Category: Regulation

Smoking restrictions

Smoking restrictions

| May 19, 2017

Tobacco smoking bans are to be brought in in certain cities of Myanmar, which, according to the World Health Organization, is one of the worst countries for air pollution.

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Time for EU to reflect

Time for EU to reflect

| May 18, 2017

New EU tobacco regulations have been described as a disgraceful attempt to denormalize both the product and legitimate consumers. It is said to be time for reflection.

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Smoking rooms reprieved

Smoking rooms reprieved

| May 18, 2017

Taiwan was planning to close all of the country’s tobacco-smoking sanctuaries, but, after a public consultation, has changed its mind.

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New rules seen as infantile

New rules seen as infantile

| May 17, 2017

Brexit is being put forward as an opportunity for the UK government to dump new tobacco-control regulations that spring from the EU’s latest Tobacco Products Directive.

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Ray of hope for e-cigs

Ray of hope for e-cigs

| May 17, 2017

The new head of the US’ Food and Drug Administration has suggested that harm reduction should be explored in the case where smokers were unable or unwilling to quit smoking.

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Anti-tobacco bill passed

Anti-tobacco bill passed

| May 17, 2017

Azerbaijan is simultaneously clamping down on tobacco smoking at home while promoting exports of its leaf tobacco.

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FDA deadlines guidance

FDA deadlines guidance

| May 11, 2017

Guidance has been issued concerning the deadlines for compliance with those US Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations that have been extended.

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Senate confirms FDA head

Senate confirms FDA head

| May 10, 2017

The eyes of the US vapor industry will be set on Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who yesterday was confirmed by the Senate as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Opportunity missed

Opportunity missed

| May 8, 2017

The US Congress has missed an opportunity to reverse a ‘terrible regulatory decision by the Food and Drug Administration’ in respect of electronic cigarettes.

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Pagodas ruled no-smoking

Pagodas ruled no-smoking

| May 8, 2017

Pagodas in Mandalay, Myanmar, are being declared places where it is not permitted to smoke tobacco or to chew betel quid.

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GFN program complete

GFN program complete

| May 8, 2017

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

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WTO upholds plain packs

WTO upholds plain packs

| May 5, 2017

The World Trade Organization is believed to have upheld Australia’s imposition of standardized tobacco packs, which first appeared there towards the end of 2012.

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Looming health concerns

Looming health concerns

| May 5, 2017

A British Medical Journal editorial argues that an indirect result of Brexit could be that UK health policies are left more exposed to challenges by companies, including tobacco companies.

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US vapor bill introduced

US vapor bill introduced

| May 2, 2017

A bill has been introduced to the US House of Representatives that aims to change the Food and Drug Administration’s approach to vapor products and harm reduction.

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Plain packs persuasive

Plain packs persuasive

| April 28, 2017

A new review has been lobbed on to the battlefield of standardized tobacco packaging – this one claiming that the UK’s imposition of such packaging could result in hundreds of thousands of smokers quitting their habit.

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Graphic health warnings

Graphic health warnings

| April 28, 2017

Graphic health warnings are due to make an appearance in Laos from the start of next month.

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Smoking ban concessions

Smoking ban concessions

| April 28, 2017

With opposition from within some influential quarters and with time running out to pass legislation in the current parliamentary session, Japan’s Ministry of Health is looking at offering smoking-ban concessions.

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Heart attacks fall in Calgary

Heart attacks fall in Calgary

| April 25, 2017

Hospital visits due to heart attacks fell in the city of Calgary after the introduction of public-places tobacco-smoking bans, but it is not known whether the bans caused this fall.

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Smoking bans an Olympic effort

Smoking bans an Olympic effort

| April 24, 2017

In trying to accommodate the sometimes-competing goals of the sports industry and small businesses, Japan is trying to find a middle way in respect of public tobacco smoking bans.

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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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