Category: Regulation

Boost for ban challenge

Boost for ban challenge

| August 10, 2017

The Swedish government’s decision not to provide observations in relation to a case being brought to overturn an EU ban on the sale of snus is seen as a boost to that challenge.

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Bans seep into homes

Bans seep into homes

| August 10, 2017

There was a time when a man’s home was his castle, but the battlements are being torn down. And is that the barbarians at the gate?

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Vaping bans on way

Vaping bans on way

| August 10, 2017

Russia seems likely to miss the harm-reduction train by bringing in a bill that will regulate vaping in the same way that smoking is regulated.

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E-cig ban opposed

E-cig ban opposed

| August 8, 2017

Given that 160 countries signed up to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control do not ban electronic cigarettes, the question arises as to why should India do so.

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Public vaping banned

Public vaping banned

| August 8, 2017

A new anti-nicotine measure introduced in Luxembourg means that electronic cigarettes may not be vaped in enclosed public places – the places where cigarettes may not be smoked.

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Tough on tobacco

Tough on tobacco

| August 7, 2017

Armenia looks set to introduce new regulations that will toughen its stance against tobacco and, presumably, bring in additional revenue for the government.

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Ban shows double standards

Ban shows double standards

| August 7, 2017

Sri Lanka has banned chewing tobacco, including traditional chewing mixtures with added tobacco, because, it says, these products are dangerous. But it has not moved against cigarettes.

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FDA on shaky ground

FDA on shaky ground

| August 4, 2017

Just seven days after the US Food and Drug Administration announced its new tobacco and nicotine agenda, there is speculation about court challenges.

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NZ to legalize smokeless

NZ to legalize smokeless

| August 3, 2017

The log jam that had been slowing the flow of tobacco harm-reduction seems to be clearing slowly. New Zealand is one of the latest countries to announce some bold new initiatives.

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Schools show the way

Schools show the way

| August 3, 2017

Schools in the Philippines are taking a lead role in enforcing a public-places, tobacco-smoking ban that came into effect in May.

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Airy approach to holes

Airy approach to holes

| August 2, 2017

A discussion about the health implications of ventilation holes in cigarette filters seems to have descended into a debate about how to measure tar and nicotine levels.

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Red-letter day

Red-letter day

| August 2, 2017

Dr. Michael Siegel, who has been critical in the past about the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to harm reduction, believes that the agency has turned a corner.

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Earnings hit in Indonesia

Earnings hit in Indonesia

| August 2, 2017

A perfect storm of tax increases, anti-tobacco regulations and fierce competition have taken their toll on the earnings of Indonesia’s big cigarette manufacturers.

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Qualified support for FDA

Qualified support for FDA

| August 1, 2017

In announcing on Friday its plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation, the US Food and Drug Administration proved that it’s not possible to please all the people all the time.

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HNB status unclear

HNB status unclear

| August 1, 2017

In the Czech Republic, as in many other countries, regulatory authorities are having to get to grips with another nicotine device – heat-not-burn products.

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Illegal trade targeted

Illegal trade targeted

| August 1, 2017

UK travellers are this summer being warned about the consequences of becoming involved in the illegal trade in tobacco products.

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Nicotine takes Center stage

Nicotine takes Center stage

| July 31, 2017

Most observers have welcomed the announcement on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration is focusing on nicotine and recalibrating its approach to harm reduction.

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Smoking ban opposed

Smoking ban opposed

| July 31, 2017

Japan, which is to host the Olympics in 2020, is struggling to bring in even a watered-down public-places tobacco smoking ban.

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Ready for display ban

Ready for display ban

| July 31, 2017

Most retailers in Singapore are taking seriously tomorrow’s deadline for the introduction of a tobacco-products display ban, but some are said to be taking a more relaxed approach.

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Beijing sales down

Beijing sales down

| July 28, 2017

Beijing, which in June 2015 introduced a public-places smoking ban, last year experienced its biggest fall in cigarette sales in recent years.

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