by Brandee Eubank August 29, 2021
Welcome to another round-up of the best and latest in vaping news for the month of August, 2021. Of particular note, Balancing Consideration of the Risks and Benefits of E-Cigarettes, signed by 15 previous heads of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SNRT) made news headlines. Read all about the surprising turn and much more below.
Analysis of Federal Proposal to Increase Tobacco and Nicotine Products Taxes, Ulrik Boesen, Tax Foundation
Footing smokers with a tax of $112 billion to pay for non-smoking-related expenses is not advisable. The tax is not only highly regressive, it also can result in unintended consequences. Because of the tax parity between the most harmful tobacco products and the least harmful nicotine products, smokers will be discouraged from switching, which would be a public health loss. The significant price increases that would result from the increase could also further increase illicit trade, which is already a huge problem in many states.
As New Zealand Cigarette Taxes Climb, So Do Harms to Poor and Indigenous Smokers, Helen Redmond, Filter
When these robberies take place in Indigenous communities, they are taken less seriously by tobacco control experts, even as they are punished more harshly by law enforcement. “Several years ago, when the robberies began increasing, colleagues in tobacco control dismissed them as exaggerated tales,” Glover said. “They said the tobacco companies were making it up. Others expressed no compassion for the injured shop staff. They said they deserved it because they sold cigarettes!”
Remaining smokers in Norway don’t really want to quit, Ida Irene Bergstrøm, Science Norway
“Today’s politics aim for a tobacco free society, without recreational use of nicotine products. This may perhaps be the best situation, but I don’t think we will ever get there. Nicotine has too many positive effects in the lives of those who continue using it, it is invigorating and stimulating. Harm reduction is far more realistic”, he says.
Good News Out of the Philippines on ENDS Products, Elizabeth Wright, CAGW
Legislators across the globe must also understand that “health” organizations like The Union, Bloomberg Initiative, and the World Health Organization, among others, are also political organizations that have agendas and lobby to promote and implement them. Their ideas, like outlawing flavors or increasing taxes on ENDS products, are not helpful in assisting countries with moving their citizens away from deadly combustible cigarettes to much less harmful products. If successful, too many people will continue to use combustible cigarettes, which everyone agrees is a deadly habit.
FDA Signals It Won't Authorize Flavored E-Liquid PMTAs, Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
The FDA announced today it has rejected 55,000 Premarket Tobacco Applications (PMTAs) from three small e-liquid manufacturers. That eliminates about two percent of the more than two million remaining of the 6.5 million PMTAs originally submitted before last year’s Sept. 9 deadline. More importantly, the federal regulator seemed to indicate that it will probably not authorize any bottled e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco. With two weeks before the Sept. 9, 2021 grace period is up, that will likely mean rejection for almost all of the remaining PMTAs.
One final look inside the archive that exposed Big Tobacco, Jim Carrier, The Washington Post
Here, in the Minnesota Tobacco Document Depository, lie the remains of 27 years of legal cases against Big Tobacco. There are trial transcripts, exhibits, images of the Marlboro Man and Joe Camel, a diseased lung in preserving liquid, stories of smokers’ deaths, and secrets that, once revealed, helped end the tobacco industry’s dominance in the cultural landscape of the United States.
Have GPs been supported for vaping to go prescription-only from October? Anastasia Tsirtsakis, RACGP
‘Realistically, I think if patients go into their GP at the moment and ask about it, very few will be ready because there has been no widespread education program rolled out for GPs,’ Professor Zwar said. ‘There’s quite a lot of issues that need to be covered to help GPs to make an informed choice about whether they’re going to prescribe at all, and if so, to whom and with what and for how long, and when should they see the patient again.’
Black Market Tobacco: The New Drug of Violence, Darroch Ball, the BFD
A recent study conducted by Dr Marewa Glover in the Safer Communities Journal showed there were over 570 aggravated tobacco-related robberies in the last ten years. It shows the frequency of robberies has increased in line with the tax increases – which seems like a logical connection to understand.
Flavoured vape e-liquids help smokers to quit smoking, The Sun Daily
The paper titled Why Flavours Matter cited a five-year US study involving 17,000 Americans. It found that adults who used flavoured vaping products were 2.3 times more likely to quit traditional cigarettes compared with those who consumed tobacco-flavoured vaping products.
