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Very low nicotine cigarettes trial to be published

Very low nicotine cigarettes trial to be published

| June 19, 2015

The biotechnology company 22nd Century Group said on Wednesday that an independent Phase II clinical trial that had explored the efficacy of its very low nicotine tobacco as a smoking cessation aid when combined with pharmacotherapy had been accepted for publication in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The study, which was conducted at Queen Mary University […]

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Johnson Creek Enterprises updates product line, name and website

Johnson Creek Enterprises updates product line, name and website

| June 18, 2015

Johnson Creek Enterprises has announced the launch of hardware for advanced-level vapers, a new line of high-performance e-liquid and a new name. “To know your customer is to know your future,” said founder and CEO Christian Berkey. “A growing segment of our customers want the ability to customize their vaping gear.” To meet consumer needs, […]

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Singapore to ban emerging tobacco products from mid-December

Singapore to ban emerging tobacco products from mid-December

| June 18, 2015

Singapore will ban emerging tobacco products—those that are not currently available in Singapore as well as existing products in the local market—beginning Dec. 15, the ministry of health announced on June 15. The ban is a “pre-emptive measure to protect public health against the known and potential harms of such products,” the ministry said in […]

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Award of Hungary wholesale license hits tender spot

Award of Hungary wholesale license hits tender spot

| June 18, 2015

Three multinational tobacco companies have expressed concern that another multinational is part of a venture granted sole wholesale tobacco concession rights in Hungary, according to a story in Hungary Around the Clock, relayed by the TMA. In a joint statement released today, Philip Morris International, JT International and Imperial Tobacco Group said the Hungarian government’s […]

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Botswana plans to act against underage smoking

Botswana plans to act against underage smoking

| June 18, 2015

Botswana plans to introduce a new law requiring the licensing of retailers that sell cigarettes, according to a StarAfrica story citing an African Press Agency report. Ephraim Rapalai, a Ministry of Health environmental health officer, said that the licensing requirement was included in the proposed Tobacco Control Bill. The officer said Botswana’s biggest challenge was […]

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E-cigarettes to be kept out of airline checked bags

E-cigarettes to be kept out of airline checked bags

| June 18, 2015

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced a ban on electronic cigarettes being included in checked baggage, according to an ndtv.com story citing an Agence France Presse report. The ban is said to have been announced in response to reports that electronic cigarettes have sparked fires in the cargo holds of aircrafts. Airline passengers […]

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