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5th June 2021   Ireland
British American Tobacco (BAT), which trades in Ireland as PJ Carroll, has accused the State’s tobacco regulator of “inaction” for failing to rein in its commercial rivals over allegations that some of them are selling new products that it claims may be in breach of last year’s ban on menthol-flavoured cigarettes.
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5th June 2021   European Union
“The SCHEER opinion underlined the health consequences [of e-cigarettes] and the important role they play in smoking initiation,” the report said. On the other hand, vaping advocates, which includes some health experts, say that e-cigarettes are a useful tool in the fight against tobacco, with much higher quit rates than other products. Studies show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes, so they can be used as a quitting aid. But, supporters say that EU policymakers have ignored this evidence so far.
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5th June 2021   Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A case before the Florida Supreme Court could make it harder for Floridians to sue tobacco companies for damages.

The case centers around whether smokers have to point to a specific misleading statement that led them to believe smoking was safe and whether findings from a previous class action lawsuit can be used in other cases.
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5th June 2021   NY Marijuana
The marijuana industry just got a boost in the state of New York. It becomes the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, and this is how it will impact police strategy.
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5th June 2021   Amazon
Amazon will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use in the latest sign of America's changing relationship with pot. Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the U.S., also says it now backs legalizing marijuana nationwide.
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5th May 2021   Government Overreach
Mash the right buttons until your fingers bleed, the prohibitionists believe, and you can purge the country of almost any vice. They continue to follow this strategy to ban, prohibit and restrict even though after a century of button-mashing they’ve failed to dislodge either alcohol or marijuana from our culture.
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5th May 2021   Banning Menthol Cigarettes
Health regulations pledged to ban mentol cigarettes.

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5th May 2021   Vaping
In the omnibus bill of 2020 under Trump banned shipment of any vaping products.

The U.S. Postal Service is delaying a ban on sending vape products in the mail, saying the agency needs more time to review how to implement the changes ordered by Congress. UPS, FEDEX and DHL will also stop mailing any vaping materials.

There is a very small window now to order vaping materials from your favorite vendor.
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8th February 2020   Latest From FDA
The final policy, announced January 2, now includes a number of exceptions that the US Food and Drug Administration says are the result of new data about which products are commonly used among children. However, critics have called it a "hollowed-out" policy that ended up "watering down the flavor ban."
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4th January 2020   USA Vaping Ban
The Trump administration is expected to announce this week that it will ban mint-, fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarette cartridges popular with teenagers, but allow menthol and tobacco flavors to remain on the market.

Flavored liquid nicotine used in open tank systems can continue to be sold, according to two administration officials who have been briefed on the plan. It is an important concession to vape shops that have thrived alongside the booming e-cigarette business in recent years.

President Trump acknowledged late Tuesday that the ban would be announced “very shortly.” But he indicated that it might be short-lived and he didn’t say which flavors were involved.
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