Health Canada investing ad for violation of Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

February 10, 2020

Health Canada and its Quebec counterpart are investigating a vaping ad by Imperial Tobacco to see if it violates advertising laws, reports CBC.

The ad warns of “an epidemic of disinformation” and “hypocrisy” surrounding vaping.

The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act states that it is illegal to “promote a vaping product, including by means of the packaging, by comparing the health effects arising from the use of the product or from its emissions with those arising from the use of a tobacco product or from its emissions.”

Imperial’s “Facts not Fear” website appears to violate that section of the law on the home page and at least seven times on the three pages accessible from the main site, according to Health Canada.

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Survey: Teenage vaping epidemic concern could be ‘overblown’

February 9, 2020

“How Juul hooked a generation on nicotine” was a New York Times headline from 2018 on the new addiction apparently sweeping the youth of the US. It wasn’t the only media outlet to cover the rise in e-cigarettes, as a US government survey from that year showed that vaping among teenagers was on the rise, according to an article on newscientist.com.

But the full figures from this survey have now been newly analysed and they suggest that the original coverage didn’t give the whole picture – in some ways, the results could even be seen as good news for teenagers’ health.

E-cigarettes are meant to be a safer way for people to inhale nicotine without taking in the multiple harmful substances produced by smoking tobacco, like tar and carbon monoxide, the story states.

There have always been worries that, as well as helping smokers quit, they might lure in non-smokers. But in the past few years, concerns have spiralled in the US over small vaping devices branded Juul that deliver a high hit of nicotine, with a choice of flavours.

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Vape shop owners stressed as San Fran vape ban to take effect this week

January 27, 2020

San Francisco’s first-in-the-nation ban on e-cigarette sales, scheduled to take effect this week, is weighing heavily on Asad Sharifi, who owns Cheaper Cigarettes in the city’s Sunset District, according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sharifi worries he may have to close his business, which sells cigarettes, cigars, pipes and vapes, because it’s poised to lose 40% of its profits.

“I don’t know what the hell I’m going to do,” said Sharifi, who estimates he’ll lose $12,000 this year from vaping items he won’t be able to sell. “I doubt I’d be able to pay rent out here.”

Similar misgivings have been brewing among the 700-plus tobacco retailers in San Francisco — many of them family-owned and immigrant-owned corner stores, smoke shops and vape shops — since city officials passed an ordinance in June prohibiting the sale of many nicotine vaping products, specifically those that have not been cleared by a Food and Drug Administration review required under federal law, the article states.

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US presidential hopeful Bloomberg plans to ban all flavored vapes

January 17, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday said he would ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes and raise taxes on traditional cigarettes if he wins the White House, according to an article posted on thehill.com. 

Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, said he would also push to reduce the amount of nicotine in traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to “nonaddictive levels.”

Tobacco control has been one of Bloomberg’s top priorities as a philanthropist and as a politician, according to the article. 

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in September a $160 million initiative to “end the youth e-cigarette epidemic.” 

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Juul Labs taps Cartwright to lead restructuring team; promotes Sinha as interim CFO

January 8, 2020

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc has named Chief Financial Officer Guy Cartwright as its chief transformation officer, a company spokesman told Reuters on Monday.

The spokesman said Cartwright would continue to focus on a restructuring at the company, which includes reducing operating expenses by $1 billion and aligning budget to key priorities.

The company appointed Chief Accounting Officer Saurabh Sinha as interim CFO, the spokesman added, according to the story. 

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Public hearing coming for proposed flavor ban in US state of Rhode Island

January 8, 2020

In the US state of Rhode Island, public health officials have announced a public hearing on proposed regulations to permanently ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state.

The state Department of Health said the hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Providence, according to an article on apnews.com.

The department is considering making the temporary ban currently in effect in Rhode Island permanent.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order in September banning the sale of flavored vaping products. In response, the Health Department issued emergency regulations Oct. 4 to implement a four-month ban, with an optional two-month extension, according to the article.

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TPE 2020 to feature new attendee and exhibitor programming based on product

January 7, 2020

Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 (TPE 2020), the first major B2B tradeshow of the year for the tobacco and alternative industries is implementing the TPE Connect program. Through this online platform, attendees and exhibitors are matched together based on product, and can schedule meetings during show hours directly through the Connect program.

This maximizes time, optimizes schedules, and ensures that business gets done with time to spare for more browsing, networking, learning, and fun, according to TPE officials. To participate in TPE Connect, attendees or exhibitors must log in to their portal prior to the show and update their product preferences so they can be matched with the right people to meet with during the show.

TPE 2020 is also expecting a notable media presence to amplify industry trend and activity at the show. While TPE 2020 is B2B-focused, “these key players offer visibility to consumers, and drive traffic from their platforms to retail stores and products throughout the year,” according to press release.

