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Smoke-free simulcasting

Smoke-free simulcasting

| June 22, 2018

Trying to enlist the creative, media and communications communities as ambassadors for a smoke-free world is a smart move, a responsible move, and a brave move.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

| June 22, 2018

Although it is essential to get across the positive messages about vaping; it is necessary too to counter the negative messages where they are found to be misleading and, even, baseless.

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MRTP applications meeting

MRTP applications meeting

| June 22, 2018

In announcing a meeting to discuss modified risk tobacco product applications, the US Food and Drug Administration has provided some clear, concise guidance to these meetings.

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LL Flex Restructures

LL Flex Restructures

| June 22, 2018

North America’s largest supplier of cigarette-pack inner-bundling material is restructuring its executive management team and renewing its focus on core markets.

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What’s not to like?

What’s not to like?

| June 21, 2018

“Not only does it [vaping] substitute many of the physical, psychological, social and cultural elements of cigarette smoking, but it is pleasurable … convenient and cheaper than smoking.”

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Let’s not rush anything

Let’s not rush anything

| June 21, 2018

With a good and expanding range of vapor products available, working toward a tobacco-smoke-free goal of 2034 seems hugely unambitious.

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Taxing progress

Taxing progress

| June 21, 2018

Given that vaping can be effective in encouraging – a word used advisedly here – people to quit smoking tobacco; a tax on e-liquids seems to be a tax on good health.

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Application will be ‘robust’

Application will be ‘robust’

| June 21, 2018

The 22nd Century Group is planning to submit this year a ‘revised and enhanced Modified Risk Tobacco Product … application for “BRAND A” Very Low Nicotine Content cigarettes’.

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Grandson on board

Grandson on board

| June 21, 2018

Lucien Villiger will join the boards of Villiger Soehne Holding and Villiger Soehne AG.

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UK in optimistic mood

UK in optimistic mood

| June 20, 2018

The UK has been struggling to maintain its previously-strong, smoking-to-vaping conversion-rate, but vape shop owners think this year is going to be a good one.

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Production peccadillo

Production peccadillo

| June 20, 2018

Unlicensed cigarette production is a minor offence in Cambodia, unless the cigarettes being produced are counterfeit.

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No trace of reality

No trace of reality

| June 20, 2018

Watching the fight between the tobacco industry and its opponents over track and trace systems is like watching two hairy women fighting over a toothless comb.

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Smoking in rapid decline

Smoking in rapid decline

| June 20, 2018

The US seems to be within a virtuous circle in which adult smokers are quitting and potential new recruits to smoking are being distracted by less-risky products.

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Japan opting for restrictions

Japan opting for restrictions

| June 20, 2018

Japan seems to be taking the route toward inclusive public-places smoking restrictions, rather than exclusive smoking bans.

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Policies out of touch

Policies out of touch

| June 19, 2018

Is there something wrong with a voting system when a clearly well-balanced, fair-minded population elects a government whose polices are unbalanced and unfair?

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Listen to me, I’m an expert

Listen to me, I’m an expert

| June 19, 2018

Public opinion apparently isn’t an issue in Australia, where health policy decisions are not based on such opinions and where, presumably, people are told what to think and do by experts.

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No, no; it’s easy to quit

No, no; it’s easy to quit

| June 19, 2018

A so-called corrective statement that US tobacco manufacturers have been ordered to make, ‘It’s not easy to quit’, is the last thing a smoker should be told.

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HNBs offer positive change

HNBs offer positive change

| June 19, 2018

After decades of hand-wringing over the damage caused by smoking, many authorities seem intent on undermining what to many people looks like one of the best solutions on offer.

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Prices heading south

Prices heading south

| June 18, 2018

With the current direction of travel of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco sales, growers will end up this year having received a lower average price than they did in 1996.

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Ingredients labeling sought

Ingredients labeling sought

| June 18, 2018

The American Medical Association could have increased the impact of its vaping press note if it had identified the research to which it refers.

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