Diacetyl banned

Diacetyl now officially banned in eliquids in the UK

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On Monday this week the MHRA (the UK medicines body that has responsibility for regulating e-cigarettes) issued its draft guidance on eliquids. Amongst other stipulations, it listed the ingredients that manufacturers may not use in eliquid: So, it’s official: companies will not be able to notify e-liquids which contain DA/AP, and these liquids will have to come off the UK market by …

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USA sees the biggest drop in smoking for decades

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The CDC announced today that the United States saw last year the biggest drop in smoking among over 18s since 1992. Sounds like good news, right? Actually, when you consider the potential health impact of the decline from, say, TDOV (The Dawn of Vaping) in 2009 (20.6% of all adults), to now (15.1%), it’s somewhat staggering, especially when one looks …

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 …