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Not-so-fine particles

Not-so-fine particles

| July 17, 2018

According to Wikipedia, ultra-fine particles are both manufactured and naturally-occurring. Indoor sources include tobacco smoking and the peeling of citrus fruits.

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Britain quitting quitting

Britain quitting quitting

| July 17, 2018

GPs don’t need to prescribe quit-smoking drugs. They need to point smokers in the direction of vapor products, which are vastly-cheaper and vastly-less-risky than traditional cigarettes.

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Nigeria e-cig launch plan

Nigeria e-cig launch plan

| July 17, 2018

A plan by British American Tobacco to launch electronic cigarettes in Nigeria is to be welcomed. Such products need to be made available as widely as possible.

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New purulent warnings

New purulent warnings

| July 17, 2018

To be effective, tobacco health warnings need to show images that are within a smoker’s experience, not warnings that are, to those who design them, simply more gruesome.

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AOI plans name change

AOI plans name change

| July 16, 2018

Alliance One International wants to change its name to Pyxus International.

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Vapor pressure building

Vapor pressure building

| July 16, 2018

If pressure for the legalization of vaping in countries of Asia is successful; a blow will have been struck for common sense against the timidity of ‘you can never be too careful’.

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Records release ruled out

Records release ruled out

| July 16, 2018

A Supreme Court decision is said to have cleared a hurdle in British Columbia’s quest to sue cigarette companies for billions of dollars in health-care costs.

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E-cig information requested

E-cig information requested

| July 16, 2018

One possible answer to a question raised by an MEP about the effects of electronic-cigarette rules would say that they had done their apparent job of slowing the switch of smokers to vaping.

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Time called on snus case

Time called on snus case

| July 16, 2018

Malta’s Attorney General has been told to close a bribery-allegation case that arose out of allegations concerning the preparation of the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive.

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Less FCV in the USA

Less FCV in the USA

| July 13, 2018

The United States will produce an estimated 431.65 million pounds of flue-cured tobacco this year, 6.3 percent less than it did in 2017.

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Price hikes in Egypt

Price hikes in Egypt

| July 13, 2018

Eastern Co. has raised cigarette prices by 10-15 percent to help pay for the country’s new national health insurance.

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Salt of the earth

Salt of the earth

| July 13, 2018

Fontem Ventures has entered the refillable liquids market.

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New Juul pods

New Juul pods

| July 13, 2018

Juul Labs plans to make 3 percent nicotine pods widely available to further support the company’s mission to provide existing adult smokers with “a true alternative” to cigarettes.

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Duty-free under scrutiny

Duty-free under scrutiny

| July 13, 2018

The Duty Free World Council is right to ask for full industry participation in research into any link between duty-free and the illegal trade in tobacco, but it’s probably whistling Dixie.

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Streetwise smokers

Streetwise smokers

| July 13, 2018

Picking up cigarettes from the street seems to be in many respects a precarious way of maintaining what is said to be an addiction.

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JT’s domestic sales down

JT’s domestic sales down

| July 13, 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc is holding onto its share of a domestic cigarette market that continues to decline sharply.

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PMI to host results webcast

PMI to host results webcast

| July 13, 2018

A discussion about Philip Morris International’s second-quarter results will be the subject of a live audio webcast hosted by CFO Martin King.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| July 13, 2018

Altria’s chairman and CEO, and its vice chairman and CFO, will be on hand to answer questions when the company hosts a live audio webcast of its second-quarter results.

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Missing even a no-brainer

Missing even a no-brainer

| July 12, 2018

If the legalization of e-cigarettes is a ‘no-brainer’ from the point of view of health but politicians will not legalize them; there are basically only two conclusions that can be drawn.

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$10,000 fine for quit attempt

$10,000 fine for quit attempt

| July 12, 2018

What sort of a society would threaten to fine a person $10,000 for trying to access a quit-smoking device that has been proved to be effective?

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