also found that endothelial cells from smokers showed the same toxicity as those treated with flavoring chemicals.
The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square.
In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as conventional menthol cigarettes.