Major UK medical body urges promotion of vaping to smokers

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E-cigarettes should be promoted widely “as a substitute for smoking” according to the Royal College of Physicians, a British organisation for doctors similar to the American Medical Association. Their comprehensive report, Nicotine Without Smoke, concludes that e-cigarettes “are likely to be beneficial to UK public health”. The press release tears down all of the arguments made by those who would …

A Glimpse into the Regulatory Future of Vaping

A Glimpse into the Regulatory Future of Vaping

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Eric Lindblom, senior scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and former Senior Advisor to the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has published a lengthy report in the Food and Drug Law Journal entitled “Effectively Regulating E-Cigarettes and Their Advertising – and the First Amendment”…

Is Press Coverage Getting More Even-handed?

Is Press Coverage Getting More Even-handed?

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In the aftermath of last week’s e-cigarette conference in Philadelphia, the city’s Inquirer newspaper published a fairly even-handed article on advertisements for vaping products. “E-cigs get latitude on ads – which troubles some,” reads the headline, and Inquirer staff writer Marie McCullough opens with a description of a daring ad for Flavor Vapes that pairs the message “Save humanity” with …

Counterfeiting problems

Counterfeiting problems

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Manufacturers of electronic cigarettes are beginning to encounter problems with counterfeit versions of their products, sold at lower prices, according to a premium article in the Wall Street Journal, summarized online by reporter Melissa Vonder Haar of CSPnet.