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Common ground for low risk

Common ground for low risk

| June 2, 2017

Vapers in the US are being urged to seek an alliance with snus users that ‘just might form an unstoppable force that politicians will be forced to yield to’.

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Spend more to save more

Spend more to save more

| June 2, 2017

An expenditure of $7 million on anti-smoking programs is said to offer a future saving of $68 million in health care spending. So why spend only $7 million on such programs?

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Crowded market

Crowded market

| June 2, 2017

If it turns out that another tobacco company is going to set up shop in the Solomon Islands, it will mean that the country will have one such company for every 200,000 people.

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Two years for vaping

Two years for vaping

| June 2, 2017

Vape in a park in the Malaysian state of Selangor and you could find yourself spending two years in jail. Harsh, but …

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Taxing harm reduction

Taxing harm reduction

| June 2, 2017

While many observers see electronic cigarettes as part of a new wave of harm reduction, Bangladesh’s Finance Minister lumps them with traditional cigarettes.

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Growth in packaging

Growth in packaging

| June 1, 2017

The value of the global tobacco packaging market will increase to $16.65 billion by 2022, according to a new report

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China’s slow ‘progress’

China’s slow ‘progress’

| June 1, 2017

More than half of China’s 316 million smokers have no intention of quitting their habit, but the World Health Organization is bent on making them change their minds.

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Capacity increase at VTM

Capacity increase at VTM

| June 1, 2017

Vapor Tobacco Manufacturing is expanding its manufacturing capacity for the ‘first and only’ electronic-nicotine-delivery-system device with USDA certified organic ingredients.

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Tobacco’s ‘myriad’ impacts

Tobacco’s ‘myriad’ impacts

| June 1, 2017

Demonizing second-hand smoke turned tobacco from an issue about individual smokers to one about groups of people. Now, an effort is being made to focus on tobacco’s impact on global well-being.

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Tobacco, marijuana go head-to-head

Tobacco, marijuana go head-to-head

| May 31, 2017

There seems to be a ‘disturbing degree of incoherence’ in Canada’s approach to tobacco and marijuana. But then Canada is not alone in suffering such a policies imbalance.

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Health spending inefficient

Health spending inefficient

| May 31, 2017

The health of US citizens ranks 43rd globally despite the country’s spending more than any other country per capita on health. Part of the reason is down to poverty-induced smoking.

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EU tobacco control poor

EU tobacco control poor

| May 31, 2017

A member of the European Parliament has said that some EU countries are not spending enough money nor expending enough effort on implementing tobacco-control policies.

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RAI names BAT-era team

RAI names BAT-era team

| May 31, 2017

According to a Reynolds American Inc. announcement, most of its senior team will remain in place after British American Tobacco acquires RAI, though a few will leave.

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Nanoparticles lower toxicity

Nanoparticles lower toxicity

| May 30, 2017

Researchers in Germany have discovered that copper hydroxide nanoparticles provide protection against toxic oxygen radicals in cigarette smoke.

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JT playing catch up

JT playing catch up

| May 30, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume is expected to fall by nearly10 percent this year as consumers flock to heated-tobacco technology.

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Retailers call for restraint

Retailers call for restraint

| May 30, 2017

Retailers operating in Sri Lanka have called on the government to exercise restraint in respect of tobacco regulations so as not to eviscerate, suddenly and drastically, their businesses.

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Illegal trade targeted

Illegal trade targeted

| May 30, 2017

Sensing that smugglers are likely to be incentivized by a looming additional impost on cigarettes, the Taiwan government is getting its retaliation in first.

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Vapor trial

Vapor trial

| May 29, 2017

Analysis of the vapor from British American Tobacco’s heated tobacco product, iFuse, has underlined the importance of product development in the quest for harm reduction.

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JT on sustainability

JT on sustainability

| May 26, 2017

Commenting on the publication of the JT Group’s 2016 Sustainability Report, Japan Tobacco International said that one of the challenges it had tackled was ‘the elimination of child labor’.

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Failing to enforce bans

Failing to enforce bans

| May 26, 2017

Despite being one of the first countries to sign up for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Greece apparently has a poor record on enforcing tobacco smoking bans.

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