Vapers Digest 27th March


Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Two From Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes

Peter Gibson Worries About Crime

Peter Gibson, the Conservative MP for Darlington, has posed a series of questions to the Department for Health and Social Care and the Home Office about vaping and criminal activity. His focus is on how the Government is dealing with the sale of illegal vapes now – something that is set to boom when disposable vapes are banned.

The Tobacco and Vapes Bill

The Government introduced the Tobacco and Vapes Bill to Parliament on Wednesday 20 March. Powers being granted include those to issue £100 on-the-spot fines in addition to the maximum £2,500 fine which local authorities can impose on retailers. Some outlets reported the £100 fine was for children vaping, but this is not the case. The Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) has offered its opinion on the new legislation.



In Ottawa, Imperial Tobacco Canada’s Eric Gagnon responds to comments made earlier in the day by Health Minister Mark Holland that the tobacco industry leveraged a loophole for the licensing of smoking cessation products. Imperial Tobacco’s Zonnic is the first and only nicotine pouch approved by Health Canada as a nicotine replacement therapy.

On this Day…2023

A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…

Parroting Vaping Opponents

FDA is Putting Alarmism Over Science – Lindsey Stroud

In December, an independent review by the Reagan Udall Foundation found the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is in dire need of reforms. The main concern was that the Center was lacking in transparency and has an underlying conflict between policies over science.

Study Reveals Vaping Can Effectively…

Help Adults Stop Smoking

There is enough evidence that support the use of electronic cigarettes as an aid for smoking cessation in adults, says Kenneth E. Warner, PhD, professor emeritus of Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan.

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