The market is growing along with the increase in the number of vapers. Nowadays the global market of dab vape pen is estimated at $ 22 billion – five years ago this figure was $ 4.2 billion less. Most vapes are sold in the United States, Japan, and Britain. Vapers in these three countries in 2016 spent 16.5 billion dollars on smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Among the countries with the largest sales of electronic cigarettes – Sweden, Italy, Norway, and Germany.
The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling for a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sounded the alarm on a rise in teen vaping, describing it as an "epidemic." [...] "While Canada and the U.S. have both recently regulated the vaping marketplace, the situation is not the same in the two countries," Health Canada spokesperson Maryse Durette said in an email.
Health Canada bans "the promotion of flavours that may be appealing to youth, such as candy and dessert flavours," Durette said.
In a new video interview from Reason.tv, Minton talks with John Stossel on how unwarranted fear mongering by public health advocates and their allies in government is undermining public health, by making it harder to purchase a product that can help smokers consume nicotine in a less harmful way than combustible cigarettes, or even potentially quit their deadly habit.
One of the world’s biggest vaping companies has attacked the sale of e-cigarettes with flavours that appeal to children, such as sweets and milkshakes, which health experts want to ban.
Juul said it would never sell flavours, which are widely available in Britain, such as “gummy bear” or “cotton candy”. It added that they were “clearly targeted to kids”. The Sunday Times revealed last month that vaping products available in Britain for as little as £1 include flavours such as strawberry custard, ice-cream cake and jelly babies.
A team of researchers from University of Queensland have found that tobacco use is associated with an increased risk of psychotic disorders including schizophrenia. For this study the team looked at eight long term studies and collated the data available to find the evidence that smoking could be linked to mental illnesses. They team suggests that nicotine in tobacco could play a role in these disorders.
According to [...] James Scott this also raises concerns about the rising nicotine use among youngsters in the form of e-cigarettes.
The FDA’s just-unveiled Draconian restrictions on vaping products are an example of good PR but bad public-health policy. And regulators know better.
When he headed the FDA, Dr. Frank Young used to admonish his minions that there were times when common sense should modulate established policies and rules. That can be done in federal agencies via “enforcement discretion,” a tool that regulators use to carry out their mandate in light of sometimes ambiguous laws and regulations.
My point here is that we are in complete hysteria because youth are using flavored e-cigarettes and health agencies want to ban e-cigarettes because they attract youth with gummy bear and cotton candy flavors, yet we are practically encouraging youth to enjoy kid-friendly flavors and varieties of marijuana, doing nothing to address the access of youth to real cigarettes in retail stores, and allowing the unfettered sale and marketing of flavored alcohol products which are used by more high school students than use the Juul [...]
THE FOOD and Drug Administration’s sweeping new tobacco rules did not quite satisfy public-health activists seeking more stringent rules, nor industry-sympathetic conservatives who see them as a “heavy-handed regulatory plan.” In fact, the rules represent an extraordinary step in the fight against nicotine addiction, one that, if successful, would become one of the nation’s greatest public-health victories.
In just over two years Thomas McRae watched his business expand from an online shop to three stores in Kowloon and on Hong Kong Island. He sells e-cigarettes, which have taken off in a big way in the city and worldwide in recent years.
The Hong Kong Vape Association, founded in 2015, now has about 100 members, covering around 50 shops, 20 wholesalers and 30 manufacturers of e-cigarette products.
The Delhi high court has held that the Centre’s advisory to ban sale of e-cigarettes is not binding on states and Union Territories.
“The advisory is not binding and it would be open to the respective states and union territories to take an informed decision in this regard,” Justice Vibhu Bakhru said on Wednesday. HT accessed a copy of the order on Thursday.
No one disputes that cigarettes can kill. Each year smoking accounts for 7 million deaths worldwide [...]
Sadly, cigarettes also kill people who do not smoke. Second-hand smoke causes 900,000 premature deaths annually. However, there should be a way for smokers and non-smokers to coexist without the latter becoming unintended murderers and ostracised from society.
Twenty years ago this month, I joined 45 other state attorneys general to enter into the landmark settlement with the tobacco industry. Since then, the U.S. cigarette smoking rate fell from 24 percent of adults to 14 percent last year — the lowest ever.
We have the opportunity to go much lower. But we’re also at risk of reversing these gains if we fail to give smokers safe alternatives to cigarettes.
E-cigarettes are prompting a great deal of discussion and debate, especially regarding their use by children. [...]
The AAFP has hailed a recent move by the FDA toward restricting the sale of most flavored e-cigarette products and banning menthol in combustible cigarettes -- a long-tolerated gateway to nicotine and tobacco addiction. The moves "have the potential to impact generations to come and help ensure that the youngest members of society are safeguarded against what we know to be addictive and a deadly public health concern," said AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., of Valdez, Alaska [...]
As vaping grows more popular, especially among teens, here are answers to some basic questions about its health effects. [...] E-cigarettes contain far fewer dangerous chemicals than those released in burning tobacco. Tobacco cigarettes typically contain 7,000 chemicals, including nearly 70 known to be carcinogenic. E-cigarettes also don’t release tar, the tobacco residue that damages lungs but also contributes to the flavor of tobacco products.
The Albuquerque Journal reported [...] that the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration issued warnings to 22 New Mexico businesses and fined one of them this past summer for selling electronic cigarettes to minors. It is of course illegal to sell e-cigarettes and tobacco to people younger than 18. Since the perpetrators include some of the nation’s largest mainstream retailers and convenience stores [...] it should illustrate to policy makers and citizens alike why tough, urgent action is needed at the state and local level.
[...] the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) showing that more than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current (past 30 day) e-cigarette users in 2018, a dramatic increase of more than 1.5 million students since last year. According to the results [....] youth who use e-cigarettes also are using them more frequently and using flavored products more often than last year.
It is 54 years since the US surgeon general estimated the average smoker was almost 10 times as likely to die of lung cancer as a non-smoker, and 18 years since a class-action lawsuit resulted in a record — albeit subsequently overturned — $145bn damages award against Big Tobacco.
The past few days, in some industry watchers’ eyes, have been just important a moment in the fight against smoking. “I think it’s as big of a milestone, and builds off those earlier milestones,” said Joelle Lester, [...]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts. The much-anticipated announcement will mean that only tobacco, mint and menthol e-cigarette flavors can be sold at most traditional retail outlets such as convenience stores. [...]
A rising number of UAE residents are seeking help after becoming hooked on shisha, an addiction expert has said.
Johanna Griffin, a Dubai-based specialist, said there has been a noticeable spike in patients attempting to kick the habit. They had often started smoking shisha, she revealed, unaware that evidence suggests they can be more dangerous than cigarettes.
Kamal Naji, 27, quit cigarettes before turning to shisha, which has now become a “part of his life”. He enjoys one immediately after finishing work, and another in the evening.
Vaping giant Juul Labs Inc. is stopping its sales of some e-cigarette flavours in U.S. stores to deter use by kids and teens, but is not doing the same in Canada. In a statement posted on the company website, CEO Kevin Burns said it had "stopped accepting retai l orders for our Mango, Fruit, Creme and Cucumber JUUL pods to the over 90,000 retail stores that sell our product." But the company is not taking the same actions in Canadian stores, where mango, fruit and cucumber flavours continue to be available, said spokesperson Victoria Davis [...]