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Anti-smoking research institute to open in South Korea

Anti-smoking research institute to open in South Korea

| September 22, 2015

The South Korean government will open an anti-smoking research institute next month, where the ingredients found in tobacco will be studied and the harmful effects of smoking will be assessed. Data gathered at the institute will likely to be used in the government’s ongoing lawsuit against tobacco companies over compensation for health care costs linked […]

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R.J. Reynolds signs vapor technology term sheet with BAT

R.J. Reynolds signs vapor technology term sheet with BAT

| September 22, 2015

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) has signed a technology-sharing term sheet with British American Tobacco (BAT) that provides a framework for collaboration and mutual cross-licensing of vapor product technologies through 2022. The term sheet is the first step in reaching a definitive agreement under which RJR and BAT will collaborate to develop next-generation vapor products. […]

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Leaf prices drive Andhra Pradesh growers to suicide

Leaf prices drive Andhra Pradesh growers to suicide

| September 22, 2015

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh, India, are being driven to suicide as the prices paid on what this year is a buyers’ market are plunging them into debt, according to a story in the Hindu, relayed by the TMA. Suicides are not unknown among Andhra’s flue-cured tobacco growers, but the situation is bad enough […]

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South Korea to open new tobacco research institute

South Korea to open new tobacco research institute

| September 22, 2015

The government of South Korea is due next month to open a research institute that will ‘study the ingredients in tobacco and assess the harmful effects of smoking,’ according to a story in The Korea Times. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP), which is part of the Ministry of Health […]

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Concerns over accidental e-liquids exposure

Concerns over accidental e-liquids exposure

| September 22, 2015

The UK National Health Service’s National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) has said in its annual report that urgent consideration needs to be given to the safe storage and packaging of electronic cigarettes and e-liquids, according to a story by the TMA based on the report. The NPIS said that during 2014-15 it had received 241 […]

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Crackdown on public-places smoking in Zimbabwe

Crackdown on public-places smoking in Zimbabwe

| September 22, 2015

Zimbabwe is cracking down on tobacco smoking in public places after aligning its tobacco control regulations with recommendations from the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a ZimEye story. The deputy director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse unit of the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Docas Sithole, said […]

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