First e-cigarette authorized in the U.S., FDA cites benefit for smokers

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. … Read More

More than 2M U.S. school kids report using e-cigarettes in 2021, CDC says

An estimated 2.06 million U.S. middle and high school students are using electronic-cigarettes with Juul and Vuse among the most popular products, according to data from a 2021 survey analyzed … Read More

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours to curb appeal among youth

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. Health Canada put forward draft regulations Friday that would … Read More

Has COVID-19 caused Canadians to cut down on smoking? Expert says yes

An expert in public health and tobacco control is pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic as a factor in Canada’s declining smoking rates. University of Waterloo public health professor David Hammond … Read More

Nicotine concentration limit in vape products being proposed by Health Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government says it wants to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in vaping products as part of greater efforts to curb their appeal to young Canadians. … Read More

Young Canadians vaping less frequently amid coronavirus, survey finds

Young Canadians have been vaping less frequently since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a new survey has found, but the lead researcher cautions the habit is still an epidemic among youth. … Read More

Should e-cigarettes be banned amid coronavirus? Why some U.S. lawmakers are pushing for it

A Stanford University study found those who vaped were five times more likely to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus than non-users, prompting some United States lawmakers to try to … Read More

Vaping: B.C. orders cut to nicotine content, restricts flavoured products to adult-only stores

The B.C. government is restricting the sale of all flavoured vaping products to adult-only stores. Sweeping new rules came into effect on Monday that are considered to be the country’s … Read More