Category: Breaking News

HEETS-ban case dismissed

HEETS-ban case dismissed

| March 28, 2018

A charge brought in respect of a heated-tobacco product in New Zealand seemed to be a case of going through the motions; but it did highlight the need for more legal clarity.

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Vapor lumped with smoke

Vapor lumped with smoke

| March 28, 2018

An attempt to overthrow a law that lumps vaping and electronic cigarettes with smoking and traditional cigarettes has failed in Greece.

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Plain packaging attacked

Plain packaging attacked

| March 28, 2018

A claim that a rule that offends against intellectual property rights should be repealed even if it proves to be an effective health tool might need to be examined.

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Labor issues won’t go away

Labor issues won’t go away

| March 27, 2018

It stands to reason that tobacco manufacturers are committed to the future of tobacco growing communities. The argument is about the degree and form of that commitment.

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More labor issues coming

More labor issues coming

| March 27, 2018

By the sound of advance publicity, an upcoming report from Human Rights Watch is going to make uncomfortable reading for the tobacco industry.

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Good prices predicted

Good prices predicted

| March 27, 2018

With production expected to come in 14 percent under demand, tobacco is predicted to attract high prices in Malawi.

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Prohibition Lite on the way

Prohibition Lite on the way

| March 27, 2018

In the US, where the market is queen; it seems bizarre that a government agency should interfere with the formulation of a consumer product to make it less attractive.

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Research has real bite

Research has real bite

| March 27, 2018

Research has shown that vapor doesn’t discolor teeth in the way that smoke does. Presumably the same would hold for pub ceilings and extravagant facial hair.

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Child support reiterated

Child support reiterated

| March 26, 2018

The secretariat of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and others, have been strongly criticised over their attitude to child-labor issues.

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Zimbabwe’s sales open

Zimbabwe’s sales open

| March 26, 2018

The average price paid to Zimbabwe’s growers for flue-cured tobacco during the first day of sales was less than one percent up on that of the opening-day price of the 2017 selling season.

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Oliver Twist changing hands

Oliver Twist changing hands

| March 26, 2018

Denmark’s oldest independent tobacco manufacturer, House of Oliver Twist, is being acquired by Swedish Match.

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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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