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Low-nicotine policy debated

Low-nicotine policy debated

| October 25, 2017

A new report raises interesting questions about the use of encouragement and coercion in efforts to migrate people from combustible to non-combustible products.

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Altria to hold Investor Day

Altria to hold Investor Day

| October 20, 2017

Altria’s Investor Day on November 2 is due to include a morning of presentations followed by a manufacturing-center tour.

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FDA offers disaster relief

FDA offers disaster relief

| October 19, 2017

The effects of recent natural disasters on tobacco businesses are being assessed by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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FDA discussion announced

FDA discussion announced

| October 18, 2017

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, is due to speak at an event examining the agency’s tobacco proposals, which were announced in July.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| October 17, 2017

Altria’s chairman, CEO and president, and its CFO will discuss the company’s third-quarter results during a webcast on October 26.

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Public statements sought

Public statements sought

| October 16, 2017

There is a widely-held view that tobacco companies will bear the costs of publishing so-called ‘corrective’ statements, whereas it is surely the smokers who will pay.

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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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