Category: OTP

Time called on snus case

Time called on snus case

| July 16, 2018

Malta’s Attorney General has been told to close a bribery-allegation case that arose out of allegations concerning the preparation of the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive.

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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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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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Smoking in rapid decline

Smoking in rapid decline

| June 20, 2018

The US seems to be within a virtuous circle in which adult smokers are quitting and potential new recruits to smoking are being distracted by less-risky products.

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FDA deadline nears

FDA deadline nears

| June 15, 2018

Manufacturers of ‘deemed tobacco products’ have until the end of this month to provide the US Food and Drug Administration with lists of their tobacco products.

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Commitment questioned

Commitment questioned

| June 11, 2018

Cigarette tax increases included in Bangladesh’s proposed 2018-19 budget are said to be insufficient to keep the country on track toward its 2040 tobacco-free goal.

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Flavors have role in THR

Flavors have role in THR

| June 8, 2018

To be effective, tobacco harm reduction products need to use flavors. If flavors are banned, so too is tobacco harm reduction.

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IQOS rumored for India

IQOS rumored for India

| June 8, 2018

It has long been said that India’s bidi smokers should switch to the more modern cigarette. But perhaps they will jump that stage and go for post-modern technology.

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Tobacco use in decline

Tobacco use in decline

| June 8, 2018

Tobacco use among young people in the US fell between 2011 and 2017, but electronic-cigarette use increased. Is there a connection here?

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Flavors vote tomorrow

Flavors vote tomorrow

| June 4, 2018

If a proposed ban on flavored tobacco products is passed tomorrow; it will certainly have far-reaching negative consequences. They won’t be ‘unintended’ however.

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Dokha sales limited

Dokha sales limited

| May 31, 2018

Dokha will join other tobacco products sold in the UAE in having to carry graphic health warnings. Presumably there won’t be a ’causes dokha (dizziness)’ warning.

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Altria Group restructures

Altria Group restructures

| May 23, 2018

A restructuring seems set to mark an historic break between Altria’s traditional tobacco products – its past and present – and its new-generation products – its present and future.

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Jailed for smoking shisha

Jailed for smoking shisha

| May 23, 2018

It is difficult to understand what is the point of sending people to prison for smoking shisha, while it is easy to think of many reasons why they shouldn’t be jailed for indulging in such a habit.

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NCD strategy proposed

NCD strategy proposed

| May 18, 2018

The Heartland Institute has contributed to the World Health Organization’s study of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors by suggesting how some of the risk can be removed.

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Business heating up

Business heating up

| May 9, 2018

In announcing its first-half results, Imperial Brands said it was continuing to develop its ‘pipeline of proprietary innovations’, including those in the heated tobacco sector.

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Snus sales increased

Snus sales increased

| May 9, 2018

Swedish Match’s Scandinavian shipments of snus during the first quarter were up by about nine percent, year-on-year.

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Shisha popular with young

Shisha popular with young

| May 8, 2018

Young people in Zimbabwe are bypassing cigarettes and heading for shisha, sometimes unaware of the risks involved.

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Marlboro US share down

Marlboro US share down

| April 27, 2018

PM USA’s first-quarter cigarette market share was down by 0.7 of a percentage point to 50.3 percent. Marlboro’s market share was down by 0.5 of a percentage point to 43.2 percent.

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FDA’s aptitude questioned

FDA’s aptitude questioned

| April 25, 2018

Does the US Food and Drug Administration know what it’s doing? Presumably yes. Do its actions always promote public health? Apparently not. Is this concerning? It would seem so.

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Snus ban ‘valid’

Snus ban ‘valid’

| April 13, 2018

For the sake of smokers, it is to be hoped that the European Court of Justice reaches a different conclusion to that of its Advocate General when considering the EU’s ban on snus.

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