Millions of smallholder farmers and their families in Africa and other parts of the developing world are going to lose their livelihoods due to the coming (welcome) fall in global demand for tobacco. This decrease will come as a result of changing technologies (e.g. moving from tobacco to vaping). A number of poor countries are surprisingly dependent on tobacco for jobs and hard currency. The coming end of tobacco products is a major social and economic disruption in these societies.
In July 2018, New Jersey approved a measure imposing a tax on “liquid nicotine at a rate of $0.10 per fluid milliliter.” The measure included a one-time floor tax on current inventory of liquid nicotine that is due by October 1, 2018.
In September, Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester) introduced legislation that would replace the e-liquid tax with a “3.5 percent tax on the sale of all products containing nicotine” and repeal the floor tax. If enacted, Burzichelli’s proposal would promote public health [...]
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World today announced at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum that it is calling for proposals to develop and implement the Smoke-Free Index. The index will critically evaluate industry progress toward achieving a smoke-free world and assess actions taken to undermine that progress. It will complement the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) efforts by further examining necessary future transformation of the global tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem [...]
Teen use of e-cigarettes has soared this year, according to new research conducted in 2018 that suggest fast-changing youth habits will pose a challenge for public-health officials, schools and parents.
The number of high-school students who used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days has risen roughly 75% since last year, according to a person who has seen new preliminary federal data.
The sleek Juul electronic cigarettes have become a phenomenon at U.S. high schools, vexing educators and drawing regulatory scrutiny over their sweet flavors and high nicotine content.Now, a new wave of lower-priced Juul knock-offs is showing up at convenience stores, vape shops and online - despite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule banning the sale of new e-cigarette products after August 2016 without regulatory approval.
Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey".
Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-cigarettes.
Research has shown only 4% of those who go "cold turkey" remain smoke-free after a year.
Hāpai Te Hauora agree with calls to reprioritise tobacco tax funds made in the recently released 'Future of Tax' interim report from the Tax Working Group. The group has called for the government to prioritise other measures with respect to smoking cessation. These include more educational campaigns and reinvestment of funds into initiatives which support people to stop smoking.
Unlike other countries, Hong Kong is still indecisive about its approach to alternative tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn-products. The government is still mulling over either a comprehensive ban or specific regulations on these products.
Hong Kong-based consumer advocate factasia.org is urging the government to regulate and allow the sale of alternative tobacco products, claiming consumers have the right to choose what they buy and use.
The FDA recently announced that it considers a new surge in teen e-cigarette use to be an epidemic, and will give e-cigarette manufacturers 60 days to prove that they are not marketing to kids. This is a very welcome move for those of us who have been pushing to prevent teen tobacco use. Our city recently took on the makers of e-cigarettes and won. The FDA should take San Francisco's lead and do everything it can to protect kids from Big Tobacco.
Chicago will be on the leading edge of efforts to reduce e-cigarette usage if a mayoral proposal to toughen the city’s laws passes.
A City Council committee will consider a proposal Thursday that would roughly double the tax on e-cigarettes and require the devices and related products be sold from behind store counters.
The policy, introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is designed to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people.
Just one in 10 English people will smoke cigarettes in five years and Britain could be a smoke-free society by 2030, according to Public Health England (PHE).
[...] Zero is a telemedicine-based product: Users get a personalized quitting regimen from a doctor via online visit, then the company ships them a $129-per-month “Quit Kit” containing bupropion (a medication to curb cravings) and nicotine gum. They’re also encouraged to use Zero’s app, which helps them track their progress in terms cumulative days without smoking as well as consecutive days off, and talk to their assigned physician at any time.
A new draft law submitted to the Senate proposes e-cigarettes to be banned in public spaces just as the normal cigarettes are, local Digi24 reported.
The Senate’s health committee is currently debating the bill. However, the initiative received a negative opinion from the human rights committee, according to Cristian Ghica, an MP representing opposition party Save Romania Union (USR).
Teens today are more reluctant to smoke cigarettes than their counterparts nearly three decades ago, according to a study released this summer. But parents should hold their collective sigh of relief. The study, carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uncovered a new, troublesome trend: vaping. "We don't want youth to use devices and become addicted. That's my concern. The addiction to nicotine and conversion to cigarettes," says Roy S. Herbst, [...]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expressed concerns about rising incidence of vaping or smoking e-cigarettes among underage students and teenagers.
The FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has said in a statement that use of the devices like Juul brand e-cigarettes have reached “epidemic” proportions. He said that these devices that were targeted initially for people wishing to quit traditional smoking are now being sold to teenagers who have never smoked.
Liberal MPs have forced Health Minister Greg Hunt to commission research on the potential health benefits of e-cigarettes, just six months after a parliamentary inquiry opposed their legalisation. It is understood an “overwhelming majority” of Liberal parliamentarians now support legalising vaping and e-cigarettes as a way of helping cigarette smokers quit. Even though Mr Hunt had earlier declared legalisation would not happen — “not on my watch” — he has agreed to the compromise position of further research. [...]
Vapes and e-cigarettes may be a solid way for smokers to kick their habit, but many Canadians are worried that their prevalence could also be putting more people onto nicotine.
A study from the Angus Reid Institute found that, of the 1,500 Canadians they surveyed online between August 15 to 20, respondents saw vaping as doing more harm than good. The study also found that people were more likely to be in on the side of vapes and e-cigarettes if they were smokers themselves.
Swiss producers of electronic cigarettes, and several retail outlets that sell such products, have agreed to a voluntary ban on the sale to minors until a Swiss law change comes into effect.
The code of conduct from the consortium of tobacco manufacturers and large retailers will come into force on October 1. Some 38 companies have previously signed up to an earlier charter from the Swiss Vape Trade Association, which also seeks to protect minors from such products.
In Kiev presented the new alternative means of delivery of nicotine, designed to reduce the harm done to smokers ‘ bodies – a device glo from British American Tobacco.
Earlier, in 2016, the first alternative to combustible cigarettes was introduced to the Ukrainian market the company Phillip Morris International. Device called IQOS and it managed to gain popularity among heavy smokers who are not ready to refuse from the consumption of the nicotine, but wanting to reduce the harm caused by traditional Smoking.
Hashish, a marijuana product that’s gotten people stoned for centuries, has spawned a new generation of cannabis concentrates that are in such high demand they’re poised to become the most popular way for Americans to consume legal pot.
Dried marijuana flower buds account for the majority of sales in states where pot is legal, but concentrates are gaining ground fast, largely because of new vaping products, according to a report published Tuesday by industry consultants Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics.