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HnB News Update October 2020

HnB news update

Covid-19 keeping the fun police at bay

You’ve probably noticed a lack of Heat not Burn news updates recently. There’s a simple reason for that – there’s been a lack of news. The coronavirus pandemic has actually managed to distract a lot of public health experts from trying to ban anything that’s fun, so we don’t have quite as many dubious reports and pointless health campaigns going on. We’ve managed to find a few stories, though, so here they are.

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The Pod Mod has Public Health Officials Worried

Pod Mod

Expect another raft of bans

Even before the whole VAPI (Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury) debacle in the US, briefly covered here, former FDA commissioner was not happy with pod mods. JUUL in particular. On several occasions over the course 2018, Mr Gottlieb was insistent that JUUL alone was the cause of, what he called, an “epidemic” of youth use of e-cigarettes.

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FDA approves iQOS at last

FDA approves IQOS

If you’re a regular reader of this site – and you should be – you’re probably aware that if you live in the USA, and want access to the latest in effective Heat not Burn devices, you’re basically stuffed. Philip Morris submitted a Pre Market Tobacco Authorization for the iQOS in 2017, but for the last two years they’ve basically been sitting on it. Well, at last there’s some good news; the FDA approves IQOS and American smokers should finally be able to buy the world’s leading HnB system.

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