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Daily Digest - Wednesday, 29 March 2017

E-cigarettes to be regulated as consumer products

The Government is planning to change the law regulating e-cigarettes. These changes need to go through Parliament before they can take effect. This will likely happen from the middle of 2018 at the earliest. The proposed changes are to: legalise the sale and supply of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid as consumer products regulate nicotine and non-nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid [...]


Japan Tobacco’s Challenges Build Case for a Return to Dealmaking

British American Tobacco Plc’s $49.4 billion deal to take full control of Reynolds American Inc. is set to create a giant rivaling Philip Morris International Inc., leaving Japan Tobacco Inc. a distant third among the major global cigarette makers. The Tokyo-based company’s domestic market is shrinking as hundreds of thousands of smokers switch to Philip Morris’s cigarette alternative iQOS. [...]


VTTV Monday - Are ecigs safe enough?

Join Marco and Dave, with a special guest, to find out!


E-cigarettes will be legalised: Government

The sale of nicotine e-cigarettes will be legalised in New Zealand, the Government has confirmed. Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner said the change came despite the fact scientific evidence of the safety of e-cigarettes was still developing. "There's a general consensus that vaping is much less harmful than smoking," Wagner said.


Vapor shop owners and doctors go head-to-head during hearing to raise smoking age to 21

Doctors, vapor shop owners and parents gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to testify on a bill that would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. "This is a step in the right direction," said Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, a doctor who is championing the effort in House. Along with preventive education, Zerwas argued that a smoking age of 21 could put a dent in teenage tobacco use. [...]


Vaping: How Government Regulation Can Kill Innovation

Dr. Brad Rodu of the University of Louisville and Pamela Gorman of SFATA discuss vaping from a scientific and industry perspective.


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