Category: Regulation

Bus-stop smoking ban

Bus-stop smoking ban

| February 21, 2017

From next week, people waiting at bus stops in Taipei, Taiwan, will be protected from tobacco smoke. They just have to hope that the buses aren’t diesel-powered.

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Attempt to rescue e-cigs

Attempt to rescue e-cigs

| February 20, 2017

The health of millions of US smokers is at stake as two congressmen try to prevent the electronic-cigarette industry from being nearly obliterated by ‘deeming regulations’.

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Gambling on smoking

Gambling on smoking

| February 16, 2017

Macau has drawn back from an earlier plan that would have seen tobacco smoking banned from all casinos in the city, but smokers will have to smoke in special lounges, not while gambling.

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Little to justify bans

Little to justify bans

| February 15, 2017

From a risk-reduction standpoint, there seems to be little justification for public-places smoking bans, and yet they are becoming more widespread and more extreme.

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HNB hinges on regulation

HNB hinges on regulation

| February 10, 2017

New study says HNB products are promising harm-reduction tools–provided that regulators treat them appropriately.

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Smoking ban preparations

Smoking ban preparations

| January 25, 2017

Shanghai is getting lots of advice on how to enforce its coming tobacco smoking ban, but all it really needs to do is make sure that smokers are aware of where they may or may not smoke.

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Advertising under threat

Advertising under threat

| January 25, 2017

Indonesia is looking at banning the advertising of tobacco products on radio and television, where such advertising is already the subject of restrictions.

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Cautious on heat-not-burn

Cautious on heat-not-burn

| January 20, 2017

If the launch in the UK of the iQOS heated-tobacco device is demonstrating one thing it is that it is difficult to get across to some people the workings of a new technology.

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Trying to Trump new rules

Trying to Trump new rules

| January 19, 2017

A lot of vapor businesses and believers in the concept of tobacco-harm reduction are pinning their hopes on convincing the new US administration to roll-back some of the more egregious regulations on vapor products.

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Tobacco smoking ban working

Tobacco smoking ban working

| January 16, 2017

With smog outside and tobacco smoking bans successfully in force inside, Beijingers could do worse than to pop inside for a breath of fresh air.

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Olympic ban on the cards

Olympic ban on the cards

| January 16, 2017

In the lead-up to 2020, Japan is preparing to ban tobacco smoking in public places, perhaps because it doesn’t want people sitting in café’s puffing on performance-enhancing drugs.

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Smoking ban a priority

Smoking ban a priority

| January 13, 2017

About 1 in 10 Chinese people lives in a place where tobacco smoking is banned in public places, but a national ban is said to be coming – perhaps this year.

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Sales ban proposal attacked

Sales ban proposal attacked

| January 13, 2017

A Russian health ministry proposal to ban the sale of tobacco products to people born after 2015 has met with opposition from tobacco producers.

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Nicotine not an EU target

Nicotine not an EU target

| January 9, 2017

Despite their high media profile in recent months, very-low-nicotine cigarettes do not form part of the EU Commission’s tobacco control strategy.

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FDA final rule issued

FDA final rule issued

| January 9, 2017

Depending on its intended use, a tobacco product, or a tobacco-derived product might fall under one of three sections of the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Display ban to be imposed

Display ban to be imposed

| January 4, 2017

Because the Dutch government did not like the proposals put forward by the tobacco industry for a tobacco-products retail display ban, it is going to come up with its own plan.

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