Just as there is no point in winking at somebody in the dark; there is no point in trying to sell somebody a new product whose advantages are kept hidden from view.
The UAE is preparing to introduce a requirement that all cigarette packs sold within its borders are marked so that they can be tracked.
E-cigarette developments, including emerging scientific evidence, will contribute to a report on the Tobacco Products Directive that the EU Commission is required to submit in 2021.
A court ruling upholding an EU ban on the sale of Swedish snus is no doubt legally valid, but the ban flies in the face of logic.
The policy of restricting vaping in the same way as tobacco smoking is restricted stems from lazy thinking and threatens to inflict serious negative health impacts.
How will US states react to a moral challenge issued by Action on Smoking and Health, which has pointed out that the states have the power to ban cigarette sales?
How will China react to a moral challenge issued by the China Youth Daily, which says that the monopoly tobacco system needs to be changed if smoking is to be reduced?
The consensus in the US around the need to save young people from e-cigarettes rings hollow in a world set to bequeath these people a fatally degraded environment.
The chair of the New Nicotine Alliance does well to remind us that an individual’s humanity can become obscured by placing her in a pigeon-hole – in this case one marked ‘vaper’.
In its rush to quell what it sees as an ‘epidemic’ of vaping among young people, the US Food and Drug Administration has lost sight of the smoking epidemic that was its original target.