FDA ‘messing’ with cigars

FDA ‘messing’ with cigars

| March 26, 2018

In reply to an elderly person’s question about the nature of jazz, Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller reportedly said: “… if you don’t know by now, don’t mess with it”. Ditto premium cigars.

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More evidence on vapor

More evidence on vapor

| March 23, 2018

As part of its investigations into the effects of vaping, PMI is developing novel in vitro methods for toxicity testing using human cells.

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Tobacco ≠ cigarettes

Tobacco ≠ cigarettes

| March 23, 2018

In putting forward the case for smokeless tobacco, a company in New Zealand has made the point that there is a need ‘to remove the stigma that cigarettes have on tobacco’.

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Ban voted down

Ban voted down

| March 23, 2018

It is unusual for countries to turn down tobacco-smoking bans. As far as politicians are concerned, bans are all kudos and little come-back; so Austria’s stance is a brave one.

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Sustainable water use

Sustainable water use

| March 23, 2018

A tobacco factory operated by PM Brazil has become the first factory in the country to be certified by the Alliance for Water Stewardship.

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Samoa tables new bill

Samoa tables new bill

| March 23, 2018

Under a bill tabled in the Samoan parliament, manufacturers, importers and distributors of tobacco products would have to be licensed.

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A flavor of things to come

A flavor of things to come

| March 22, 2018

The US’ Food and Drug Administration says that it is proceeding with the utmost caution in respect of tobacco flavors, which in FDA parlance includes nicotine-product flavors.

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Turning the HEETS up

Turning the HEETS up

| March 22, 2018

In fully converting a factory from cigarette to HEETS production, Philip Morris International has nailed its colors to the mast.

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Modified risk application

Modified risk application

| March 22, 2018

US Smokeless Tobacco Company is seeking modified-risk status for its Copenhagen® Snuff Fine Cut, which is a moist smokeless tobacco product.

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Smokers detrained

Smokers detrained

| March 22, 2018

If it achieves nothing else, China’s ‘social credit’ system should help with any overcrowding there might be on the country’s transport system.

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Vaping masterclasses

Vaping masterclasses

| March 21, 2018

Ignorance over the relative health impacts of smoking and vaping is rife; so an awareness and education campaign in the UK is to be welcomed.

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Flue-cured market opens

Flue-cured market opens

| March 21, 2018

As Zimbabwe’s tobacco auctions open this week, growers are said to be upbeat, but the reality is that prices have hardly increased during the past 20 years – though they have fluctuated.

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Draconian fines proposed

Draconian fines proposed

| March 21, 2018

Under the provisions of a draft bill, being caught smoking tobacco in places where such activity is banned would come at a high cost in Armenia.

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Legislating against nuisance

Legislating against nuisance

| March 21, 2018

If you want to legislate against everything people do that causes a nuisance to others, you have to be prepared to introduce a lot of legislation.

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Speaking with smokers

Speaking with smokers

| March 20, 2018

The recently-established Foundation for a Smoke-free World seems to have set off on the right foot – by engaging with smokers.

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Italian e-cig initiative

Italian e-cig initiative

| March 20, 2018

If there is to be a debate on electronic cigarettes, what better place than one designed for debates: parliament; in this case the EU Parliament?

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Smoke and deliver

Smoke and deliver

| March 20, 2018

There is an obsession with cigarette delivery levels in the EU even though delivery levels are not considered to be a measurable health issue. Smoking, it is said, kills.

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Imperial drops US OTP

Imperial drops US OTP

| March 20, 2018

A press note on the disposal by Imperial Brands of other tobacco products in the US did not mention whether these products would still be available to consumers.

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KT&G chief reappointed

KT&G chief reappointed

| March 19, 2018

Baek Bok-in has been reappointed as chief executive of KT&G for another three years.

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Illicit factory closed

Illicit factory closed

| March 19, 2018

Revenue officers in Ireland have described as sophisticated an illicit cigarette factory discovered in the country last week. It had its own living quarters.

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