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Regulating electronic cigarettes for maximum benefit

Regulating electronic cigarettes for maximum benefit

| March 17, 2015

A US legal scholar and tobacco control expert says he has developed a research-based roadmap that allows for the immediate regulation of e-cigarettes. Writing in the March issue of Food and Drug Law Journal, Eric N. Lindblom, JD, senior scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, said his proposal would minimize […]

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Tobacco growing a wealth creator in Karnataka

Tobacco growing a wealth creator in Karnataka

| March 17, 2015

A study carried out in Karnataka, India, has suggested that tobacco-producing districts are wealthier than those not producing tobacco, according to a Press Trust of India story relayed by the TMA. The Indian government is considering implementing Articles 17 and 18 of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control that aim to phase […]

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England opts for £12 billion plain packaging gamble

England opts for £12 billion plain packaging gamble

| March 17, 2015

The UK’s upper house has approved a bill that will require cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco to be sold in England only in standardized packaging from May 2016, according to a Newsweek story relayed by the TMA. The approval sets the UK government on a collision course with tobacco companies, which have threatened to sue. One […]

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Swedish Match AGM set for April 23

Swedish Match AGM set for April 23

| March 17, 2015

Swedish Match is due to hold its annual general meeting in Stockholm next month. The meeting is scheduled to start at 16.30 Central European Time on April 23 at Citykonferensen, Stockholm. The agenda is at: http://www.swedishmatch.com/en/Media/Pressreleases/Press-releases/2015/Notice-to-the-Annual-General-Meeting-in-Swedish-Match-AB-publ/.

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Study recommends raising tobacco purchase age

Study recommends raising tobacco purchase age

| March 16, 2015

A study presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 12 supports the theory that raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 from 18 will substantially reduce the number of 15- to 17-year-olds who start smoking and decrease the number of early deaths and low birth weights due to smoking. Conducted by an […]

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Report calls for regulation of vapor products

Report calls for regulation of vapor products

| March 16, 2015

The Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health has released a report asking the federal government to establish new legislative framework for the regulation of vapor products. The report, titled “Vaping: Towards A regulatory framework for e-cigarettes,” includes provisions to regulate e-liquid content; prohibit e-liquid flavorings that are “specifically designed to appeal to youth”; […]

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