EU names sensory panel

EU names sensory panel

| April 25, 2017

The EU Commission has named the six members of its tobacco characterizing flavour panel, but it is yet to establish the technical group of sensory and chemical assessors that the panel will be able to consult.

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Heart attacks fall in Calgary

Heart attacks fall in Calgary

| April 25, 2017

Hospital visits due to heart attacks fell in the city of Calgary after the introduction of public-places tobacco-smoking bans, but it is not known whether the bans caused this fall.

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Call for tax increase

Call for tax increase

| April 25, 2017

A study in Malaysia has found that 1.1 million tobacco-smoking-related deaths could be prevented if cigarette excise were increased; but others point out that the illegal trade would have to be addressed firstly.

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Sacking veiled in vapor

Sacking veiled in vapor

| April 24, 2017

Some people are speculating that his opposition to electronic cigarettes was at least one of the factors that led to the sacking on Friday of the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

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Tobacco Board under fire

Tobacco Board under fire

| April 24, 2017

In having to decide on flue-cured tobacco crop sizes, India’s Tobacco Board regularly finds itself between a rock and a hard place; as it has in setting the new Karnataka target.

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Smoking bans an Olympic effort

Smoking bans an Olympic effort

| April 24, 2017

In trying to accommodate the sometimes-competing goals of the sports industry and small businesses, Japan is trying to find a middle way in respect of public tobacco smoking bans.

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Smoking deaths on the rise

Smoking deaths on the rise

| April 24, 2017

According to a Global Burden of Disease report, deaths attributed to tobacco smoking are on the rise because the world’s smoking population is increasing.

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Activating the cloud

Activating the cloud

| April 21, 2017

NDC has launched its service “cloud,” myNDC, which will simplify the customer’s interaction with the company.

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PMI’s cigarette volumes tumble

PMI’s cigarette volumes tumble

| April 21, 2017

During the first quarter of this year PMI’s cigarette volumes were down by 11.5 percent on those of the first quarter of 2016. Adding in IQOS volumes reduced that fall to 9.4 percent.

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Tax at root of cigarette smuggling

Tax at root of cigarette smuggling

| April 21, 2017

Governments will employ no end of strategies to reduce cigarette smuggling, except, that is, the one that would be most effective: moderating the tax imposts on these products.

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Smokeless – it’s not rocket science

Smokeless – it’s not rocket science

| April 21, 2017

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to smokeless tobacco is unscientific. But then it is not alone in this.

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Sri Lankan monopoly secure

Sri Lankan monopoly secure

| April 20, 2017

A suggestion that Sri Lanka is considering registering a second cigarette manufacturer has met with an angry response from the country’s health minister.

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Tobacco flavors targeted

Tobacco flavors targeted

| April 20, 2017

Tobacco flavors are in the sights of some lawmakers in the US cities of San Francisco and Oakland.

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Illicit cigarettes take top spot

Illicit cigarettes take top spot

| April 20, 2017

The licit cigarette industry in Malaysia is facing what one company has described as ‘challenging times’; but, with illicit products having taken 57 percent of the market, that seems like an understatement.

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Tobacco divestments sought

Tobacco divestments sought

| April 20, 2017

A group of health experts has petitioned the High Court of Bombay in an effort to force the Indian government to divest its tobacco interests.

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RAI to publish results

RAI to publish results

| April 20, 2017

Reynolds American Inc. is due to publish its first quarter results on May 3.

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After the storm

After the storm

| April 19, 2017

The EU has now fully implemented the new TPD, including its rules on vapor products.

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Counterfeit claims

Counterfeit claims

| April 19, 2017

Fake news runs rampant in the vapor industry.

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The fog of war

The fog of war

| April 19, 2017

Germans are arguing over whether smoking restrictions apply to vaping.

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Death and taxes

Death and taxes

| April 19, 2017

We do our best to stave off both. In the case of e-cig taxes, vapers are leading the resistance.

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