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Equity certificates for USTC growers

Equity certificates for USTC growers

| December 13, 2016

The board of directors of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative is offering to member growers its 2010 Certificates of Equity for voluntary redemption.

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Azerbaijani market going dark

Azerbaijani market going dark

| December 13, 2016

Azerbaijan is imposing a comprehensive, tobacco-products advertising, promotions and sponsorships ban while apparently developing its leaf growing sector.

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South Korea going graphic

South Korea going graphic

| December 13, 2016

Graphic health warnings are being introduced in South Korea where the prevalence of smoking among adult men stood at nearly forty percent at the end of 2015.

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Tobacco control policies working

Tobacco control policies working

| December 13, 2016

Between 2008 and 2014, tobacco control policies have helped 53 people quit smoking and, therefore, prevented the premature deaths from smoking of 22 million people.

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US FDA issues new guidelines

US FDA issues new guidelines

| December 13, 2016

A new guide about tobacco-product substantial equivalence in the US reflects a court’s finding that a change to an existing product’s label does not result in a ‘new tobacco product’.

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E-cig retailing laws relaxed

E-cig retailing laws relaxed

| December 12, 2016

Belgium has relaxed its vapor-product retailing laws with the transposition of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, but vapers are unhappy that these products are being regulated as tobacco products.

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Arrests over online sales of fakes

Arrests over online sales of fakes

| December 12, 2016

Police in an autonomous region of southern China have foiled a counterfeit cigarette trade being carried out online.

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FDA rules that cigars are cigarettes

FDA rules that cigars are cigarettes

| December 12, 2016

Fresh from its success in deeming products without tobacco to be tobacco products, the US Food and Drug Administration has decided that some cigars are cigarettes.

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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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