Category: Regulation

Favoring combustibles

Favoring combustibles

| February 21, 2018

When it comes to electronic cigarettes, Western Australia seems to be headed somewhere beyond the black stump.

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Debating smoking bans

Debating smoking bans

| February 21, 2018

Public places tobacco smoking bans in Japan have been and are still the subject of fierce debate, unlike in many other countries where such bans are simply imposed by the majority on a minority.

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Zimbabwe moving on

Zimbabwe moving on

| February 20, 2018

Boosting the tobacco sector is one of the goals of new and proposed policies aimed at attracting business and investment to Zimbabwe, while encouraging exports.

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Austria undecided

Austria undecided

| February 20, 2018

Austria seems to have a balanced, market-oriented approach to public-places smoking. There are separate venues and areas-within-venues for both smokers and non-smokers.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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FDA seeking feedback

FDA seeking feedback

| February 19, 2018

Feedback is being sought for the US Food and Drug Administration’s Nicotine Steering Committee as it tries to help develop and implement nicotine policy and regulation.

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Zimbabwe disease alert

Zimbabwe disease alert

| February 15, 2018

A resurgence of a viral disease in Zimbabwe’s tobacco is being blamed on growers, but those who claim to be overseeing production must surely shoulder some of the blame.

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Increasing tobacco control

Increasing tobacco control

| February 15, 2018

Sierra Leone is one of 15 low- and middle-income countries that are due to benefit from the UK-funded FCTC 2030 project, which seeks to reduce tobacco consumption.

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Dutch reinforce ban

Dutch reinforce ban

| February 14, 2018

The mindset of Dutch anti-smokers is probably best defined by the requirement that a separate smoking area in a café should be less-attractively decorated than the rest of the café.

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Czechs rethink ban

Czechs rethink ban

| February 14, 2018

Less than a year after the Czech Republic introduced a ban on tobacco smoking in enclosed public places, a number of politicians have indicated that they would prefer smoking restrictions.

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Considering plain packs

Considering plain packs

| February 12, 2018

In declaring that the state should protect its citizens against tobacco as it does against crimes such as theft, the President of Turkey seems to have ignored the fact that tobacco use is legal.

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Vaping controls sought

Vaping controls sought

| February 12, 2018

It is ironic that anti-smoking groups in Myanmar are calling for controls on electronic cigarettes, one product that could help people to stop smoking.

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Gambling on smoking

Gambling on smoking

| February 9, 2018

Tourists visiting Macau, many of them probably unaware of local customs, are bearing the brunt of fines being handed out for smoking infractions.

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Tracking an export ban

Tracking an export ban

| February 8, 2018

A question has been raised about the possible de facto ban on the export of cigarettes from the EU to countries that won’t accept track-and-trace coding on tobacco packaging.

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E-cig review welcomed

E-cig review welcomed

| February 7, 2018

A question has been asked as to why the vaping industry is banned from advertising research by Public Health England that says more smokers should be made aware of the benefits of switching to vaping.

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EU in denial over snus

EU in denial over snus

| February 6, 2018

It has long been known that snus use has almost ousted tobacco smoking in Sweden, along with the diseases caused by smoking. Now, the same seems to be happening in Norway.

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Graphic pack proposal

Graphic pack proposal

| February 5, 2018

The trouble with public consultations on tobacco issues is that non-users are in the majority and they are happy to impose on users the tyranny of the majority.

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Crackdown on backsliders

Crackdown on backsliders

| February 1, 2018

Unlike smokers in other countries, those in Greece do not seem to have taken kindly to public-places tobacco-smoking bans.

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Japan inches toward ban

Japan inches toward ban

| January 31, 2018

Japan seems to be trying to introduce balance into the public-places smoking debate by refusing to disregard the needs of smokers and even making a distinction between smoking and vaping.

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E-cig rules challenged

E-cig rules challenged

| January 31, 2018

It seems odd that an organization has to go to court to challenge rules that threaten the survival of a product that substitutes for a far riskier one, which is not under threat.

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| February 5, 2018
Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

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| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

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| November 1, 2017
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| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

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Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017
Creating momentum

Creating momentum

The VTA took the fight to legislators firsthand.

| September 2, 2017
Battery battle

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| September 1, 2017

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Zimbabwe moving on

Zimbabwe moving on

Boosting the tobacco sector is one of the goals of new and proposed policies aimed at attracting business and investment to Zimbabwe, while encouraging exports.

| February 20, 2018
Zimbabwe plantings down

Zimbabwe plantings down

Unhelpful weather in Zimbabwe means that flue-cured tobacco plantings are down by more than five percent this season.

| February 19, 2018
Zimbabwe disease alert

Zimbabwe disease alert

A resurgence of a viral disease in Zimbabwe’s tobacco is being blamed on growers, but those who claim to be overseeing production must surely shoulder some of the blame.

| February 15, 2018
Seeking new alliances

Seeking new alliances

Alliance One International, which yesterday announced a rise in volume sales, is seeking to expand into new, added-value business lines that offer improved margins and good growth potential.

| February 9, 2018
Watching the weather

Watching the weather

Local observers believe that Indonesia, which grew 70,000 tons of tobacco in 2016, could grow 200,000 tons this year – if the weather is co-operative.

| February 9, 2018
Star Tobacco expanding

Star Tobacco expanding

Star Tobacco’s recent expansion is being reflected in the establishment of bigger facilities in Turkey and Indonesia.

| February 8, 2018

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