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Imperial Tobacco officially unveiled its Vype vaping product to the Canadian market in late May 2018, saying the company is moving to help transition smokers away from combustible cigarettes to potentially less harmful products. more

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More than 50,000 visitors, 1,500 brand owners, and 350 domestic and foreign media from 45 countries participated in the expo. more

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Philip Morris International is reportedly planning to launch iQOS in India, according to Reuters. more

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E-cigarettes smokers or vapers will face a fine if seen vaping in public spaces or public transport across New South Wales, according to a new ban coming into effect this July. more

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A survey by Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department, done between June and September 2017, shows that more citizens have tried electronic smoking devices, including e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products, compared to a survey in 2015. more

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The Food and Drug Administration is being sued by seven public health groups and several pediatricians for delaying regulation of e-cigarettes and some tobacco products. more

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Many interesting things happened for the industry in 2017. more

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Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector by imposing a 57% tax on non-tobacco alternatives starting this summer. more

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The European Commission has decided not to propose a harmonized approach for excise taxation of e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products until further information about these products is available. more

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Public Health England says e-cigarettes should be available on prescription. more

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This October, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation adding electronic cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act, which bans their use everywhere that smoking tobacco products are prohibited. more

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British American Tobacco also says it wants revenue from the products, which include e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco devices, to rise further. more

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Greg Hunt, Australia’s health minister, says he will never lift the ban on e-cigarettes despite an ongoing Senate inquiry into their use. more

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The British Psychological Society says e-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking. more

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Juul is one of the hottest e-cigarettes on the market, representing 27% of dollar market share of the total e-cigarette category for the four weeks that ended Sept. 9, according to new data. more

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Recognizing unfair and possibly unwise regulatory processes, FDA extended the products review application process for “newly regulated” combustible tobacco products and for non-combustible products such as e-cigarettes. more

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The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld an anonymous complaint saying that advertisements encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes as safer alternatives are against EU law. more

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A federal parliamentary inquiry is examining whether e-cigarettes should be legalized in Australia. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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