Category: Regulation

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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Thailand sharpens tobacco law

Thailand sharpens tobacco law

| March 3, 2017

Law raises smoking age and sets minimum pack size.

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Further bans mooted

Further bans mooted

| March 3, 2017

Japan has tended to take a fairly-independent line when it comes to smoking-related matters, but it is looking at falling into line and upping its tobacco bans ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

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Better out than in

Better out than in

| March 3, 2017

A call by an anti-tobacco foundation in Taiwan for a ban on tobacco smoking in all indoor public places seems to be based on air-quality measurements taken in nightclubs that allow smoking.

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E-cigs a ‘no-brainer’

E-cigs a ‘no-brainer’

| March 2, 2017

It is often said that cigarette taxes are raised to ‘encourage’ smokers to quit, but people aren’t encouraged with sticks. Encouragement comes in the form of alternative products.

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There is another way

There is another way

| March 2, 2017

The calls for tobacco harm-reduction strategies to replace quit-or-die policies seem to becoming louder with each day that passes.

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Shanghai bans smoking

Shanghai bans smoking

| March 2, 2017

The incidence or smoking in Shanghai, China, fell by 3.6 percentage points between 2010 and 2016, and, following the imposition of a public-places smoking ban yesterday, the incidence is likely to fall further.

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Factory closure threat

Factory closure threat

| March 2, 2017

The imposition of standardized tobacco packaging in South Africa would provide a boost to the illegal trade and might threaten the viability of British American Tobacco’s factory there.

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Flavor ban one step closer

Flavor ban one step closer

| March 1, 2017

A proposed bill banning most e-liquid flavors in New Jersey, US, is contrary to public health goals and would push vapers back toward conventional cigarettes and their known harms.

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E-cig gagging order mooted

E-cig gagging order mooted

| March 1, 2017

If the Canadian government is to prevent vape shops from providing their customers with scientific information about relative health risks, then it should provide such information.

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Tighter tobacco controls

Tighter tobacco controls

| February 27, 2017

Smokers in Shanghai, China, are faced with even tighter controls on where they will be able to indulge their habit; both in indoor and outdoor public places.

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Smoking ban sought in China

Smoking ban sought in China

| February 24, 2017

By November, China’s proposed smoking control regulations will have been on the State Council’s website for three years seeking public feedback.

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Supporting the small guy

Supporting the small guy

| February 23, 2017

If implemented, the US Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on premium cigars would put small firms out of business and reduce consumer choice.

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FDA applications meeting

FDA applications meeting

| February 22, 2017

Interested people may submit data, information and views ahead of a meeting called by the US Food and Drug Administration to explain the processes used in reviewing tobacco-product applications.

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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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