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Feasibility study

Feasibility study

| July 15, 2019

Coresta has created a new task force to evaluate the impact of agronomic practices and breeding on the nicotine levels of burley and flue-cured Virginia tobaccos.

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Cigarettes most littered

Cigarettes most littered

| July 14, 2019

Cigarettes account for more than half of all litter in Ireland, according to the most recent National Litter Pollution Monitoring System report.

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Setting an example

Setting an example

| July 14, 2019

Indonesia’s minister of health, Nila Moeloek, has barred teachers from smoking in schools.

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Smokeless gains prominence

Smokeless gains prominence

| July 12, 2019

Philip Morris International’s progress in shifting business away from combustible cigarettes is becoming apparent in its revenue mix.

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New PMTA deadline

New PMTA deadline

| July 12, 2019

The U.S. District Court of Maryland on July 12 issued an order that will set the FDA Center for Tobacco PMTA deadline for vapor products to May 12, 2020.

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Licensing required

Licensing required

| July 11, 2019

The Philippines will mandate licensing for all makers, sellers and distributors of e-cigarettes and vaporizers under the new guidelines covering the sector.

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Ballot certified

Ballot certified

| July 11, 2019

The Department of Elections in San Francisco, California, USA, certified a ballot measure on July 10 seeking to overturn the city’s sales ban on vapor products.

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Digital stamps coming

Digital stamps coming

| July 11, 2019

The United Arab Emirates start requiring digital tax stamps on all water pipe tobacco and e-cigarettes in November.

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FDA details plans for e-cigs

FDA details plans for e-cigs

| July 11, 2019

FDA Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless has released a statement on how he plans to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Heated tobacco boost

Heated tobacco boost

| July 10, 2019

Altria’s smokeless products division could earn the company close to $930 million in additional revenue over the next five years.

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HNB growing in Korea

HNB growing in Korea

| July 10, 2019

South Korea was the world’s second-largest heat-not-burn (HNB) cigarette market after Japan last year, and its growth will gather pace.

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Target exceeded

Target exceeded

| July 9, 2019

Tobacco deliveries in Zimbabwe have surpassed the national projected production target of 185.7 million kilograms.

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Cigar regs criticized

Cigar regs criticized

| July 9, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has gone too far in its bid to regulate the cigar industry, according to Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

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Abundance amid poverty

Abundance amid poverty

| July 9, 2019

Children from deprived areas are six times more likely to be exposed to tobacco retailers than children from less deprived area, according to a new study in Scotland.

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Tobacco deemed ‘strategic’

Tobacco deemed ‘strategic’

| July 9, 2019

The Egyptian Parliament’s industry committee has urged the cabinet not to sell the Eastern Tobacco Co.

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Restricting smoking

Restricting smoking

| July 8, 2019

Austria will ban smoking in pubs and restaurants effective Nov. 1.

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Cautious about CBD

Cautious about CBD

| July 8, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a consumer update addressing health-related claims about cannabidiol (CBD) and issued a warning to consumers.

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Prioritizing investment

Prioritizing investment

| July 8, 2019

Imperial Brands will drop its 10 percent dividend growth target from next year to focus on developing its e-cigarette portfolio, reports Reuters.

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Nicotine resurgence feared

Nicotine resurgence feared

| July 8, 2019

An article in The New England Journal of Medicine says that vaping among teens in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate, flinging the country back into a potential tobacco/nicotine epidemic.

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Nicotine pouch from Reynolds

Nicotine pouch from Reynolds

| July 8, 2019

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. is expanding its “modern oral” portfolio with Velo, a line of tobacco leaf-free and spit-free nicotine pouches.

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