Five Lawsuits Filed So Far Against Deeming Regulations

Boston University School of Public Health Prof. Michael Siegel said that since Nicopure Labs last month filed the first legal challenge to the FDA’s new deeming regulations, four more lawsuits have been filed against the agency, all of which, he claimed, present “strong and solid” arguments against the deeming regulations, including that the FDA, by […]

V2 Reveals Consumer Response to Federal E-Cig Regulation

June 9, 2016 CSD Staff Nearly half of vapers would turn back to combustible cigarettes if e-cigarettes were taken off the market. A new commissioned study by V2, an e-cigarette retailer, has revealed the reactions of e-cigarette users to the recent decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend federal regulatory control […]

22nd Century Launches MAGIC 0 Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes in France

CLARENCE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XXII), a plant biotechnology company that is a leader in tobacco harm reduction, announced today the receipt of an initial purchase order for MAGIC 0 Very Low Nicotine cigarettes from French distributor, Royal Distribution. Beginning in June, Royal Distribution will promote and sell the MAGIC brand in […]

Switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes “substantially reduces health risk” – top cancer charity

      Hong Kong, May 23, 2016 – A top cancer research organisation has published a simple Q&A to help smokers switch to safer alternatives and recommending use of e-cigarettes. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to cancer research. All its activities are directed towards its ultimate goal of beating cancer. […]

Plain Packaging

Comment from Connor Campbell, a senior market analyst at   With Philip Morris blasted by the International Permanent Court of Arbitration for attempting ‘an abuse of rights’ by trying to get graphic cigarette packing banned in Australia the company today stated they would not contest the verdict. This appeared to send its stock 1% […]


SFATA ISSUES STATEMENT ON FDA’S FINAL DEEMING RULE Largest Vapor Trade Association Says New Regulations Problematic President and Executive Director Cynthia Cabrera Available for Media Interviews WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2016 — The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade association representing and managing the interests of the vapor industry, today issued the following […]

FDA Finalizes Rule Extending Oversight to All Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. This rule helps implement the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009; steps include restricting the sale of these tobacco products to minors […]

Royal College of Physicians issues 200 page report advocating smokers switch to vaping

Reprinted with the kind permission of Bill Godshall of Smokefree Pennsylvania Royal College of Physicians issues 200 page report advocating smokers switch to vaping Royal College of Physicians – Nicotine Without Smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction Promote e-cigarettes widely as substitute for smoking says new RCP report John Britton: Nicotine without smoke – […]