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E-cigarette tax stops smokers quitting

E-cigarette tax stops smokers quitting, according to new research Researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research believe that taxing e-cigarettes like tobacco could impact smoking-cessation. Almost 2 million US smokers could be deterred from quitting in a ten-year period, the study found. This is if e-cigarette tax matches the current tobacco rate in Minnesota. Minnesota was the first US…

More US adults doubt e-cigarettes

More US adults doubt e-cigarettes and their safety, according to a study by Georgia State University The study, by the University’s School of Public Health, finds more adults in the US believe e-cigarettes are dangerous. The number of adults who consider e-cigarettes are as harmful as, or more harmful than, cigarettes increased between 2017 and 2018. This means the increase…

US bill limits pods to 20mg

A US congressman has introduced a bill that would limit e-cigarette pods to 20mg of nicotine Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (Illinois) introduced the bill on Monday. The bill is the ‘END ENDS Act’, which stands for ‘End Nicotine Dependence from Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Act’. It will also allow the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower the limit even…

British magician in incendiary FDA campaign

British street magician and illusionist Julius Dein features in a new campaign by the FDA to discourage teenagers from vaping.  The magician, who has almost 800,000 subscribers on YouTube, features in the FDA’s ‘The Real Cost’ campaign. Airing on American TV channels, the campaign is aimed at youngsters who vape. This is the first time the FDA has used a…

JUUL hit by teen vaping investigation

A congressional investigation into youth vaping has requested information from JUUL Labs, amid concerns that the vaping company has caused a ‘vaping epidemic.’ US Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi requested information from JUUL, including their marketing strategy, advertising campaigns and internal communications. The representative said that he believes JUUL Labs are a “primary cause” of the youth vaping ‘epidemic,’ according to Bloomberg…

Vape helps Sophie Turner channel emotions on set

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner cried on cue after her dialect coach took her vape away, according to X-Men: Dark Phoenix co-star, Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence made the comments during a cast interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! During the scene in question, Turner’s character Jean Grey accidentally kills Lawrence’s character, Raven/Mystique. However, Turner needed a little help in turning on…

JUUL challenges San Fran ban

US e-cigarette giants JUUL are leading the charge on encouraging anti-vaping lawmakers in San Francisco not to ban e-cigarettes entirely. San Francisco officials want the Californian city to become the first in the US to impose a total ban on e-cigarettes in a bid to help curb youth vaping. But JUUL have proposed restrictions and regulations of sales instead of…