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New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation recently signed into law. The change, which takes effect after 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Read more

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Beverly Hills is set to become the first US city to have a sweeping ban on nearly all tobacco products. Read more

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The House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Department of Health to promote harm reduction measures as part of its National Tobacco Control Strategy. 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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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. Read more

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United States announces its final “deeming” regulations for cigars, pipe and hookah tobacco, and electronic cigarettes. Read more

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Essentra, the global supplier of essential components, has launched two industry-leading e-cigarette solutions – the company’s first ‘full service’ white-label products in the category. Read 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. 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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E-cigarettes are a relatively new innovation that has been largely unregulated until recently. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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