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Vitamin E ‘likely culprit’

Vitamin E ‘likely culprit’

| November 11, 2019

For the first time, scientists have been able to link results from product testing with clinical specimens from patients suffering vaping-related lung injuries.

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Juul ends mint sales

Juul ends mint sales

| November 8, 2019

Juul Labs will stop selling mint-flavored pods, which account most of its sales. The company will continue selling its menthol and tobacco-flavored pods.

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Underage vaping up

Underage vaping up

| November 6, 2019

The number of U.S. middle school students and high school students using e-cigarettes increased to 5.3 million in 2019, according to a study published by JAMA Network.

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Call for restrictions

Call for restrictions

| November 6, 2019

Germany’s new drug commissioner, Daniela Ludwig, has called for restrictions on outdoor tobacco and e-cigarette advertising.  

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Out of control

Out of control

| November 6, 2019

Illicit cigarettes now account for nearly two-thirds of the Malaysian tobacco market, according to a new study.

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Imperial appoints chairman

Imperial appoints chairman

| November 6, 2019

Therese Esperdy will succeed Mark Williamson as chairman of Imperial Brands effective Jan. 1, 2020.

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Funding hemp research

Funding hemp research

| November 5, 2019

Pyxus International will fund research into hemp cultivation at North Carolina State University.

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PMI revises forecast

PMI revises forecast

| November 5, 2019

Philip Morris International today revised its 2019 full-year reported diluted earnings per share forecast for restructuring charges in Germany.

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Layoffs at BAT Malaysia

Layoffs at BAT Malaysia

| November 5, 2019

British American Tobacco will eliminate about 20 percent of its 500-strong workforce in Malaysia.

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‘Gateway’ questioned

‘Gateway’ questioned

| November 5, 2019

Vaping does not raise the likelihood a teenager will smoke, according to a new U.S. study.

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Net income down

Net income down

| November 4, 2019

Turning Point Brands feels impact of negative vaping headlines.

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Promoting clean air

Promoting clean air

| November 4, 2019

Austria banned smoking in bars and restaurants on Friday, bringing the country’s laws into line with other European nations.

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Hahn eyed for FDA

Hahn eyed for FDA

| November 4, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate Stephen Hahn, chief medical executive of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, to lead the FDA.

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Malawi leaf imports halted

Malawi leaf imports halted

| November 4, 2019

The U.S. government has suspended all imports of tobacco from Malawi over child labor allegations.

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Closing the door

Closing the door

| November 1, 2019

China’s tobacco regulator has asked e-commerce platforms and businesses to shut online stores that sell e-cigarettes, in a move to prevent youth access.

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Logical launch

Logical launch

| November 1, 2019

Japan Tobacco International will launch its Logic e-cigarettes in Portugal on Nov. 4.

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Drive for smokefree Yangon

Drive for smokefree Yangon

| November 1, 2019

The People’s Health Foundation wants to make Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, smoke free, by the end of 2022.

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Illicit influx

Illicit influx

| November 1, 2019

The Philippine Bureau of Customs is concerned about an influx of illicit cigarettes and cigarette manufacturing equipment from China,

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Tackling e-waste

Tackling e-waste

| October 31, 2019

The Tobacco Institute of Japan is set to implement rules for the disposal of heat-not-burn products that use lithium-ion batteries.

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Reiterating vaping stance

Reiterating vaping stance

| October 31, 2019

A Public Health England official insists e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking, even after a spate of vaping-related deaths and illnesses in the U.S.

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