Anti-tobacco groups are divided over new regulations restricting the sale of e-cigarettes in South Australia which have been described as "draconian".
SA is the last state in the country to introduce regulations around the sale and use of e-cigarettes and is the first to ban their sale online or by mail. The Tobacco Products Regulation (E-Cigarettes and Review) Amendment Bill was passed by State Parliament in mid-November, also banning the sale of e-cigarette products to children.
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.
New Zealand lawmakers have announced strict new vaping rules that would see e-cigarettes treated more like tobacco products.
The country's government has proposed legal changes that would see vaping devices and smokeless tobacco products join cigarettes in being banned from bars, restaurants and workplaces, as well introducing restrictions on how they can be displayed in stores. [...] Health Minister Jenny Salesa said the introduction of new safety standards would also give assurance to those trying to quit smoking using the devices [...]
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.
More than half of the world’s 1.1 billion smokers live in Asia. According to the World Health Organization, China’s smoking rate among men is 42 percent. In Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation, the male smoking rate is a whopping 65 percent. Asia’s combustible tobacco habit can rightly be called an epidemic—and despite tobacco control measures such as price increases, advertising bans and graphic warnings on packages, smoking rates haven’t decreased significantly in recent years. [...]
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.
First, the critique. Kicking the policy can down the road is often expedient, but never wise. Not least when every day 200 people die from failure. That is where we are on UK tobacco policy. It is an important-but-never-urgent issue starved of the political attention it merits.
Our health ministers rarely cover themselves in glory: Edwina Currie succeeded in banning the smoking substitute snus – a product responsible for the astonishing collapse of smoking in Scandinavia.
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 [...]
E-cigarettes, or “e-liquids”, have increased in popularity in recent years due to their variety of flavors and their use for “vaping” among youth. E-cigarette flavors [...] are made from fragrant aldehydes. These aldehydes mix with nicotine, propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol (VG) to make the typical e-liquids.
PG and VG are made of chemical alcohol components. Chemical alcohols and aldehydes can react to produce acetals. The formation of aldehyde PG acetals may be possible with aldehyde flavors and alcohol constituents from e-liquids.
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.
When you smoke, you don’t feel hungry. Cigarette smoking can dull or even kill your taste buds. Probably, you’ve heard stories about how some people who stopped smoking gained weight because food suddenly tastes better.
According to a study by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), tobacco use is inextricably linked to poverty and it is the poor and the poorest who tend to consume tobacco the most.
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.
A new study examining the relationship between vaping and smoking finds that cigarette smoking dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017, just as e-cigarette use became more popular.
The study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, looked at five different US surveys that covered the four year time frame.
The study’s senior author, David Levy, said: ‘We found a strong and consistent inverse relationship between vaping and smoking across the different datasets for both youth and young adults.’
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 [...]
Electronic cigarettes and novel tobacco products have emerged as alternatives to traditional smoking, which is responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths every year in the EU.
Advocates of the so-called “next generation products” insist they are much less harmful than smoking. They also refer to studies saying that these products can help smokers kick the habit completely.
A study published last week [...] found that smokers exposed to vapour product used by others are 20% more likely to try to quit smoking.
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 Trump administration is under fire from GOP lawmakers and conservative groups over its proposed crackdown on e-cigarettes and menthol tobacco products. [...] It was a bold regulatory move from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that broadly earned praise from Democrats and public health advocates.
“If adopted, these two proposals will have a greater impact in reducing tobacco use by youth and the African-American community than any regulatory measure ever undertaken by the federal government,” said Matthew Myers, [...]
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, [...]
For the past couple of years, vaping has become ubiquitous in certain urban areas across Canada. Some of the country’s residents have become enthralled with the idea of inhaling and exhaling vapour produced by e-cigarettes or similar devices.
When Research Co. asked a representative sample of Canadians if they had “vaped” over the past year, only 11% answered affirmatively. The practice is currently more popular among residents aged 18 to 34 (19%), and drops to single digits among those aged 35 to 54 (8%) and those aged 55 and over (6%).
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.