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News| Homeless people are receptive to e-cigarettes but face ‘barriers to use’

Homeless people in the UK are receptive to e-cigarettes but face considerable barriers to use, according to a new study. Researchers at the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research at London South Bank University [LSBU] questioned 283 adults from four areas of the UK about their smoking habits and quit attempts. High levels of nicotine dependence were observed and while most…

Hong Kong proposes HK$50,000 fine and six months in prison for vape sales

The government of Hong Kong has proposed a fine of HK$50,000 and six months jail time for individuals found to be importing or selling e-cigarette products. The city’s chief executive Carrie Lam proposed a total ban on vaping products in October last year after the government announced plans to regulate the industry. Deputy secretary for Food and Health Amy Yuen…