To boost media efforts, the TPE 2020 Media Program offers perks to attendees from the media, including an at-show workspace with wi-fi and light snacks and early access to the trade show floor, allowing meeting time with manufacturers for info and photos before the show floor gets busy. To take advantage of these opportunities, media personnel and outlets will need to register under attendees as media at www.tobaccoplusexpo.com.

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Age to purchase all nicotine vapor and tobacco products raised to 21 across US

December 27, 2019

It’s official. You must now be 21 years old to purchase any nicotine vapor products. President Donald Trump signed a spending bill on Dec. 20 which included the age increase through statutory amendment.  It takes effect immediately.

The bill added a new sub-subsection to Section 906(d) of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act stating that “[i]t shall be unlawful for any retailer to sell a tobacco product to any person younger than 21 years of age.” 
 
The spending bill signed by Trump provides that the FDA has up to 6 months to propose updated regulations reflecting the increased age, regarding procedures for verifying the age of purchasers who appear to be under 30, and providing other direction and guidance for retailers. 

However, the amendment increasing the age is statutory in nature and effective immediately, according to Tony Abboud of the Vapor Technology Association (VTA), a vapor industry advocacy group. 

In an updated message on its website on Dec. 26, the FDA stated that “Note: On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.

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BAT asked to end advertising of vapor products on social media app in UK

December 18, 2019

The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered British American Tobacco (BAT) to stop advertising its e-cigarettes on Instagram.

The advertising watchdog also directed the company to remove all ads related to its Vype e-cigarette on the social media platform.

The decision follows complaints about seven Vype Instagram post that health groups said are likely to appeal to those below 18 years of age.

Action on Smoking and Health, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products also alleged the company had used models who appeared to be under 25, which is prohibited in the U.K.

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US FDA wins vapor regulation fight challenging deeming rule

December 18, 2019

The District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has rejected arguments by a vapor manufacturer and an industry trade group that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and infringed on their First Amendment rights by creating a difficult pathway to premarket authorization and prohibiting free sample distribution of vaping products.

The D.C. Circuit, in an opinion written by Judge Cornelia T.L. Pillard, joined by Judge Judith W. Rogers and Senior Judge David B. Sentelle, affirmed the summary judgment, according to an article on lexislegalnews.com.

U.S. Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia in July 2017 granted summary judgment to the FDA, finding that the FDA’s decision to subject e-cigarettes to premarket authorization was nonarbitrary and supported by evidence of nicotine’s harmful and addictive nature.

Judge Jackson also held that the modified risk pathway to premarket approval — one of three pathways under the TCA — and the ban on distribution of free samples of tobacco products did not violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Const. amend I.

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Vapor companies complain about S. Korea government’s anti-vaping stance

December 16, 2019

A controversy is brewing over the legal basis of the Korean government’s recommendation to refrain from using e-liquid. The government blames recent lung illnesses caused by vitamin e acetate on nicotine vapor products. The US Centers for disease Control and Prevention has said all illnesses in the US are related to THC-based vapor products, not nicotine.

As the recommendation has weak legal binding power, there is the possibility of e-liquid distributors and manufacturers backlashing and filing an administrative lawsuit against it.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is conducting an e-cigarette risk investigation. Minister Lee Eui-kyung was supposed to announce the results of the probe in November, but no announcement has been made so far according to a story at businesskorea.co.kr.

Small and medium-sized distributors of e-liquid complained that damage to their business will definitely grow until a clear analysis comes out. If they set out to litigate, the recommendation can be a bone of contention as it does not have a clear legal basis.

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Flavored vapor ban bandwagon picks up Philippines as passenger

December 3, 2019

The Philippines’ Department of Finance is pushing for a ban on flavored vapor products to discourage youth from vaping, reports The Inquirer.

“Our original position has always been to make sure that the flavors appealing to the youth are not allowed,” said Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua.

President Rodrigo Duterte has reportedly said he wants e-cigarettes to taste only like tobacco.

Assistant Finance Secretary Tony Lambino said higher vapor product taxes would add about PHP2 billion ($39.2 million) in revenues if implemented next year.

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Trump says Tobacco 21 is coming soon along with e-liquid flavor decision

November 25, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to soften his position on banning flavored vapor products during a meeting with stakeholders on Friday, citing concerns about black market sales, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today.

“If you don’t give it to them, it is going to come here illegally,” he said during a “listening session” at the White House that included vapor industry leaders, public health advocates and others on policies to address a surge in underage vaping.

Trump said that instead of legitimate companies “making something that’s safe, they are going to be selling stuff on a street corner that could be horrible.”

“Now instead of having a flavor that’s at least safe, they are going to be having a flavor that’s poison,” he said.

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Purdy gets appointed as COO at Turning Point Brands

November 19, 2019

Turning Point Brands has promoted Graham A. Purdy to chief operating officer.

Since joining the company in 2004, Purdy has held a range of leadership positions. Among other accomplishments, he built and ran the company’s sales organization, launched the Nu-X new product development engine and led transaction teams for many of the company’s strategic initiatives.