The research also found that a majority of vape users prefer non-tobacco flavoured vape products because of their taste, which does not remind them of conventional cigarettes.
Based on these findings, the report stated that banning vape flavours significantly limits the usefulness of vaping as a tobacco harm reduction tool, and will ultimately lead to more adults going back to smoking combustible tobacco.
Rescuing Vapers Versus Rescuing Smokers: The Ethics, Nir Eyal, DPhil, Oxford University Press
In the debate about electronic-cigarette based tobacco harm reduction, some disagreements are factual, for example, disagreements about how harmful vaping is to human lungs, and how much the option of vaping helps smokers quit. However, there is also an ethical debate: if tradeoffs between the health interests of adolescents at risk of vaping and those of the general population (driven by those of smokers) exist, who should be prioritized? This article argues that morally it is sometimes, at least, both permissible and preferable to promote the health of the general population over those of adolescents at risk of vaping.
Interdiction des saveurs: passage d’une campagne d’information sur le vapotage à Trois-Rivières, Alexis Lambert, Le Nouvelliste
Rappelons que Santé Canada a proposé d’interdire, en juin dernier, toutes les saveurs des produits de vapotage au Canada, à l’exception des saveurs de tabac, de menthe et de menthol. Le principal argument est que l’abolition des saveurs pour le vapotage protégerait les jeunes. Pour Christina Xydous, porte-parole de la CDVQ, l’effet du bannissement des saveurs sera dévastateur. «On comprend, en étant des anciens fumeurs et des vapoteurs nous-mêmes, que les saveurs font partie essentielle, critique du succès du sevrage tabagique.»
Organizing the Tobacco Harm Reduction Community in the United States, John DeMiranda, Nicotine Policy
Tobacco harm reduction advocates in the United States need to organize and coordinate a robust response to the opportunity suggested by the AJPH piece. It took decades for the alcohol and drug field to eventually survive the imbalances of the Drug War and the vilification of drug harm reduction approaches. My hope is that the “balancing consideration of the risks and benefits” called for in this article will take much less time.
E-cigarettes, continued, Marc Gunther, Nonprofit Chronicles
“The potential lifesaving benefits of e-cigarettes for adult smokers deserve attention equal to the risks to youths,” these scientists write. “Millions of middle-aged and older smokers are at high risk of near-future disease and death.” This is rebuke to, among others, government health authorities in the US and elsewhere, Bloomberg and Tobacco-Free Kids, all of which are pushing to restrict access to vapes. The paper by these eminent scientists deserves to be read widely. If nothing else, my reporting on vaping has reminded me of lessons that we all should have learned long ago–that we should greet pronouncements from foundations and so-called public interest groups with the same skepticism that we apply to government or corporate action.
New Testing Method Keeps PMTA Dream Alive for Small Vape Companies, Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
Small vaping manufacturers hoping to remain on the market beyond Sept. 9, 2021 are scrambling to begin the serious work of testing their products, so they’ll be able to show the FDA they’re making a good-faith effort toward completing the PMTA requirements. The FDA has discretion to grant case-by-case extensions to manufacturers “for good cause.” Many believe that showing evidence of progress toward completing the testing requirements will earn a temporary reprieve from FDA enforcement.
Who Should Government Trust on Health, a Lawyer or a Public Health Professor? Lindsey Stroud, Townhall
On August 18, a bipartisan coalition of state and territory attorney generals (AGs) sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to not approve any non-tobacco-flavored vapor or oral nicotine product (including menthol) as well as limit nicotine strengths and restrict advertising. On August 19, the next day, 15 world renowned tobacco control experts and former presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), authored an analysis in the American Journal of Public Health( AJPH) urging policymakers to recognize the potential of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation, specifically in encouraging adult smokers to switch to less harmful products.
Canada: Flavor Ban Comments Due by September 2nd, Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
Health Canada understands that flavors are important to the people who have broken their dependence on cigarettes. The agency even admits it has no idea what former smokers who now vape will do when flavors are removed from the market, noting that “it is unknown what the impact would be on people who vape if they had no access to their preferred vaping product flavour.”
