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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. more

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An Israeli government official says the decision was taken in early August without any notice to the public. 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. 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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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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Associate health minister Peseta Sam Lotu-liga has released a consultation document which proposes change to the legal status of e-cigarettes 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. more

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A smoking ban has recently gone into effect inside malls in the emirate of Kuwait, spurred on by the Environment Public Authority. The authority reminded everyone that smoking indoors would result in paying a fine. more

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