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 result of his studies in the journal Plant Biotechnology Journal. They have been successful in growing tobacco plants that contain 99.7% less nicotine than normal. (See the 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 the article)
UNITED STATES: 90% TAX ON E-CIGARETTE ENTERS INTO FORCE IN VERMONT
The Vermont legislative session is over and a tax on electronic cigarettes exceeding 90% will come into effect on Monday. Wholesalers and consumers will be required to comply with the changes to the 92% excise tax rules - a "tax on tobacco products" - beginning on July 1er. (See the 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 the article)
CHINA: PROHIBITION OF E-CIGARETTE IN CITIES SOUTH OF SHENZHEN!
Cities south of Shenzhen have added e-cigarettes to their smoking lists, further reinforcing the ban on smoking in public places, according to a regulation adopted Wednesday. (See the article)
USA: Former FDA Chief Executive 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 the article)