Tag Archives: Vape

New vape shop claiming to help people stop smoking opens in student area

Sinead Gill/Stuff Dunedin vape shop Hi-Fo Vape Club shared product details on TikTok. A new vape shop has taken down videos appearing to market its “yummy” products to students, but not before they attracted attention from young teens. Hi-Fo Vape Club in Dunedin opened in March with the purpose, according to its website, of helping people quit smoking. Videos were posted to its TikTok account with the tags #otagouni and #dunedin, and received comments from people under 18 years old. In 2020, a new law banned sales […]

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The Swedish Government Has Just Announced Plans to Ban Vape Flavours

The announcement has certainly taken many by surprise, especially given that in 2018 Sweden reached a smokefree status by endorsing the use of another nicotine alternative product. A chart published in May 2017 by the EU as part of a survey looking into smoking behaviour across the union, listed Bulgaria, Greece and France as the countries with the highest smoking rates at 36%, 35% and 33% respectively. Whilst at the bottom of this list were the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom, all at 16%, and finally, […]

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The PMTA Process Forces THR Advocate to Shut Her Small-Town Vape Shop

When the high complex, costly and compulsory PMTA process began, following a tough period due to COVID-19, Murray decided to let her licence expire. Skip Murray, a passionate vape advocate and former smoker who managed to quit smoking thanks to e-cigarettes, alongside her son, has been forced to close down her small vape shop, Lakes Vape and Rec Supply in Brainerd, Minnesota. Filter revealed that Murray has updated a Twitter thread every time a vape shop closed down. Sadly, on December 31st, she added her own. Given […]

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42% Quit Smoking Using Vape In Malaysia

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest stories and updates. Smoking is a disgusting and deadly disease and vaping could be the cure Malaysia needs to improve our public health – So why aren’t we doing more to encourage this less harmful habit? This is the burning question that was on Dr Sivakumar Thurairajasingam’s mind, the Deputy Head, Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Professor at Monash University Malaysia’s School of Medicine, who spoke of how tobacco harm reduction strategies (THR) could potentially save millions of Malaysians from being victims […]

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Smoke shop sales associates concerned FDA approval will encourage youth to vape | News

ATLANTA (CBS46) — For the first time, the FDA authorizes e-cigarettes to stay on the market. The agency approved three “Vuse” vaping products, made by the world’s biggest cigarette company, R.J. Reynolds. “I think it’s a great thing,” said Shareiff Dickson, assistant manager at World Piece. “I was always against actual cigarettes, in general. Cigarettes carry thousands of chemicals inside, versus something like the Vuse uses.” The products approved are strictly tobacco-flavored. And some contain as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.  “I’ve been vaping and using e-cigarettes […]

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Malaysia should copy New Zealand’s strategy, says vape group

by HARIZAH KAMEL / pic by BLOOMBERG MALAYSIA should emulate New Zealand’s strategy of using vape as a medium for smoking cessation. Malaysian Vape Industry Advocacy president Rizani Zakaria said New Zealand has succeeded in creating an eco-system involving various parties including consumers, industry players, the government and the country’s health agency. “From their collaborative efforts, New Zealand is expected to succeed in achieving its goal of becoming a smoke-free nation,” he said in a statement yesterday. Last March, the New Zealand government introduced the “Vape to QuitStrong” […]

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Canada’s proposed flavour ban will harm public health

Beamsville, ON, June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Canada Gazette, Part 1, proposing a ban on flavoured vape products except for tobacco, mint and menthol was published. The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is disappointed that Canada has proposed harmful regulation to address misguided moral panic, instead of supporting the greatest harm reduction opportunity of our lifetime. If the flavour ban is implemented, hundreds of thousands of smokers may be pushed back to smoking or to the black-market and many will die. There is mounting evidence […]

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