It is known in Nova Scotia. That Canadian province banned flavored vapes in early 2020. Six months later, retailers reported a 21 percent increase in cigarette sales. A poll in the province showed that 29 percent of vapers were at risk for relapsing to cigarettes.
The Desperate Search for a Health Threat From Nicotine Pouches, Martin Cullip, Filter
The CDC tweeted—along with a fancy graphic—that the pouches “deliver high levels of nicotine, which is addictive and can harm the developing brain.” The graphic warned that they contained “flavors that are banned in cigarettes and cartridge-based e-cigarettes.” Presumably, the CDC considers itself a science-based organization. Yet there is little scientific merit to the tweet. It links to a highly partial study, authored by CDC employees—which in turn cites studies that make claims of nicotine harms recently described as “speculative” by 15 former presidents of the prestigious Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT).
Why the FDA Denied 4.5 Million Product Applications From One Vape Company, Alex Norcia, Filter
The sudden decision caused fevered speculation among manufacturers and consumers, who worried that the federal agency was starting to crack down on e-cigarettes. But it turns out that technicalities—reflecting the enormously high hurdles of a legal application process, particularly for smaller companies with fewer resources—were to blame.
“Vaping can benefit public health.” Marc Gunther, The Great Vape Debate
In a rebuke to the activists, politicians and government officials who have led a crusade against youth vaping, a group of eminent tobacco scientists are urging authorities to consider the benefits of e-cigarettes as well as their risks.
Vaping Does Not Cause Heart Attacks, Study Finds, Refuting Previous Claims, Kevin Garcia, Filter
E-cigarettes are not associated with increased heart attack incidence among people without a history of smoking combustible cigarettes, according to a new study. It found previous research claiming such a link to be methodologically flawed. The paper, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, refuted three earlier studies which had broadly associated e-cigs with higher risk of heart attack, even among people who’d never smoked.
NATO Report: Cigarette Warnings Postponed, Flavor Bans Increase Youth Smoking, Thomas Briant, CStore Decisions
According to a growing number of studies, the banning of all flavored tobacco products can result in increasing the number of young adults and underage youth that return to smoking.
Tobacco Control Leaders Call for a Balanced Assessment of the Risks and Benefits of Nicotine Vaping, Martin Dockrell, PGDip, BA, and John N. Newton, MSc, AJPH
There is another risk in antivaping policies intended to protect youths. In seeking to tell a strong story, we are in danger of misleading the public. The authors contrast public perception with the conclusions of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal College of Physicians. Nearly half of Americans incorrectly believe e-cigarettes to be at least as harmful as smoked tobacco. The effect has been worsened by the EVALI (e-cigarette or vapinsg use associated lung injury) outbreak caused by adulterated marijuana products and wrongly ascribed to nicotine vaping devices. The harm to health from this misattribution has had effects far beyond the United States and continues to this day. The price is a high one, as smokers, doctors, and governments are put off supporting an approach to quitting that can be twice as effective as licensed medicines. Overemphasis of the risks of vaping leads to cognitive bias that means we are inclined to reject the benefits highlighted, for example, in the recent Cochrane review.
Signs of sanity in US tobacco control? Christopher Snowdon, Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The American Journal of Public Health has published an article by fifteen past presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Not all of it is sensible - they support raising the age at which e-cigarettes can be bought to 21 and they support the idiotic policy of reducing nicotine in cigarettes - but it is a beacon of enlightenment compared to most of the commentary coming out of the USA these days.
Lawmakers Gather Months After Video of Cops Using a Taser on Vaping Teen Goes Viral, Samantha Berlin, Newsweek
This morning at a breakfast at the annual Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference, a panel of lawmakers made it clear that they wanted the police involved in this incident to be accountable and for the city to introduce more reform. The discussion was organized by Mel Franklin, a local council member. He said he invited Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro, and members of the city council to attend the breakfast; none attended.
