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A New York judge struck down the state’s emergency ban on flavored e-cigarettes, in part ruling that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and authorities exceeded their authority in an attempt to curb teen vaping. Read more

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India’s parliament has passed a bill which prohibits the production, trade, transport, storage, and advertisement of e-cigarettes in the country. Read more

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President Rodrigo Duterte says the use and importation of e-cigarettes will soon be outlawed in the Philippines, and ordered authorities to arrest people caught using them. Read more

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Chinese manufacturers of e-cigarettes and e-liquids are facing challenging times as the effect of growing health concerns related to vaping in the US and Beijing’s recent directive banning online sales or promotion of e-cigarettes and vaping start. Read more

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Officials advanced a bill that would halt the sale of e-cigarettes in the city. Read more

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City officials in San Francisco, home to JUUL Labs, have voted to ban sales of e-cigarettes, as well as banning stores from selling them and making it illegal for online stores to deliver the devices to addresses in the city. Read more

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the Food and Drug Administration is likely to consider removing all pod and cartridge e-cigarettes from the market. The move could come if this year’s national youth tobacco survey shows an Read more

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All the major parties in the European elections broadly support the idea of e-cigarette regulation instead of bans. Read more

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The Delhi High Court has stayed the ban on e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The ban extends to the import, manufacture, sale, and distribution of these products. Read more

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Hawaii is contemplating a new ban on flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco. It would be the first state to adopt such a ban under a bill before the Legislature. Read more

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Officials are readying a law to cut the supply, sale, and promotion of e-cigarettes. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration’s new policies to restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is unlikely to hurt the tobacco industry. Read more

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The Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives and the Association of Vapers India warned the central and state governments that a ban on e-cigarettes would deprive millions of smokers of safer choices and cause damage to public health. Read more

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An Israeli government official says the decision was taken in early August without any notice to the public. Read more

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It is now illegal to buy, use, and possess “emerging and imitation tobacco products” such as smokeless tobacco products, chewing tobacco, and shisha in Singapore. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Reflections and Resolutions

An eventful year for an industry undergoing changes, and more to come.

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