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Helsinki, 17 November 2023 – The Finnish government’s recent proposal to increase taxes on nicotine pouches has drawn criticism from the World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA). The current plan would increase the price of one …

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Vaping can save 200 million lives and flavours play a key role in helping smokers quit. However, policymakers want to limit or ban flavours, putting our effort to end smoking-related deaths in jeopardy.
Paris, France — Latest developments on the nicotine and tobacco policy in France risk pushing former smokers back to smoking, says consumer advocacy organisation World Vapers’ Alliance. On Tuesday, 14 November, French Health Minister …

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Vaping can save 200 million lives and flavours play a key role in helping smokers quit. However, policymakers want to limit or ban flavours, putting our effort to end smoking-related deaths in jeopardy.
Brussels, Belgium, 15 November 2023 — The Danish government coalition is developing a package of 30 measures aimed at reducing the country’s alcohol and nicotine use, including raising tax on nicotine products and a …

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Vaping can save 200 million lives and flavours play a key role in helping smokers quit. However, policymakers want to limit or ban flavours, putting our effort to end smoking-related deaths in jeopardy.
Brussels, 7. November 2023 – Today, the EU’s Subcommittee on Public Health (SANT) has endorsed the potential role of vaping in supporting smoking cessation. Parliament’s report on non-communicable diseases acknowledges that vaping is a …

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Vaping can save 200 million lives and flavours play a key role in helping smokers quit. However, policymakers want to limit or ban flavours, putting our effort to end smoking-related deaths in jeopardy.
Washington, DC, 3 November 2023 – The latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores a noteworthy decline in teen vaping. The CDC’s National Youth Tobacco Survey 2023 reveals …

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Vaping can save 200 million lives and flavours play a key role in helping smokers quit. However, policymakers want to limit or ban flavours, putting our effort to end smoking-related deaths in jeopardy.
Brussels, [27.10.2023] – Recently, a report by Politico raises alarming concerns over the transparency and inclusivity of the forthcoming COP10 meeting for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Seven EU …

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Vaping can save 200 million lives and flavours play a key role in helping smokers quit. However, policymakers want to limit or ban flavours, putting our effort to end smoking-related deaths in jeopardy.
Lisbon, 23.10.2023. – The Portuguese government presented its 2024 state budget proposal, which includes several excise tax increases on e-liquids. Nicotine-containing e-liquids will have their excise tax rate increased by 4% up to €0.351/ml, …

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Vaping can save 200 million lives and flavours play a key role in helping smokers quit. However, policymakers want to limit or ban flavours, putting our effort to end smoking-related deaths in jeopardy.
Brussels, Belgium, 17.10.2023  — European members of the World Vapers’ Alliance urge the Belgian government to address harm reduction as their health priority in the upcoming Council presidency term which starts on 1 January …

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Vaping can save 200 million lives and flavours play a key role in helping smokers quit. However, policymakers want to limit or ban flavours, putting our effort to end smoking-related deaths in jeopardy.
Riga, 11.10.2023. – The Latvian government adopted a series of amendments to the Excise Tax Law which include a gradual increase in the excise tax on e-liquids and other tobacco substitute products. E-liquids and …

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Vaping can save 200 million lives and flavours play a key role in helping smokers quit. However, policymakers want to limit or ban flavours, putting our effort to end smoking-related deaths in jeopardy.
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