Tag: united states

The die is cast

The die is cast

| August 31, 2017

By switching from growing tobacco to indigo, US farmers will benefit from the fact that they will be paid, initially at least, on a per-acre basis.

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A positive role for nicotine

A positive role for nicotine

| August 30, 2017

Scientists in the US are studying whether nicotine can provide a better, more tolerable option than is currently available for treating the ‘tricky’ lung disease sarcoidosis.

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Groups exploited

Groups exploited

| August 25, 2017

The US’ Truth Initiative says that the consequences of the tobacco industry’s targeting vulnerable groups are horrendous, ‘killing more than 540,000 people each year’.

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Altria announces dividend

Altria announces dividend

| August 25, 2017

In announcing a dividend increase yesterday, Altria said it reflected its intention ‘to return a large amount of cash to shareholders in the form of dividends’.

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Judge IQOS on science

Judge IQOS on science

| August 24, 2017

A call for the US Food and Drug Administration to replicate the IQOS science submitted to the agency would be unreasonable only if it caused delays in getting this product to market.

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Altria to host webcast

Altria to host webcast

| August 24, 2017

Murray Garnick, executive vice president and general counsel, law and regulatory affairs, will be one of two Altria representatives at a business presentation next month.

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PMI supports FDA proposal

PMI supports FDA proposal

| August 23, 2017

Andre Calantzopoulos, the chief executive of Philip Morris International, says that recent proposals by the US Food and Drug Administration invite dialogue rather than litigation.

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FDA urged to ban menthol

FDA urged to ban menthol

| August 23, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration is being urged to ban the sales of menthol cigarettes, a move that would have a profound effect on the US market.

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US urged to probe BAT

US urged to probe BAT

| August 21, 2017

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has described allegations about British American Tobacco’s conduct as alarming, given the merger of BAT and Reynolds American in the US.

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Movie smokescreen

Movie smokescreen

| August 18, 2017

If we believe that teenagers who see smoking scenes in movies will start to smoke, why are we seemingly happy to let them see scenes where people inflict horrific levels of violence on each other?

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Social smokers warned

Social smokers warned

| August 16, 2017

It would be interesting to study what will be the reaction of social smokers to a new study suggesting that social- and regular-smokers share the same risk of developing heart-disease precursors.

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‘Smoking fee’ ruled out

‘Smoking fee’ ruled out

| August 15, 2017

A ‘smoking-cessation tax’ that would have raised about $225 million, but only $1 million of which would have been spent on smoking cessation, has been ruled unconstitutional in the US.

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ENDS-game strategy

ENDS-game strategy

| August 9, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration is looking to discourage electronic-cigarette use among ‘kids’, who include teens, youth, middle- and high-school students and children.

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Burley in short supply

Burley in short supply

| August 4, 2017

Overall, tobacco crop qualities are good and Burley looks like being in short supply.

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AOI volume stable

AOI volume stable

| August 4, 2017

Alliance One International says that it is well positioned to supply tobacco both for traditional-tobacco products and for new-generation products being developed.

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FDA on shaky ground

FDA on shaky ground

| August 4, 2017

Just seven days after the US Food and Drug Administration announced its new tobacco and nicotine agenda, there is speculation about court challenges.

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Red-letter day

Red-letter day

| August 2, 2017

Dr. Michael Siegel, who has been critical in the past about the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to harm reduction, believes that the agency has turned a corner.

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Qualified support for FDA

Qualified support for FDA

| August 1, 2017

In announcing on Friday its plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation, the US Food and Drug Administration proved that it’s not possible to please all the people all the time.

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Nicotine takes Center stage

Nicotine takes Center stage

| July 31, 2017

Most observers have welcomed the announcement on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration is focusing on nicotine and recalibrating its approach to harm reduction.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| July 28, 2017

While Altria reported cigarettes sales down in the three months to the end of June, its sales of cigars and smokeless tobacco products were up.

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