Category: Regulation

Smoking restrictions, no ban

Smoking restrictions, no ban

| November 17, 2017

Japan seems intent on introducing fairer indoor tobacco-smoking regulations than those that have been imposed in many other countries. It is looking at restrictions rather a ban.

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Prices thrown into pot

Prices thrown into pot

| November 14, 2017

Questions are being raised in Canada about whether a similar pricing strategy to the one being suggested for legal marijuana should be applied to tobacco.

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Australia under e-pressure

Australia under e-pressure

| November 14, 2017

Australia is coming under increasing pressure to reverse its opposition to allowing the use of e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool.

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Victim or villain?

Victim or villain?

| November 14, 2017

A recent Transparency International report says the tobacco industry hampers regulations that could reduce smuggling and benefit revenue collection for Latin-American countries.

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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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Topless protest

Topless protest

| November 13, 2017

The head of a smokers’ group in the US has described as ‘outrageous’ a local restriction that seeks to prevent smoking in topless cars – no, not topless bars.

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Vatican to ban sales

Vatican to ban sales

| November 10, 2017

The announcement of a forthcoming ban on sales of cigarettes within the Vatican City State has provided no end of amusement for headline writers, with holy smoke a favorite.

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Uruguay going after packs

Uruguay going after packs

| November 9, 2017

Uruguay, which has a history of robust anti-tobacco activities, looks set to become the seventh country to introduce standardized cigarette packaging

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England to quit by 2040

England to quit by 2040

| November 9, 2017

The end game is in sight. England could quit smoking by 2040 according to a new report prepared for Philip Morris Ltd; or it could quit by 2029 given certain interventions.

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FDA calls iQOS meeting

FDA calls iQOS meeting

| November 9, 2017

Deadlines have been set for presentations to the US Food and Drug Administration’s committee meeting that will discuss Philip Morris’ modified risk tobacco product applications.

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Health as a broader church

Health as a broader church

| November 8, 2017

It is an old, vexed question: should people be encouraged or forced, in their own best interests, to change their habits – given that it can be identified what are their own best interests.

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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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Reduced-risk plan dropped

Reduced-risk plan dropped

| November 6, 2017

If a World Health Organization note is anything to go by, the recently-announced Foundation for a Smoke Free World is going to have its work cut out simply explaining its mission.

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Best Malawi season for JTI

Best Malawi season for JTI

| November 3, 2017

All of JTI Leaf Malawi’s tobacco growers have been able to pay off their financing loans taken out in support of the 2016-17 production season. 

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Making sales more difficult

Making sales more difficult

| November 2, 2017

In recent years, Turkey, which grows some of the world’s most sought-after leaf tobacco, has become increasingly intolerant towards tobacco smoking and smokers.

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Report backs e-cigarettes

Report backs e-cigarettes

| November 1, 2017

A group of UK parliamentarians believe misinformation is preventing a significant number of smokers from making the decision to switch to vaping.

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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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Track-and-trace under fire

Track-and-trace under fire

| October 31, 2017

An MEP has claimed that the EU’s planned tobacco-products track-and-trace system would ultimately drive out of business small tobacco manufacturers in the UK – the only ones left.

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Retailers look to future

Retailers look to future

| October 31, 2017

The average monthly revenue per US vape store has not changed since last year, but, in the main, stores are feeling more confident about the future than they were earlier this year.

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Farmers seek protection

Farmers seek protection

| October 31, 2017

Tobacco farmers in Indonesia are calling for protection from imports. Why wouldn’t they? What has globalization done for them?

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