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Indian vapor ban spreads

Indian vapor ban spreads

| June 20, 2019

The government of Gujarat, India, plans to ban the sale and consumption of e-cigarettes.

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Tasmania mulls higher tobacco age

Tasmania mulls higher tobacco age

| June 20, 2019

Tasmania could be the first state in Australia to ban the sale of tobacco products to people under 21.

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Juul grant criticized

Juul grant criticized

| June 20, 2019

African-American health experts and activists are denouncing Juul’s $7.5 million grant to Meharry Medical College because they don’t want black youths becoming addicted to nicotine through vaping.

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Sales ban contemplated

Sales ban contemplated

| June 19, 2019

San Francisco city supervisors are considering whether to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes a part of an effort to crack down on youth vaping.

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Imports rejected

Imports rejected

| June 18, 2019

Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said he will not allow the import of foreign cigarettes into the country.

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Profit cut predicted

Profit cut predicted

| June 18, 2019

Profits for major U.S. tobacco companies could be cut in half if the Food and Drug Administration adopts a “maximum nicotine” rule, according to Morgan Stanley.

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Green light for golden leaf

Green light for golden leaf

| June 18, 2019

The government of Namibia has approved a proposal by Namibia Oriental Tobacco to produce tobacco in the Zambezi region.

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Substituting oil money

Substituting oil money

| June 18, 2019

Oman has started levying a 100 percent selective tax on tobacco products to help offset declining oil revenues.

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High earnings

High earnings

| June 18, 2019

The Colorado Department of Revenue has generated more than $1 billion in revenue from $6.56 billion in recreational marijuana sales.

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Online crackdown

Online crackdown

| June 18, 2019

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has banned all online cigarette advertisements in a bid to suppress the number of youth smokers.

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New COO

New COO

| June 14, 2019

22nd Century Group has appointed Michael J. Zercher as its chief operating officer.

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Findings shared

Findings shared

| June 14, 2019

Juul Labs presents results from studies on exhaled toxicants and the role of flavors.

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New deadline proposed

New deadline proposed

| June 13, 2019

The FDA has proposed a new PMTA deadline in response to court ruling.

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PMTA guidance finalized

PMTA guidance finalized

| June 11, 2019

Today, the FDA finalized its guidance for manufacturers submitting new tobacco product applications through the premarket tobacco product application pathway for electronic nicotine delivery systems

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Soaring black market

Soaring black market

| June 11, 2019

Greece loses €690 million annually in revenues due to illicit tobacco trade.

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Funding research

Funding research

| June 11, 2019

Juul Labs has pledged $7.5 million to Meharry Medical College to research the impact of electronic cigarettes and vaping.

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New CEO at ITG

New CEO at ITG

| June 10, 2019

Oliver Kutz replaces Dan Carr as president and CEO of ITG Brands.

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Tax hike pending

Tax hike pending

| June 10, 2019

Oman will introduce a 100 percent tax on tobacco, alcohol and pork beginning June 15.

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Strategic partnership

Strategic partnership

| June 6, 2019

ALD Group has agreed to transfer 10 percent of its stake to Veken Technology for approximately $14 million).

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New leadership

New leadership

| June 6, 2019

Brad Winstead has been appointed the new head of Casa de Montecristo, a unit of Tabacalera USA.

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