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ACCELERATE TOBACCO, E-CIGARETTE CONTROL MEASURES: WHO TO SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES

The World Health Organization has called on countries in the Southeast Asian region to intensify efforts to control tobacco and e-cigarette use, as tobacco consumption in the region continues to be the highest globally despite considerable decline over the years and vaping is on the rise.

COMBATING SURGE IN E-CIGARETTES USE AMONG YOUTH

The Ministry of Health has expressed concern over the widespread use of e-cigarettes and their impact on overall well-being, a sentiment echoed by local authorities who note the role of online advertising in this growing trend.

AUSTRALIAN INFLUENCERS PROMOTE FLAVOURED NICOTINE POUCHES TO VAPE-ADDICTED YOUTHS

Exclusive: TikTok users and Australian websites promote likely harmful products as a way to quit vaping – but TGA warns they can only be supplied with a prescription

BAT MALAYSIA BETS ON ‘DUNHILL OF VAPES’ TO DRIVE SALES

The company has big plans for its Vuse brand after a rule change last year allowed it to begin selling the popular vaping product in Malaysia

MCLAREN F1 TEAM FEATURES E-CIGARETTE BRAND IN NEW PAINT JOB AMID TOBACCO ADVERTISING BAN DEBATE

In an intriguing twist of marketing strategy, British American Tobacco (BAT) has been spotted leveraging vehicle design as a promotional tool for their e-cigarette brand Vuse, in partnership with the Formula One (F1) team McLaren. The maneuver was unveiled in November 2023, just ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, raising eyebrows and questions about the effectiveness of current advertising restrictions in deterring indirect promotion of tobacco products.

BAT, PHILIP MORRIS SETTLE PATENT DISPUTES OVER HEATED TOBACCO, VAPES

Tobacco giants Philip Morris International (PM.N), opens new tab and British American Tobacco (BATS.L), opens new tab said on Friday they had agreed to resolve a multitude of ongoing patent infringement disputes relating to their cigarette alternatives.

UK’S VAPE BAN HIGHLIGHTS BENEFIT OF BIG TOBACCO’S RUNOFF STRATEGY

The growth potential of alternative nicotine delivery products appears limited

VAPE, E-CIGARETTE SALES BANS AROUND THE WORLD

A recently announced plan by the United Kingdom to ban the sale of disposable vapes is among the latest efforts by countries to limit access to e-cigarettes to curb their use among children.

U.K. TO BAN DISPOSABLE VAPES IN PLAN TO COMBAT USE BY CHILDREN

The British government said it would act after surveys showed that the number of young people trying vapes had risen sharply.

CAN NICOTINE POUCHES LIKE ZYN HARM YOUR HEALTH?

What we know about the new products, addiction and cancer.

HOW BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO LOBBIED KENYA TO WATER DOWN NICOTINE POUCH WARNINGS

The Kenyan government weakened health warnings on nicotine pouches after British American Tobacco said it would pull investment from a new factory in the country’s capital, an investigation has revealed.

IN BATTLE OVER E-CIGARETTES IN LATIN AMERICA, TOBACCO MONEY QUIETLY AT PLAY

Tobacco money is flowing to pro-vaping groups and influencers in Latin America as the industry – facing declining cigarette use and an uncertain financial future – pushes for acceptance of its latest generation of smokeless nicotine products.

THE TEENS WHO MADE COLORADO NO. 1 IN UNDERAGE VAPING 5 YEARS AGO ARE NOW YOUNG ADULTS, AND THEY’RE STILL USING

“Everyone knows it's not good for you and everyone wants to stop. But at this point, doing it all these years, it's not like muscle memory, but it's just second nature now,” he said. “They're hooked on it at this point.” Data from the state health department show adult vaping rates are rising in Colorado, driven by a sharp increase among young, college-age adults, those 18 to 24.

A SURGEON GENERAL REPORT ONCE CLEARED THE AIR ABOUT SMOKING. IS IT TIME FOR ONE ON VAPING?

Sixty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general released a report that settled a longstanding public debate about the dangers of cigarettes and led to huge changes in smoking in America. Today, some public health experts say a similar report could help clear the air about vaping.

OUR KIDS ARE LIVING IN A DIFFERENT DIGITAL WORLD

Do you know what a Zynbabwe is? Or an upper-decky lip pillow? OK, here’s an easier one — how about just Zyn?

CONCERNS ABOUT HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH INCREASINGLY DRIVE YOUNG PEOPLE TO QUIT VAPING

Young people enrolled in a quit vaping program from Truth Initiative cited health (56.1%) and social influence (15.8%) as their top reasons for quitting vaping, according to new research published in Addictive Behaviors Reports.

INDONESIA KICKS OFF 2024 WITH 10% E-CIGARETTE TAX TO INDUSTRY OPPOSITION

The government rang in the New Year with a 10 percent tax on electronic cigarettes effective as of Jan. 1, a move that comes after years of delay and has sparked opposition from industry players calling for the Finance Ministry to postpone the policy.

