The UK government is considering implementing a new tax on vapes as part of its strategy to create a “smokefree generation” and reduce youth vaping rates. Recently published government documents indicate plans to explore a vape duty similar to those enacted in other countries. Read more
A newly passed law in Louisiana that was expected to implement a statewide ban on flavored vaping products this month has hit a roadblock. The legislation is now facing a legal challenge from a retailers’ association. Read more
Quitting smoking is extremely challenging. But research reveals certain vape flavors can make success more likely. A recent survey of 70,000 U.S. vapers identified the most popular flavors used to stop smoking. Read more
Marlboro cigarette maker Altria recently dropped a bombshell, suing nearly three dozen vape competitors. Why? Altria claims these brands brazenly ignore laws its products follow. An explosive move aiming to snuff out rule-breaking rivals. Read more
Tobacco industry titan R.J. Reynolds has opened a new front in its escalating battle against disposable vaping products. Reynolds filed a formal complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking a ban on imports of leading disposable vape brands that have eaten into its market share.
This aggressive move represents the company’s latest and most severe effort yet to cripple the upstart disposable vape brands that threaten Reynolds’ bottom line. However, if successful, it could significantly restrict adult access to flavored nicotine vaping products that many have come to rely on. Read more
The FDA recently denied marketing for 6 popular Vuse Alto flavored e-cigarettes, citing risks to youth health. This landmark decision opens a new chapter in the agency’s efforts to regulate vaping with the public’s wellbeing in mind. Read more
Louisiana recently passed legislation, Act 414 by Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington, imposing tight restrictions on nicotine vapes sold in the state. The wide-ranging law requires manufacturers to register all products and aims to combat youth vaping rates. As the new rules take effect, here is extended coverage of what residents and retailers need to know: Read more
The Scottish government plans to consult in 2024 on potentially prohibiting the sale of all disposable vaping products. In response, retailer advocacy group Fed sent officials a letter urging more balance between youth access and adult smoking cessation.
This article explores retailers’ concerns with a blanket disposable vape ban, and their calls for a more nuanced approach. Read more
The UK government recently proposed ambitious legislation to create a “smokefree generation” by phasing out tobacco sales over time. However, the plan also threatens major vaping restrictions that could undermine smoking cessation goals.
This in-depth article examines how the proposed law aims to end tobacco use, and why accompanying vaping bans could inadvertently protect cigarettes and hurt public health. Read more
With public pressure mounting, the UK government is poised to prohibit the sale of disposable vapes nationwide. This decisive action aims to tackle escalating concerns over environmental waste and youth vaping addiction. (source)
Vocal advocates from local councils, pediatric groups, and sustainability organizations have urgently lobbied for a ban as disposable vape usage spins out of control. Let’s examine the issues propelling this prohibitive policy shift. Read more
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