Category: Regulation

Tobacco flavors targeted

Tobacco flavors targeted

| April 20, 2017

Tobacco flavors are in the sights of some lawmakers in the US cities of San Francisco and Oakland.

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Plain packs appeal disallowed

Plain packs appeal disallowed

| April 13, 2017

The tobacco industry has run out of UK domestic legal avenues for challenging the government on standardized tobacco packaging.

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Numbers game in Hong Kong

Numbers game in Hong Kong

| April 13, 2017

Do tar- and nicotine-delivery numbers provide useful information for smokers or are they misleading? Well, the Hong Kong government believes they are useful.

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GFN program nearly complete

GFN program nearly complete

| April 13, 2017

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

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Georgia mulls stricter controls

Georgia mulls stricter controls

| April 12, 2017

Georgia’s parliament is to consider a draft bill that would eventually ban smoking in indoor public spaces and some outdoor spaces, such as stadiums.

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Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

| April 7, 2017

The Canadian government’s proposals for new regulations on tobacco products and vaping devices have met with a mixed reception.

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Canada bans menthol smokes

Canada bans menthol smokes

| April 6, 2017

Canada has added menthol to the list of additives that cannot be used in the manufacture of cigarettes, blunt wraps and most cigars.

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Tobacco control in court

Tobacco control in court

| April 6, 2017

British American Tobacco is challenging parts of Uganda’s Tobacco Control Act before the country’s Constitutional Court.

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Canada’s smoking rate down

Canada’s smoking rate down

| April 5, 2017

The question arises as to whether the recent fall in Canada’s smoking incidence is down to government interventions or despite them.

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India has new health warnings

India has new health warnings

| April 5, 2017

Manufacturers in India have been required since the beginning of this month to include a new set of health warnings on their packaging.

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Prison threat for vapers

Prison threat for vapers

| April 4, 2017

Under a new Manila city ordinance, a person merely in possession of a vaping device within a zone designated as non-smoking could be liable to a prison term.

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Extending suspense

Extending suspense

| March 21, 2017

The FDA is delaying until March 19, 2018, its final rule for clarification of when products made or derived from tobacco are regulated as drugs, devices, or combination products

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Less than graphic warnings

Less than graphic warnings

| March 20, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh are apparently printing grainy images as part of graphic health warnings, and thereby lessening their impact.

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First speakers announced

First speakers announced

| March 20, 2017

The names of the first speakers to have confirmed their participation at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2017 have been made available by the organizers.

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Road map off track

Road map off track

| March 17, 2017

In the past, it has been difficult to oppose tobacco in Indonesia because, in part, the industry employs millions of people. But now the President seems to have sided with those opposed to tobacco.

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iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

| March 15, 2017

The innovative nature of Philip Morris International’s iQOS heated-tobacco device is causing market teething problems in some countries as regulators scramble to catch up.

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Gottlieb nominated for FDA

Gottlieb nominated for FDA

| March 13, 2017

U.S. President Trump said Friday that he intended to nominate Scott Gottlieb to lead the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Young people getting older

Young people getting older

| March 10, 2017

The tendency for countries to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products has the advantage of prolonging childhood.

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Vapor industry seeks support

Vapor industry seeks support

| March 9, 2017

Vapor advocates in the US are promoting a bill that would mitigate against the worst excesses of the Food and Drug Administration’s electronic-cigarette deeming regulations.

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Minimum-age rise sought

Minimum-age rise sought

| March 9, 2017

Retailers in Guam could be in for a difficult transition if a proposed bill goes through because the minimum age for buying tobacco products and the fines for selling such products to those underage will both rise.

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