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Ban would impair FDA plan

Ban would impair FDA plan

| June 5, 2018

Because California law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 21, San Francisco’s proposed ban on flavored e-liquids would impact only adults trying to quit smoking.

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Tax rises not working

Tax rises not working

| June 5, 2018

In Australia, where tobacco prices are astronomically high, the fall in the number of smokers has been tiny. Perhaps it should try nicotine-delivering electronic-cigarettes.

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Call for ‘sin tax’ repeal

Call for ‘sin tax’ repeal

| June 5, 2018

Even if, as seems likely, sin is evenly distributed through society, ‘sin taxes’ impact the financially poor disproportionately.

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Smoking spaces ‘civilized’

Smoking spaces ‘civilized’

| June 5, 2018

China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration seems to make a valid point when it says that a mature society should make provision for ‘civilized smoking’.

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Flavors vote tomorrow

Flavors vote tomorrow

| June 4, 2018

If a proposed ban on flavored tobacco products is passed tomorrow; it will certainly have far-reaching negative consequences. They won’t be ‘unintended’ however.

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Estimating backwards

Estimating backwards

| June 4, 2018

Estimating the smoking rate among women on the grounds of the incidence of lung cancer among this group seems, without strong supporting evidence, to be risky.

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E-cigs, not taxes, work

E-cigs, not taxes, work

| June 4, 2018

A Summit on Harm Reduction held in the Philippines has been told of a stunningly successful support program for smokers wanting to quit by switching to vaping.

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Nigeria raises excise

Nigeria raises excise

| June 4, 2018

Excise taxes on tobacco products are set to rise three times in three years in Nigeria. Anti-tobacco organizations have welcomed the increases but the tobacco industry is concerned.

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Americas doing well, badly

Americas doing well, badly

| June 1, 2018

The Region of the Americas, where a third of countries are not implementing a single control measure, seems to be uniquely on schedule to meet a tobacco-use reduction target.

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Botswana is smoking

Botswana is smoking

| June 1, 2018

World No Tobacco Day encourages an outpouring of facts and figures – some of them seemingly alternative facts.

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Price decrease denied

Price decrease denied

| June 1, 2018

There seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether the prices of cigarettes in Malaysia are going to fall during a period of tax transition.

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HNB probe results due

HNB probe results due

| June 1, 2018

The findings of an investigation by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety into heat-not-burn products are due to be announced shortly.

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High prices at slow sales

High prices at slow sales

| June 1, 2018

Although prices for leaf tobacco in Andhra Pradesh seem to be sharply up on those of 2017, growers are concerned about the slow pace of sales.

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A missed opportunity

A missed opportunity

| May 31, 2018

World No Tobacco Day is a missed opportunity because it does not get to the heart of the problem.

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Aiming to be tobacco-free

Aiming to be tobacco-free

| May 31, 2018

‘America’s oldest anti-tobacco organization’ remains optimistic even though, after more than 50 years of fighting the tobacco industry, there are more smokers than ever.

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Flavors defended

Flavors defended

| May 31, 2018

Especially if electronic cigarettes cannot legally be sold to youngsters; it is difficult to understand the point of banning the use of flavors in e-liquids.

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Dokha sales limited

Dokha sales limited

| May 31, 2018

Dokha will join other tobacco products sold in the UAE in having to carry graphic health warnings. Presumably there won’t be a ’causes dokha (dizziness)’ warning.

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World No Smoking Days

World No Smoking Days

| May 30, 2018

Philip Morris International is going out on a limb to make the case for smoke-free alternatives to combustible cigarettes. Its ideas must be taken seriously.

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Huge fall in smoking

Huge fall in smoking

| May 30, 2018

The number of French smokers fell by a big, round number between 2016 and 2017, but there seems to be some doubt about why this was so.

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Machinery sale scheduled

Machinery sale scheduled

| May 30, 2018

Decoulflé rod makers, Decoulflé tipping units, Hauni tray fillers and supporting equipment are said to be among tobacco-manufacturing items that will be up for auction in the US next month.

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