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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.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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May 20, 2024 by businessinsider.com

Zyn, America's favorite nicotine pouch, is running out of stock in some states

Zyn nicotine pouch shortages have been reported in New York, New Jersey, and Florida due to supply chain issues acknowledged by Philip Morris International's CFO. The brand has seen a spike in popularity among white-collar workers. Smoke shops in New York are out of the $5 pouches, while wholesalers in New Jersey and Florida also face difficulty in stocking them. The shortage has been ongoing for weeks, as reported by Bloomberg.


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


May 20, 2024 by worldvapersalliance.com

Addressing the Misconceptions in the AI Vaping Flavors Study

A study suggesting vaping flavors pose carcinogenic risks due to pyrolysis lacks relevance to real-world e-cigarette usage, potentially exaggerating harm. Focusing on theoretical conditions, not typical use, distorts toxicity risks of e-cigarettes. Analogies to cooking and car speeds highlight the study's flawed methodology. Experts stress the importance of considering actual vaping conditions. Understanding these flaws is essential for interpreting such studies accurately, especially for non-scientists. For a simpler explanation of these issues, see the provided post.



May 20, 2024 by filtermag.org

Recent Reports Reflect How the FDA Props Up the Cigarette Trade

Two reports reveal the FDA's role in sustaining cigarette sales in the US. The Goldman Sachs report highlights declining cigarette sales and the rise of cheaper alternatives like modern oral tobacco. The FDA's restrictions have led to the growth of unregulated vape products. The Barclays report shows cigarettes remain highly profitable, hindering the adoption of safer alternatives. To hasten a smoke-free future, public health strategies should align with consumer preferences and embrace harm reduction options. Urgent FDA policy changes are needed to promote innovation and offer smokers better access to reduced-risk products, ultimately displacing cigarettes from the market.



May 17, 2024 by tobaccoreporter.com

Korea Wants to Regulate Synthetic Nicotine as Tobacco

South Korea plans to regulate synthetic nicotine as tobacco by amending the Tobacco Business Act. Currently, the Act does not cover e-cigarette liquids made from synthetic nicotine, leading to a lack of product regulations including health warnings and taxes. The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Economy and Finance will work together on the revisions. The move comes after an announcement by BAT regarding a potential synthetic nicotine product release in South Korea. The growing popularity of e-cigarettes in the country has prompted the need for updated legislation to address this trend.


20.10% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 8.9 million current smokers in South Korea 34.70% of men are current smokers but only 5.50% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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May 17, 2024 by gfn.tv

UNSTOPPABLE | Worldwide Vaping Growth Continues

Despite suffering years of pernicious misinformation and an onslaught of regulation leading to product restrictions and bans, in many countries, the popularity of nicotine vaping continues unbridled growth. Indeed, according to Barnaby Page, editorial director at Tamarind Intelligence, it’s unstoppable!



May 17, 2024 by dailycaller.com

EXCLUSIVE: Former FDA Official Cozied Up To Activists Months Before Joining Them, Emails Show

Former FDA official Kathy Crosby engaged with anti-tobacco group employees before becoming CEO of the Truth Initiative. Crosby attended a gala and networked with the group before accepting complimentary tickets. This relationship raises concerns about potential conflicts of interest and influence on public health policy. Despite approval by FDA ethics officials, Crosby's move to the Truth Initiative highlights the blurred lines between government agencies and activist organizations. The Truth Initiative actively lobbies the FDA and works to influence policy decisions. Crosby's transition to CEO reflects connections between public health agencies and advocacy groups.



May 16, 2024 by planetofthevapes.co.uk

Still Failing in Australia

The Australian Association of Convenience Stores criticizes the country's failing anti-vaping laws, leading to black market crimes. Research shows concerns from Australian parents about unregulated vapes, calling for a model like alcohol and tobacco regulations. Most voters support adult-only vape regulation similar to tobacco. Despite evidence that banning vapes doesn't prevent youth access, the government persists. The CEO blames Health Minister Mark Butler for the black market surge and youth crisis. AACS urges lawmakers to reject legislation worsening the situation and implement strict regulation like alcohol and tobacco. The current approach leads to crime escalation and should not heed opponents like Emily Banks and Simon Chapman.


13.00% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 2.6 million current smokers in Australia 15.20% of men are current smokers but only 10.90% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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May 16, 2024 by filtermag.org

The Menthols Ban: Delayed, Divisive and Far From Dead

The national ban on menthol cigarettes in the US has been indefinitely postponed, with political motives suspected due to upcoming elections. Concerns over the impact on Black communities, who predominantly smoke menthols, have driven the delay. While advocates stress the ban could save lives, others fear illicit markets and increased law enforcement targeting. The FDA remains committed to the ban, despite ongoing discussions and opposition from civil rights groups. Divisions exist within the harm reduction community, with criticisms of the delay emphasizing potential health risks. The ban's implications for racial justice and ongoing uncertainties around its implementation underscore the complexity of the issue.


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


May 15, 2024 by planetofthevapes.co.uk

UKVIA Writes to MPs

The UK Vaping Industry Association raised concerns to MPs about misinformation in the Tobacco and Vapes Bill Committee. The association highlighted biased evidence and the exclusion of vaping industry representatives from giving testimony. They emphasized the importance of accurate information for informed decision-making and the need to differentiate between legal and illegal aspects of the industry. The UKVIA emphasized a commitment to reducing smoking and youth vaping rates but criticized the one-sided presentation during the Committee stage. They also called for a fair balance between adult smokers' access to quit aids and protecting young people from age-restricted products.