We gather weekly the most important Vaping news.
South Africa flirts with e-cigarette tax which could set back the fight against smoking
The South African government intends to introduce a new excise tax on e-cigarettes, applying the duty to both non-nicotine and nicotine solutions used in these devices. Harm reduction advocates have expressed their alarm over the proposed rules, which could see e-cigarette products regulated and taxed in a similar vein to combustible tobacco products.
Denmark proposes ban on selling cigarettes to people born after 2010
Denmark has unveiled plans to ban the sale of cigarettes and nicotine products to any citizens born after 2010. The move aims to prevent the next generation of Danes from touching any form of tobacco, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke told a press conference.
Smoke-free products to help Philippines reduce healthcare expenditures, say experts
Making e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products available as less harmful alternatives to traditional cigarettes for millions of Filipino smokers will enable the government to reduce the smoking rate and manage healthcare expenditures, international public health policy experts said.
‘Time is running out’: Connecticut advocates push for ban on flavored vaping products
Despite tighter federal restrictions on flavored e-cigarette products that took effect in 2020, supporters of a Connecticut bill say the state needs to implement its own ban on the sale of these products in order to drive down use among youth.
Smoking spoils dental whiteness: the ODON study
In terms of public health, these studies may have a tremendous impact. People who feel that bad breath or their teeth appearance are a major problem, can be massively influenced by aesthetic considerations to stop smoking.
The Impact of Banning Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on Combustible Cigarette Sales: Evidence From US State-Level Policies
In the fall of 2019, several US states passed short-term bans on the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in response to an outbreak of illnesses strongly linked to tetrahydrocannabinol vaping products that received national news coverage. This study assessed how such state-level ENDS bans in 3 US states may have affected cigarette sales.
Nicotine use and stress
Using nicotine can be complicated. In the short-term, vaping nicotine may feel good by stimulating production of the “feel good” chemical in the brain called dopamine which can create feelings of pleasure and relaxation. Vaping nicotine also creates social opportunities to connect with other people and provides a distraction from stressful situations