Category: Breaking News

Easy does it

Easy does it

| June 27, 2018

Rather than banning tobacco cultivation immediately, the government of Sri Lanka should phase out the practice over a period of four years, according to Green Space Consultancies.

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Tobacco bill opposed

Tobacco bill opposed

| June 27, 2018

Parliamentarians for the Malawi Congress Party criticized a tobacco bill for favoring buyers over farmers.

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Tobaccos licensed

Tobaccos licensed

| June 26, 2018

The 22nd Century Group has exclusively licensed from NCSU several flue-cured and burley tobacco plant lines that grow with very low nicotine levels.

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Madvapes expands

Madvapes expands

| June 26, 2018

Madvapes has acquired 15 new U.S. stores in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.

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Worst in the world

Worst in the world

| June 26, 2018

It will be challenging for tobacco companies to comply with some of draft regulations released by Health Canada last week, especially given the short time provided for the changes.

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Paper imports

Paper imports

| June 25, 2018

Iran imported more than 4,000 tons of cigarette paper worth $14 million during the last Iranian year.

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Rewarding nonsmokers

Rewarding nonsmokers

| June 25, 2018

Turkey has announced new measures in the fight against smoking, including “affirmative action” for nonsmokers.

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Ending smoking lounges

Ending smoking lounges

| June 25, 2018

Indoor smoking lounges at South Korean airports will be phased out and outdoor smoking areas will be relocated further away from zones with passenger traffic.

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Tax hikes urged

Tax hikes urged

| June 25, 2018

Anti-tobacco activists in Bangladesh are demanding that the government increase the tax on tobacco products.

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Smoke-free simulcasting

Smoke-free simulcasting

| June 22, 2018

Trying to enlist the creative, media and communications communities as ambassadors for a smoke-free world is a smart move, a responsible move, and a brave move.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

| June 22, 2018

Although it is essential to get across the positive messages about vaping; it is necessary too to counter the negative messages where they are found to be misleading and, even, baseless.

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MRTP applications meeting

MRTP applications meeting

| June 22, 2018

In announcing a meeting to discuss modified risk tobacco product applications, the US Food and Drug Administration has provided some clear, concise guidance to these meetings.

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LL Flex Restructures

LL Flex Restructures

| June 22, 2018

North America’s largest supplier of cigarette-pack inner-bundling material is restructuring its executive management team and renewing its focus on core markets.

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What’s not to like?

What’s not to like?

| June 21, 2018

“Not only does it [vaping] substitute many of the physical, psychological, social and cultural elements of cigarette smoking, but it is pleasurable … convenient and cheaper than smoking.”

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Let’s not rush anything

Let’s not rush anything

| June 21, 2018

With a good and expanding range of vapor products available, working toward a tobacco-smoke-free goal of 2034 seems hugely unambitious.

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Taxing progress

Taxing progress

| June 21, 2018

Given that vaping can be effective in encouraging – a word used advisedly here – people to quit smoking tobacco; a tax on e-liquids seems to be a tax on good health.

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Application will be ‘robust’

Application will be ‘robust’

| June 21, 2018

The 22nd Century Group is planning to submit this year a ‘revised and enhanced Modified Risk Tobacco Product … application for “BRAND A” Very Low Nicotine Content cigarettes’.

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Grandson on board

Grandson on board

| June 21, 2018

Lucien Villiger will join the boards of Villiger Soehne Holding and Villiger Soehne AG.

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UK in optimistic mood

UK in optimistic mood

| June 20, 2018

The UK has been struggling to maintain its previously-strong, smoking-to-vaping conversion-rate, but vape shop owners think this year is going to be a good one.

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Production peccadillo

Production peccadillo

| June 20, 2018

Unlicensed cigarette production is a minor offence in Cambodia, unless the cigarettes being produced are counterfeit.

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