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The Valens Company Enters into Custom Manufacturing Agreement with Socially Conscious Cannabis Brand House, TREC Brands, and Provides Update on NCIB Activity

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 10:02pm

In addition, the Company also provided an update on its Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB") activity.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the Company also provided an update on its Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB") activity.
  • Under the agreement between The Valens Company and TREC Brands (the "TREC Agreement"), The Valens Company will manufacture vape pens across three existing TREC brands; Thumbs Up Brand, WINK, and Blissed, with the potential to later produce other innovative products.
  • With this platform, The Valens Company leads the industry as a one-stop-shop and manufacturer ofhigh quality oil-based product formats.
  • Currently overseeing Thumbs Up Brand, Blissed and WINK cannabis brands, product offerings include premium cannabis oils, dried flower and pre-rolls.

Health Minister Hon. Patty Hajdu announces $4.8 million in funding to develop programs to stop tobacco use

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:19pm

HAMILTON, Ontario, June 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 31, to mark World No Tobacco Day, the Honourable Patty Hajdu announced $4.8 million in funding to develop programs and services to end tobacco use.

Key Points: 
  • HAMILTON, Ontario, June 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 31, to mark World No Tobacco Day, the Honourable Patty Hajdu announced $4.8 million in funding to develop programs and services to end tobacco use.
  • The Government of Canadas Tobacco Control Strategy aims to reduce tobacco use by 5% by 2035.
  • Patty Hajdu cites vaping as posing serious health risks while failing to acknowledge the harm reduction potential of vapour products relative to combustible tobacco.
  • A priority of the Tobacco Control Strategy is developing programs to curb youth smoking and vaping.

Baron & Budd and Panish Shea & Boyle File Suit on Behalf of Roseville Joint Union High School District to Hold JUUL Labs, Inc. Accountable for Impeding District-Wide Education

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 3:54pm

More and more school districts are seeking relief from this health crisis that has infiltrated their campuses, said Baron & Budd Shareholder John Fiske .

Key Points: 
  • More and more school districts are seeking relief from this health crisis that has infiltrated their campuses, said Baron & Budd Shareholder John Fiske .
  • JUUL has to be held accountable for the significant costs caused by the youth vaping epidemic.
  • The financial impact on school districts is enormous and the resurgence of youth nicotine addiction may cause long-lasting health issues for this generation.
  • Since entering the market in 2015, JUUL has dominated the e-cigarette industry and has controlled over 70% of the market.

CVA’s response to "Stratégies pour un Quebec sans tabac"

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 7:40pm

HAMILTON, Ontario, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Friday, May 29th, 2020, the Quebec government published their latest tobacco policy document titled Stratgies pour un Qubec sans tabac.

Key Points: 
  • HAMILTON, Ontario, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Friday, May 29th, 2020, the Quebec government published their latest tobacco policy document titled Stratgies pour un Qubec sans tabac.
  • Harm reduction approaches form an integral and widely accepted part of established best practices in public health policy.
  • Yet this statement is also misleading because vapings primary purpose is not tobacco cessation but rather tobacco harm reduction.
  • Were concerned that the Quebec government may be conflating tobacco cessation with nicotine cessation.

Today Massachusetts Makes History as the First State to End the Sale of All Flavored Tobacco Products, Including Menthol Cigarettes

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 5:01pm

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Massachusetts today delivers a landmark victory for kids and public health over the tobacco industry by becoming the first state to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Massachusetts today delivers a landmark victory for kids and public health over the tobacco industry by becoming the first state to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes.
  • Massachusetts in November passed its law ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
  • Today, the law ends the sale of other flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
  • Massachusetts is the first state to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products (three other states New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island have also ended the sale of flavored e-cigarettes).

DGAP-News: New Study Underscores How Heated Tobacco Products Are Disrupting the Cigarette Industry

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 12:03am

Manila, Philippines--(Newsfile Corp. - May 30, 2020) - A new study shows that the entry of heated tobacco products (HTPs) triggered a remarkable reduction in combustible cigarettes sales in Japan.

