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Smoking down among US teens

Smoking down among US teens

| December 15, 2016

Smoking – defined as consuming half a pack or more of tobacco cigarettes a day – among US high-school seniors has fallen from 10.7 percent in 1991 to 1.8 percent in 2016.

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Czech bill passed in lower house

Czech bill passed in lower house

| December 14, 2016

The approval of an anti-smoking bill in the lower house of the Czech parliament was a victory for the protection of people’s health over commercial interests, the prime minister has claimed.

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Tobacco road map leads to dead end

Tobacco road map leads to dead end

| December 14, 2016

Although an anti-tobacco coalition has enjoyed a court victory against an Indonesian ‘tobacco road map’, it believes that ‘the fight against tobacco is like a never-ending story’.

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Factual warnings most effective

Factual warnings most effective

| December 14, 2016

New research has shown that factual, testimonial-based graphic health warnings are better at encouraging smokers to quit than are non-factual, contrived images.

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Christmas snowflakes on the cards

Christmas snowflakes on the cards

| December 14, 2016

With Iggesund’s 2016 Christmas cards offering the possibility of 44,000 different snowflake patterns, this year is going to be a unique Christmas, as well as a white one.

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Smoking down in Russia

Smoking down in Russia

| December 13, 2016

Health experts credit 2013 tobacco law.

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Marshall joins Nerudia

Marshall joins Nerudia

| December 13, 2016

Paul Marshall has joined Nerudia as regulatory principal to support customers with medicinal, pre-market tobacco application and Tobacco Product Directive projects.

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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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