In his new role as chief operating officer, Purdy will oversee the day-to-day operations of the business.

“I have worked with Graham for the past 15 years. He has great intuition for the consumer, anticipates new market trends and builds strong internal processes to capitalize on those growth opportunities,” said Larry Wexler, president and chief executive of Turning Point Brands.

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Cannabis credentials approved for Global Labs

November 19, 2019

A2LA has renewed accreditation of Global Laboratory Services (GLS) to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Based in Wilson, North Carolina, USA, GLS is the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited in the state.

ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation confirms that laboratories have management, quality and technical systems in place to ensure accurate and reliable analyses as well as proper administrative processes to ensure that all aspects related to the sample, the analysis and the reporting are standardized, measured and monitored.

“At Global Laboratory Services, we always strive to keep pace with industry needs,” said Kim Hesse, business development manager at GLS. “We saw the need for an accredited laboratory in the hemp industry and therefore added CBD and THC testing to our scope. Our next step is to expand our service offerings to include agrochemical analysis of industrial hemp.”

A2LA is an independent nonprofit accreditation body in the United States.

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Black market CBD vaping device blamed for death in Belgium

November 19, 2019

An 18-year-old has become the first person to die of vaping in Belgium after authorities blamed his respiratory failure on e-cigarette use, according to a report in The Brussels Times.

The vaper, who lived in Brussels, died on Nov. 6 after using a device with cannabidiol (CBD), a popular and legal hemp component with mild soothing properties that is also sold on the black market mixed with illicit and dangerous products.

“The link with the electronic cigarette is established,” said Health Minister Maggie De Block when questioned in Belgian parliament. “There is no other explanation for such severe pneumonia in this patient.”

The case follows an outbreak of vaping-related hospitalizations and deaths in the United States that have been mostly blamed on vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent in vaping oil.

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Apple ditches vaping apps

November 19, 2019

Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its app store, citing health concerns, reports CNN.

“Recently, experts ranging from the CDC [Centers for disease Control and Prevention] to the American Heart Association have attributed a variety of lung injuries and fatalities to e-cigarette and vaping products, going so far as to call the spread of these devices a public health crisis and a youth epidemic. We agree, and we’ve updated our app store review guidelines to reflect that apps encouraging or facilitating the use of these products are not permitted,” the company said in a statement.

Apple said the apps are a mix of stores, social networks, news and games and represent 0.00010 percent of the 1.8 million apps available through the app store.

The apps now banned from the app store will continue to work for customers who already have them downloaded on their devices, and they can be transferred to new devices.

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Cigarette smoking prevalence continues historic decline

November 19, 2019

In its annual study released on Nov. 14, the U.S. Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the U.S. adult smoking prevalence rate for 2018 was 13.7 percent or 34.2 million people, slightly down from 2017.

The U.S. adult e-cigarette prevalence rate for 2018 was 3.2 percent, up from 2.8 percent in 2017. Brian King, deputy director for research translation in the CDC’s office on smoking and health, noted that young adults spurred the increase as 7.6 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 24 vape.

“What we don’t want to be doing is playing a game of public health whack-a-mole where we let the use of some products go up while others go down, particularly among the young adult population,” said King.

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Vitamin E acetate ‘likely culprit’ in THC-related lung illnesses

November 19, 2019

U.S. health officials have found vitamin E acetate in the lung fluids of 29 people sickened in the recent outbreak of vaping-related injuries, according to reports by The Washington Post, Reuters and other sources.

Described as a “breakthrough,” the discovery points to the oil as a likely culprit in the outbreak that has affected more than 2,000 people and killed at least 39.

The findings are significant because for the first time, scientists have been able to connect results from product testing with clinical specimens from patients.

“These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury within the lungs,” said Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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San Fran vapor ban upheld by major majority of voters; deadly combustibles still being sold

November 7, 2019

San Francisco’s upcoming ban on the sale of e-cigarettes will remain in place, as voters soundly rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have overturned the prohibition approved by the Board of Supervisors in June. The city will still allow sales of combustible cigarettes.

According to a story posted on sfchronicle.com, Proposition C was losing by 4-1. The measure would have allowed the sale of vaping devices and nicotine cartridges with some new restrictions. It would have limited the number of vaping products a person could buy to two devices and five packs of cartridges per transaction in brick-and-mortar stores, and two devices and 60 milliliters of nicotine liquid each month online.

The measure also would have required online sellers to apply for a permit, similar to what brick-and-mortar stores must do.

The regulations would have taken the place of the outright sales ban on e-cigarettes that supervisors approved to combat the rise in teen vaping. The legislation, slated to take effect in January, suspends the sale of e-cigarettes that have not passed a Food and Drug Administration review — which includes all e-cigarettes now on the market. But the ban may not be permanent; it would be lifted for any e-cigarettes that eventually pass FDA review.

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