Tobacco Control Advocates Claim Vaping Policies Are Unbalanced, May Cause Harm, Jonathan H. Adler, Reason
Among other things, the article summarizes evidence suggesting that the misplaced focus of U.S. health agencies (including the FDA and CDC), combined with slanted media reporting, has resulted in widespread public ignorance about the potential risks and benefits of vaping, particularly among those for who whom vaping would be beneficial: current smokers. Perversely, producers and retailers of vaping products cannot do their part to inform smokers that e-cigarettes pose fewer health risks and could help them quit smoking, as providing such information to consumers would violate federal law (as I discuss in this article). The paper also notes extensive research (about which I have blogged here before) finding that well-intentioned restrictions on e-cigarettes can increase smoking rates, including among youth.
IQOS UK Rollback, Dave Cross, Planet of the Vapes
Philip Morris International (PMI) has now closed almost all of its flagship IQOS stores in the United Kingdom as its heated tobacco product failed to replicate the success experienced by vape products over the last decade. The move comes as researchers publish a paper saying IQOS “may be less effective than Juul for smoking cessation”.
Tobacco Research Leaders Call for a Reset of the Vaping Debate, Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
The authors cite the growing evidence in both clinical and population studies that vaping helps smokers quit cigarettes; they describe recent drops in cigarette sales that correspond with increases in vaping adoption; and they note that policies (like taxes) that reduce the appeal of vaping increase smoking, making the two practices economic substitutes.
Current Focus on Preventing Youth Vaping Could Hinder Adults’ Efforts To Stop Smoking, School of Public Health: University of Michigan
Warner and 14 other past presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco co-authored an article that argues that the media, legislators and the general public have developed a negative view of e-cigarettes because of the heavy emphasis public health organizations have placed on protecting kids from vaping while ignoring the potentially substantial benefits of e-cigarettes in helping adults quit smoking. The article is published online in the American Journal of Public Health.
Tobacco Control Experts Unite for Unprecedented Endorsement of Vaping, Alex Norcia, Filter
In a new paper, the most influential tobacco control experts in the country have come together to endorse the harm reduction benefits of vaping for adult smokers, calling for the rehabilitation of its public image and emphasizing its ability to save lives as a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes. The publication represents the most organized and explicit call-out by such scholars to date.
At SXSW 2022, Drug Legalization Is Trendy—Unless the Drug Is Nicotine, Alex Norcia, Filter
Despite the mounting wealth of evidence that vaping is far less dangerous than combustible cigarettes, and that removing flavored vaping products from the market appears to be increasing youth smoking rates, many mainstream public health organizations and tobacco control groups—the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)—still call for the prohibition of safer nicotine alternatives. This is a failed strategy, reminiscent of the War on Drugs. It persists even as tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death in the world.
Balancing Consideration of the Risks and Benefits of E-Cigarettes, David J. K. Balfour DSc, Neal L. Benowitz MD, Suzanne M. Colby PhD, et al., AJPH
While evidence suggests that vaping is currently increasing smoking cessation, the impact could be much larger if the public health community paid serious attention to vaping’s potential to help adult smokers, smokers received accurate information about the relative risks of vaping and smoking, and policies were designed with the potential effects on smokers in mind. That is not happening.
The World Health Organisation's war on vaping is a lesson in terrible risk management, Christopher Snowdon, City A.M.
The FDA’s explanation for bending the rules is that it doesn’t want to discourage the use of a product which is still much less dangerous than smoking. “The health benefits of stopping smoking outweigh the cancer risk from the nitrosamine impurity in varenicline,” it said. This is a pragmatic response to an imperfect situation and yet it comes at a time when the United States is going to war on e-cigarettes. Last year, the FDA banned the sale of all vape cartridges containing flavours other than tobacco and menthol. Studies have shown that when e-cigarette flavours are banned, more people smoke cigarettes. A range of flavours is vital if you want smokers to switch to vaping.
THERE is a growing belief that the traditional “Quit or Die” public health approach to getting smokers to kick the habit is ineffective, and should be abandoned in favour of less harmful cigarette alternatives like vaping. This view is echoed by Dr Lorenzo Mata Jr, the president of the Phillippines-based advocacy group Quit for Good. In a speech at the Asia Harm Reduction Forum 2021, Mata said the reality is that there are smokers who just do not want to quit.
