Category: Regulation

Huge illegal trade in Russia

Huge illegal trade in Russia

| May 25, 2017

Russia is considering monitoring cigarette manufacturing supplies in an attempt to disrupt an illegal trade that has reached an estimated 35-40 percent.

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India’s auctions opened

India’s auctions opened

| May 24, 2017

Following a government announcement, representatives of international companies will be able to operate directly on India’s flue-cured tobacco auctions, rather than through local partners.

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Ventilation in a hole

Ventilation in a hole

| May 23, 2017

For a long time, it has been said by some that low-delivery cigarettes create their own health risks. Now, the finger of suspicion is being pointed specifically at filter ventilation.

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Smokers work around TPD

Smokers work around TPD

| May 23, 2017

Smokers in the UK seem to have been getting their retaliation in first. Illegal sales increased in the run-up to the full implementation of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive on May 20.

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UK urged to go own way

UK urged to go own way

| May 22, 2017

The UK’s future, post-Brexit government is being urged to set about changing some aspects of the vaping-product regulations introduced on Saturday as part of a new EU directive.

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New rules needed

New rules needed

| May 22, 2017

Philip Morris New Zealand believes that action taken against its heat not burn product by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that existing regulations do not fit well with new technology.

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Calling for accountability

Calling for accountability

| May 19, 2017

With the EU’s revised tobacco products directive firmly in place from tomorrow, tobacco-industry voices are saying that a proper reckoning must be made when the directive’s review is published in 2021.

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Health funds unused

Health funds unused

| May 19, 2017

Money taken from smokers as part of a government ‘health development surcharge’ has done nobody any good because, three years down the line, it lies unused.

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Smoking restrictions

Smoking restrictions

| May 19, 2017

Tobacco smoking bans are to be brought in in certain cities of Myanmar, which, according to the World Health Organization, is one of the worst countries for air pollution.

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Time for EU to reflect

Time for EU to reflect

| May 18, 2017

New EU tobacco regulations have been described as a disgraceful attempt to denormalize both the product and legitimate consumers. It is said to be time for reflection.

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Smoking rooms reprieved

Smoking rooms reprieved

| May 18, 2017

Taiwan was planning to close all of the country’s tobacco-smoking sanctuaries, but, after a public consultation, has changed its mind.

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New rules seen as infantile

New rules seen as infantile

| May 17, 2017

Brexit is being put forward as an opportunity for the UK government to dump new tobacco-control regulations that spring from the EU’s latest Tobacco Products Directive.

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Ray of hope for e-cigs

Ray of hope for e-cigs

| May 17, 2017

The new head of the US’ Food and Drug Administration has suggested that harm reduction should be explored in the case where smokers were unable or unwilling to quit smoking.

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Anti-tobacco bill passed

Anti-tobacco bill passed

| May 17, 2017

Azerbaijan is simultaneously clamping down on tobacco smoking at home while promoting exports of its leaf tobacco.

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FDA deadlines guidance

FDA deadlines guidance

| May 11, 2017

Guidance has been issued concerning the deadlines for compliance with those US Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations that have been extended.

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Senate confirms FDA head

Senate confirms FDA head

| May 10, 2017

The eyes of the US vapor industry will be set on Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who yesterday was confirmed by the Senate as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Opportunity missed

Opportunity missed

| May 8, 2017

The US Congress has missed an opportunity to reverse a ‘terrible regulatory decision by the Food and Drug Administration’ in respect of electronic cigarettes.

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Pagodas ruled no-smoking

Pagodas ruled no-smoking

| May 8, 2017

Pagodas in Mandalay, Myanmar, are being declared places where it is not permitted to smoke tobacco or to chew betel quid.

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GFN program complete

GFN program complete

| May 8, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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WTO upholds plain packs

WTO upholds plain packs

| May 5, 2017

The World Trade Organization is believed to have upheld Australia’s imposition of standardized tobacco packs, which first appeared there towards the end of 2012.

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