Vap'News offers you your flash news around the e-cigarette for Wednesday 5 June 2019. (Update the news at 09h30)
FRANCE: THE REASONS FOR A HISTORICAL DROP IN SMOKING
The number of smokers fell by 1,6 million in France in the last two years according to the 2018 barometer of the National Committee against Smoking (CNCT). A historic decline that can be explained by new approaches to public health policies and by the arrival on the market of new alternatives to accompany and facilitate smoking cessation. (See article)
FRANCE: AGGRESSION AND THEFT IN A BOUTIQUE FROM VAPE TO QUIMPER
At the end of the morning, a man entered the Cig'arrete store in Quimper, Rue de Douarnenez, on Monday, June 3. He jostled the seller before leaving with the cashier. (See article)
CANADA: A MINISTER PROMOTS AN OFFENDING SHOP!
Health Minister Christine Elliott is in embarrassment after citing a convenience store in her riding as an example on her Twitter account, which was fined last year for selling an electronic cigarette to a minor. (See article)
SWITZERLAND: DANGEROUS SMOKING ZONES FOR VAPOTEURS!
Since this June 1er, SBB railway stations will gradually become non-smokers. By the end of the year, about 1000 stations will be equipped, with smoking areas. But according to Helvetic Vape, the Swiss association of users of personal vaporizers, these spaces are problematic because the Public Transport Union, which took the decision to ban tobacco in the stations, does not distinguish between smokers and vapers. (See article)
SWITZERLAND: A LARGE STUDY LAUNCHED ON THE EFFECTS OF E-CIGARETTE
Is the vaporizer really effective in quitting smoking? In an attempt to provide answers, a large independent study has been launched by Unisanté, the Lausanne University Center for General Medicine and Public Health, in collaboration with the University Hospital of Bern and the HUG in Geneva. (See article)
SWITZERLAND: ALTRIA INVESTS 372 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE SNUS!
Altria contributes to the global activities of Swiss tobacco company Burger Sohne at 80% for 372 million, the company said Monday. Under this agreement, Altria will take over the worldwide distribution of Burger Sohn's nicotine sachet for oral use. Like tobacco-free chewing tobacco, the Marlboro cigarette manufacturer is expanding its portfolio beyond cigarettes. (See article)
CANADA: QUEBEC WILL APPEAL TO ATTEMPT TO BAN VAPING!
the provincial government plans to appeal the historic Superior Court ruling last month requiring the government to revise some sections of the Tobacco Control Act that primarily affect the advertising of products to smokers and the fact that vaping to show their products on display. (See article)