Vapers Digest 15th November
Wednesday’s News at a glance:
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Two From Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes
“My Government will introduce legislation to create a smokefree generation by restricting the sale of tobacco so that children currently aged fourteen or younger can never be sold cigarettes, and to restrict the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to children,” said King Charles as he detailed the Government’s plans to combat tobacco related illness and death.
Public health leaders including campaigners, doctors, local councillors, academics, NHS leaders and survivors of smoking from across England have come together to welcome the government’s legislative plans, says Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). Surprisingly, the vaping industry has remained silent following the anti-ecig measures contained in the proposals.
Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
The government of Slovenia has proposed prohibition of vaping products in flavors other than tobacco and menthol, sending an amendment of the country’s tobacco control law to the National Assembly for approval. Passage of the law would make Slovenia the eighth European country (and seventh European Union member) with such a law.
The restriction would apply to both nicotine-containing and nicotine-free vaping products. The proposed Slovenian law would also ban all non-tobacco flavors in heated tobacco products (HTPs), including menthol.
Brent Stafford, Regwatch
What will the U.S. FDA do now?
With the release of the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey, it’s now not only certain the so-called “epidemic” of teen vaping is over, but it looks like it was mostly hype in the first place.
In the last four years, the teen vaping rate crashed to a historic low, dropping over 60% since its 2019 high.
Joining us today is Tony Abboud, executive director of the Vapor Technology Association. He says the 2023 NYTS data fundamentally undercuts the FDA’s teen vaping narrative, which it has gripped onto for years while pushing the myth that flavors drive youth vaping.
Bhanvi Satijam, Reuters
Juul Labs said on Monday it has raised about $1.3 billion in funding, months after the e-cigarette maker revealed plans to lay off about 250 people in a bid to reduce its operating costs.
The company has been seeking financing alternatives and cut jobs twice since last year, in a bid to protect its business as it deals with lawsuits related to the marketing of its e-cigarettes.
Juul disclosed in a regulatory filing it had raised $1.27 billion in funding from a total offering amount of $1.6 billion.
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