Category: Breaking News

Tobacco hospitals opposed

Tobacco hospitals opposed

| July 12, 2017

The idea that tobacco companies should become involved in hospitals was always going to run into opposition. What next? Tobacco schools?

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Harm reduction opposed

Harm reduction opposed

| July 12, 2017

Harm reduction doesn’t cut much ice in Singapore where, it is felt, smokers should keep consuming regular cigarettes until they can be forced to quit nicotine altogether.

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Health improvements noted

Health improvements noted

| July 12, 2017

Vapers in Spain are reporting experiencing health improvements since switching from smoking.

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Beating the smoking bans

Beating the smoking bans

| July 11, 2017

An excellent story about Greek smokers’ heroic and relentless battle against public-places smoking bans has echoes of the Iliad.

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PM to pay for PP challenge

PM to pay for PP challenge

| July 11, 2017

The challenge was relatively costly and ultimately it failed, but the tobacco industry had little option but to try to overturn the first standardized packaging law to come into force.

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KT&G to launch HNB device

KT&G to launch HNB device

| July 11, 2017

Competition within South Korea’s emerging heat-not-burn market is likely to heat up considerably this year.

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No kudos for vaping

No kudos for vaping

| July 11, 2017

Vaping advocates in the UK are unhappy that electronic cigarettes have been given little credit for the fall that has occurred in the incidence in smoking.

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New Newport

New Newport

| July 10, 2017

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will be making available Platinum styles of its Newport brand in the United States, starting this week.

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Is EU policy off track?

Is EU policy off track?

| July 10, 2017

Is tobacco-product tracking and tracing one of those issues where the answers outnumber the questions?

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Tobacco under the radar

Tobacco under the radar

| July 10, 2017

One of the ways in which tracking and tracing systems could be circumnavigated is through the trade in bulk tobacco, which is already increasing in the EU.

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Smoking relaxations

Smoking relaxations

| July 10, 2017

In a relaxation of previous regulations, authorities in Jordan have agreed to allow the provision of shisha smoking areas within restaurants and cafés.

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IQOS under scrutiny

IQOS under scrutiny

| July 10, 2017

A lack of understanding about the differences between conventional cigarettes, heated-tobacco products and electronic cigarettes could lead to bad policy decisions in South Korea.

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CORESTA registration open

CORESTA registration open

| July 10, 2017

The ‘early registration’ deadlines for CORESTA’s 2017 Joint Study Group meetings are July 31 and August 1.

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Price disparities

Price disparities

| July 7, 2017

Cigarettes are the least expensive in Ukraine and most expensive in Norway, according to a study of cigarette prices in Europe.

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Warnings on top

Warnings on top

| July 7, 2017

The government of Bangladesh has ordered tobacco companies to print graphic health warnings on the upper half of the front and back of the tobacco packs from Sept. 19.

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Out of sight

Out of sight

| July 6, 2017

Effective 2020, supermarkets in the Netherlands will no longer be allowed to display cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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MHRA guidance for vapor

MHRA guidance for vapor

| July 6, 2017

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published a new guidance on vapor products and refill containers regulations that impact retailers and manufacturers.

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Cutting credit

Cutting credit

| July 6, 2017

The Dutch bank ABN Amro will no longer extend credit to clients in the tobacco industry on health grounds.

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Fire safety questioned

Fire safety questioned

| July 6, 2017

A recent study found no evidence that reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes helped curb the incidence of fires in the states where they were mandated.

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New leadership at RTI

New leadership at RTI

| July 6, 2017

Santiago Sanchez succeeds Philippe Parcevaux as president of Republic Technologies International.

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