Senate Bill 38, a proposed California bill to ban flavored tobacco products, was shelved on May 23 after the author said it had been watered down so much with exemptions that it was now opposed by public health groups. Read more


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



Photo courtesy of Shishapresso S.A.L.

The Shishapresso system revolutionized hookah smoking. But the company behind it doesn’t rest on its laurels and has recently introduced several improvements. Read more


Closing News

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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