ASH Daily news for 23 March 2016



HEADLINES

The global electronic cigarette and vaporizer market is poised to grow over the next decade to reach approximately $53.8 billion by 2025
Study finds later generation electronic cigarettes deliver more consistent nicotine doses
France: Date set for the introduction of plain packaging
Pakistan: Civil society endorses comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising

The global electronic cigarette and vaporizer market is poised to grow over the next decade to reach approximately $53.8 billion by 2025
Research and Markets has published a new report predicting that the global electronic cigarette market is set to grow by 21.9% over the next decade to reach approximately $53.8 billion by 2025.

With growing numbers of people taking up ‘vaping’ this new research shows that the market is set to grow at a remarkable rate over the next decade. The report, entitled: ‘Global E-Cigarette and Vaporizer Market Analysis, Trends & Opportunities – Industry Forecast to 2025’, analyses all present segments of the global market alongside presenting historical market data for 2013, 2014 revenue estimations for 2015 and forecasts from 2016 till 2025.

To view the report on Research and Markets’ website please click here.

Source: Sector Publishing Intelligence 22 March 2016
Link: http://bit.ly/1Zrv7ln

Study finds later generation electronic cigarettes deliver more consistent nicotine doses
The effectiveness of electronic cigarettes as a smoking substitute is likely to rely on whether they can consistently provide the amount of nicotine a smoker needs to resist returning to traditional cigarettes.

A recent study that evaluated nicotine delivery from electronic cigarettes found that ‘first-generation’ electronic cigarettes, which use ‘cartomizers’, deliver nicotine less consistently than later-generation electronic cigarettes, which use ‘atomizers’ that vaporize liquid contained in a refillable tank.

“Since consistency in nicotine delivery from electronic cigarettes is a requirement of the EU Tobacco Products Directive, I believe the protocol proposed in this study is feasible and reliable, and can be used for regulatory purposes,” said Dr K. Farsalinos, lead author of the Addiction study. “Moreover, this study provides evidence that newer-generation e-cigarette products perform better and are likely to be more effective as smoking substitutes.”

You can view the full research report here.

See also:
Addiction: How to measure nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes

Source: Medical X Press 22 March 2016
Link: http://bit.ly/1PqSiEU

France: Date set for the introduction of plain packaging
On Tuesday, 22nd March, France published a decree setting January 1st 2017 as the deadline by which cigarette manufacturers must have introduced plain packaging of their products.

The publication of the decree is the culmination of efforts launched by the French Government in 2014 to require tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in packages that contain neither logos nor distinctive colouring.

Japan Tobacco International’s French subsidiary quickly announced it would challenge the decree. However, this will not delay the introduction of plain packaging.

See also:
The Japan Times: France orders Plain Packaging for cigarettes: Japan Tobacco to appeal
Free Malaysia Today: France sets cigarette plain package date, JTI to file appeal

Source: Medical X Press 22 March 2016
Link: http://bit.ly/25lGWOp

Pakistan: Civil society endorses comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising
On Tuesday, 22nd March, third sector organisations, including representatives of children and women’s rights groups, called for legislation to enforce a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. These organisations expressed concern over the government’s lackluster efforts for implementation of the Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC), and urged the Ministry of Health Services to expedite the passage of laws that are compliant with the FCTC.

See also:
Pakistan Observer: Civil Society calls for a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising

Source: The News 23 Mach 2016
Link: http://bit.ly/1PqVLDB