Category: OTP

US suffering flavor blur

US suffering flavor blur

| April 12, 2018

In the US, hookah tobacco may contain flavors not permitted in cigarettes. Is it logical, then, to ban those flavors also in hookah tobacco, or to remove the cigarette-flavor bans?

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Film festival deadline near

Film festival deadline near

| April 4, 2018

The deadline is approaching for the submission of entries for an innovative film festival aimed at highlighting tobacco harm reduction.

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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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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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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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Imperial drops US OTP

Imperial drops US OTP

| March 20, 2018

A press note on the disposal by Imperial Brands of other tobacco products in the US did not mention whether these products would still be available to consumers.

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Strung out on nicotine

Strung out on nicotine

| March 16, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration says that its nicotine proposals will lead to a dramatic change in the future of smoking. But when, if ever, will the future become the present?

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Smoking frozen out

Smoking frozen out

| March 15, 2018

Vaping has been described by a doctor in Iceland as a “great blessing” that has in part been responsible for causing smoking to fall “like a rock”.

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Pyrrhic victory

Pyrrhic victory

| March 14, 2018

Lobbyists in Israel have succeeded in forcing Finance-Committee approval for taxing heated-tobacco products at the same rate as cigarettes. The question is: why?

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Ghanaians battling NCDs

Ghanaians battling NCDs

| February 26, 2018

It is often said that one session of smoking shisha is the equivalent of smoking a hundred or more cigarettes, but it is rarely spelt out what is meant by ‘equivalent’.

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Loose tobacco in fine shape

Loose tobacco in fine shape

| February 23, 2018

Sales of fine-cut tobacco have been making headway in Australia, partly on the back of tax increases that have rendered this product competitively priced against manufactured cigarettes.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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SM snus volumes up

SM snus volumes up

| February 15, 2018

In announcing Swedish Match’s results for 2017, CEO Lars Dahlgren took the opportunity to mention that his company had pioneered the vision of a world without cigarettes.

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EU in denial over snus

EU in denial over snus

| February 6, 2018

It has long been known that snus use has almost ousted tobacco smoking in Sweden, along with the diseases caused by smoking. Now, the same seems to be happening in Norway.

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Ban has a silver lining

Ban has a silver lining

| January 26, 2018

Electronic-cigarette retailers in Kenya are enjoying something of a sales boom as people who once smoked the now-banned shisha cast about for alternative products.

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E-cig ban coming

E-cig ban coming

| January 26, 2018

Singapore is set to ban just about every tobacco and nicotine product that offers a less-risky alternative to cigarettes, the sale of which will presumably receive a boost.

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Norwegians turn to snus

Norwegians turn to snus

| January 19, 2018

Tobacco smoking is going out of favor in Norway, where the incidence of smoking is now below that of snus use.

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Argileh crackdown in Jordan

Argileh crackdown in Jordan

| January 15, 2018

Jordan’s approach to regulating the smoking of argileh in public appears well-balanced. Restaurants and cafés may serve either argileh or food, but not both unless they set up separate areas.

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Another call for shisha ban

Another call for shisha ban

| January 12, 2018

Organizations in Ghana have become the latest voices in Africa to call for a ban on shisha products and their use.

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Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

| January 10, 2018

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

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