Vap'News offers you your flash news around the e-cigarette for the 28 June 2019 Friday. (Update the news at 08h50)
GERMANY: TOBACCO WITHOUT NICOTINE, THE FUTURE?
This is the idea of a team of scientists from the University of Dortmund (Germany) who published the results of their studies in the Plant Biotechnology Journal. They have managed to grow tobacco plants that contain 99.7% less nicotine than normal. (See article)
BELGIUM: STRICTER RULES FOR LEGAL CANNABIS
The rules regarding the sale of legal (light) cannabis will be harmonized from the July 1er. Online sale and purchase will be prohibited. Each importer will have to register his product and provide more information to the authorities. (See article)
UNITED STATES: 90% E-CIGARETTE TAX COMES INTO FORCE IN VERMONT
The Vermont legislative session is over and an e-cigarette tax exceeding 90% will come into effect on Monday. Wholesalers and consumers will have to comply with changes to the rules for a 92% excise tax - a "tax on tobacco products" - effective July 1. (See article)
MALAYSIA: SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO WORK ON VAPOTAGE!
A special committee of the Ministry of Health has been set up to examine issues related to the control of electronic cigarettes. (See article)
CHINA: E-CIGARETTE BAN IN CITIES SOUTH OF SHENZHEN!
Cities south of Shenzhen have added e-cigarettes to their smoking control lists, further tightening the ban on smoking in public places, according to a regulation passed Wednesday. (See article)
UNITED STATES: FORMER FDA CHIEF SCOTT GOTTLIEB JOINS PFIZER
Not surprising for a penny, Scott Gottlieb, who stepped down as chief of the US Food and Drug Administration earlier this year, joins the board of Pfizer Inc. Welcome to Big Pharma. (See article)