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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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A popular police webpage has confirmed penalties for the possession of e-cigarettes. Users could be jailed for 5 years while manufactures face 10 years inside for ignoring the law. Read more

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Associate health minister Peseta Sam Lotu-liga has released a consultation document which proposes change to the legal status of e-cigarettes Read more

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E-cigarettes should be strictly regulated as a pharmaceutical product in Malaysia – that’s the recommendation of the health ministry’s technical committee tasked with studying the health effects of e-cigs and shisha smoking. Read more

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association are suing the Department of Transportation over its rule banning the use of electronic cigarettes on flights. Read more

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With China being the country where the e-cigarette was invented, the rest of Asia has a somewhat confused relationship with electronic smoking devices as far as legislation is concerned. TOBACCO ASIA takes a closer look at e-smoking regulations. Read more

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The Canadian Vaping Association has filed a legal challenge against a Quebec law that limits the use of electronic cigarettes. Read more

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Oman’s Public Authority for Consumer Protection recently banned all e-cigarette and e-shisha products. Anyone found selling the cigarettes will be slapped with fine. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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