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Tobacco firms in the clear

Tobacco firms in the clear

| December 7, 2018

Complainants bringing a case against tobacco firms have been told they are at the wrong address. They should be seeking changes to the laws governing tobacco products and their sale.

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Commission out of touch

Commission out of touch

| December 7, 2018

In brushing aside electronic cigarettes and stating that people should not become addicted to nicotine, the European Commission is burying its head in the sands of self-righteousness.

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Smoking issue in the open

Smoking issue in the open

| December 6, 2018

Businesses that offer al fresco dining areas should be allowed to choose whether to permit smoking in those areas, or in a part of those areas.

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

| December 6, 2018

The debate about whether the word ‘cigarette’ in the term ‘electronic cigarette’ has mainly negative or positive connotations is once again coming to the surface.

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Second-hand survey

Second-hand survey

| December 6, 2018

With the world facing existential threats from climate change, species annihilation and pollution, it seems odd to be measuring exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke – to one decimal place.

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China conference confirmed

China conference confirmed

| December 6, 2018

Registration has opened for next year’s TFWA China’s Century Conference in Sanya, Haitang Bay, Hainan province.

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PMTA for low-nicotine cigarettes

PMTA for low-nicotine cigarettes

| December 5, 2018

22nd Century Group has submitted a Premarket Tobacco Application with the FDA seeking authorization to commercialize the company’s low-nicotine Brand A cigarettes.

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Growers “ripped off”

Growers “ripped off”

| December 5, 2018

A new law in Malawi is aimed at stopping tobacco growers being “ripped off” by buyers, but some believe it will favor tobacco companies rather than farmers.

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China faces dilemma

China faces dilemma

| December 5, 2018

China, like most countries, finds itself in a quandary when it comes to tobacco smoking. Morally, it should discourage the habit, economically it should encourage it.

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Seeking a pot of gold

Seeking a pot of gold

| December 5, 2018

The cannabis industry is wrestling with a similar issue to that the nicotine-vaping industry came up against – how closely should it become involved with the tobacco industry?

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Smoking a male preserve

Smoking a male preserve

| December 5, 2018

If a person smokes while clubbing but never at home, she is entitled to say either that she is a smoker or is not a smoker, depending on where she is at the time of making her statement.

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Continental expands

Continental expands

| December 4, 2018

The local unit of Germany’s Continental Tobacco has inaugurated a HUF1.1 billion ($3.9 million) expansion at its Satoraljaujhely facility in Hungary.

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BAT named top employer

BAT named top employer

| December 4, 2018

British American Tobacco has been named a top employer in the Asia Pacific region.

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Bulgartabac profit down

Bulgartabac profit down

| December 4, 2018

Bulgartabac’s consolidated net profit, excluding minority interest, declined to BGN8.1 million ($4.7 million) in January-September 2018.

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Altria eyes pot

Altria eyes pot

| December 4, 2018

Altria Group is said to be in early stage negotiations to acquire the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group.

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Scholarships on offer

Scholarships on offer

| December 3, 2018

Given the devastation caused by smoking, there can be few scholarship programs more important than one focusing on tobacco harm reduction.

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Vaping’s double benefit

Vaping’s double benefit

| December 3, 2018

Given the devastation caused by the effects of smoking and obesity; if vaping can be proved to help people give up the former and stave off the latter, it should surely be widely promoted.

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Expanding vapor

Expanding vapor

| December 3, 2018

While the vaping industry might not yet be global, it is certainly international, something that is being reflected in the expanding membership of the UK Vaping Industry Association.

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Packaging redesigned

Packaging redesigned

| December 3, 2018

Winston packaging is being redesigned to help convey the brand’s key features: taste and flavor.

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Okay, just a puff

Okay, just a puff

| November 30, 2018

Some timely research has pointed up one important way in which quitting smoking using vaping devices is more robust than quitting using other methods.

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