He said the best approach is to enable them to switch to safer alternatives like vaping to substantially reduce the risk of death and diseases caused by smoking. “Beyond any reasonable doubt, vaping is considerably less harmful than combustible cigarettes.”
Will the Drug Liberation Movement Make Room for Nicotine? Alex Norcia, Filter
If the goal is that we make vaping products as expensive and unattractive [to teenagers] as possible that absolutely is working against their ability to serve as safer alternatives. A lot of people get worried about the vaping rates among youth. Every year for the last 70 years there’s been a new generation of kids who are new cigarette smokers. You have to look at the new number of e-cigarette users relevant to the new nicotine users. And you do see evidence emerging that we’re simply seeing replacement: that the kids who are vaping would have smoked instead. Obviously, we don’t want kids to smoke or vape. Dealing with kids is the hardest thing politically because no one wants the kids to do any of this.
Stanton Glantz’s Tainted Science: The Rest of the Story, Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth
Journalist Marc Gunther recently authored articles for Undark (here) and Medium (here) about “The tainted science of Stanton Glantz.” It is evident that Gunther interviewed or corresponded with numerous Glantz research critics. Gunther’s sources include the author of this blog, who provided extensive documentation of Glantz’s questionable work. However, since Gunther fails to tell the whole story, I will provide the rest of it here.
State AGs Pressure FDA to Reject Flavored Vape PMTAs, Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
Attorneys general from 31 U.S. states and territories are calling on the FDA to ignore its scientific mandate from Congress and ban flavored vaping products and nicotine pouches, limit nicotine strength in these products, and restrict advertising and marketing. The demands came in a letter sent Wednesday to FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock.
Why do opponents of vaping want to suppress or dismiss science? Marc Gunther, The Great Vape Debate
E-cigarettes have fractured the tobacco-control community. Some researchers argue that vaping nicotine saves lives by helping smokers quit. Others say that e-cigarettes are dangerous, especially for young people. The debate is by no means settled. So you’d think that all involved would welcome more science. Sadly, that’s not so.
COMMENT || Lack of understanding over law changes that will impact smokers, Michael Bailey, The Advocate
Yet technically, all of those people smoking the less harmful e-cigarettes are actually breaking the law, because it's currently illegal to use nicotine e-cigarette products in Tasmania. While people are able to import nicotine e-cigarettes from overseas with an appropriate licence, from October 1 that will also be illegal. This is why it's so important that the state government communicates to smokers that from October 1, nicotine e-cigarettes and vaping products will be only available via prescription.
JUUL Gets Hosed for Providing Research, Michael Bloomberg Does It All the Time, Lindsey Stroud, Townhall
It makes sense that JUUL would study their own products and review their effectiveness as both a tobacco harm reduction product as well as a cessation aid. What’s alarming is that lawmakers don’t seem to understand that the premarket tobacco product application requires every e-cigarette company to conduct such studies. Indeed, many small manufacturers are frightened by the looming September 9 deadline when all of their products must be approved by the FDA.
A new tobacco tax would break Biden’s promise to low-income communities, Benjamin D. Fisher, The Philadelphia Inquirer
In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, over one-third of all smokers have household incomes under $25,000, per data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The proposed tax could force poor smokers onto the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, an initiative stretched thin enough already. Any major tax hike on the price of tobacco products would force the least fortunate among us to shoulder a heavier burden than the well-off. It’s high time that our leaders support our community in more than their speeches and talking head segments. Legislation passed without consulting low-income Philadelphians often affects their lives in major and difficult ways. During this time of major social upheaval throughout the country, we should genuinely listen to the input of the working class.
Randomised controlled trial shows that plain packaging doesn't work, Christopher Snowdon, Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
This randomised controlled trial shows that graphic warnings are essentially useless, but it also shows that plain packaging doesn't work. Two birds, one stone. The use of a totally blank cigarette pack as a third option in the study helps to underline how futile the branding ban aspect of plain packaging is. Removing the branding didn't even change perceptions, let alone behaviour.
