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  • Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Russia to Introduce Excise Taxes on E-Cigarettes

  • Health minister Veronika Skvortsovam said that Russia has been striving to reduce local smoking rates, and justified this proposed tax by inaccurately stating that e-cigarettes are drawing people to take up smoking. “The manufacturers of these products are actually pulling (people) into a new malicious campaign, we need to resist,” she said. In 2018, Russia’s Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, had announced that Russia was preparing to categorize vaping products differently than tobacco products, and therefore regulate them separately.

  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Russia plans excise taxes on e-cigarettes: reports

  • Russia’s healthcare ministry has drafted a bill to introduce excise taxes on electronic cigarettes, Russian news agencies reported on Friday, citing minister Veronika Skvortsova.

    Russia has in the past decade tightened tobacco sales regulations as part of a wider campaign to reduce smoking.

    “The manufacturers of these products are actually pulling (people) into a new malicious campaign, we need to resist,” Interfax quoted Skvortsova as saying.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Vaping News Roundup 2019

  • Smoking e-cigarettes or “vaping” has been marketed as an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes to help existing smokers “kick the habit”. However, their popularity is also rising among non-smoking adolescents – from 2017–2018 e-cigarette use increased by a staggering 78% in high school students – with the primary appeal cited as being the variety of available flavors. But how safe are the ingredients in e-cigarettes? Here we highlight some of the studies exploring e-cigarette safety, published during 2019.

  • 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. [...]