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Stricter rules approved

Stricter rules approved

| September 30, 2019

Swiss senators have voted to ban the sale of cigarettes to minors and further restrict tobacco advertising.

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Washington bans flavors

Washington bans flavors

| September 30, 2019

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has ordered state officials to impose an emergency ban on flavored vapor products.

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Imperial earnings warning

Imperial earnings warning

| September 30, 2019

Imperial Brands issued an earnings warning reflecting a deteriorating market for next-generation products in the U.S. and changes to results expectations in other markets.

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‘No outright ban’

‘No outright ban’

| September 25, 2019

The FDA plans to “enforce existing law” rather than ban flavored cigarettes outright, Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee.

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New Juul leadership

New Juul leadership

| September 25, 2019

K.C. Crosthwaite has joined Juul Labs as CEO, replacing Kevin Burns. The move comes as Juul faces fierce criticism in the U.S. for its marketing practices.

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Merger plan abandoned

Merger plan abandoned

| September 25, 2019

PMI and Altria have called off talks to reunite their businesses in the face of investor pushback and a regulatory crackdown on vaping in the United States.

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Leaking revenue

Leaking revenue

| September 24, 2019

The Research Intelligence Unit criticized the Sri Lankan government for its failure to correct the loopholes that exist in the nation’s tobacco excise tax policy.

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Consultation urged

Consultation urged

| September 24, 2019

BAT Malaysia has asked that the industry be consulted to ensure that “robust quality and safety standards requirements were considered” in rulemaking.

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Massachusetts bans flavored vapes

Massachusetts bans flavored vapes

| September 24, 2019

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Sept. 24 imposed a temporary sales ban on all vapor products effective immediately.

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Plastic alternative

Plastic alternative

| September 24, 2019

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have found a way to turn cells from tobacco plants into a strong material with wood-like mechanical properties, offering a potential alternative to unsustainable plastic.

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Risk may extend to all vapers

Risk may extend to all vapers

| September 24, 2019

Researchers are investigating whether the vaping-related illnesses that have been making headlines in the U.S. recently have been occurring undetected all along.

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EU track system ‘compromised’

EU track system ‘compromised’

| September 24, 2019

The tobacco industry has managed to minimize the independence of the EU tobacco product track-and-trace system, according to a new study published in Tobacco Control.

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Halting pod sales

Halting pod sales

| September 23, 2019

A court has temporarily suspended sales of Juul cartridges in Germany, citing incorrect nicotine disclosures and missing recycling statements.

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BAT accused of tax evasion

BAT accused of tax evasion

| September 23, 2019

Dutch authorities are pursuing BAT for £902 million in unpaid taxes, accusing the cigarette maker of avoiding tax on money channeled through the Netherlands.

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Vapor ban boosts demand

Vapor ban boosts demand

| September 23, 2019

India’s recent decision to ban e-cigarettes has triggered a run on the devices.

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Gershel passes away

Gershel passes away

| September 23, 2019

 George Gershel passed away in Rougemont, Switzerland, on Sept. 20 at the age of 89 after a period of illness.

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Walmart stops e-cig sales

Walmart stops e-cig sales

| September 23, 2019

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, will end sales of e-cigarettes at its locations in the United States.

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Damages thrown out

Damages thrown out

| September 20, 2019

A Florida appeals court Wednesday overturned a $7.1 million verdict against Philip Morris USA and ordered a new trial.

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PMTA rule proposed

PMTA rule proposed

| September 20, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule to set forth requirements related to the content, format and FDA’s review and communications procedures for premarket tobacco product application.

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‘Ban could hurt Trump’

‘Ban could hurt Trump’

| September 20, 2019

Implementing a flavor ban for e-cigarettes could cost U.S. President Donald Trump the election in 2020, according to Paul Blair, director of strategic initiatives at Americans for Tax Reform.

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