Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco sales and use among minors.
The world’s largest retailer also said it will also stop selling fruit and dessert flavored e-cigarettes, which critics say can hook teenagers on vaping. The new rules will take effect in July at all its 5,300 U.S. stores, including its Sam’s Club warehouse locations. [...]
Beverly Hills is considering outlawing the sale of all tobacco products, a move that would make the glamorous California city the first in the nation to enact such a ban.
A draft ordinance going before the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday evening would exempt three existing high-end cigar lounges.
A report prepared for the council cites the city’s advocacy of healthy living and outlines the extensive adverse effects of tobacco use.
The vaping revolution took the world by surprise. Invented in China in 2006, the e-cigarette has caused massive declines in smoking in Britain — more than almost any other country — because of an early decision by the Cameron government to resist calls to ban it. It is the reason we have the lowest cigarette consumption per capita in the G7, and the second lowest in Europe, and one of the lowest incidences of lung cancer.
[...] a new report indicates that parents who vape are much more likely to attempt quitting than parents who only smoke. The report itself is mired with mixed results and reactions, with the authors seemingly more focused on the potential harm of vaping, instead of praising the harm reduction provided across the board. Regardless, this new report has made waves on both sides of the debate. Only time will tell if this latest report helps or further undermines the vaping industry. But many experts are optimistic the positive far outweighs the negative in this case.
A push by makers of electronic cigarettes to raise nicotine levels in the European Union towards their far higher American levels is running into opposition, a senior executive at U.S. market leader Juul said on Tuesday.
But there is little sign in Europe of the kind of regulatory backlash seen in the United States over youth vaping, said Grant Winterton, EMEA president of Juul.
"Presented on April 11, 2019 at Nantucket High School, Christine Johnston of Springfield College discusses vaping/Juuling and other e-cigarettes, the risks associated with usage and the marketing tactics used to hook new and young users."
A new nicotine product is being launched tomorrow to make quitting smoking more attractive. The oral product called White Fox contains no tobacco and is about to be launched nationally with lots of interest among retailers. “If New Zealand is serious about making smoking history then it has to provide a wide range of appealing alternatives to cigarettes - White Fox is adding to the options,” said Miles Illemann of NZ Smokefree Tomorrow [...]
More than half of Ohio’s population could become eligible for a medical marijuana card in June if the state approves five more ailments as qualifying conditions.
Among the proposed additions: depression and insomnia, which affect hundreds of thousands in the state. An advisory committee for the state's medical board began studying whether medical marijuana could help the ailments in January. The three other conditions being considered are anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and opioid use disorder, a formal term used for opioid addiction.
The Michigan legislature is considering a bill that would ban e-cigarettes to anyone under 18-years-old.
Quebec is within its rights to legislate on vaping, but a provision banning demonstrations of vaping products inside shops or specialized clinics goes too far, a Quebec judge has ruled.
In a judgment released Friday, the court also invalidated another section of the provincial law prohibiting the advertising of vaping products to smokers seeking to kick their habit. A legal challenge was brought by an association representing Quebec vape shops and the Canadian Vaping Association.
Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved IQOS, a device that delivers nicotine by heating, not burning, tobacco sticks with a ceramic blade to produce vapor—not smoke. The decision means that for the first time, a “heat-not-burn” (HNB) product will be sold in the US. However, the agency added: “While today’s action permits the tobacco products to be sold in the US, it does not mean these products are safe or ‘FDA approved.’”
Dr Lynne Dawkins completed her PhD in 2001 and postdoctoral studies in 2006 at Goldsmiths, University of London before taking up a senior lectureship in 2006 and Readership in 2014 at the University of East London (UEL) where she co-ordinated the Drugs and Addictive Behaviours Research Group. [...] With over 20 years’ experience of working with smokers and, more recently, electronic cigarette users, Dr Dawkins is one of the UK’s leading authorities on e-cigarettes, having published papers on profiles of use, acute effects, puffing topographies and nicotine delivery.