Working with consumers to end tobacco’s death toll, David T. Sweanor, The Economic Times
With many global challenges, the solutions are a troubling combination of uncertain, disruptive, expensive, and lengthy. But sometimes we have the good fortune to be able to rapidly deal with problems, such as those that can be addressed through measures such as sanitation and vaccination. Add tobacco’s toll to that list.
WHO throws vapers under the bus… again, Satyajeet Marar, Spectator AU
With the constant deluge of pandemic-related coverage, it’s easy to forget that tobacco smoking continues to kill over 8 million people worldwide every year. Unfortunately, this hasn’t stopped shadowy taxpayer-funded bureaucrats at the World Health Organization from pursuing prohibitionist ideology at the expense of reducing harms and improving the health of the world’s smokers. Their newly released Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)’s 2021 virtual Conference of the Parties (COP9) agenda reveals that discussions on incorporating reduced-harm alternatives to cigarettes, such as vapes and heat-not-burn tobacco products, in public health policy will be deferred for another two years.
Canadian Vaping Association: Youth vaping is in decline, Globe Newswire
“Youth daily vaping and addiction rates are actually quite low and expected by tobacco control experts to continue to decline. Generally, youth vaping rates are discussed using data on the amount of youth that have tried vaping over the past 30 days. This is a poor metric to base regulation on because it represents experimentation and not habitual use. Young people that try vaping once at a party are included in this figure. These surveys are also misleading because they include age of majority respondents. If these respondents were excluded from the survey, daily vaping among minors is around 2%,” said Darryl Tempest, Executive Director of the CVA.
Sacrificing Truth and Science to Vilify Juul, Michelle Minton, Real Clear Policy
It is worth noting that in all of feigned outrage over this “scandal,” nobody has claimed that the science conducted by Juul and published by AJHB is bad. They haven’t pointed to methodological flaws or any other reason to doubt that the authors and reviewers conducted the research and reviews in good faith. That doesn’t mean the studies are without flaws. But it does indicate that the journalists reporting on the studies and rabble-rousing politicians either can’t evaluate science on its own merits or know doing so would undermine their cause. So they retreat to that laziest of rhetorical weapons; attacking the messenger rather than the message.
Moral outrage over Philip Morris’s bid for Vectura is misplaced, Brooke Masters, Financial Times
One could frame this conflict as a clash between shareholder and stakeholder interests. Investors are being asked to forgo about £60m to avoid doing business with a company whose main product kills people. That would be short-sighted and simplistic. The debate over Vectura is really a test of society’s willingness to let companies reinvent themselves and address the problems they helped create. The moral absolutism that tobacco opponents are displaying bodes ill for the far more important fight against climate change.
How the UK Is Allowing Vapes to Save Hundreds of Thousands of Lives, Martin Cullip, Filter
I am rather happy that my country is widely regarded as a global leader in tobacco harm reduction. Enthusiastic take-up of vaping products has led to the UK boasting the second lowest smoking prevalence rate in Europe, behind only Sweden. Sadly, it hasn’t always been this way.
Gallup Says Americans Under 30 Still Prefer Vaping to Smoking, Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
The latest Gallup survey on smoking and vaping shows that young people are still more likely to vape than to smoke cigarettes—a trend first noticed in the 2018 Gallup survey measuring smoking and vaping trends. That’s encouraging for harm reduction advocates, considering the organized efforts in recent years to frighten vapers away from the practice.
E-cigarettes are not our enemy, Jason Reed, Spiked
[Sajid] Javid has hit the ground running. He is happily pursuing his predecessor’s plan to make England ‘smoke free’ by 2030. As part of that strategy, he is reportedly considering restricting the sale of e-cigarettes to adults over the age of 21. Putting aside the government’s haughtiness in treating us like children, trying to wean us off cigarettes, a crackdown on vaping is bound to backfire. Vaping is genuinely a silver bullet. It is the one and only route to a smoke-free England. Vaping is a very effective method of helping smokers to quit. More than half of the UK’s vapers are ex-smokers – roughly 1.7million people.
Ukraine Follows WHO Advice, Prohibits Vape Flavors and Advertising, Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
Ukraine has become the sixth European country to pass a ban on flavored vaping products (except tobacco flavors). The law, which took effect July 31, also prohibits public use and advertising of vaping products.
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