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The Malaysian Finance Ministry says the price of tobacco, including cigarettes, will remain the same. more

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Canada’s federal government has passed the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, which will allow e-cigarette companies to advertise publically. more

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The products are banned in the city after 70% of voters endorsed the city law. more

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The French government will force tobacco companies to help get rid of cigarette butt pollution unless they hey take voluntary action in the next three months. more

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Manufacturers of heat-not-burn products fire back, following government study on the safety of HNB products. more

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Only one in four smokers in the UAE have changed their habits after the government introduced a 100% excise or “sin tax” last year. more

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The Ikoma city government in Japan's Nara Prefecture is forcing smokers to undergo a “decontamination” period before they can enter elevators, a health rule praised by some but described as draconian by others. more

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A new people’s initiative calling for a ban on all tobacco advertising that targets children and young adults was launched this March. more

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E-cigarettes smokers or vapers will face a fine if seen vaping in public spaces or public transport across New South Wales, according to a new ban coming into effect this July. more

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The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved a proposal submitted by Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, minister of health, to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products. more

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Austria’s parliament has scrapped a smoking ban in bars and restaurants that was scheduled to come into force in May, despite a petition in its favor collecting 545,000 signatures. more

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Senior officials at Oman’s Ministry of Health announced that tobacco tax will soon be doubled. more

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The Saudi National Committee for Tobacco Control is in the process of imposing fines on smokers. more

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It is now illegal to buy, use, and possess “emerging and imitation tobacco products” such as smokeless tobacco products, chewing tobacco, and shisha in Singapore. more

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Regulators now have heated tobacco products in their crosshairs, preparing to expand the scope of their rules against passive smoking. more

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Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector by imposing a 57% tax on non-tobacco alternatives starting this summer. more

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India is one of the leading tobacco producers and exporters in South Asia – and with a huge variety of tobaccos to boost. Tobacco Asia’s Thomas Schmid picks the brains of some of the key players. more

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Foreign currency incentives have played a large role in drawing more than 116,000 farmers to register for the 2017/18 marketing season. more

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The Ministry of Health (MoH) has been seeking public feedback on the standardized packaging of tobacco products, including increasing the size of graphic health warnings by 25%, in a six-week consultation exercise. more

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Public Health England says e-cigarettes should be available on prescription. more

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In a rare exclusive interview, Thailand Tobacco Monopoly’s managing director Daonoi Suttiniphapunt grants Tobacco Asia some insights into the organization’s future plans and the manifold challenges that lie ahead for the state-owned outfit. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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