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Health watchdog suing e-cigarette manufacturers

Health watchdog suing e-cigarette manufacturers

| September 3, 2015

The US non-profit health watchdog, Center for Environmental Health (CEH), said yesterday that the majority of the 97 electronic cigarettes and other vaping products tested had produced high levels of the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, in violation of California safety standards. The independent laboratory testing of products from two dozen electronic cigarette manufacturers were […]

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Advertising watchdog warns over e-cigarette claims

Advertising watchdog warns over e-cigarette claims

| September 3, 2015

Consumers looking to try out electronic cigarettes need to be wary of the ‘flood of questionable ad claims on the Internet,’ according to the advertising watchdog, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org). In a pres note issued through PRNewswire, TINA.org said that it had examined more than 150 electronic cigarette sites, including those operated by wholesalers, retailers of major […]

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Closing in on the genetics of tobacco addiction

Closing in on the genetics of tobacco addiction

| September 3, 2015

Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy (VCUSP) have identified specific sets of genetic variants that are significantly associated with cigarette addiction, according to a story by Cynthia Mcmullen for Medical Xpress. Pinpointing these genetic variants could eventually assist in identifying the biological mechanism behind nicotine addiction and in generating novel drug therapy […]

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Imperial calls for fact-based communication

Imperial calls for fact-based communication

| September 2, 2015

Imperial Tobacco Canada has called on the government of Quebec to define a specific regulatory framework for electronic cigarettes that would allow for fact-based communication with consumers. Imperial, which described itself as Canada’s largest legal tobacco company, on Monday presented before the parliamentary commission on Bill 44, which is intended to bolster controls on tobacco […]

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Counterfeit goods a challenge to Indian government

Counterfeit goods a challenge to Indian government

| September 2, 2015

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and KPMG has reported that India’s all-products counterfeit market is estimated to be growing at 44 percent a year, according to a Press Trust of India report relayed by the TMA. The market was said to have reached Rs1.05 trillion (US$15.8 billion) last year, with tobacco […]

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CORESTA documents available for download

CORESTA documents available for download

| September 2, 2015

The CORESTA Secretariat said yesterday that the following documents had been published in August and could be downloaded from: www.coresta.org. RAC SG CTR “2014-2015 Collaborative Study of CORESTA Monitor Test Pieces CM7 and CM8” (2015-08-26). PTM SG CTR “Collaborative Study to Evaluate a Paperboard Substitute for a Diffusion Capacity Standard” (2015-08-31).

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