Posts tagged: alternatives

Having the final say

Tweet SINGAPORE – The Health Minister will soon have the final say on what tobacco products and substitutes will be allowed here. Proposed changes to the law, which were introduced yesterday in Parliament, would give him flexibility to prohibit new or emerging products as well as existing ones. Mr Khaw Boon Wan had signalled his concern earlier this month that smokeless alternatives, which would include strips, lozenges, snus and nicotine c ... Jump to full article >>

FDA Appeals Electronic Cigarette Ruling

Tweet The Food and Drug Administration is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the agency doesn’t have the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes. The FDA on Monday night asked a federal appeals court in Washington to immediately stay an order that prevented the agency from blocking electronic cigarettes from entering the country. The FDA said it does have the authority to regulate some products containing nicotine as though t ... Jump to full article >>

E-cigarettes enter the tobacco wars

Tweet Connecticut and other states are taking aim at electronic cigarettes, a battery-powered device with vaporized nicotine, officials said. “We’re actively investigating these companies and their products,” Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal told USA Today in a story published Monday. Public health officials in California, Oregon, New Hampshire and New Jersey said the smokeless devices are the latest thing in the ... Jump to full article >>