Category: People

Teen use ‘unintended’

Teen use ‘unintended’

| July 29, 2019

Juul never intended its electronic cigarettes to be adopted by underage users, company co-founder tells U.S. House subcommittee.

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Sicignano steps down

Sicignano steps down

| July 28, 2019

Henry Sicignano III has resigned as president and CEO of 22nd Century Group for personal reasons.

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Farm worker abuse alleged

Farm worker abuse alleged

| June 3, 2019

A report in The Guardian newspaper has alleged that migrant workers have been unfairly treated in Italy’s tobacco fields.

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Smoking rate falling slowly

Smoking rate falling slowly

| June 3, 2019

China has seen a modest drop in the incidence of smoking in recent years, but there is a long, difficult road ahead given that tobacco provides huge and predictable government revenues.

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PMI providing relief

PMI providing relief

| March 29, 2019

Funds provided by Philip Morris International will support relief efforts in Mozambique and, in the months ahead, people’s livelihoods.

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Where smoking isn’t an issue

Where smoking isn’t an issue

| March 29, 2019

Perhaps if the villagers of Skotino had kept smoking, their nicotine-charged brains would have remembered why they quit smoking … though, come to think of it, that doesn’t make sense.

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Boys and girls will be …

Boys and girls will be …

| March 29, 2019

A survey of schoolchildren has shown that, as would be expected, they are drawn to products they are not supposed to consume. Illegal and new products are the biggest draws.

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Grower returns squeezed

Grower returns squeezed

| March 28, 2019

Zimbabwe’s auction floor charges were recently raised overnight by more than 70 percent. Growers’ tobacco prices have remained largely unchanged for a quarter of a century. Hmm.

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E-cigs to be legalized

E-cigs to be legalized

| March 28, 2019

The legalization of vaping products in the Seychelles is a great step forward for smokers, even though these products will come under the country’s tobacco control law.

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Gateway leads nowhere

Gateway leads nowhere

| March 28, 2019

The question that some health-control people need to consider is why, even if a non-smoker decided to try vaping, would she then move on to smoking, a much harsher experience.

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Health improvements

Health improvements

| March 28, 2019

People who switch completely from smoking to vaping are significantly more likely to report experiencing health improvements than those who vape while continuing to smoke.

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Tobacco study in Qatar

Tobacco study in Qatar

| March 27, 2019

Qatar has started work on a major study of attitudes toward tobacco products and vaping devices.

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E-cig education sought

E-cig education sought

| March 27, 2019

A call has gone out in the Philippines for smokers to be informed about alternative products they can use to quit smoking.

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A difficult question

A difficult question

| March 26, 2019

Tobacco manufacturers trying to switch smokers to less risky products are often asked why they don’t simply stop selling combustible cigarettes. That question can be redirected.

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Hyperbole epidemic

Hyperbole epidemic

| March 26, 2019

So far this month, vaping among young people in the US has been described as the beginning of an epidemic, an exploding epidemic, and a craze that has become an epidemic.

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Rights polluted

Rights polluted

| March 26, 2019

Pollution violates the right to life and health because people cannot choose whether or not to breath the air around them. Smoking tobacco is optional.

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Crop down “significantly”

Crop down “significantly”

| March 25, 2019

Tobacco manufacturers will no doubt be contributing generously to the aid currently flowing into Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique following the devastation caused by cyclone Idai.

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Pregnant finding

Pregnant finding

| March 25, 2019

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, say they have used mice to show that tobacco-smoking pregnant humans should go cold turkey to protect their fetuses.

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Problem cannot be patched

Problem cannot be patched

| March 22, 2019

Tobacco-smoking relapse rates for released prisoners would suggest that providing snus rather than nicotine patches and lozenges would be a better approach in smoke-free prisons.

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Hybrid device well received

Hybrid device well received

| March 22, 2019

South Korea’s market for vaping devices is expected to jump dramatically with the arrival there this year of Juul.

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