Category: Regulation

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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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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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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No trace of reality

No trace of reality

| June 20, 2018

Watching the fight between the tobacco industry and its opponents over track and trace systems is like watching two hairy women fighting over a toothless comb.

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Japan opting for restrictions

Japan opting for restrictions

| June 20, 2018

Japan seems to be taking the route toward inclusive public-places smoking restrictions, rather than exclusive smoking bans.

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Policies out of touch

Policies out of touch

| June 19, 2018

Is there something wrong with a voting system when a clearly well-balanced, fair-minded population elects a government whose polices are unbalanced and unfair?

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Listen to me, I’m an expert

Listen to me, I’m an expert

| June 19, 2018

Public opinion apparently isn’t an issue in Australia, where health policy decisions are not based on such opinions and where, presumably, people are told what to think and do by experts.

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Ingredients labeling sought

Ingredients labeling sought

| June 18, 2018

The American Medical Association could have increased the impact of its vaping press note if it had identified the research to which it refers.

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False warnings planned

False warnings planned

| June 18, 2018

A plan to include on packs of heat-not-burn products the same warnings as those on packs of combustible cigarettes is in line with the trend for alternative facts.

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Brussels threat to Belgium

Brussels threat to Belgium

| June 18, 2018

The ‘young people’ gambit is being used in Belgium to open what can only be described as a piece of gesture politics.

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Taken to the cleaners

Taken to the cleaners

| June 15, 2018

It was inevitable that tobacco manufacturers, which have allowed themselves to become sitting ducks in respect of litter, would be targeted by those with concerns for the environment.

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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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Delivering confusion

Delivering confusion

| June 14, 2018

Confusion is the enemy of good health, but the EU continues to put out mixed messages about whether or not smoking high-delivery cigarettes is more-risky than smoking low-delivery products.

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Another day, another panic

Another day, another panic

| June 14, 2018

Electronic cigarettes seem to instil in some authorities a sense of panic that is not detectable in the case of far-more-risky combustible cigarettes.

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E-liquids – the reality

E-liquids – the reality

| June 13, 2018

Retailers in the Australian state of New South Wales seem to be taking a more grown-up attitude to nicotine-containing e-liquids than are the local health authorities.

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Reforming in Cambodia

Reforming in Cambodia

| June 11, 2018

The Tobacco Industry of Cambodia is reforming to tackle more effectively the country’s illegal trade.

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Flavor ban gets the nod

Flavor ban gets the nod

| June 7, 2018

A flavors ban in the US city of San Francisco will make life an uphill struggle for local vapers and smokers looking to switch to vaping.

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Smoking population falls

Smoking population falls

| June 7, 2018

Beijing, China, is estimated to have about 3.99 million tobacco smokers, about 200,000 fewer than before strict smoking restrictions were introduced about three years ago.

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The lobbying circuit

The lobbying circuit

| June 6, 2018

You don’t have to like smoking to see there is a problem with the EU Commission giving taxpayers’ money to NGOs that use that money to lobby the Commission.

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Packaging fight continues

Packaging fight continues

| June 6, 2018

The fight over standardized tobacco-product packaging, which at best has a marginal impact on consumption, seems to be a distraction. There should be a united focus on reduced-risk products.

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