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How Germany is smoking other countries in e-cigarette regulation

HANDELSBLATT: Regulations-heavy Germany has taken a surprisingly lax stance on e-cigarettes and vaping laws. It’s the right approach, writes a policy analyst.

Rhode Island Facing Potential 80% Tax For Second Year In A Row

CHURN MAG: Others have come out against the potential ban including Jeff Stier, Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. In an open letter to the House Finance Committee, Mr. Stier made the case against the tax:

Pourquoi le tabac sans fumée humide (snus) est-il toujours illégal dans l’UE ?

LA TRIBUNE: Les raisons pour lesquelles Bruxelles interdit la consommation du snus, tabac sans fumée humide, uniquement distribué en Suède restent obscures. D’autant que les autorités européennes le justifient par la nécessité de réduire les risques liés au tabac tout en ne trouvant rien à redire à la vente et consommation de cigarettes. Par Bill Wirtz, […]

The Senseless War on Snus

SPIKED: In 1990, after a recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UK banned snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product. Popular in Scandinavia, snus (Swedish for ‘snuff’) is sold in little prepackaged white pouches, which are commonly put underneath the upper lip. Unlike dry snuff or dipping tobacco, you don’t need to spit it […]

E-Cig Players Respond to FDA Crackdown

CSP: And the Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Choice Center said the FDA must act on the issue of underage youth and vaping, but said the agency should not forget the benefits of e-cigarettes for adult smokers.

Clearing the clouds: Reduced-risk and vaping regulation

EURACTIV: EURACTIV organised a workshop to discuss the way forward in reduced-risk and vaping regulation

FDA tightens marketing standards for top-selling Juul e-cig, cites eBay sales to youths

WINSTON SALEM JOURNAL: Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, said the FDA announcement can be “a potentially positive step if the action signals its ability to at once enforce existing laws preventing sales to minors, while at the same time making sure that adult smokers are aware that products, like Juul, are significantly less […]

The Health 202: Who knew? A top Trump conservative is aggressively taking on tobacco

WASHINGTON POST: Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center criticized the FDA’s move, saying the proposal puts policy before science.

FDA moving forward on effort to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes

WINSTON SALEM JOURNAL: Jeff Stier, senior fellow with advocacy group Consumer Choice Center, criticized the latest FDA step. “It seems that FDA is pushing a policy agenda and looking for science to support it,” Stier said. “Shouldn’t it be the other way around?  

E-cigs for quitting smoking? A cautious thumbs-up from American Cancer Society

PAKISTAN OBSERVER: The American Cancer Society is recommending — with caution — to health care clinicians that they add electronic cigarettes and vaporizers as a smoking-cessation option.

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