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June 21, 2024 by tobaccoreporter.com

Romania Bans E-cig and Pouch Advertising

Romania's Chamber of Deputies passed a bill prohibiting ads for e-cigarettes, nicotine pouches, and tobacco-related products in various settings, including educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and near their entrances. The ban extends to media outlets, theaters, and ads targeting minors or making false claims about health benefits.


25.70% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 4.1 million current smokers in Romania 34.90% of men are current smokers but only 17.10% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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June 21, 2024 by njspotlightnews.org

Op-Ed: A call to do more to stop illegal vaping among young people

New Jersey has long been at the forefront of anti-smoking initiatives that promote health equity and aim to protect our children from the harms of Big Tobacco. I am proud to have led many of the policy efforts, including sponsoring the law in January 2020 making New Jersey the first in the nation to prohibit the sale and distribution of flavored vape products that are particularly attractive to kids. While this law was an important step forward, far too many young people are still getting their hands on illegal vapes, which are threatening their health and trapping them in addiction to nicotine.


18.30% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 48.7 million current smokers in United States 21.60% of men are current smokers but only 15.20% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR


June 21, 2024 by rstreet.org

Nicotine is Not the Problem

Smoking, not nicotine, is the primary cause of death. Nicotine itself, when delivered through alternatives to smoking like e-cigarettes, carries significantly lower health risks. Research shows potential benefits of nicotine in preventing diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, improving cognitive function, promoting wakefulness, aiding weight loss, and reducing inflammation. While nicotine can trigger addiction, its abuse potential is lower when administered non-combustibly. In healthy adults, risks of nicotine use are akin to caffeine. Different nicotine products vary in risk, with combustible tobacco being most harmful. Encouraging smokers to switch to non-combustible nicotine products is crucial in reducing smoking-related deaths and addressing misconceptions about nicotine use.



June 20, 2024 by elpais.com

Karl Fagerström: ‘A tobacco-free society is a realistic goal, but a nicotine-free society is difficult’

Karl Olov Fagerström, a renowned clinical psychologist, created a nicotine addiction test 45 years ago. He continues to advocate for harm reduction, stating that pure nicotine is less harmful than tobacco combustion. Fagerström promotes a tobacco-free society with less harmful alternatives like e-cigarettes and snus. Swedish data shows the effectiveness of these harm reduction strategies. He supports the UK NHS's initiative to provide free vaping kits to smokers. While some caution against e-cigarettes, Fagerström believes they are a safer option. He highlights the importance of harm reduction for individuals with mental disorders who have a higher prevalence of tobacco use.



June 20, 2024 by mirror.co.uk

People using vapes opting for strongest possible e-cigarettesm study shows

Vapers are increasingly choosing high-strength nicotine e-cigarettes, with usage rising from 3.8% to 33% in England by 2024. The trend is more significant among young adults and users of disposable vapes. Research shows high-nicotine options are more effective in smoking cessation. Taxing vaping products based on nicotine could hinder quitting efforts. Experts suggest increasing prices of all vapes to deter underage use while ensuring high-nicotine vapes remain accessible for adult smokers.


June 20, 2024 by theguardian.com

Sharp rise in use of high-strength vapes, research shows

A study by UCL researchers shows a significant rise in the use of high-strength nicotine vapes in E…

June 20, 2024 by independent.co.uk

Users are opting for vapes at the top end of the legal nicotine limit

A study by University College London reveals a sharp increase in vapers using high-strength e-cigar…


12.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 7.2 million current smokers in United Kingdom 14.60% of men are current smokers but only 11.20% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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June 20, 2024 by medicalxpress.com

Research shows Varenicline, nicotine-containing e-cigarettes help in quitting smoking

A study found that both varenicline and nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes effectively help individuals quit smoking. Participants aged 25 to 75 were randomly assigned different cessation methods, with similar success rates on week 26: 40.4% for ECs, 43.8% for varenicline, and 19.7% for the placebo. The study suggests that while ECs may aid in reducing tobacco-related harm for long-term smokers, the potential long-term risks should be considered. The research was published in JAMA Internal Medicine by Anna Tuisku and colleagues from Lapland Central Hospital in Finland.


16.00% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 736,262 current smokers in Finland 18.60% of men are current smokers but only 13.60% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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June 20, 2024 by clearingtheair.eu

EXCLUSIVE: French and German governments sign onto EU wide flavour ban

A new document supported by France, Germany, and other EU countries calls for a ban on flavors in nicotine products. To protect children, the paper asks for stricter regulations on marketing tobacco and nicotine on digital platforms. It will be discussed at an upcoming EU health ministers' meeting. The document urges the European Commission to propose measures to safeguard youth from the risks of tobacco and nicotine. It also suggests social media platforms take more responsibility for marketing these products. The paper contrasts with the European Parliament's support for vaping as a smoking cessation aid. This move has raised concerns, especially with France's involvement potentially impacting domestic politics.


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June 20, 2024 by planetofthevapes.co.uk

Perspectives from GFN24 – Day 3

Planet of the Vapes has had the privilege of attending and listening to presentations at the Global Forum on Nicotine for most of its iterations, in both Warsaw and then Liverpool during the Covid outbreak. The industry and the conference have changed over this time – the one constant being that consumers (vapers) have been welcomed to observe and participate. Here is our snapshot of Day 3.


June 20, 2024 by planetofthevapes.co.uk

Perspectives from GFN24 – Day 2

Since 2011, Planet of the Vapes has witnessed vaping grow from a cottage industry with consumer dr…

June 18, 2024 by planetofthevapes.co.uk

Perspectives from GFN24 – Day 1

Planet of the Vapes came into being before the days of disposable vapes, shortfills and threats of …



June 20, 2024 by ecigintelligence.com

Tobacco harm reduction could save 2m lives in the Middle East, says new report

A new report suggests that tobacco harm reduction could save nearly 2 million lives in selected Middle Eastern countries. The study focused on 7 nations with high smoking rates, where 384,000 premature deaths occur yearly due to tobacco use. By embracing harm reduction, improved cessation services, and better cancer treatment, over 1.8 million lives could be saved by 2060. Encouraging government support, better access to harm reduction products, and involving religious leaders are key strategies. Industry initiatives at the World Vape Show also addressed youth access, environmental impact, and flavor marketing concerns. The Middle East shows potential for leading the way in reducing smoking rates.



June 20, 2024 by freemalaysiatoday.com

Vape retailers fear heavy blow from display ban, plain packaging

Vape retailers have expressed concern over the government’s yet-to-be-implemented move to ban vape displays and introduce “standard” packaging for the products, saying it will deal a heavy blow to their business. The measure would follow the gazettement of the Control of Smoking Products for Public Health Act 2023 in February, which requires that both tobacco and vape products be sold in plain or standardised packaging.


21.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 5.3 million current smokers in Malaysia 42.10% of men are current smokers but only 0.50% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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