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Raising tobacco purchase age ‘unworkable’

Raising tobacco purchase age ‘unworkable’

| December 23, 2015

A prominent anti-tobacco campaigner in Tasmania, Australia, has hit out at the state government’s proposal to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21 or 25, according to a story in the Hobart Mercury. Ivan Dean, a member of Tasmania’s upper house, described the plan as impractical and unworkable. And he said it […]

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Malaysia’s tobacco sector under pressure

Malaysia’s tobacco sector under pressure

| December 23, 2015

The outlook for Malaysia’s tobacco sector next year is bleak as increasing cigarette prices, the illegal cigarette trade and a preference for vaping are expected to cause a decline in cigarette sales volumes, according to a story in The Edge Financial Daily. Analysts contacted by the Daily were quoted as saying that cigarette prices had […]

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Call for rethink on anti-electronic-cigarette stance

Call for rethink on anti-electronic-cigarette stance

| December 23, 2015

The US Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, of California, has urged the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, to reconsider her party’s anti-electronic-cigarette stance and support changes to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules, according to a piece by Guy Bentley in The Daily Caller. After the passage of the spending bill on Friday, Pelosi circulated […]

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Patented granted for PAX’s nicotine-salt e-liquid

Patented granted for PAX’s nicotine-salt e-liquid

| December 23, 2015

PAX Labs said yesterday that it had received a US patent for the nicotine salt e-liquid formulation used in its JUUL electronic cigarette. ‘Unlike other products in the e-liquid space, JUUL uses nicotine salts found in leaf tobacco, rather than free-base nicotine, as its core ingredient,’ the company said in a note issued through PR […]

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E-cigarettes forbidden by Malaysia fatwa council

E-cigarettes forbidden by Malaysia fatwa council

| December 22, 2015

Malaysia’s National Fatwa Council, which delivers religious rulings, has declared the use of electronic cigarettes as haram (forbidden) for Muslims, according to a story in The Star. Council chairman, Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin, was quoted as saying that, ‘based on scientific studies and findings the council had found that the vaping trend would […]

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Cambodia kicks off new anti-tobacco campaign

Cambodia kicks off new anti-tobacco campaign

| December 22, 2015

A new campaign by the government of Cambodia aimed at warning people about the dangers of tobacco smoking has been launched by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, according to a story in The Phnom Penh Post. At the launch of the campaign, called “Tobacco Makes Your Children Die”, the director of […]

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