Category: Regulation

FDA forming nicotine group

FDA forming nicotine group

| November 30, 2017

One of the tasks of the US Food and Drug Administration’s new Nicotine Steering Committee will be to ‘examine the evolving science behind the agency’s evaluation of … NRTs’.

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Suck it and see

Suck it and see

| November 29, 2017

Researchers often try to discover whether smoking is pleasurable or not by asking questions of smokers, but the only way truly to get to the bottom of this would be for them to try it.

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EU looks at ‘stronger’ rules

EU looks at ‘stronger’ rules

| November 28, 2017

The EU Commissioner for Health has raised an interesting question. Can you prevent consumers receiving misleading information about vapor products by banning advertising?

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Let them smoke cigarettes

Let them smoke cigarettes

| November 28, 2017

A minister in Indonesia seems to have a ‘puzzling’ attitude to traditional cigarettes; the consumption of which he appears to champion over the use of vapor products.

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2025 ‘tobacco-free’ goal

2025 ‘tobacco-free’ goal

| November 27, 2017

The WHO believes that other countries should learn from the anti-tobacco strategies of Turkmenistan, which Human Rights Watch describes as one of the world’s most repressive countries.

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Minimum pricing mooted

Minimum pricing mooted

| November 24, 2017

After a long battle with the drinks industry, the way has been cleared for the Scottish government to introduce minimum alcohol prices. Is it now the turn of the tobacco industry?

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India wants an end to ENDS

India wants an end to ENDS

| November 23, 2017

An expert group in India says that any form of nicotine use is hazardous and that, therefore, the use of electronic nicotine-delivery systems should be banned.

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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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