Tag: united states

E-cig crackdown coming

E-cig crackdown coming

| April 19, 2018

Those opposed to the excessive use of electronic cigarettes among young people should define what they mean by ‘excessive’ use and, therefore, what they think is acceptable use.

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Empathy replacing enmity

Empathy replacing enmity

| April 16, 2018

It is astonishing that it has taken so long to replace enmity with empathy in public service announcements encouraging smokers to quit their habit.

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Listing ingredients

Listing ingredients

| April 16, 2018

New guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration is aimed at smoothing the path for manufacturers needing to list the ingredients in their products.

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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| April 16, 2018

The CFO of Philip Morris International will discuss the company’s first-quarter results as part of a webcast scheduled for later this month.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| April 13, 2018

Altria’s chairman, CEO and president Marty Barrington and CFO Billy Gifford will discuss the company’s first-quarter results during a webcast later this month.

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US suffering flavor blur

US suffering flavor blur

| April 12, 2018

In the US, hookah tobacco may contain flavors not permitted in cigarettes. Is it logical, then, to ban those flavors also in hookah tobacco, or to remove the cigarette-flavor bans?

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In support of delay

In support of delay

| April 12, 2018

There are times when the US Food and Drug Administration could be accused of acting too slowly, but there are times also when it is necessary to stop and reflect.

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US panics over e-cig

US panics over e-cig

| April 9, 2018

Parts of the US media are in a moral panic over the ‘success’ of an electronic cigarette, even though the rise in popularity of such products has been accompanied by a fall in teen smoking rates.

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I’d walk three miles …

I’d walk three miles …

| April 6, 2018

A story about how the people of a small US town can no long buy tobacco in the town did not go into whether those people can buy anything there.

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Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

| April 5, 2018

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

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FDA moving on e-cigs

FDA moving on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, has once again spoken positively about electronic cigarettes.

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Harassment alleged

Harassment alleged

| March 29, 2018

Two women have filed lawsuits against the US-based tobacco-control activist Dr. Stanton Glantz, who denies the allegations made against him.

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Prohibition Lite on the way

Prohibition Lite on the way

| March 27, 2018

In the US, where the market is queen; it seems bizarre that a government agency should interfere with the formulation of a consumer product to make it less attractive.

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FDA ‘messing’ with cigars

FDA ‘messing’ with cigars

| March 26, 2018

In reply to an elderly person’s question about the nature of jazz, Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller reportedly said: “… if you don’t know by now, don’t mess with it”. Ditto premium cigars.

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A flavor of things to come

A flavor of things to come

| March 22, 2018

The US’ Food and Drug Administration says that it is proceeding with the utmost caution in respect of tobacco flavors, which in FDA parlance includes nicotine-product flavors.

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Modified risk application

Modified risk application

| March 22, 2018

US Smokeless Tobacco Company is seeking modified-risk status for its Copenhagen® Snuff Fine Cut, which is a moist smokeless tobacco product.

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Legislating against nuisance

Legislating against nuisance

| March 21, 2018

If you want to legislate against everything people do that causes a nuisance to others, you have to be prepared to introduce a lot of legislation.

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Imperial drops US OTP

Imperial drops US OTP

| March 20, 2018

A press note on the disposal by Imperial Brands of other tobacco products in the US did not mention whether these products would still be available to consumers.

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Into the Cosmic Fog

Into the Cosmic Fog

| March 16, 2018

Fontem Ventures has bought into Cosmic Fog Vapors, a supplier of e-liquids, which comprise the largest contributor to the value of the global e-vapor sector.

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Strung out on nicotine

Strung out on nicotine

| March 16, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration says that its nicotine proposals will lead to a dramatic change in the future of smoking. But when, if ever, will the future become the present?

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