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May 22, 2024 by gfn.tv

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WHAT'S THE NEWS FROM THE E-CIG SUMMIT? | Featuring Will Godfrey of Filter Magazine

In today's episode Will Godfrey joins us to bring us the latest updates from the E-Cigarette Summit in Washington DC, USA, where the FDA stirred up controversy and the real impact of restrictive vaping policies was laid bare!



May 22, 2024 by nzherald.co.nz

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Cook Islands ban vapes, smoking age raised to 21

The Cook Islands are implementing stricter regulations on tobacco and vape products due to the rise of non-communicable diseases. The new laws include a ban on imitation tobacco products, raising the smoking age to 21, and hefty fines for non-compliance. The government aims to curb youth access to vaping devices and combat misinformation about their harmful effects. While some believe vaping offers a safer alternative to smoking, critics argue against infringing on individual rights and question the extent of smoking-related health issues in the Cook Islands. The legislation aligns with global health standards, with concerns about potential black market activity emerging once vaping is outlawed.


10.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 420,745 current smokers in New Zealand.
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May 22, 2024 by theguardian.com

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Use nicotine, win an iPad! Zyn’s viral rewards program fuels addiction fears

Zyn's reward program is popular among Gen Z users, offering points for flavored nicotine pouches that can be redeemed for high-value items like iPads and designer bags. Despite targeting smokers over 21, Zyn's social media presence attracts non-smokers. Philip Morris International is scrutinized for marketing practices, while cigarettes' reward programs have a long history. The gamification of nicotine use raises concerns about addiction and targeted youth marketing. Regulations prohibit branded merch, but Zyn influencers still promote products. The addictive cycle of earning rewards and consuming nicotine is alarming to experts and lawmakers, calling for further investigation.



May 22, 2024 by filtermag.org

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Claims of “Passive Vaping Danger” Irritate Scientists

Passive vaping poses health risks due to the toxic substances in e-cigarette emissions, according to various sources including the World Health Organization. While some argue the risks are exaggerated, studies show minimal harm to bystanders. Public opinion varies, with some countries banning nicotine vapes. Advocates suggest etiquette guides public vaping, as bans may impact marginalized groups. Science supports limited harm from second-hand vapor, though research on long-term effects is lacking. Owners should decide vaping policies in private spaces. Differentiating between vaping and air pollution particles is crucial. Overall, balancing health concerns with harm reduction benefits should inform vaping regulations.



May 22, 2024 by meer.com

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Sweden's lesson: nicotine pouches and global regulation

Nicotine pouches offer a safer way to consume nicotine without tobacco and smoke. Despite their growing popularity as an alternative to cigarettes, policymakers in the EU and US are considering new regulations. The debate intensifies over the health benefits of pouches compared to traditional smoking. In the US, Senator Schumer calls for action against popular brands like Zyn, raising concerns about teenage use. The EU also appears poised to regulate pouches, potentially impacting public health and consumer choices. Advocates stress the importance of evidence-based regulation to empower informed decisions and promote safer alternatives to smoking.


15.30% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 1.3 million current smokers in Sweden.
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May 22, 2024 by medicalnewstoday.com

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Do all cannabis products contain nicotine?

Cannabis, a plant lacking nicotine, is often consumed with tobacco, which contains nicotine. CBD and THC are its main components, potentially offering health benefits. Tobacco, highly addictive due to nicotine, is associated with cancer. Co-use of cannabis and tobacco may increase health risks. Cannabis in forms like edibles and topicals may reduce risks compared to smoking. Some users may develop cannabis use disorder, with younger users at higher risk. Nicotine and alcohol are more prevalent addictions than cannabis.



May 21, 2024 by independent.co.uk

Children who spend a lot of time on social media ‘more likely to vape’

Research suggests that youngsters spending extensive time on social media are more prone to vaping and smoking. Those on social media over seven hours daily are at higher risk of smoking and vaping. Platforms have significant influence on youth exposure to these behaviors. The UK study on 10,808 individuals aged 10-25 reveals increased smoking and vaping among social media users. Vaping marketing through social media impacts young people, advocating for stricter regulations. Further research is needed to fully understand the relationship between social media use and smoking behaviors, taking into consideration individual characteristics. Children's exposure to vape marketing is rising, with online promotions impacting their vaping habits. Government intervention is crucial to protect young individuals online.


May 21, 2024 by thesun.my

Children who spend more time on social media ‘more likely to vape’

Youngsters spending more time on social media are likelier to smoke and vape. Research shows a corr…

May 17, 2024 by news-medical.net

Study links high social media use to increased smoking and vaping among youth

A recent UK study in Thorax analyzed the link between social media use and smoking/vaping risk amon…


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.
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May 20, 2024 by globalnews.ca

Vaping in Canada may cost more as of July 1. Here’s why

A federal government proposal plans to increase vape prices, aiming to reduce underage vaping rates, but experts criticize the tax as too low. Concerns arise over potential unintended consequences, like an increase in cigarette smoking. Despite worries, the government believes the tax is a step in the right direction. Some fear the impact on the vaping market, leading to possible black market activities. Vaping industry experts warn about the effects of banning flavors and increasing taxes. Health professionals stress the importance of government intervention to prevent long-term health risks associated with vaping.


12.50% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 3.9 million current smokers in Canada 14.80% of men are current smokers but only 10.20% of women.
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May 20, 2024 by nation.com.pk

WHO study links illicit cigarettes sale with health issues

The WHO expresses concern over rising tobacco-related deaths in Pakistan due to factors like illicit cigarette trade and lax law enforcement. A study highlights the illicit market at 9-17%, with an unknown counterfeit extent. Increasing tobacco prices is seen as key to reducing consumption. A survey in Islamabad shows 23% illicit market share, with 47% smuggled, 45% non-tax paid, and 8% counterfeit cigarettes.


12.40% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 15.6 million current smokers in Pakistan 22.20% of men are current smokers but only 2.10% of women.
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May 20, 2024 by sggp.org.vn

E-cigarette displays great dangers to young generations

An interview with Vice Chairman of the National Medical Council Luong Ngoc Khue discusses the rise in e-cigarette use among Vietnamese youth. Despite a decrease in traditional cigarette consumption, cases of emergency care due to e-cigarette overuse have surged, especially among adolescents. The appeal of e-cigarettes lies in their various designs and flavors, leading to an increase in usage among young students. The lack of regulation allows easy access to these harmful products, contributing to health and social issues. Efforts are being made to update legislation to ban e-cigarette manufacturing, trading, and advertising, aligning with global initiatives to curb tobacco-related harms.


23.80% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 17.5 million current smokers in Vietnam 47.30% of men are current smokers but only 1.20% of women.
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