CALIFORNIA BANNED SALES OF FLAVORED E-CIGARETTES IN 2022 − BUT A NEW STUDY FINDS ONLINE STORES ARE STILL SELLING THEM, EVEN TO KIDS

Californians – including minors – are still able to buy flavored electronic cigarettes online, even after the state’s much-publicized ban went into effect. That’s the key finding of my team’s new study, published in JAMA Network Open.

HOW POPULAR ARE ORAL NICOTINE POUCHES AND LOZENGES?

In the face of declining cigarette sales and expanding restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes, some tobacco companies are rapidly expanding their oral nicotine product offerings with recreational products such as nicotine pouches, gum, tablets, lozenges, gummies, and more.

JUUL SEEKS US AUTHORIZATION FOR ITS NEW AGE-RESTRICTED MENTHOL PODS

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Juul Labs said on Tuesday it was seeking U.S. authorization for its new menthol-flavored pods, which require user age verification, to be used with its e-cigarette device that is under review by regulators.

E-CIGARETTES AROUND THE WORLD

Dec 19 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged governments to treat e-cigarettes, also known as vapes, similarly to tobacco and ban all flavours. That could spell trouble for some big tobacco companies, which have staked their futures on a shift to cigarette alternatives. British American Tobacco (BATS.L), for example, wants 50% of its revenues to come from “non-combustible” products by 2035.

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: CALL TO ACTION

This call to action on e-cigarettes notes that urgent and strong decisive action to prevent uptake of e-cigarettes, which are harmful to health, should be taken to protect children, as well as non-smokers and minimize health harms to the population.

BIG TOBACCO'S TRANSITION UNDER FIRE AS WHO TARGETS VAPING

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Big tobacco firms shifting to new nicotine products, including Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco, have the most to lose if tobacco alternatives face the same rules as cigarettes, investors and analysts said.

US OFFICIALS BLOCK ELF BAR-MAKER AND OTHERS FROM IMPORTING 1.4 MILLION ILLEGAL E-CIGARETTES

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. agents recently seized more than 1.4 million illegal e-cigarettes from overseas manufacturers, including the Chinese company behind Elf Bar, a line of fruity disposable vapes that has become the top brand among American teens, officials said Thursday.

LAWMAKERS SEEK ACTION AGAINST ELF BAR AND OTHER FRUITY E-CIGARETTES IMPORTED FROM CHINA | AP NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are demanding information from federal officials on what they are doing to stop the recent influx of kid-appealing electronic cigarettes from China.

FRENCH LAWMAKERS APPROVE BILL TO BAN DISPOSABLE E-CIGARETTES TO PROTECT YOUTH DRAWN TO THEIR FLAVORS

PARIS (AP) — France’s National Assembly unanimously approved a bill to ban single-use, disposable electronic cigarettes, in an attempt to protect young people drawn to their flavors and mitigate the environmental impacts of the disposable products known as “puffs.”

BIG TOBACCO DELIBERATELY TARGETING CHILDREN TO ESTABLISH LIFELONG CUSTOMERS: MOTHERS AGAINST VAPING

New Delhi: Mothers Against Vaping have strongly raised the issue about e-cigarettes and other new-age gateway products, which include electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), heat-not-burn (HNB), e-hookah, and much more. Mothers Against Vaping stressed the urgent need to understand that through these products, the international tobacco companies are purposefully targeting little children, teens and the youth with the immoral intention of luring them into using new-age gateway devices and securing them as lifelong customers. This predatory targeting of children has also been highlighted by experts globally, and most recently, it was raised in discussions in the Scottish Parliament.

TOBACCO FIRM CALLS FOR TOUGHER RULES ON VAPES

The London-based tobacco company BAT has called for “more stringent” regulations on vaping, including a licensing regime similar to alcohol and cigarettes.

EDUCATORS CALL FOR FIGHT AGAINST MISINFORMATION ON NEW-AGE TOBACCO DEVICES TO PROTECT CHILDREN

NEW DELHI: A group of teachers and principals from schools across the nation have called for a fight against misinformation on new-age tobacco devices like e-cigarettes and e-hookahs to protect school-going children.

VAPING IS BIG BUSINESS IN BRITAIN

Even after Britain’s ban on indoor smoking came into force in 2007, the smell of cigarette smoke was never far away.

JUUL LABS RAISES $1.3 BLN IN FUNDING

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Juul Labs said on Monday it has raised about $1.3 billion in funding, months after the e-cigarette maker revealed plans to lay off about 250 people in a bid to reduce its operating costs.

ELFBAR LAUNCHES BC10000 IN SAUDI ARABIA

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Global vaping technology pioneer ELFBAR unveils BC10000 in Saudi Arabia, an unprecedented product with up to 10,000 puffs.

