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  • Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Tobacco control group wants e-cigarettes banned in Jamaica

  • The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) says the importation and sale of e-cigarettes in Jamaica should be banned.

    Electronic or e-cigarettes are a type of electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), which do not burn or use tobacco leaves, but vapourise a solution that is then inhaled.

    But according to JCTC e-cigarettes are not safe and may cause irreversible lung damage and lung disease.

  • Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Turning up the heat on vaping regulations to address consumer concerns ǀ View

  • Recent cases in the United States have raised concerns over the safety of e-cigarettes. Authorities continue their efforts to get to the bottom of this new health crisis, with vitamin E acetate having been identified as a chemical of concern. In the face of this, many consumers are understandably questioning how they can be reassured about the products they are using.

    While e-cigarettes are well established in many countries, there are big differences between the way the US regulates vaping compared to other regions like the EU. [...]