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Trump “regrets” involvement in flavour bans

President Trump has reportedly told his health secretary that he “regrets” his involvement in the administration’s vaping policy The President reportedly said that he “should never have done that f***ing vaping thing,” during a phone call in an Oval Office meeting. His comments were apparently directed at health secretary Alex Azar, on speakerphone during a campaign meeting. The president was…

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 city to stop hiring vapers

A US city is to stop hiring vapers and smokers. The city hopes the move will encourage a healthy workplace and reduce medical costs. Applicants to Dayton, Ohio public sector jobs will be tested for nicotine and tobacco during pre-employment screenings. This will apply where the city has received ‘reliable’ information that the applicant uses tobacco or nicotine. Current employees…

#VapeNews July 29 2019

Getting you up to speed with the big vaping stories from the past few days WHO says e-cigarettes, ‘smoke-free’ products do not help reduce cancer The World Health Organization (WHO) has told smokers and governments not to trust claims from tobacco companies about their latest products. Programme manager of WHO’s tobacco control unit, Vinayak Prasad, said the development of new…

Facebook announces crackdown on vape content

Facebook has begun a crackdown on vape content which could have huge ramifications for the industry. A spokesperson for the tech giant, which also owns Instagram and Whatsapp, said: “The new policy will prohibit all private sales, trades, transfers and gifting of alcohol and tobacco products on Facebook and Instagram” In addition to this: “Any brands that post content related…

#VapeNews July 8 2019

Three big news stories to kick-off this week in vaping Ecigwizard announce new store locations in NHS hospitals Retail chain Ecigwizard has announced the opening of new stores in Sandwell General Hospital and Birmingham City Hospital. In a Facebook post which has been shared 193 times at the time of writing, the company stated: “Vapers! If there was any doubt…