As in other countries, in India there is a grudging acknowledgement that the use of ENDS is less risky than smoking cigarettes, but an obsession with not letting anybody know this.
Smugglers seem to be proving their business acumen and flexibility by bringing heat-not-burn products into China.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Health seems to have acted sensibly in not applying graphic cigarette health warnings to heat-not-burn tobacco sticks.
The US has been called to action against e-cigarettes, but presumably only if such action costs nothing. US states spend only 2.4 percent of their tobacco income on smoking prevention.
In Malaysia, taxes on heat-not-burn tobacco sticks are lower than they are on combustible cigarettes. This makes sense because the former is a lower-risk alternative to the latter.
A list of descriptors banned from e-liquids sold in Oregon seems to cover the field: from sweet through tangy to tart.
CORESTA, which earlier this year was the recipient of an award for outstanding services to the industry, is due to stage a workshop on heated tobacco products in Paris in March.
The UK Government has said it is willing to revisit regulations governing electronic cigarettes and snus once EU rules no longer apply to the UK.
With the switch from smoking to vaping stalled, it is to be welcomed that two new electronic cigarettes are aimed at smokers who have yet to find a vaping alternative that satisfies them.
British American Tobacco’s transition strategy is operating well as combustible-cigarette sales fall and smokers look for alternative products.