Vaping Update / news

THR Surveillance Thanks to vaping revolution, CDC NHIS finds record low 14.9% (35.5 million) US adult smoking rate in first half of 2015, down 11% from previous record low 16.8% (40.0 million) in 2014, the latter of which CDC just revealed last week.  The adult smoking rate has declined 23% since 2010 (from 19.4% to […]

How to Change an Electronic Cigarette’s Atomiser

How to Change an Electronic Cigarette’s Atomiser   Electronic cigarettes are made of a cartridge which holds the liquid and is inserted into the electronic cigarette which then makes contact with the atomizer’s bridge. The atomiser then feeds the liquid into the e-cig’s reservoir in order for it to be absorbed by the wick; therefore […]

Market comment from Fiona Cincotta, a senior market analyst at

Please find enclosed a comment from Fiona Cincotta, a senior market analyst at   Booker reported a 6.5% fall in tobacco sales in the 10 weeks to 28th August. This is not the first time that falling tobacco sales have been reported by the food wholesaler giant, in fact quite the reverse. It appears […]

Hawaii Breathes New Life into Tobacco Debate

State becomes the first to raise its legal smoking age to 21. Will more follow suit? By Kristina Peters, Assistant Managing Editor, CSP – September 2015 Hawaii captured headlines June 19 after Gov. David Ige signed legislation making the nation’s 50th state the first to prohibit the sale, purchase, possession or consumption of tobacco products […]

22nd Century Group Makes Moves Around Modified Risk

New hire is experienced in FDA compliance approval. September 8, 2015, 03:30 pm CLARENCE, N.Y. — 22nd Century Group Inc. is growing its executive team to help navigate the company’s path through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modified-risk process. Gregg M. Gellman joined the company as director of business development and regulatory affairs. He […]

Are CVS’ Anti-Smoking Efforts Impacting Cigarette Purchases?

September 10, 2015 CSD Staff Research shows a decrease in cigarette smoking after CVS stops selling tobacco products. In an attempt to decrease impulse cigarette purchases and to promote public health, one year ago, CVS decided to stop selling tobacco in its stores, nationwide. Despite the belief that this move would have little impact upon […]

Does New JAMA Pediatrics Study Show that E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Youth Smoking?

An article published yesterday online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine (JAMA Internal Medicine) advises physicians to discourage their patients from trying to quit smoking using electronic cigarettes. (See: McMillen RC, Gottlieb MA, Winickoff JP. E-Cigarettes — The roles of regulation and clinicians. JAMA Internal Medicine. Published online August 31, 2015. […]

Smokeless Tobacco Banned in Fenway

September 10, 2015 Smokeless Tobacco Banned in Fenway Dodger Stadium likely next in growing list of sports arenas banning OTP use Published in CSP Daily News By Steve Holtz, Online News Director & Beverage Editor, CSP BOSTON & LOS ANGELES – Don’t try enjoying a dip of smokeless tobacco at a Boston Red Sox home […]