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Russia, until recently a veritable paradise for smokers, is now a new battleground where over-eager politicians are attempting to legislate smoking out of existence. more

Mar 13, 2017 9:08 PM Features

Malaysia’s Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation have been tasked by the government to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes and vape. more

Mar 13, 2017 12:00 AM Product News

The vapor market is continuing to grow exponentially with both Europe and America leading the charge. more

Mar 13, 2017 12:00 AM Features

FDA's Regulation Shaker

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Whether in Europe with the TPD2 or in the US with the new US Food & Drug Administration regulation, the cigar world feels that it is in the shaker for a new cocktail recipe, and it’s one that tastes slightly sour. more

Nov 1, 2016 9:00 PM Features

Tobacco companies won a small victory this August against the Food and Drug Administration in a lawsuit challenging FDA’s authority to require pre-clearance for tobacco products with changed labels or quantities. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 PM News

Industry observers have said that the new, tough regulations on the manufacture, buying, and selling of cigarettes that came into force this September are not expected to have major impact on the earnings of tobacco companies in the medium term. more

Nov 1, 2016 11:00 AM News

Huge in landmass yet tiny in population and boasting one on the strictest tobacco laws on the planet, Mongolia nevertheless is a coveted market for both local and multinational companies. more

Nov 1, 2016 8:00 AM Features

Extending its authority to e-cigarettes and cigars, the Food and Drug Administration issues letters to 24 websites for illegal sales to minors more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Product News

The list of items prohibited from being used in the manufacturing of tobacco products has been updated by Turkey’s Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing News

Associate health minister Peseta Sam Lotu-liga has released a consultation document which proposes change to the legal status of e-cigarettes more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM E-Cigarette News

United States announces its final “deeming” regulations for cigars, pipe and hookah tobacco, and electronic cigarettes. more

Sep 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

The point-of-sale display ban on tobacco products – approved in Singapore’s parliament in March – took effect on August 1, 2017. Retailers have a one-year grace period before the ban goes into effect. more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

E-cigarettes should be strictly regulated as a pharmaceutical product in Malaysia – that’s the recommendation of the health ministry’s technical committee tasked with studying the health effects of e-cigs and shisha smoking. more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM E-Cigarette News

Despite government efforts to tighten tobacco controls, simplifying cigarette packaging with picture health warnings proves to be quite difficult in China due to stiff corporate resistance and cultural traditions. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Major film studios recently filed court papers asking a judge to reject a putative class action that blames them for children becoming addicted to nicotine. more

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

The Thai Cabinet has reportedly endorsed the 2nd National Strategy For Tobacco Control that is aimed at reducing the number of smokers in five years. more

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

Dmitry Nosov, a member of the State Duma Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption Measures, has submitted a bill to Russia's State Duma to ban the sale of tobacco and cigarettes at night and in the early hours of the morning. more

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association are suing the Department of Transportation over its rule banning the use of electronic cigarettes on flights. more

May 7, 2016 12:00 AM E-Cigarette News

With China being the country where the e-cigarette was invented, the rest of Asia has a somewhat confused relationship with electronic smoking devices as far as legislation is concerned. TOBACCO ASIA takes a closer look at e-smoking regulations. more

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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