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  • Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Are Flavored E-Cigs A Thing Of The Past?

  • Flavored e-cigs have come under a significant amount of heat lately due to some of the e-cigarettes and vaporizers exploding. Nontobacco flavors such as peppermint, menthol, and even root beer have many more people picking up e-cigs, which has led to the growing industry.

    FDA regulations are in place that prevent e-cigarettes, which still falls under tobacco, to be sold to those who are under the age of 18. However, they’re finalizing a plan that will ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market entirely. It will also require tobacco-flavored e-cigs to go through a federal review. Israel has recently banned flavored cartridges.

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Israel stubs out flavored tobacco, mulls total ban of e-cigarettes

  • The Health Ministry on Tuesday said it was weighing a total ban on sales of e-cigarettes, following other countries that have sought to crack down on what has been described as a vaping epidemic.

    The ministry said it was imposing an immediate ban on sales of flavored cartridges of oil used in the smoking devices. It was also considering imposing a blanket ban on sales via a temporary injunction, without waiting for the Knesset to pass new regulations.

  • Tuesday, January 07, 2020
  • WHO: Tobacco use drops among men

  • Worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline, health officials said recently.

    Four out of five tobacco users globally are men, so declines among males “mark a turning point in the fight against tobacco,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, said in a statement.

    The agency’s new report covers an array of tobacco use, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco. But the WHO did not count electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, [...]