While a new documentary looks into the life-saving potential of e-cigarettes, the New Zealand Government has announced its plans to fund further research on vaping technology and its role in helping Kiwis quit smoking. E-cigarettes or vaporisers are electrical devices that mimic real cigarettes by producing vapour by heating an "e-liquid" solution, which the user inhales, or "vapes". E-liquid is available with or without nicotine and usually contains propylene glycol and flavouring agents.More
WASHINGTON -- Perhaps no segment stands to be more impacted by last week’s announcement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final “deeming” regulations than electronic cigarettes.
While many had hoped the FDA might acknowledge the segment’s place on the continuum of risk, the final regulations read very similar to the agency’s original proposal: no change to the Feb. 15, 2007, predicate product date, no change to the premarket tobacco application (PMTA) requirement and no acknowledgement of e-cigs’ potential as a reduced harm alternative.More
The party may be over for e-cigarettes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced regulations on Thursday morning that ban the sale of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors and require all tobacco manufacturers—including e-cigarette companies—to submit products for premarket review. Products on the market before February 2007 will be permitted to circumvent FDA approval. Before this announcement, there was no federal oversight of the e-cigarette industry.More