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Smoking stopped at bus stops

Smoking stopped at bus stops

| December 12, 2016

Tobacco smoking is due to be banned at all bus stops in Taipei, Taiwan, where, presumably, only electric buses operate.

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FDA extends registration deadline

FDA extends registration deadline

| December 9, 2016

Revised guidance clarifies enforcement intentions.

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Electronic cigarette report decried

Electronic cigarette report decried

| December 9, 2016

A warning has been issued that the US Surgeon General’s report on electronic cigarettes risks causing serious harm to public health.

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Nicotine improves cognitive function

Nicotine improves cognitive function

| December 9, 2016

A study in New Zealand has found that nicotine improves the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia.

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Aerosol test results validated

Aerosol test results validated

| December 9, 2016

British American Tobacco has conducted research showing that the results of tests on electronic-cigarette aerosols are valid.

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Some success for plain packs

Some success for plain packs

| December 9, 2016

A new study of the effects of standardized packaging seems to show that Australia has had some success in making young people think harder about taking up smoking.

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SG report a ‘disservice’

SG report a ‘disservice’

| December 8, 2016

Vapor advocates are disappointed by the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on e-cigarettes.

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Surgeon General calls for e-cig curbs

Surgeon General calls for e-cig curbs

| December 8, 2016

The U.S. continues to view e-cigarettes as a tobacco gateway.

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Sweden at bottom of EU smoking table

Sweden at bottom of EU smoking table

| December 8, 2016

Sweden is at the bottom of the EU’s smoking table because of the availability there of snus. So why doesn’t the EU allow snus to be sold in other member states?

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Campaign targets second-hand smoke

Campaign targets second-hand smoke

| December 8, 2016

A campaign to highlight the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke has been launched in Vietnam, where non-smoking women are said to account for 20 percent of lung cancer cases.

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Second-hand marijuana smoke concerns

Second-hand marijuana smoke concerns

| December 8, 2016

A US researcher is calling for more research into the possible risk to children of their being exposed to second-hand marijuana smoke in areas where marijuana use is legal or common.

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Altria, PMI declare dividends

Altria, PMI declare dividends

| December 8, 2016

Altria and Philip Morris International each declared a regular quarterly dividend yesterday.

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Altria has stake in iQOS application

Altria has stake in iQOS application

| December 7, 2016

Altria stands to gain hugely if Philip Morris International’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product application for iQOS proves successful in the US.

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Purilum to fill Vape Forward pods

Purilum to fill Vape Forward pods

| December 7, 2016

At its modern plant in North Carolina, Purilum is to fill the refill pods for Vape Forward’s CYNC compact electronic vaporizer, which uses sealed cartridges.

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Personalizing pack health warnings

Personalizing pack health warnings

| December 7, 2016

When huge cigarette-pack health warnings started to appear, entrepreneurs reacted by offering sleeves to cover them up. Now, it is possible to personalize them, so as to underline the message.

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New board member at PMI

New board member at PMI

| December 7, 2016

The latest director to join the Philip Morris International board, Massimo Ferragamo, is said to have ‘deep experience in the global luxury consumer products business’.

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‘Concerns’ over illegal-trade proceeds

‘Concerns’ over illegal-trade proceeds

| December 6, 2016

Australia should not be surprised that criminals take advantage of the business opportunities presented to them by policies aimed at increasing cigarette excise taxes unremittingly.

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Diminishing returns in Sri Lanka

Diminishing returns in Sri Lanka

| December 6, 2016

Sri Lanka has had to revise down its 2016 cigarette tax revenue estimate because taxes seem to have pushed the prices of these products beyond the reach of many smokers.

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PMI files modified risk application

PMI files modified risk application

| December 6, 2016

A Modified Risk Tobacco Product application has been submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration on behalf of an electronically heated tobacco product – presumably iQOS.

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No iQOS launch in the Philippines

No iQOS launch in the Philippines

| December 6, 2016

Asked whether Philip Morris would be introducing iQOS to the Philippines, a company spokesman said not immediately, but that it would be growing its portfolio of conventional cigarettes.

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