Updated 8:18 pm PST, Thursday, November 8, 2018 FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018, file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts. The Food and Drug Administration is planning on requiring strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers. FDA officials tell The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Nov. 8, the actions are expected to be announced as early as the following week. less FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018, file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts. ... more Photo: Steven Senne, AP … [Read more...] about FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes
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Laurie McGinley, The Washington Post Published 2:42 pm PST, Thursday, November 8, 2018 WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration, alarmed by a huge increase in vaping among minors, is expected to impose severe restrictions on the sale of most e-cigarettes products throughout the United States - actions that will likely have a significant impact on an industry that has grown exponentially in recent years with little government oversight. As soon as next week, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is expected to announce a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes - the majority of vaping products sold - in tens of thousands of convenience stores and gas stations across the country, according to senior agency officials. According to its officials, the agency will also impose such rules as age-verification requirements for online sales. The FDA moves are being spurred by preliminary government data showing e-cigarette use rose 77 percent among high schoolers and nearly 50 … [Read more...] about FDA plans to impose severe restrictions on e-cigarettes
MANY smokers have swapped traditional cigarettes for e-cigs in recent year - and now there are calls to relax the rules around vaping. Vaping devices are designed with the goal of helping smokers quit and are billed as a healthier alternative. Here's all the info on vaping and e-cigarettes... What is vaping? Vaping is the process of smoking e-cigarettes, allowing a person to inhale nicotine without other harmful substances in tobacco. The term is used as e-cigarettes do not produce smoke - instead releasing a vapour. The vapour is produced from a material such as an e-liquid. Millions of Brits now get their nicotine hit via e-cigarettes, and they are growing in popularity. What is an e-cigarette? E-cigarette is another name for electronic cigarette. It is a handheld device that gives you the same feeling as smoking a normal tobacco cigarette. The first modern e-cigs were developed by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik who wanted to create a safer alternative to smoking. E-liquid is the mixture … [Read more...] about Are e-cigarettes bad for you, what are the laws on vaping and is it safer than regular tobacco?
E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than conventional cigarettes and shouldn't be regulated in the same way, according to a report by MPs. The government is missing an opportunity to "tackle a major cause of death in the UK" by failing to encourage smokers to switch to the alternative, the MPs warned,Misconceptions about e-cigarettes include that they are a "gateway" to smoking and that they pose a significant risk through second-hand inhalation, both of which were found to be not true by parliament's science and technology committee.Almost three million people in the UK use e-cigarettes, roughly 470,000 of whom are using them to help them quit, with tens of thousands doing so successfully each year.This is being overlooked by the NHS, they said, which spends approximately £2.6bn a year on people who smoke conventional cigarettes.The MPs are calling for the government to consider risk-based regulation to allow more freedom to advertise e-cigarettes as the relatively less harmful … [Read more...] about Government must stop overlooking ‘95% less harmful’ e-cigarettes, say MPs
News / UK and world by Press Association August 17, 2018, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed to help accelerate already declining smoking rates, MPs have said. Vaping is less harmful than conventional smoking and the two should not be treated as the same, according to a report by the Science and Technology Committee. There should be an urgent review to make it easier for e-cigarettes to be made available on prescription, “wider debate” on vaping in public spaces, and greater freedom for the industry to advertise the devices as a less harmful option for smokers, they said. An end to the ban on “snus”, an oral tobacco product which is illegal in the UK under EU regulations, should also be considered after Brexit, according to the report. Norman Lamb, chairman of the committee, said: “E-cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes, but … [Read more...] about E-cigarettes can be key weapon in battle against smoking, insist MPs