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Snus provides protection

Snus provides protection

| January 6, 2017

New research has confirmed a previous finding that current snus use is strongly protective against Parkinson’s disease, with more protection provided by heavier and long-term use.

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E-cigs aid quitting

E-cigs aid quitting

| January 6, 2017

Electronic cigarettes have been found by Ireland’s Health Information and Quality Authority to provide a cost-effective method of helping more people to quit smoking.

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New business model invoked

New business model invoked

| January 6, 2017

The commercialization of Voke, the safer alternative to cigarettes that doesn’t heat liquid, use a battery or create vapor, should gather momentum during this year.

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Kochar to lead hologram group

Kochar to lead hologram group

| January 5, 2017

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has appointed Manoj Kochar to the position of chairman.

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E-cigs charge battery sales

E-cigs charge battery sales

| January 5, 2017

Sales of e-cigarettes have contributed significantly to the growth of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, according to the research firm Packaged Facts.

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Growers over-planted

Growers over-planted

| January 5, 2017

The provincial government of Ontario, Canada, says it is following the law in fining tobacco growers for over-planting, but there is a suggestion that planting rules lack clarity.

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New barn system

New barn system

| January 5, 2017

Using paddy husk to generate the heat necessary to cure tobacco is environment friendly, but now a Sri Lankan inventor has refined the system to make it more efficient.

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Voke on the back burner

Voke on the back burner

| January 5, 2017

Having obtained for Voke a medicinal license from the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, British American Tobacco has put the product on the back burner.

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E-auctions ready to go

E-auctions ready to go

| January 5, 2017

Using e-auctions in Zimbabwe in 2017 will curb corruption and improve transparency on the country’s auction floors, says the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board.

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Export opportunities welcomed

Export opportunities welcomed

| January 4, 2017

The prospects for tobacco farmers in Cambodia have been given a lift by a trade agreement that allows for the annual duty-free import by Vietnam of 3,000 tons of unmanufactured Cambodian tobacco.

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Cigarette production down

Cigarette production down

| January 4, 2017

A fall in consumption of licit cigarettes in Indonesia seems to have been partly offset by an increase in the consumption of illicit cigarettes.

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Display ban to be imposed

Display ban to be imposed

| January 4, 2017

Because the Dutch government did not like the proposals put forward by the tobacco industry for a tobacco-products retail display ban, it is going to come up with its own plan.

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FDA battery safety workshop

FDA battery safety workshop

| January 4, 2017

Failures among electronic cigarette batteries are relatively rare, but they attract huge headlines and it is as well that the US Food and Drug Administration is to look into these matters.

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A sign of the times in Austria

A sign of the times in Austria

| January 3, 2017

An apartment-dweller in Austria is having to smoke only at specified times following a court ruling aimed at protecting a neighbor from being disturbed by tobacco smoke.

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Three strikes and you’re out

Three strikes and you’re out

| January 3, 2017

New tobacco-smoking bans in public housing in Tampa, Florida, apparently make no concessions to existing residents who are smokers.

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Tobacco smoke banned

Tobacco smoke banned

| January 3, 2017

Cigarette smoking has been banned in all indoor public places in the city of Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong province, and in some outdoor areas too.

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Big tax increase in NZ

Big tax increase in NZ

| January 3, 2017

Cigarette smokers in New Zealand are having to pay more for their cigarettes following a start-of-the-year 10 percent tobacco excise tax rise. And there are three more such increases in the pipeline.

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Less-risky rewards on offer

Less-risky rewards on offer

| December 30, 2016

The rewards on offer for developing significantly less-risky alternatives to traditional tobacco cigarettes could include the saving of billions of lives and the making of billions of dollars.

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Starting the year with a ban

Starting the year with a ban

| December 30, 2016

This is the way the New Year starts in Malta: not with a bang but a ban on smoking and vaping in private cars when young people are present.

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Vaping popular with teenagers

Vaping popular with teenagers

| December 30, 2016

Not all US teenage vapers are using their electronic cigarettes to deliver nicotine, which could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your point of view.

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