Category: Regulation

Vaping in the dark

Vaping in the dark

| May 17, 2018

A new law in Canada will allow the sale of nicotine-delivering e-cigarettes, but it won’t allow advertisements informing smokers why they should consider switching to such devices.

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Looking beyond TPD2

Looking beyond TPD2

| May 17, 2018

Following the failure of the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive to reduce smoking, there is a need to look at other ways of achieving health gains.

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Plain unpopular

Plain unpopular

| May 17, 2018

The UK’s standardized tobacco packaging legislation looks like a case of act in haste, look silly at leisure.

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A plain failure of policy

A plain failure of policy

| May 16, 2018

If standardized tobacco packaging does not reduce either smoking or smoking uptake, logically, it should be done away with, but logic does not always sit easily with government policies.

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Child labor an ‘open secret’

Child labor an ‘open secret’

| May 16, 2018

Human Rights Watch paints a grim picture of one legacy of the leaf-tobacco production-industry in Zimbabwe – exploitation.

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Opting for quit-or-die

Opting for quit-or-die

| May 15, 2018

According to new warnings to be imposed in South Korea this year, there is no difference between heat-not-burn and combustible cigarettes in respect of consumers’ health outcomes.

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Vaping policies criticized

Vaping policies criticized

| May 15, 2018

EU policymakers are performing the dance of death with lower-risk nicotine products – one step forward, two steps back…one step forward, two steps back…

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Putting an end to ENDS

Putting an end to ENDS

| May 15, 2018

A ban on ENDS products is being discussed in India where the Ministry of Health believes they could form a gateway to combustible products.

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Plain packaging failing

Plain packaging failing

| May 15, 2018

A full and immediate review of the UK’s standardized tobacco packaging policy has been called for in the wake of evidence that it is not meeting its objectives.

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HNB decision unchallenged

HNB decision unchallenged

| May 14, 2018

The lingering question of how to regulate vaping devices and heat-not-burn products is to be looked at again in New Zealand.

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Following the money

Following the money

| May 14, 2018

In the Philippines, a share of the excise taxes collected annually on the sale of tobacco products is supposed to go towards helping tobacco growers, but …

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Call for e-cig standards

Call for e-cig standards

| May 11, 2018

Pressure is being ramped up in the EU in relation to electronic-cigarettes by those proposing that standards should be tightened and advertising rules relaxed.

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Bill ropes in vaping

Bill ropes in vaping

| May 11, 2018

A new smoking bill in South Africa that takes in vaping is said to be a “cut-and-paste job from Geneva” that doesn’t take account of local circumstances.

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Appeal package

Appeal package

| May 10, 2018

Four countries are expected to appeal against the World Trade Organization’s decision on Australia’s standardized-tobacco-packaging law – a decision that hasn’t been announced yet.

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Promoting innovation

Promoting innovation

| May 9, 2018

A number of voices are currently calling on the EU to impose and police Union-wide standards on vapor devices and products.

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Improving the TPD

Improving the TPD

| May 8, 2018

Japan Tobacco International’s vice president, reduced-risk products, has suggested a number of ways in which the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive might be improved in respect of vapor products.

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Smoking ban takes off

Smoking ban takes off

| May 2, 2018

It seems odd to consider as a healthy trend a ban on smoking and vaping at an airport – surely a hub of unnecessary consumption if there ever was one.

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Preconceived flavors

Preconceived flavors

| May 1, 2018

A story from South Korea says that the flavor of a smoker’s cigarette of choice is influential in her trying it for the first time. This seems odd since there are no flavour descriptors on packs.

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Grime and punishment

Grime and punishment

| May 1, 2018

One way to fill up your jails is to incarcerate people for minor offences, such as dropping litter, including cigarette butts.

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Cantonal smoking ban

Cantonal smoking ban

| May 1, 2018

A public-places tobacco-smoking ban in the Swiss canton of Ticino will cover many administrative, recreational and transport facilities.

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