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Plain packs challenge faltering

Plain packs challenge faltering

| December 20, 2016

A challenge that was mounted in the UK against the government’s imposition of standardized tobacco-products packaging seems to be running out of steam.

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Estonia to curb tobacco displays

Estonia to curb tobacco displays

| December 20, 2016

Tobacco-products display bans form part of draft legislation that is being table in Estonia this week and that also seeks to reduce the accessibility of electronic cigarettes.

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Social smoking on the rise

Social smoking on the rise

| December 19, 2016

An increasing number of people in Australia believe that smoking tobacco occasionally is not harmful to their health – and it is at this time of year that social smoking lights up.

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Synthetic nicotine off FDA hook

Synthetic nicotine off FDA hook

| December 19, 2016

A court brief by the US Food and Drug Administration seems to indicate that synthetic nicotine does not of itself fall under the remit of the deeming regulations.

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CORESTA documents available

CORESTA documents available

| December 19, 2016

News of CORESTA’s general activities and special projects, along with documents and reports, are now available for download from the organization’s website.

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Vapor Corp. appoints CFO

Vapor Corp. appoints CFO

| December 16, 2016

Vapor Corp. has appointed John A. Ollet to serve as its new chief financial officer.

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‘Hookah mislabeled’

‘Hookah mislabeled’

| December 16, 2016

Label information on many hookah tobacco products is misleading and may be misinterpreted by consumers, according to new research on nicotine and pH levels in hookah tobacco.

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No e-cigarette DNA damage

No e-cigarette DNA damage

| December 16, 2016

Researchers at British American Tobacco have shown that, unlike tobacco smoke, electronic cigarette vapor does not cause DNA damage in human cells.

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EU monitoring e-cigarettes

EU monitoring e-cigarettes

| December 16, 2016

Despite the fast development rate of electronic cigarettes, the EU Commission, which is monitoring usage developments, has no plans to report on them until 2021.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| December 16, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s November domestic cigarette volume was down on that of November 2015, but, at the same time, its domestic cigarette revenue was increased.

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Youngsters spurn cigarettes

Youngsters spurn cigarettes

| December 16, 2016

Whereas 19 percent of young people – aged 8 to 15 years – in England had tried tobacco cigarettes in 2003, that figure is now down to four percent.

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New e-cigarette report

New e-cigarette report

| December 15, 2016

Beige Market Intelligence has published a new report on the e-cigarette market, titled “Global vapor market (e-cigarette and vaporizer) strategic assessment and forecast till 2021.”

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U.K. requires OK

U.K. requires OK

| December 15, 2016

Starting April 17, business and individuals carrying out any operation in the U.K. using raw tobacco must get approval from HM Revenue and Customs.

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E-cigarette info for parents

E-cigarette info for parents

| December 15, 2016

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in New York launched a new online resource, called “Expert views: e-cigarettes,” as part of efforts to help parents better understand vapor products.

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Auctions licensed

Auctions licensed

| December 15, 2016

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has licensed three auction floors and 19 contract buyers for the 2017 marketing season.

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Lauterbach and Sherwood join forces

Lauterbach and Sherwood join forces

| December 15, 2016

Lauterbach & Associates has teamed up with Neil Sherwood Consulting of Switzerland.

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