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…

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…

Vapor Technology Association sues FDA over PMTA deadline

The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) has filed a lawsuit in response to the FDA’s ‘grossly accelerated’ compliance deadline The lawsuit challenges the 2020 deadline for vape companies to submit Pre-Market Tobacco Applications [PMTAs]. The plaintiffs demand that the FDA publish the ‘foundational rules’ laying out the specific requirements of the PMTA. They also call for the FDA to hold back…

#VapeNews August 5 2019

Monday is back, yet again! So what did you miss while the barbecue was working overtime? “FDA can save lives by rejecting Scott Gottlieb’s lies” Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute slammed the continued moral panic about a “teenage vaping epidemic” in today’s Washington Examiner. In the article, she points out the dangers of conflating the use of tobacco…