Posted By Jessica Miller on February 18, 2015
Small vaping businesses fear that tough new regulations will push them out of the e-cigarette market, particularly if they are required to test hundreds of flavors, each with four or five different strengths of nicotine, on dozens of different devices. They claim that big tobacco would benefit from the regulations because the only e-cigarettes that big tobacco companies produce are cigalikes with just a few flavors and nicotine concentrations.
Posted By Jessica Miller on October 15, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering how to best regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. While some regulation is needed, the current proposal entails a huge paperwork burden that will create a barrier to entry into the market for all but the biggest players — namely, Big Tobacco.
Posted By Jessica Miller on September 12, 2014
According to recent recommendations for amendments to the Tobacco Regulation Act by the AN expert committee, the minimum age for smoking should be increased to 25 years from the current 18 years.
Posted By Jessica Miller on August 22, 2014
It’s an admittedly odd twist. Tobacco, long vilified for its role in the deaths of approximately 6 million people per year, now is playing a key role in the development of an anti-Ebola drug. The World Health Organization places deaths due to direct tobacco use at around 5 million people globally per year, with another 1 million due to exposure to second-hand smoke. That should be ample reason to keep a safe distance from the nicotine-bearing plant. But even as lethal as tobacco is, it may be the key to saving lives.
Posted By Jessica Miller on August 5, 2014
Consumers were quick to understand and embrace the advantages of electronic cigarettes. The non-combustible, tobacco-free products are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution and create an inhalable vapor. They generate no harmful second-hand smoke and do not soil hair and clothes with noxious cigarette odors. More important, research is showing that e-cigarettes are the most effective method of helping smokers quit the tobacco habit.