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WHO in no doubt

WHO in no doubt

| July 29, 2019

Cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful,” according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

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Sicignano steps down

Sicignano steps down

| July 28, 2019

Henry Sicignano III has resigned as president and CEO of 22nd Century Group for personal reasons.

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Brand axed

Brand axed

| July 26, 2019

Japan Tobacco will terminate sales of its Golden Bat cigarettes this fall in response to new tax rules.

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Juul ban sought

Juul ban sought

| July 26, 2019

Schlesinger Law Firm has filed a motion for preliminary injunction asking a U.S. federal court in Florida to ban the sale of Juul electronic cigarettes across the United States.

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Investing in Cannabis

Investing in Cannabis

| July 25, 2019

Imperial Brands will invest approximately $94 million in Auxly Cannabis Group.

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Advocating scientific transparency

Advocating scientific transparency

| July 24, 2019

Philip Morris International creates an online community platform for scientific data.

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Vaping aids cessation

Vaping aids cessation

| July 24, 2019

A new study finds evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes daily helps U.S. smokers quit smoking combustible cigarettes.

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Anti-vaping ads released

Anti-vaping ads released

| July 23, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is releasing its first anti-vaping television ads Monday targeting teens as part of its “The Real Cost” youth e-cigarette prevention campaign.

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New CEO

New CEO

| July 23, 2019

British American Tobacco Korea has named Kim Eui-soung as its new CEO, replacing Matthieu Juery.

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Smokers threatened

Smokers threatened

| July 23, 2019

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte slammed cigarette smokers during his fourth State of the Nation Address saying, “They should be exterminated from the face of the earth.”

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Nicotine expert joins Juul

Nicotine expert joins Juul

| July 22, 2019

Juul Labs has hired Mark Rubinstein, a prominent researcher known for his work on the risks nicotine poses for the adolescent brain, as its medical director,

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Retailers unprepared

Retailers unprepared

| July 22, 2019

Thousands of tobacco retailers in the United Kingdom have yet to apply for their mandatory track-and-trace codes, without which they will soon be unable to buy tobacco legally.

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Application accepted

Application accepted

| July 22, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted and filed for substantive scientific review the 22nd Century Group’s modified-risk tobacco product application for its Very Low Nicotine Content cigarettes

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Conclusions questioned

Conclusions questioned

| July 19, 2019

Brad Rodu has asked the Journal of the American Heart Association to retract a recent study suggesting that vaping doubles the risk of heart attacks.

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Shocking discovery

Shocking discovery

| July 18, 2019

An Albanian man living in France was stunned to learn a photo of his amputated leg has been used in a cigarette graphic health warning.

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Promising fuel source

Promising fuel source

| July 18, 2019

Tobacco can be genetically engineered to produce large volumes of cellulase, a bacterial enzyme that can be used for the production of biofuel, according to a new study.

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PMI reports results

PMI reports results

| July 18, 2019

Sales of traditional cigarettes decline while those of heat-not-burn products increase.

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Enforcement promised

Enforcement promised

| July 16, 2019

Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he plans to keep his pre-election pledge to enforce his nation’s antismoking laws.

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Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

| July 15, 2019

Efforts to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

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Tobacco-free violence

Tobacco-free violence

| July 15, 2019

The next edition of the Gears of War video game will feature blood, guts and explosions but no cigarettes.

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