BILL BANNING SALE OF VAPES TO CHILDREN PASSES THROUGH DÁIL

Legisltaion that will ban the sale of vapes to children in Ireland was passed by the Dáil last night.

VAPES GET A GEN Z MAKEOVER

In candy shades and eggy shapes, many of today’s most popular vaping devices look like toys. Experts worry they will hook a new generation of users.

YOUNG PEOPLE ‘ALARMINGLY’ EXPOSED TO E-CIGARETTE ADVERTISING: STUDY

New Delhi, October 25 (IANS): A whopping 85 per cent of people, particularly the young adults, in India, China, Australia, and the UK are being exposed to e-cigarette advertising via television, print, radio, and or social media, according to a study.

NEWS PUBLISHERS WELCOME TOBACCO ADS—JUST NOT FOR CIGARETTES

The campaigns run counter to public health interests, critics argue. Since 2020, several prominent news publishers have accepted sponsorships, ads and advertorials paid for by tobacco companies.

PHILIP MORRIS LOBBYING TO STOP WHO ‘ATTACK’ ON VAPES AND SIMILAR PRODUCTS

Philip Morris International (PMI), the tobacco and vaping company behind Marlboro cigarettes, is waging a big lobbying campaign to prevent countries from cracking down on vapes and similar products as part of a global treaty, a leaked email reveals.

PHILIP MORRIS ‘SMOKE-FREE’ AND ONLINE CAMPAIGNS ARE PROPAGANDA, LAWSUIT ALLEGES

Tobacco giant Philip Morris wielded a vast pro-tobacco “propaganda” campaign that violated public health law, a new French lawsuit alleges.

PHILIP MORRIS DEVELOPS ZERO-TOBACCO HEAT STICK THAT MAY AVOID REGULATIONS

Philip Morris International (PMI) (PM.N) on Thursday unveiled a zero-tobacco stick for use with its "heat-not-burn" device IQOS, which may help the company avoid tax and other regulations that affect its tobacco products in some markets.

PREMATURE REGULATION OF HEATED TOBACCO PRODUCTS DRAWS FLACK

Health advocates have expressed their concern over the premature decision taken by the former cabinet to legitimise heated-tobacco products (HTPs) through a Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO).

EXCLUSIVE: PHILIP MORRIS HIRES U.S. LOBBYISTS AS KEY IQOS LAUNCH NEARS

Philip Morris International (PM.N) has registered new lobbyists in at least 19 U.S. states this year, and plans to add some in four more in the next two weeks, according to a Reuters' review of public records and information provided by the company.

VAPES ‘95% SAFER’ THAN CIGARETTES MESSAGING BACKFIRED

The message that vaping is 95% safer than smoking has backfired, encouraging some children to vape, says a top health expert.

‘NICOTINE-FREE’ VAPES SOLD ON AMAZON FOUND TO CONTAIN NICOTINE

Vapes sold on Amazon as “nicotine-free” have been found by a Guardian investigation to contain the highly addictive substance

AS VAPING ‘EPIDEMIC’ GRIPS PH YOUTH, TOBACCO SELLERS FLOUT LAW VS. TARGETING KIDS

Despite regulations prohibiting the sale and distribution of tobacco products near or within schools in the Philippines, a recent study found that many retailers are not complying.

VAPING CRACKDOWN: WHICH COUNTRIES ARE TRYING TO BAN SINGLE USE VAPES AMID RISING HEALTH CONCERNS

Several countries are cracking down on disposable e-cigarettes, which have become popular among teens, due to health concerns.

FOUR TIKTOK VAPE ADS BANNED AS PRESSURE RAMPS UP ON E-CIGS BRANDS

Amid mounting pressure on the government to tackle the widespread use of disposable vapes, widely considered to be marketed at children, the ASA has announced a string of ad bans.

TEENAGE VAPING: I’LL HAVE PUFFS AS I’M FALLING ASLEEP

Vaping has become a way of life for Leia, 17, alongside a growing number of children across the UK. She spoke to BBC Panorama about the hold vaping has over her life - and her determination to quit.

LEGAL BARRIERS NEEDED TO BAN E-CIGARETTES AMONG STUDENTS

Many experts have suggested establishing a legal framework to control new-generation tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and heated tobacco, and prohibit their use among students.

SCHOOLS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR E-CIGARETTES DISGUISED AS HIGHLIGHTERS

An electronic cigarette company is selling a vape pen that looks identical to a highlighter, making it possible for students to sneak the disguised products into school.

ADVERTISERS BEEF UP CODE TO STOP ADS PROMOTING VAPES TO KIDS

The peak body for Australian advertisers has beefed up a key industry code in an attempt to stop the promotion of hazardous products such as vapes and caffeinated drinks in ads targeted at children.

ANTI-VAPING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED, TO FOCUS ON ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ADDICTION

A campaign has been launched to curtail the practice of vaping among adolescents and to recommend effective solutions, with experts seeking impactful communication to highlight its adverse effect.