Entries by Matthew Ma

Australia Strengthens Vape Regulations in 2024: A Comprehensive Review

Australia has been at the forefront of implementing stringent vape policies in recent years, and 2024 has seen a further tightening of regulations aimed at protecting public health, especially that of young people. This comprehensive review, compiled by Ecigator, highlights the key regulatory developments and events that have shaped Australia’s e-cigarette landscape since the beginning […]

North Carolina Lawmakers Propose Vaping Registry to Combat Youth Vaping Epidemic

In an effort to address the growing concern over the youth vaping epidemic, North Carolina lawmakers are considering new legislation that could significantly impact the availability of e-cigarette products in the state. The proposed bill, which was recently backed by the state Senate Judiciary Committee, aims to create a vaping registry that would allow only […]

Flavored Vape Bans May Increase Teen Smoking

A recent analysis published in the National Bureau of Economic Research has shed light on the unintended consequences of banning flavored e-cigarettes, also known as vapes. The study suggests that these bans may lead to an increase in tobacco cigarette use, particularly among young adults, raising concerns about the overall impact on public health.

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Elf bar BC18000 Disposable Vape Review

Elf Bar, a renowned name in the vaping industry, has once again pushed the boundaries of innovation with the launch of their latest disposable vape, the Elf Bar BC18000. This cutting-edge device promises an unparalleled vaping experience, boasting an impressive 18,000 puffs and a wide array of tantalizing flavors. In this comprehensive review, we’ll delve […]

Canada Vaping Taxation Framework Targets High Youth Rates

The Department of Finance has released draft regulations to expand Canada’s coordinated vaping taxation framework, aiming to curb the alarmingly high vaping rates among young people in the country. The proposed regulations would enable Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Yukon, and Prince Edward Island to join the existing framework, which already includes Ontario, Quebec, the Northwest […]

Study Reveals E-Cigarettes as Effective as Chantix in Smoking Cessation

A landmark clinical trial published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that e-cigarettes are just as effective as varenicline, the gold-standard pharmaceutical drug, in helping people quit smoking. The study, conducted by researchers at Lapland Central Hospital in Finland, has the potential to reshape the debate surrounding the use of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation […]

Philippine Government Allows Sale of Uncertified Vape Products Until September 7, 2024

The Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has announced that retailers, distributors, wholesalers, and traders of vape products are permitted to sell their remaining inventories of uncertified vape products until September 7, 2024. This decision comes as a result of the Department Administrative Order (DAO) 24-02, which aims to regulate the sale […]

U.S. Vape Regulations: PMTA Registration and State Compliance

As the year 2024 unfolds, the United States is witnessing a significant shift in the regulatory landscape surrounding vape products. Various states have taken the initiative to introduce unique “Registry Bills” (also known as PMTA Registry Bills) to further regulate the retail sales of e-cigarettes and nicotine products. These bills, once passed by state legislatures, […]

EU TPD List Inquiry Websites: Comprehensive Guide for Compliance

The European Union Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), implemented in 2014, has revolutionized the way tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, are regulated within the EU market. This directive sets forth stringent requirements for product composition, labeling, packaging, and safety standards, ensuring that consumers have access to safe and compliant products.