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Call for e-cigs subsidy

Call for e-cigs subsidy

| March 10, 2017

In New Zealand, where nicotine patches and gum are subsidized, a call is being made for electronic cigarettes to be given the same status.

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Young people getting older

Young people getting older

| March 10, 2017

The tendency for countries to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products has the advantage of prolonging childhood.

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Tabaqueira enquiry ordered

Tabaqueira enquiry ordered

| March 10, 2017

Six years after Portugal’s wholesalers first made a complaint against Tabaqueira, the country’s competition regulator has been ordered to investigate that complaint.

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Battery workshop scheduled

Battery workshop scheduled

| March 10, 2017

The failures – sometimes explosive – of batteries used in some vapor devices have been causing concern; so a workshop to discuss these issues is timely.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| March 10, 2017

A lot of CORESTA reports and information on projects that it has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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Merger clears hurdle

Merger clears hurdle

| March 9, 2017

No anti-trust concerns over BAT-RAI deal

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Vapor industry seeks support

Vapor industry seeks support

| March 9, 2017

Vapor advocates in the US are promoting a bill that would mitigate against the worst excesses of the Food and Drug Administration’s electronic-cigarette deeming regulations.

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Minimum-age rise sought

Minimum-age rise sought

| March 9, 2017

Retailers in Guam could be in for a difficult transition if a proposed bill goes through because the minimum age for buying tobacco products and the fines for selling such products to those underage will both rise.

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Ninety percent tax and rising

Ninety percent tax and rising

| March 9, 2017

The UK budget has just slapped another wodge of tax on cigarettes, the lowest priced of which already attracted rates of 90 percent. No wonder the country boasts a thriving black market.

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Tobacco taxes, robberies up

Tobacco taxes, robberies up

| March 8, 2017

New Zealand, which imposes eye-watering levels of tobacco taxes, cannot be surprised that cigarettes are being targeted in retail-store robberies. Smokers are addicted to these products, and are often financially poor.

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E-cig tax plea in UK

E-cig tax plea in UK

| March 8, 2017

The UK Vaping Industry Association has produced some persuasive figures with which to try to dissuade the Chancellor from applying excise tax to vaping devices.

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PMI patently trying

PMI patently trying

| March 8, 2017

The idea that Philip Morris International is serious about harm reduction and reduced-risk products is supported by its record in applying for and obtaining patents.

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New research hits a nerve

New research hits a nerve

| March 8, 2017

The amount of research being carried out into the effects of tobacco smoking seems to be on the rise just as smoking rates are falling in the West. Perhaps some of this research should be targeted at other health issues, such as pollution.

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Video: CEO on BAT results

Video: CEO on BAT results

| March 7, 2017

CEO Nicandro Durante comments on British American Tobacco’s 2016 performance.

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Plain-talking packaging

Plain-talking packaging

| March 7, 2017

The name of a popular cigarette in North Korea has been changed because ‘Kumsugangsan’, or ‘land of natural beauty’ was seen not to reflect the reality of the country.

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Even plainer packaging

Even plainer packaging

| March 7, 2017

A cigarette soft pack that was included inside a ‘plain pack’ will not be the subject of punitive action in Australia. In fact, the soft pack, in metallic silver, was plainer than the ‘plain pack’.

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E-cigs represent a ‘win’

E-cigs represent a ‘win’

| March 7, 2017

There seems to be a momentum building up behind the idea that electronic cigarettes offer a solution to the problems created by traditional cigarettes.

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E-cigs have positive image

E-cigs have positive image

| March 7, 2017

A small survey in the US suggests that the perceived level of danger posed by electronic cigarettes decreases as frequency of use increases.

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Fat cat executives slammed

Fat cat executives slammed

| March 6, 2017

Philip Morris International deserves praise for having invested a lot of money in developing heated-tobacco devices, but it should not overstep the mark in promoting them.

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Nicotine ban ‘unethical’

Nicotine ban ‘unethical’

| March 6, 2017

A ban on nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes in Australia has been described as ‘unethical’, ‘unscientific’, ‘political’, ‘emotional’ and ‘ideological’. But there’s still time to reverse it.

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