Tag: united states

E-cigs preferred quit aid

E-cigs preferred quit aid

| April 19, 2017

A survey finding that electronic cigarettes are the quit aid of choice for US smokers seems to have been met with a lukewarm response from the researchers.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| April 19, 2017

Discussion of Altria’s first-quarter results will be the subject of a webcast on May 2.

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Proposed tobacco tax unfair

Proposed tobacco tax unfair

| April 11, 2017

A question has been raised in Montana, US, about whether it is fair to apply punitive taxes to tobacco products in order to balance the state’s budget.

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CEO collects $27.6 million

CEO collects $27.6 million

| April 10, 2017

Altria’s CEO Martin Barrington saw his pay rise by 107 percent between 2015 and 2016, to US$27.6 million.

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FDA nominee uncommitted on flavors

FDA nominee uncommitted on flavors

| April 7, 2017

The new US administration’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration appears open to discussion in respect of the use of at least some flavors in cigars and electronic cigarettes.

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Japan okays acquisition

Japan okays acquisition

| April 6, 2017

British American Tobacco’s proposed acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. has moved a step closer with the Japanese authorities having given unconditional antitrust approval.

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Vaping risk suggestion ‘absurd’

Vaping risk suggestion ‘absurd’

| April 5, 2017

A suggestion that smoking cannot be said to be any more hazardous than is vaping has been described as an advertisement for tobacco cigarettes.

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Marketing order sought

Marketing order sought

| April 3, 2017

Philip Morris International has made an application to market its iQOS heated-tobacco product in the US while the product’s modified risk submission is being considered.

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All eyes on Japan

All eyes on Japan

| April 3, 2017

Retailers are being warned that the arrival of heat-not-burn products in the US could create ‘stiff headwinds’ for their businesses.

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End-game report’s missing link

End-game report’s missing link

| March 17, 2017

No Internet link was available when a story appeared here on the report, Ending cigarette use by adults in a generation is possible. But that link has now been released.

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E-cig claim half-baked

E-cig claim half-baked

| March 14, 2017

The trouble with oven-ready ideas, such as the one that has it that electronic cigarettes are tobacco products, is that they’re not the real thing. And no amount of ketchup will make them right.

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Battery workshop scheduled

Battery workshop scheduled

| March 10, 2017

The failures – sometimes explosive – of batteries used in some vapor devices have been causing concern; so a workshop to discuss these issues is timely.

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Vapor industry seeks support

Vapor industry seeks support

| March 9, 2017

Vapor advocates in the US are promoting a bill that would mitigate against the worst excesses of the Food and Drug Administration’s electronic-cigarette deeming regulations.

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E-cigs have positive image

E-cigs have positive image

| March 7, 2017

A small survey in the US suggests that the perceived level of danger posed by electronic cigarettes decreases as frequency of use increases.

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There is another way

There is another way

| March 2, 2017

The calls for tobacco harm-reduction strategies to replace quit-or-die policies seem to becoming louder with each day that passes.

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Flavor ban one step closer

Flavor ban one step closer

| March 1, 2017

A proposed bill banning most e-liquid flavors in New Jersey, US, is contrary to public health goals and would push vapers back toward conventional cigarettes and their known harms.

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U.S. government at a crossroads

U.S. government at a crossroads

| February 28, 2017

The US Congress and Administration are being called on to make tobacco harm reduction the policy norm throughout the federal government.

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End-game within reach

End-game within reach

| February 28, 2017

It is possible to end cigarette use by adults within a generation, according to a report that examined the views of 120 ‘key tobacco control leaders’ across the US.

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Supporting the small guy

Supporting the small guy

| February 23, 2017

If implemented, the US Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on premium cigars would put small firms out of business and reduce consumer choice.

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Attempt to rescue e-cigs

Attempt to rescue e-cigs

| February 20, 2017

The health of millions of US smokers is at stake as two congressmen try to prevent the electronic-cigarette industry from being nearly obliterated by ‘deeming regulations’.

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