Category: OTP

Argileh crackdown in Jordan

Argileh crackdown in Jordan

| January 15, 2018

Jordan’s approach to regulating the smoking of argileh in public appears well-balanced. Restaurants and cafés may serve either argileh or food, but not both unless they set up separate areas.

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Another call for shisha ban

Another call for shisha ban

| January 12, 2018

Organizations in Ghana have become the latest voices in Africa to call for a ban on shisha products and their use.

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Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

| January 10, 2018

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

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Students focus on shisha

Students focus on shisha

| January 8, 2018

The relevance of the results of a study of shisha smoking among Kenya’s students has probably been undermined by the banning of shisha in the country during the term of the study.

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Shisha smoking banned

Shisha smoking banned

| December 29, 2017

Following the example set by Tanzania and Rwanda, Kenya has become the third East African country to ban shisha smoking.

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Modified-risk requests made

Modified-risk requests made

| December 19, 2017

Due to the ‘large size’ of six modified-risk-tobacco-product applications made to the Food and Drug Administration, the application material will be posted on a rolling basis.

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Huge warnings struck down

Huge warnings struck down

| December 18, 2017

The passage into law of India’s regulations requiring 85-percent tobacco-packaging warnings was convoluted, and now these warnings have been struck down by a court.

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Seeking pure health

Seeking pure health

| December 14, 2017

In seeking to provide health, safety and happiness for its citizens, the Ajman municipality is banning shisha smoking in certain open public places.

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Snus reducing harm

Snus reducing harm

| December 13, 2017

New research has indicated that snus, along with other factors, could be making the difference between life and death. And yet this product is banned in the EU outside Sweden.

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Czech smokers on the rise

Czech smokers on the rise

| December 6, 2017

An increasing number of people are smoking cigarettes daily in the Czech Republic, in part because they are being presented with a distorted picture of less-risky alternatives.

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While you’re at it …

While you’re at it …

| December 5, 2017

Before raising the sword of truth to smite the shyster, it is just as well to make sure what your left hand has been up to.

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While we’re at it …

While we’re at it …

| December 5, 2017

A housing authority in the US required to ban the consumption of combustible tobacco products on its premises has thrown out too vapor products and even smokeless tobacco.

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Russia goes for DIY tobacco

Russia goes for DIY tobacco

| November 29, 2017

Some people in Russia are said to be smoking tobacco grown in their own gardens. Growing tobacco is relatively easy, but growing tobacco and processing it into a smokable product is more difficult.

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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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Asia’s vapers unite

Asia’s vapers unite

| November 13, 2017

Much of the impetus behind the movement to replace smoking with vaping has come from the West; so it is encouraging that the 1st Asia Harm Reduction Forum was held in Jakarta last week.

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Volumes down at Imperial

Volumes down at Imperial

| November 7, 2017

Although its tobacco-product volumes were down by 4.1 percent during its full-year to the end of September, Imperial can take heart from the fact that industry volumes were down by 4.4 percent.

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Packaging challenge fails

Packaging challenge fails

| November 7, 2017

Court challenges by tobacco manufacturers to the imposition of regulations requiring that tobacco products are sold in packs of standardized design generally have not been successful.

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Smokeless ban struck down

Smokeless ban struck down

| November 1, 2017

A proposed ban on smokeless tobacco in Assam, India, under which violators would have faced a minimum of three years in prison, has been thrown out by a court.

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Call for smoke-free homes

Call for smoke-free homes

| October 30, 2017

It seems that nothing has been done in the UAE to tackle underage smoking during the past 13-15 years, a period during which experimentation has remained about the same.

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SM’s sales up and down

SM’s sales up and down

| October 30, 2017

At Swedish Match during the third quarter, volume snus sales were up, moist snuff sales were down, cigar sales were up and chewing tobacco sales were down.

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