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Daily Digest - Tuesday, 7 June 2016

New Zealand Vapers Support Age Restriction on E-Cigarettes

Today the New Zealand Vaping Alliance is calling on the Government to hold an inquiry into e-cigarettes and vaping to clear the air on products [...] “New Zealand vapers and retailers of e-cigarettes also strongly support a clear proof of age campaign for these products and a requirement that they should only be sold to people over 18 years of age,” said QJ Satchell, President of the NZ Vaping Alliance.


Anti-smoking measures don’twork, says Subra

Anti-smoking campaigns do not seem to be working, with five million Malaysians still on the puff and the number of smokeless tobacco users seeing a sharp rise over the last four years. A recent survey shows that smoking prevalence stands at 22.8% of the population aged 15 years and above. [...] Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said this showed that the many national anti-smoking campaigns were not effective.


E-cig FDA Deeming Regulations with Dimitris Agrafiotis and Tony Abboud

FDA Deeming Regs DeMISTified webinar with @VapinGreek and VTA's Tony Abboud.


Vaping businesses worried about new regulations

E-cigarettes, or vapes, simulate smoking by vaporizing liquids (“e-juice”) and creating a smoke-like effect upon exhale. Some liquids contain nicotine, while others do not. Advocates and some studies say vapes are healthier than smoking, making them a popular stop-smoking device. And so Mr. Riberet’s company Boulevard Vapes, was an instant success. “It was constant growth for almost a year and a half. [...]


Ash to cash: Big Tobacco's big profits

The tobacco industry has annual revenues of nearly $500bn. The number of cigarettes manufactured and sold has risen to six trillion every year worldwide - nearly double of what it was four decades ago. Tobacco stocks outperformed the market in 2015 and have in fact done so for the past decade. But even if you are not buying cigarettes, you may still be buying into them.



Who started the war on vaping? The U.S. government and public health officials. [...]


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