Tag: united states

Lung-cancer data released

Lung-cancer data released

| January 16, 2018

A US company linked to tobacco firms and specializing in mathematical analysis of data used in regulation and litigation has been handed anonymised data on lung cancers in England.

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Juul in the crown

Juul in the crown

| January 12, 2018

The electronic cigarette, Juul, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in sales since it first entered the US’ mainstream retail marketplace in 2015

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Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

| January 10, 2018

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

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Stier joins consumer body

Stier joins consumer body

| January 9, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction and consumer-product regulation are two of the issues that Jeff Stier will cover in his new role with the US’ Consumer Choice Center.

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BAT expects tax reduction

BAT expects tax reduction

| January 9, 2018

The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is expected to reduce British American Tobacco’s effective tax rate percentage for the year to the end of December 2018.

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Propaganda or advert?

Propaganda or advert?

| January 2, 2018

Anti-tobacco sentiments publicly expressed in the US seem to appear under the guise of ‘advertisements’, while those in North Korea are seen as ‘propaganda’.

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Tobacco buildings listed

Tobacco buildings listed

| December 28, 2017

Given the pariah status of tobacco in the US, the elevation of two tobacco buildings to historic-place status might seem at odds with the current mood.

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Quit aids failing smokers

Quit aids failing smokers

| December 27, 2017

Pharmaceutical interventions are not the quit-smoking panacea they are sometimes made out to be. Little wonder if the people administering them are telling smokers quitting is really hard.

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Banning vaping at home

Banning vaping at home

| December 20, 2017

A housing authority in the US that, in line with national policy, is banning smoking in its buildings, is said to be giving people the resources to quit, even though it is banning vaping.

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Menthol bans spreading

Menthol bans spreading

| December 19, 2017

Some people expect that the result of a June 2018 ballot in San Francisco on whether sales of menthol cigarettes should be banned will have repercussions far beyond that city.

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Modified-risk requests made

Modified-risk requests made

| December 19, 2017

Due to the ‘large size’ of six modified-risk-tobacco-product applications made to the Food and Drug Administration, the application material will be posted on a rolling basis.

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Teenagers are revolting

Teenagers are revolting

| December 15, 2017

Since when has it been counterintuitive that teenagers, on seeing an official warning about a course of action, ignore that warning?

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Government not the answer

Government not the answer

| December 15, 2017

In fact, the lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that the US doesn’t want to solve the smoking problem.

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US equivocates on quitting

US equivocates on quitting

| December 14, 2017

The serious lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that they are not serious about getting people to quit tobacco.

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Glantz denies harassment

Glantz denies harassment

| December 8, 2017

Professor Stanton Glantz, who researches the health effects of second-hand smoke, has denied allegations of sexual harassment made by a post-doctoral researcher.

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Dividends declared

Dividends declared

| December 8, 2017

The boards of directors of Altria and Philip Morris International this week each declared a regular quarterly dividend.

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End-game just over horizon

End-game just over horizon

| December 7, 2017

ASH US, which is again venting its rage against tobacco manufacturers, seems to have no words of solace for people who enjoy smoking. Smokers are presented as victims and death statistics.

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Sweet offer to leaf growers

Sweet offer to leaf growers

| December 6, 2017

Trials in North Carolina, US, have indicated that stevia production could offer farmers there an alternative to tobacco.

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While you’re at it …

While you’re at it …

| December 5, 2017

Before raising the sword of truth to smite the shyster, it is just as well to make sure what your left hand has been up to.

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While we’re at it …

While we’re at it …

| December 5, 2017

A housing authority in the US required to ban the consumption of combustible tobacco products on its premises has thrown out too vapor products and even smokeless tobacco.

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