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Good Riddance: Infamous Anti-Vape Extremist S. Glantz Retires Without Explanation

“I have finally retired from UCSF, ready to move to the next phase,” wrote Glantz in a message to colleagues. “I will also be continuing to work with my UCSF colleagues to complete work that is under way. From talking to colleagues who have already retired, I am confident that there will be more ways […]

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US: Louisiana Laws Restrict Vaping in Cars And Improve Access to Medical Marijuana

With regards to the part pertaining to cannabis, the amended measures expand Louisiana’s medical marijuana program. This now allows doctors to recommend the substance to any patient or medical condition they believe it would help. Therefore, any limits/restrictions on what conditions doctors may recommend marijuana for have been lifted. Additionally, new restrictions have been set […]

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Russia: E-Cigs to Fall Under The Same Regulations as Cigarettes

Launched in 2013, Russia’s anti smoking legislative campaign began with the federal law “On Protecting the Health of the Citizens from the Effects of Secondhand Tobacco Smoke and the Consequences of Tobacco Consumption.” This Tobacco Control Law was limited to combustible cigarettes, restricting smoking in public places and banning all kinds of tobacco advertising. Since […]

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US: Minnesota Raises The Tobacco Age Limit to 21

Last December, the federal government increased the tobacco age limit from 18 to 21. To this effect, Minnesota’s legislators are hoping that implementing the same law statewide should clear up confusion among retailers, said Laura Smith, senior public affairs manager with ClearWay Minnesota, a nonprofit working to reduce tobacco use. Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, who […]

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Last Week’s PMTA Deadline: A tragic Doomsday For Many Vape Firms

The Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act requires that all tobacco products must receive a PMTA before they can be sold across the United States. Initially set for May 12th, as the deadline was approaching, a number of entities including Altria Group Inc. and tobacco association NATO, had asked the FDA to push the […]

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to Increased Smoking Rates

A recent UK study of about 2,000 people conducted between the 30th of April and the 13th of May in YouGov’s Covid-19 tracker, had indicated that approximately 2.2 million people in the UK were smoking more than usual during the coronavirus crisis. Similar data has emerged from all across the globe, hence public health experts […]

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Why New York Vape Shops are Moving to Native American Reservations 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new $117 billion budget signed last April, has set in place some questionable measures. Amongst other things, it banned flavoured vaping products and has abandoned the proposal to legalize marijuana products. But while most vape business owners were panicking, Taobi Silva did not. As a member of the Shinnecock Nation, the 1,500-person […]

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Juul Labs to Reduce Its Workforce by More Than Half

Last week Juul Labs Inc. announced that it is planning to lay off more than half of its employees. The cuts will amount to about 1,200 employees. “No final decisions have been made and we will continue to go through our evaluation process,” a Juul spokesman said. The firm is also considering halting its sales […]

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