Australia’s tobacco tax will be increased by billions of dollars over the next four years as the government cracks down on smoking and vaping. Recreational vaping will be banned as the government seeks to prevent the next generation from becoming addicted to nicotine, Health Minister Mark Butler said Tuesday. The …Read More »
Coronavirus Attacks the Lungs. Here’s What That Means for Smokers and Vapers
As cases of the new coronavirus, aka COVID-19, continue to appear in more U.S. states and lead to more deaths, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the whole situation. While, no, you shouldn’t be panicking—it’s not time to start avoiding public transportation, and unless you’re a healthcare provider on the …Read More »
E-cigarettes: A mixed blessing?
E-cigarettes were barely heard of ten years ago and yet they are now the most widely used tobacco product within the US. E-cigarettes have been shown to be helpful in assisting adult smokers in quitting. Regarded as 95 percent less harmful than conventional smoking, e-cigarettes have equally drawn praise and …Read More »
Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking?
In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. Instead, the milestone was relegated to a lone figure at the bottom of a …Read More »
Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond the US, experts say.
E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday. Experts in toxicology and addiction said they are sure …Read More »
US vaping death toll rises to 11, over 500 have fallen ill
A vaping-related illness has claimed two more lives in the US, bringing the total number of fatalities to 11. More than 500 people are known to have fallen ill with mysterious lung disease after smoking e-cigarettes in the US, but officials said hundreds of additional cases had been reported in …Read More »
Seventh death linked to mystery vaping illness.
A man from California is the seventh person to die from a suspected vaping-related illness in the US, reports say. The man, in his 40s, had been ill for a number of weeks before he succumbed to a “severe pulmonary injury associated with vaping”, according to Tulare Country public health …Read More »
Trump plans ban on sale of flavoured e-cigarettes.
US President Donald Trump has announced that his administration will ban flavoured e-cigarettes, after a spate of vaping-related deaths. Mr Trump told reporters vaping was a “new problem”, especially for children. US Health Secretary Alex Azar said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would finalise a plan to take all …Read More »
‘Zombie-like symptoms’: McAfee warns of chemical infection through CBD vapes.
John McAfee has suggested that the recent contamination of CBD vape products could be tied to a research chemical that supposedly causes “zombie-like symptoms.” The cybersecurity expert and US presidential candidate tweeted about a claim that people are testing “infection vectors for the release of a powerful Research Chemical that …Read More »
Philip Morris in merger talks with Altria; e-cigs at stake.
Philip Morris International Inc and Altria Group Inc are discussing an all-stock merger, potentially reuniting two of the world’s largest tobacco companies in a bid to dominate the fast-growing electronic-cigarette market. Shares of Altria, which was spun out of Philip Morris more than a decade ago, rose more than 6% …Read More »
Tobacco giant launches life insurance firm with a discount to ex-smokers.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) is setting up a UK life insurance venture which will see it offer significant discounts to smokers who quit or switch to one of its alternative products. The new firm, Reviti, is wholly owned by PMI and will offer customers a programme of health …Read More »