In generally welcoming a new report on electronic cigarettes, the UK smokers’ group Forest nevertheless cautions against the medicinal licensing of these products.
The Welsh Government is planning to choke off the few remaining public places where smokers – some of them vulnerable – can indulge their habit in a modicum of comfort.
Worldwide, people are grappling with questions about ‘free speech’: who should be allowed publicly to say what about whom and what, with or without identifying themselves.
A requirement for standardized tobacco packaging is included in a new anti-tobacco bill currently before South Africa’s parliament.
The US FDA is trying to improve the transparency of its ‘tobacco product application review process’. It could improve clarity by eliminating the noun stacks.
In compliance with a recent court order, the US Food and Drug Administration has put on hold the enforcement of warning statement requirements for cigars and pipe tobacco.
People who most readily quote statistics that describe the dreadful toll taken by combustible cigarettes seem to do what they can to oppose the sale of products that might lessen that toll.
In the EU, where manufacturers and importers must notify their intention to place electronic cigarettes and refill containers on the market, there have been 185,000 such notifications.
The anti-tobacco warriors of Xi’an, the capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, are about to rise up and record a smoking-ban victory.
In taxing heat-not-burn products in the way it did, Israel seemed to fly in the face of the idea of relative risk. Now, with a plan to ban Juul, it seems to have lost the plot entirely.