Key Points: 
  • Manila, Philippines--(Newsfile Corp. - May 30, 2020) - A new study shows that the entry of heated tobacco products (HTPs) triggered a remarkable reduction in combustible cigarettes sales in Japan.
  • HTPs are smoke-free devices that heat, instead of burn, specially-designed tobacco units to release a flavorful nicotine-containing tobacco vapor.
  • As tobacco is not burned, the levels of harmful chemicals produced by HNB products are significantly lower compared to combustible cigarette smoke.
  • "Safer nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, are the most disruptive influence on smoking in decades.

Chubby Gorilla Teams Up with USA Vape Lab to Donate 5000 Gallons of Hand Sanitizers

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 3:00pm

FULLERTON, Calif., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubby Gorilla and USA Vape Lab are doing their part to ensure hospitals in the nation are well equipped and stocked with much needed hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • FULLERTON, Calif., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubby Gorilla and USA Vape Lab are doing their part to ensure hospitals in the nation are well equipped and stocked with much needed hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The vape industry duo announced their partnership to produce over 5000 gallons of hand sanitizer for the US.
  • "The hand sanitizers will be donated to the emergency and healthcare workers caring for patients on the frontlines of the current COVID-19 public health crisis," says Abe A., President, Chubby Gorilla.
  • "As COVID-19 continues its spread across the country it is abundantly clear our country is going through unprecedented struggles and monumental uncertainty.

Masterbuilt Leads Charcoal Innovation, Introduces Award-winning Large Capacity Gravity Series Grill

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

ATLANTA, May29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterbuilt, creator of the first digitally controlled charcoal grill + smoker, today announced the expansion of the Gravity Series, continues pioneering innovation in the charcoal grilling category.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, May29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterbuilt, creator of the first digitally controlled charcoal grill + smoker, today announced the expansion of the Gravity Series, continues pioneering innovation in the charcoal grilling category.
  • The Gravity Series is patented, first-to-market digital charcoal grill + smoker technology.
  • The Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker is the largest grill in the Gravity Series family, with a total of 1,050 square inches of cooking space.
  • Masterbuilt is a leading brand in the vertical smoker segment and continues to innovate charcoal grilling with cutting edge technology in the Gravity Series.

HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS CHALLENGE JUUL AND RONA AMBROSE TO BAN FLAVOURS AND REDUCE NICOTINE CONTENT IN ALL OF ITS VAPING PRODUCTS

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

Meanwhile, Nova Scotia recently banned all flavours in nicotine vaping products with the exception of tobacco and established a new 20 mg/ml limit on nicotine content in the devices.

Key Points: 
  • Meanwhile, Nova Scotia recently banned all flavours in nicotine vaping products with the exception of tobacco and established a new 20 mg/ml limit on nicotine content in the devices.
  • Juul should lead by example if it sincerely wants to right the terrible wrongs that sparked the youth vaping epidemic.
  • As health minister, Rona Ambrose publicly championed a ban on flavoured tobacco products to prevent youth tobacco use.
  • If Juul is unwilling to protect kids from its addictive products then we urge federal health minister Patty Hadju to intervene immediately by banning flavoured vaping products and limiting nicotine content nationwide adds Callard.

World No Tobacco Day, 31st May: Allen Carr's Easyway Celebrates Helping More Than 50 Million Smokers Worldwide

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:00am

LONDON, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Coinciding with World No Tobacco Day on 31st May 2020, the international publishing agents for Allen Carr's Easyway, have revealed that this drug-free method has now helped more than 50 million smokers worldwide.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Coinciding with World No Tobacco Day on 31st May 2020, the international publishing agents for Allen Carr's Easyway, have revealed that this drug-free method has now helped more than 50 million smokers worldwide.
  • It's clear that our estimate of 50 million smokers is quite conservative with book sales, seminar sales, and digital sales already counted in tens of millions alone without factoring in readership."
  • What better day to make the '50 MILLION' announcement than 'World No Tobacco Day' which is not particularly well observed in the UK but a huge day elsewhere in the world.
  • Allen Carr's Easyway is clinically proven and requires no drugs or nicotine substitutes/replacement.