Prohibition of non-combustible nicotine products in Mexico
The WHO awarded a prize to Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO) on May 31, the International No Smoking Day. Although the official reason was the approval of a new Tobacco Law, it is evident that AMLO was prized for his five presidential decrees that ban the commercialization and importation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS e-cigarettes and heat not burn products) [Read More]
IJERPH is now accepting submissions for a special issue on Tobacco Harm Reduction, on research that advances our understanding of the potential place of tobacco harm reduction strategies within a comprehensive approach to reducing the burden of smoking related disease, and that will assist policy makers to determine what level of regulation is most appropriate for potential reduced risk products.
Since nicotine vapes first hit the market in 2007, the United States has been the lead driver of innovation and consumer adoption of these products, worldwide. But while the U.S. is still the largest market for vaping products, anti-vaping zealotry and regulatory insolence has all but destroyed the legal U.S. vaping industry. Case-in-point FDA’s recent ban on Juul. Joining us today for a deep dive into the impact of FDA’s Juul ban and to discuss how the War on Vaping harms consumers is Alex Clark, CEO of CASAA, the national consumer advocacy organization for smoke-free alternatives.
Juul's U.S. e-cigarette ban could pave the way for Altria, one of its largest investors, to pursue other vaping product makers or go it alone, Wall Street analysts said on Friday. Despite regulators highlighting the risks of vaping, analysts say e-cigarettes are key to the nicotine industry's future, with JP Morgan analysts expecting the $11-billion U.S. retail market to double in size by 2030. Altria, like other tobacco majors, has therefore been investing in smokeless options, including snus and snuff, amid a broader crackdown on the use of cigarettes due to health risks.
Concerned over the rising use of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) among Cambodian youth and the health risks these products pose, the Ministry of Education on Friday issued guidelines to prevent the sale and use of these products in public and private educational institutions. According to the ministry’s directive issued by Minister Hang Chuon Naron, the guidelines aim to prevent the use of e-cigarettes and HTPs as they are dangerous to people’s health and pose the risk of heart and lung disease and the long-term impact on brain development in children and youths.
In countries where e-cigarettes, and novel nicotine products in general, are gaining traction, there has been a noticeable downwards trend in traditional cigarette smoking, says Bing Du, co-founder and CEO at RELX International. “This correlation indicates that when e-cigarette uptake among adult smokers increases, traditional cigarette smoking goes down,” he told Khaleej Times. “When we look at countries such as the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and many others, we can clearly see an upwards pattern of e-cigarette adoption versus a decline in traditional cigarettes use.”
At a hotel in central Warsaw, hundreds of public health experts, consumer advocates for safer nicotine alternatives, industry representatives and drug policy reformers from across the world gathered to discuss the fact, as the event’s tagline had it, that tobacco harm reduction (THR) is “here for good.” For a few days in mid-June, at the annual Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN), these stakeholders grappled with the many imperfections of this ostensibly cheering reality. They spent dozens of hours in panels and side meetings, and loitering in the halls of the Marriott, swapping ideas on how to change public and political perceptions of e-cigarettes [...]
As part of my preparation work for the next Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction report, which is due out in November, I was reading Professor Virginia Berridge’s book Demons: Our Changing Attitudes to Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs,published in 2013. I was surprised to read that back in the 1970s, the anti-smoking warriors objected to medical help for people who wanted to stop smoking.
The WHO awarded a prize to Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO) on May 31, the International No Smoking Day. Although the official reason was the approval of a new Tobacco Law, it is evident that AMLO was prized for his five presidential decrees that ban the commercialization and importation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS e-cigarettes and heat not burn products).
Commercialization of ENDS has always been illegal in Mexico, but in 2015
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