Tag: united states

FDA issues final guidance

FDA issues final guidance

| October 12, 2017

A prohibition on the distribution of free samples of tobacco products is said to be among the US FDA’s most important provisions in helping to reduce youth access to such products.

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Vaping a life saver

Vaping a life saver

| October 3, 2017

New research has found that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains in the US, even given pessimistic assumptions.

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Lawsuit being retired

Lawsuit being retired

| October 3, 2017

The huge delay in implementing court-ordered, public ‘corrective statements’ by US tobacco manufacturers could render them counterproductive in the reduced-risk age.

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Children miss out

Children miss out

| October 3, 2017

It is often said that there is nothing more important than the welfare of children, but clearly money is seen by many as being an exception to that rule.

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Recruiting for nicotine study

Recruiting for nicotine study

| September 28, 2017

Up to 210 healthy adults are needed for a study due to be conducted in the US into the uptake of nicotine through the use of vaping and smoking devices and products.

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‘Cruel’ research suspended

‘Cruel’ research suspended

| September 28, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration has been carrying out ‘cruel and unnecessary’ research on ‘the effects of nicotine on squirrel monkeys’, even though monkeys don’t smoke or vape.

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22nd Century set free

22nd Century set free

| September 26, 2017

22nd Century says that being free of a ‘restrictive license agreement’ with British American Tobacco means that it can pursue more lucrative strategic partnerships.

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Growing organically

Growing organically

| September 25, 2017

Tobacco accounted for a third of the value of the organic commodities produced last year in the US state of Virginia.

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Final warning given

Final warning given

| September 25, 2017

Small-cigar smokers in the US will, within a year, see the placement on their products of warnings telling them, for instance, that cigars contain nicotine, an addictive chemical.

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Another day, another study

Another day, another study

| September 21, 2017

Even studies of the effects of vaping electronic cigarettes that find negative consequences cannot come to any conclusion other than that smokers would do well to switch to vaping.

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Mice given third degree

Mice given third degree

| September 19, 2017

A recent study has apparently found that ‘third-hand’ smoke can induce changes in markers of health – in mice housed in cages with ‘curtain material, upholstery and carpet’.

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FDA seeks industry flavour

FDA seeks industry flavour

| September 19, 2017

Tobacco flavors have been the subject of much speculation and some regulation in recent times; so it is unsurprising that the US Food and Drug Administration wants to take a closer look at them.

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Vuse is boycott target

Vuse is boycott target

| September 11, 2017

Vuse, the top-selling US electronic cigarette, is being targeted by a farmworker labor group unhappy with Reynolds American Inc’s attitude to tobacco-farmworker conditions of employment.

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Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

| September 8, 2017

If we didn’t know it previously, we certainly know now that, beyond the contents of very simple statements, there are few facts, only interpretations of data and observations.

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For your eyes only

For your eyes only

| September 7, 2017

It seems like a good idea to create files with commercially-sensitive information that might have to be submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration by a company not authorized to see that information.

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Natural selection end-game

Natural selection end-game

| September 6, 2017

Human evolution might be eradicating the genetic variation linked to heavy smoking, but this is always going to be the longest ‘end-game’ imaginable.

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SM expands in US

SM expands in US

| September 1, 2017

Part of a US facility expansion announced by Swedish Match will see the addition of a dedicated production area for ZYN, a smokeless and spitless tobacco-derived nicotine pouch.

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E-cigarettes are “fun”

E-cigarettes are “fun”

| September 1, 2017

Electronic cigarettes are fun and effective at getting people to quit smoking. So what’s not to like? Well, according to one observer, it’s the fun bit.

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PMI to webcast presentation

PMI to webcast presentation

| September 1, 2017

Philip Morris International’s presentation to the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference is due to begin at 13.30 Eastern Time on September 7.

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Flavor ban harmful

Flavor ban harmful

| August 31, 2017

If implemented, the proposed ban on the sale of flavored tobacco-products in San Francisco would have far-reaching negative consequences.

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