Category: Regulation

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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Call for smoke-free homes

Call for smoke-free homes

| October 30, 2017

It seems that nothing has been done in the UAE to tackle underage smoking during the past 13-15 years, a period during which experimentation has remained about the same.

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Leaf price up – and down

Leaf price up – and down

| October 27, 2017

Japan’s tobacco growers are due next year to be paid a per-kg price for leaf that will be about one percent lower than the price they were paid in 2014.

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Cigarette traders jailed

Cigarette traders jailed

| October 27, 2017

Three of the 400 people who have been fined in Fiji during the past 15 months for various offences against tobacco-control regulations have wound up in jail.

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Retailers face jail threat

Retailers face jail threat

| October 27, 2017

Although banning the sale of heat-not-ban devices to minors is laudable, the threat of jailing those that do so with three years in prison seems disproportionate.

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E-cig consultation launched

E-cig consultation launched

| October 26, 2017

A lot of observers rightly say that there are gaps in the research into vapor products, but this is only to be expected in respect of a relatively new, fast-evolving category.

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Macau creates gray area

Macau creates gray area

| October 26, 2017

From next year, a smoker passing a bus stop will be required to extinguish her cigarette as she passes over a gray line delineating a 10-meter exclusion zone around that stop.

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Tobacco under pressure

Tobacco under pressure

| October 24, 2017

Some of Turkey’s tobacco growers, along with other farmers, are unhappy at some of the government’s agricultural policies.

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Growers have their say

Growers have their say

| October 23, 2017

Tobacco growers are urging regulators to enact only those tobacco-control measures that are effective; not those that only disrupt tobacco production.

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‘Hypocrisy’ highlighted

‘Hypocrisy’ highlighted

| October 23, 2017

Ontario’s emphasis on enforcement when it comes to cannabis legislation is said to contrast with its approach to the province’s ‘booming’ trade in contraband tobacco.

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FDA offers disaster relief

FDA offers disaster relief

| October 19, 2017

The effects of recent natural disasters on tobacco businesses are being assessed by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Antis nose around homes

Antis nose around homes

| October 18, 2017

If smokers are not going to be allowed to smoke at work, at the pub, in their cars, in the park and in their homes, prohibition – through the back door – is nigh.

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Prohibition a step closer

Prohibition a step closer

| October 16, 2017

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly is seeking to discourage people from smoking in their homes if people under 18 years of age are present.

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Guam bill targets vaping

Guam bill targets vaping

| October 13, 2017

Vaping will join smoking as an activity banned in public places on Guam if a new bill is successful in amending current legislation.

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FDA issues final guidance

FDA issues final guidance

| October 12, 2017

A prohibition on the distribution of free samples of tobacco products is said to be among the US FDA’s most important provisions in helping to reduce youth access to such products.

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Welcome to Thailand

Welcome to Thailand

| October 11, 2017

Visitors to Thailand could find their holiday extended by one year with full board provided by the state if they are caught from November smoking on one of 20 beaches.

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Taiwan to ban e-cigs

Taiwan to ban e-cigs

| October 9, 2017

Taiwan is set to ban flavored cigarettes, increase the size of cigarette-pack health warnings, and ban the import and local manufacture of electronic cigarettes.

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Singapore issues tickets

Singapore issues tickets

| October 4, 2017

It sounds a lot when Singapore says that it issued 19,000 tickets to people caught smoking in prohibited areas last year, but it is only 0.002 of a ticket per prohibited-area day.

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Using science to reduce risk

Using science to reduce risk

| September 25, 2017

British American Tobacco is putting forward a scientific framework that would allow innovations in next generation products to move quickly, but with regulatory oversight, onto consumer markets.

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