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MRTP application made for low nicotine cigarette

MRTP application made for low nicotine cigarette

| January 6, 2016

Goodrich Tobacco Company (GTC) has submitted a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). GTC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the plant biotechnology company, 22nd Century Group. GTC is said to be seeking a reduced exposure order so that 22nd Century’s ‘BRAND A’ very low nicotine cigarettes may […]

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Canada signals its standardized packaging intentions

Canada signals its standardized packaging intentions

| January 6, 2016

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that he expects his health minister to introduce, as a matter of urgency, standardized packaging (PP) legislation for tobacco products, according to a story in the Ottawa Citizen relayed by the TMA. He wants the minister, Jane Philpott, to make it a top priority to introduce standardized […]

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E-cigarette study’s press release damaging to health

E-cigarette study’s press release damaging to health

| January 5, 2016

A leading US health expert has said that the most striking finding of a recent study, that e-cigarette aerosol had much lower cytotoxicity than did tobacco smoke, was hidden from the readers of a journal in which the study was published, the media and the public. Writing on his blog, Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor […]

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UK welcomes medicine suits for nicotine products

UK welcomes medicine suits for nicotine products

| January 5, 2016

Britain’s drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco vaping device to be sold as a quit smoking aid, the first such product to be given a drug license in the UK, according to a story by Kate Kelland for Reuters. The decision to license BAT’s e-Voke product means it can now […]

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Call for tobacco sales ban for those born after 2000

Call for tobacco sales ban for those born after 2000

| January 5, 2016

The president of the Norwegian Medical Association, Marit Hermansen, has proposed that a ban be imposed on the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after 2000 as a first step to create a smoke-free society by 2035, according to a story in The Local relayed by the TMA. Although health spokespersons from the Conservative, […]

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Smokers fined for affecting neighbor’s quiet life

Smokers fined for affecting neighbor’s quiet life

| January 5, 2016

Taiwan’s New Taipei District Court ruled on Monday that a man and his son should pay NT$24,900 (US$753) to a woman for letting the smell of the smoke from their cigarettes enter their neighbor’s apartment, according to a story in The China Post. The woman, named only as Chen, filed a suit in court stating […]

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