Author Archive: speccomm

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Smoking restrictions, no ban

Smoking restrictions, no ban

| November 17, 2017

Japan seems intent on introducing fairer indoor tobacco-smoking regulations than those that have been imposed in many other countries. It is looking at restrictions rather a ban.

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E-cigs’ role with vulnerable

E-cigs’ role with vulnerable

| November 17, 2017

Electronic cigarettes have a role to play in helping people with a mental health condition quit smoking, a habit they are particularly at risk of taking up.

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Tax revenue to help elderly

Tax revenue to help elderly

| November 17, 2017

Thailand is to earmark two percent of its revenue from alcohol and tobacco excise taxes to help its financially-impoverished senior citizens.

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Pride in nanny-award

Pride in nanny-award

| November 17, 2017

A warning to Irish politicians that they could be the recipients of future nanny awards might not strike fear into them. This year’s ‘nanny-in-chief’ turned up to claim her prize.

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JT’s domestic sales down

JT’s domestic sales down

| November 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume and the value of those sales each fell by more than 12 percent during October.

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‘Flavor ban dents harm reduction’

‘Flavor ban dents harm reduction’

| November 16, 2017

Flavors help encourage people to switch from combustible cigarettes, says R Street.

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Murder, she suggested

Murder, she suggested

| November 16, 2017

If tobacco manufacturers are to be charged with murder; it cannot be long before armaments manufacturers, alcohol manufacturers, governments … join them in the dock.

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Warning: parents

Warning: parents

| November 16, 2017

Parents who smoke are generally not very good at assessing when their smoking is impacting upon their children.

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Warning: grandparents

Warning: grandparents

| November 16, 2017

The poet Philip Larkin provided a trenchant warning about what parents do to their children; now, scientists are adding grandparents to that warning.

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FDA e-cig campaign

FDA e-cig campaign

| November 16, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration is for the first time explicitly addressing e-cigarette use by young people.

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Real Cost campaign unreal

Real Cost campaign unreal

| November 15, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration seems conflicted over vaping. It says it wants to embrace the idea of harm reduction but cannot seem to get its arms – or head – around it.

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Big falls in daily smoking

Big falls in daily smoking

| November 15, 2017

At 18 percent, smokers still make up a sizeable minority within the countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Teen smoking ‘staggering’

Teen smoking ‘staggering’

| November 15, 2017

While the United Arab Emirates is having success at convincing people to stop smoking, at the other end of the tunnel they are having trouble stopping people starting to smoke.

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HNB in wider distribution

HNB in wider distribution

| November 15, 2017

What is claimed to be the only heat-not-burn product on the US market uses patented technology to heat ‘liquefied tobacco from organic tobacco leaves’.

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New adhesive system

New adhesive system

| November 14, 2017

New API product offers improved peel strength.

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IQOS rejection urged

IQOS rejection urged

| November 14, 2017

Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has urged the FDA to reject PMI’s application to market iQOS as a modified-risk product.

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Prices thrown into pot

Prices thrown into pot

| November 14, 2017

Questions are being raised in Canada about whether a similar pricing strategy to the one being suggested for legal marijuana should be applied to tobacco.

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Australia under e-pressure

Australia under e-pressure

| November 14, 2017

Australia is coming under increasing pressure to reverse its opposition to allowing the use of e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool.

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Victim or villain?

Victim or villain?

| November 14, 2017

A recent Transparency International report says the tobacco industry hampers regulations that could reduce smuggling and benefit revenue collection for Latin-American countries.

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No to shisha research

No to shisha research

| November 14, 2017

Not enough interest was shown in proposed research into water pipe tobacco blends and emissions to justify CORESTA becoming involved.

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