Tag: united states

‘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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Prices linked to poverty

Prices linked to poverty

| July 28, 2017

A study has found that, in brief, increases in cigarette prices can make the financially less-well-off even poorer.

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Taking on big business

Taking on big business

| July 27, 2017

The ‘Neighborhood Legislature’ initiative is being put forward in California, US, to tackle the ‘corruptive influence of special interests’, including ‘big tobacco’.

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E-cigarettes are quit aids

E-cigarettes are quit aids

| July 27, 2017

The evidence that they provide might be circumstantial, but the results of a recent survey suggest that at least some smokers can use vapor products to help them quit traditional cigarettes.

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Few state quit-aids

Few state quit-aids

| July 27, 2017

Despite the revenue provided by tobacco taxes and other imposts, the state of West Virginia is providing no funds for the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention.

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BAT acquires RAI

BAT acquires RAI

| July 26, 2017

As had been expected, British American Tobacco yesterday completed its acquisition of Reynolds American Inc.

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Focus on the source

Focus on the source

| July 26, 2017

A professor of public health in the US has called for the focus of tobacco control to be shifted from smokers to cigarette manufacturers.

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Setback for vapor products

Setback for vapor products

| July 25, 2017

A judge in the US has upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to ‘deem’ vapor products to be tobacco products.

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Universal to webcast results

Universal to webcast results

| July 24, 2017

Universal Corporation’s first-quarter results will be the subject of a webcast conference call on August 3.

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Illegal trade exposed

Illegal trade exposed

| July 20, 2017

The revenues that governments and law-abiding manufacturers lose every year to the illegal trade in tobacco are huge, the US Commission on Security and Co-operation has been told.

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BAT-RAI deal approved

BAT-RAI deal approved

| July 20, 2017

As expected, shareholders in British American Tobacco and Reynolds Inc. have approved the acquisition of RAI by BAT.

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Industry accused of murder

Industry accused of murder

| July 19, 2017

In highlighting a complaint of murder filed in the Netherlands against the tobacco industry, Action on Smoking and Health says that criminal charges against the industry would be feasible in the US.

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