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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…

Instagram posts banned for promoting e-cigarettes

Four vape firms have had Instagram posts banned for promoting e-cigarettes The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld complaints against Mylo Vape, Attitude Vape, Ama Vape Lab and Vype makers, British American Tobacco. All the banned posts were on Instagram. Complaints were brought from agencies Action on Smoking and Health, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products. These…

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…

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: 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…