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‘Health shortchanged’

‘Health shortchanged’

| December 24, 2019

U.S. states will spend less than 3 percent of their tobacco revenues on programs to prevent children from using tobacco and help smokers quit this year, according to a new report.
 

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Layoffs in Shenzhen

Layoffs in Shenzhen

| December 23, 2019

China’s e-cigarette industry is contracting in the wake of mounting restrictions.

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Perry joins NDC

Perry joins NDC

| December 23, 2019

John Perry has joined NDC Technologies as vice president of sales and marketing.

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‘Tobacco 21’ becomes law

‘Tobacco 21’ becomes law

| December 23, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill raising the federal age requirement for tobacco and vapor product purchases to 21 from 18.

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Preventing underage access

Preventing underage access

| December 20, 2019

E-cigarette manufacturer RELX Technology is deploying facial-recognition technology to prevent underage access to its products.

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Fewer men smoking

Fewer men smoking

| December 19, 2019

The number of men smoking tobacco has fallen for the first time in at least 19 years, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

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| December 18, 2019

The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority has ordered British American Tobacco to stop advertising its e-cigarettes on Instagram.

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Green light for low-nic cigs

Green light for low-nic cigs

| December 17, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued marketing orders to permit the sale in the U.S. of 22nd Century Group’s low-nicotine Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol cigarettes.

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Restricting smoking

Restricting smoking

| December 17, 2019

Kathmandu will be smoke-free by the end of 2020, according to Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya.

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Trade deal welcomed

Trade deal welcomed

| December 17, 2019

U.S. tobacco exporters have welcomed the announcement of the recent trade agreement reached between the United States and China.

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Higher tobacco age likely

Higher tobacco age likely

| December 17, 2019

The U.S. Congress would raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21 from 18 under a government spending bill unveiled on Monday.

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BAT recognized

BAT recognized

| December 16, 2019

British American Tobacco has been awarded “leader” status in the Global Child Forum’s benchmarking report.

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Reviti eyes Japan

Reviti eyes Japan

| December 16, 2019

Reviti, a life insurance company associated with Philip Morris International, is looking to enter Japan.

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CEO steps down

CEO steps down

| December 16, 2019

22nd Century Group is searching for its third chief executive in less than five months after Clifford Fleet announced Friday he was stepping down.

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Legalization requested

Legalization requested

| December 13, 2019

Philip Morris International has applied to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia to legalize its heat-not-burn tobacco products.

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Advisory maintained

Advisory maintained

| December 13, 2019

South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety will maintain its advisory discouraging people from buying e-cigarettes until the cause of a recent spate of vaping-related illnesses has been determined.

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Emergency ban ended

Emergency ban ended

| December 13, 2019

Massachusetts ends its emergency vapor product ban as legislation takes over.

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Hahn confirmed

Hahn confirmed

| December 13, 2019

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration. Hahn will succeed Scott Gottlieb, who left the federal agency in April.

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Taste change investigation

Taste change investigation

| December 13, 2019

Saudi Arabia is investigating perceived changes in tobacco product flavors after the introduction of plain packaging earlier this year.

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Esteli opens factory

Esteli opens factory

| December 12, 2019

Cigar Box Factory Esteli celebrates the opening of its new 21,500-square-foot factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

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