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Application will be ‘robust’

Application will be ‘robust’

| June 21, 2018

The 22nd Century Group is planning to submit this year a ‘revised and enhanced Modified Risk Tobacco Product … application for “BRAND A” Very Low Nicotine Content cigarettes’.

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Grandson on board

Grandson on board

| June 21, 2018

Lucien Villiger will join the boards of Villiger Soehne Holding and Villiger Soehne AG.

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UK in optimistic mood

UK in optimistic mood

| June 20, 2018

The UK has been struggling to maintain its previously-strong, smoking-to-vaping conversion-rate, but vape shop owners think this year is going to be a good one.

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Production peccadillo

Production peccadillo

| June 20, 2018

Unlicensed cigarette production is a minor offence in Cambodia, unless the cigarettes being produced are counterfeit.

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No trace of reality

No trace of reality

| June 20, 2018

Watching the fight between the tobacco industry and its opponents over track and trace systems is like watching two hairy women fighting over a toothless comb.

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Smoking in rapid decline

Smoking in rapid decline

| June 20, 2018

The US seems to be within a virtuous circle in which adult smokers are quitting and potential new recruits to smoking are being distracted by less-risky products.

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Japan opting for restrictions

Japan opting for restrictions

| June 20, 2018

Japan seems to be taking the route toward inclusive public-places smoking restrictions, rather than exclusive smoking bans.

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Policies out of touch

Policies out of touch

| June 19, 2018

Is there something wrong with a voting system when a clearly well-balanced, fair-minded population elects a government whose polices are unbalanced and unfair?

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Listen to me, I’m an expert

Listen to me, I’m an expert

| June 19, 2018

Public opinion apparently isn’t an issue in Australia, where health policy decisions are not based on such opinions and where, presumably, people are told what to think and do by experts.

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No, no; it’s easy to quit

No, no; it’s easy to quit

| June 19, 2018

A so-called corrective statement that US tobacco manufacturers have been ordered to make, ‘It’s not easy to quit’, is the last thing a smoker should be told.

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HNBs offer positive change

HNBs offer positive change

| June 19, 2018

After decades of hand-wringing over the damage caused by smoking, many authorities seem intent on undermining what to many people looks like one of the best solutions on offer.

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Prices heading south

Prices heading south

| June 18, 2018

With the current direction of travel of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco sales, growers will end up this year having received a lower average price than they did in 1996.

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Ingredients labeling sought

Ingredients labeling sought

| June 18, 2018

The American Medical Association could have increased the impact of its vaping press note if it had identified the research to which it refers.

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False warnings planned

False warnings planned

| June 18, 2018

A plan to include on packs of heat-not-burn products the same warnings as those on packs of combustible cigarettes is in line with the trend for alternative facts.

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Brussels threat to Belgium

Brussels threat to Belgium

| June 18, 2018

The ‘young people’ gambit is being used in Belgium to open what can only be described as a piece of gesture politics.

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Taken to the cleaners

Taken to the cleaners

| June 15, 2018

It was inevitable that tobacco manufacturers, which have allowed themselves to become sitting ducks in respect of litter, would be targeted by those with concerns for the environment.

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More evidence on IQOS

More evidence on IQOS

| June 15, 2018

A six-month clinical study by Philip Morris International is said to have shown that there are improvements in the biological response of people who switch to IQOS rather than continue smoking.

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Panic stalks the land

Panic stalks the land

| June 15, 2018

Although vaping in the US has failed to become an epidemic among young people, opponents are maintaining an orange-level panic because that’s what they do best.

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Cigarette sales falling

Cigarette sales falling

| June 15, 2018

Despite the apparent slowdown in demand for heat-not-burn products in Japan, domestic sales of Japan Tobacco’s traditional cigarettes are still falling freely.

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FDA deadline nears

FDA deadline nears

| June 15, 2018

Manufacturers of ‘deemed tobacco products’ have until the end of this month to provide the US Food and Drug Administration with lists of their tobacco products.

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