Category: Regulation

Policy shift detected

Policy shift detected

| November 21, 2019

Tobacco stocks increased Wednesday after investors noticed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fall 2019 agenda makes no mention of a nicotine product standard.

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‘Industry jobs threatened’

‘Industry jobs threatened’

| November 20, 2019

Tobacco associations in Indonesia have cautioned that a plan to increase the size of mandatory health warnings will adversely affect workers throughout the supply chain.

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Vaping ban planned

Vaping ban planned

| November 20, 2019

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will ban the import and public use of vapor devices. Violators of the new rules risk arrest.

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Trump wavers on flavor ban

Trump wavers on flavor ban

| November 19, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump appears receptive to arguments from vapor advocates that a blanket ban of e-liquid flavors could provoke a political backlash from voters.

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Call for restrictions

Call for restrictions

| November 6, 2019

Germany’s new drug commissioner, Daniela Ludwig, has called for restrictions on outdoor tobacco and e-cigarette advertising.  

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Promoting clean air

Promoting clean air

| November 4, 2019

Austria banned smoking in bars and restaurants on Friday, bringing the country’s laws into line with other European nations.

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Tackling e-waste

Tackling e-waste

| October 31, 2019

The Tobacco Institute of Japan is set to implement rules for the disposal of heat-not-burn products that use lithium-ion batteries.

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Preparing for plain packs

Preparing for plain packs

| October 30, 2019

Canada’s plain packaging law will take effect on Nov. 9.

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U.S. creates hemp program

U.S. creates hemp program

| October 30, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program.

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Clarifying expectations

Clarifying expectations

| October 28, 2019

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products is holding a public meeting today and tomorrow to provide information on the agency’s expectations for tobacco product applications

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FDA warns Eonsmoke

FDA warns Eonsmoke

| October 25, 2019

The FDA has sent a warning letter to Eonsmoke, notifying the company that nearly 100 flavored of its e-cigarette products do not have the required marketing authorization.

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MRTP for General Snus

MRTP for General Snus

| October 22, 2019

The FDA has authorized Swedish Match to tell consumers that using General Snus is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.

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Call to action

Call to action

| October 22, 2019

The VTA has called on voters to voice their opposition to the proposed U.S. ban on flavored vapor products and launched a multimedia campaign to raise awareness of the adverse impacts of such a ban.

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Ban needs fixing

Ban needs fixing

| October 22, 2019

A Massachusetts judge on Monday said he would bar the state from enforcing its ban on nicotine vapor product sales unless several defects are addressed.

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‘Undermining’ plain packs

‘Undermining’ plain packs

| October 21, 2019

Tobacco companies have been undermining U.K. plain packaging laws with subtle marketing techniques, according to a report published in BMJ Open.

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Alarm over smoking bans

Alarm over smoking bans

| October 16, 2019

Extreme smoking bans undermine social inclusiveness without benefitting public health, according to a report published today by the smokers’ campaign group Forest EU.

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Malaysia mulls vapor ban

Malaysia mulls vapor ban

| October 14, 2019

Malaysia is considering a ban on vapor products following an outbreak of vaping-related deaths and illnesses in the United States.

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PMTA filed for Vuse

PMTA filed for Vuse

| October 14, 2019

Reynolds American Inc. on Oct. 11 submitted a premarket tobacco product application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking permission to market its Vuse vapor products.

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Capping nicotine

Capping nicotine

| October 7, 2019

U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wants to limit the amount of nicotine in e-cigarettes to 20 mg per ml.  

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Juul withdraws from ballot

Juul withdraws from ballot

| October 1, 2019

Juul Labs will end its support for a ballot measure that would roll back San Francisco, California’s, ban on e-cigarettes.

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