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Even plainer packaging

Even plainer packaging

| March 7, 2017

A cigarette soft pack that was included inside a ‘plain pack’ will not be the subject of punitive action in Australia. In fact, the soft pack, in metallic silver, was plainer than the ‘plain pack’.

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E-cigs represent a ‘win’

E-cigs represent a ‘win’

| March 7, 2017

There seems to be a momentum building up behind the idea that electronic cigarettes offer a solution to the problems created by traditional cigarettes.

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E-cigs have positive image

E-cigs have positive image

| March 7, 2017

A small survey in the US suggests that the perceived level of danger posed by electronic cigarettes decreases as frequency of use increases.

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Fat cat executives slammed

Fat cat executives slammed

| March 6, 2017

Philip Morris International deserves praise for having invested a lot of money in developing heated-tobacco devices, but it should not overstep the mark in promoting them.

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Nicotine ban ‘unethical’

Nicotine ban ‘unethical’

| March 6, 2017

A ban on nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes in Australia has been described as ‘unethical’, ‘unscientific’, ‘political’, ‘emotional’ and ‘ideological’. But there’s still time to reverse it.

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Children bequeathed lethal environments

Children bequeathed lethal environments

| March 6, 2017

Children grow up in lethal environments created by adults, but, despite the hype about tobacco, tobacco smoke seems to be only a minor factor.

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Smoking survey shocks

Smoking survey shocks

| March 6, 2017

Young people in Malaysia can buy cigarettes easily at supermarkets, grocery stores and roadside stalls, a new survey has shown.

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A&R partners in Pakistan

A&R partners in Pakistan

| March 3, 2017

A&R Carton of Lund, Sweden, and Packages Limited, of Lahore, Pakistan, have signed a strategic partnership agreement.

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Thailand sharpens tobacco law

Thailand sharpens tobacco law

| March 3, 2017

Law raises smoking age and sets minimum pack size.

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Greer to lead TMA

Greer to lead TMA

| March 3, 2017

The TMA has appointed Christopher B. Greer as its new president and CEO.

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Record valuations for tobacco brands

Record valuations for tobacco brands

| March 3, 2017

Trademarks continue to gain value despite mounting regulations.

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Further bans mooted

Further bans mooted

| March 3, 2017

Japan has tended to take a fairly-independent line when it comes to smoking-related matters, but it is looking at falling into line and upping its tobacco bans ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

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Better out than in

Better out than in

| March 3, 2017

A call by an anti-tobacco foundation in Taiwan for a ban on tobacco smoking in all indoor public places seems to be based on air-quality measurements taken in nightclubs that allow smoking.

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E-cigs a ‘no-brainer’

E-cigs a ‘no-brainer’

| March 2, 2017

It is often said that cigarette taxes are raised to ‘encourage’ smokers to quit, but people aren’t encouraged with sticks. Encouragement comes in the form of alternative products.

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There is another way

There is another way

| March 2, 2017

The calls for tobacco harm-reduction strategies to replace quit-or-die policies seem to becoming louder with each day that passes.

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Shanghai bans smoking

Shanghai bans smoking

| March 2, 2017

The incidence or smoking in Shanghai, China, fell by 3.6 percentage points between 2010 and 2016, and, following the imposition of a public-places smoking ban yesterday, the incidence is likely to fall further.

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Factory closure threat

Factory closure threat

| March 2, 2017

The imposition of standardized tobacco packaging in South Africa would provide a boost to the illegal trade and might threaten the viability of British American Tobacco’s factory there.

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‘Horrifying’ experiments

‘Horrifying’ experiments

| March 1, 2017

A story in Australia has told of the shock expressed at the treatment of mice still being used in cigarette-smoke experiments, but such experiments are now being used for vapor products too.

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Flavor ban one step closer

Flavor ban one step closer

| March 1, 2017

A proposed bill banning most e-liquid flavors in New Jersey, US, is contrary to public health goals and would push vapers back toward conventional cigarettes and their known harms.

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E-cig gagging order mooted

E-cig gagging order mooted

| March 1, 2017

If the Canadian government is to prevent vape shops from providing their customers with scientific information about relative health risks, then it should provide such information.

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