Norway lifts vape ban and adopts TPD

Norway is to lift a ban on nicotine vape products and adopt the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) Manufacturers of e-cigarettes and new tobacco products must apply for authorisation at least six months before their product is scheduled to be released. E-cigarette advertisements will now be allowed online and at point-of-sale. Cigarette adverts have been prohibited in the country since…

Vaping does not increase pneumonia risk, study shows

Vaping does not increase the risk of contracting pneumonia like combustible tobacco does, according to a new study Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette infected mice with a pneumonia strain that commonly affects young children and over-65s. The mice were then exposed to either cigarette smoke, e-cigarette vapour with nicotine, e-cigarette vapour without nicotine or nothing. The cigarette…

Netflix launches ‘Broken: Big Vape’ documentary

A new documentary series from Netflix features an episode on so-called ‘Big Vape’ ‘Broken’ is an investigative docuseries that aims to show ‘how negligence and deceit in the production and marketing of popular consumer items can result in dire outcomes.’ Unlike CNBC’s ‘Vaporized: America’s E-Cigarette Addiction‘ released earlier this year, the Broken episode has been praised for being a relatively…

US: Trump to meet with both sides today to discuss youth vaping

President Trump will hold a meeting at the White House later today to discuss the ‘youth vaping epidemic’ The meeting will include advocacy and industry groups, non-profits, medical associations and state officials. The meeting is scheduled for 1:45 PM PST (9:45 PM GMT). According to the president’s public schedule, the meeting is a closed press ‘listening session on youth vaping and…

Vape shops may be exempted from US flavour ban

President Trump may exempt vape shops from the anticipated federal flavour ban, according to White House adviser Kellyanne Conway Conway made the comments during a White House address on Wednesday. She said that e-liquids fell into two distinct categories: tobacco and menthol that appeal to adults and fruit and other flavours that appeal to children. The FDA is expected to…