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The European Commission implemented delegated acts to specify the technical details regarding track and trace, authentication, tamper verification, and security features on tobacco products. 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 Food and Drug Administration is being sued by seven public health groups and several pediatricians for delaying regulation of e-cigarettes and some tobacco products. 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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Public Health England says e-cigarettes should be available on prescription. more

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Tobacco legislation and regulation continues to increase in complexity around the world, with further restrictions. Legislation varies in severity from one country to the next. more

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Although FDA’s just-extended deadlines for cigars buoyed spirits, attendance and smoke clouds in the hall were definitely lighter than previous years. more

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The New York City Council has passed legislation that further restricts access to tobacco products throughout the city. more

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Indonesia’s trade ministry is planning to issue a new regulation to control tobacco product imports, with one key point requiring importers to use some domestic tobacco. more

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Packaging: It Couldn’t Be Any Plainer

Images courtesy of Imperial Brands Plc, left, and Japan Tobacco International, right

Plain packaging continues to rear its head with the United Kingdom being is the latest country to introduce it. But does plain packaging have the deterring effect regulators claim? more

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Obaid Al Tayer, the minister of state for financial affairs has announced that a new law on excise duty on tobacco as well as fizzy and energy drinks is expected to be issued this year. more

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A new tobacco control bill has been passed, raising the minimum age for young people to buy cigarettes from 18 years to 20 years. more

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Uganda’s attorney general defended the government’s passing of a law that restricts and regulates the consumption of tobacco and its products. more

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With latest regulations placing bans on flavored and menthol cigarettes, consumers are increasingly finding it much more difficult to enjoy their smoking experience. more

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Scotland is one of the latest countries to regulate e-cigarettes as restrictions on e-cigarettes including a ban on sales to under-18s came into effect on April 1. more

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A new study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research reveals that regulations on e-cigarettes may impact their effectiveness as a cessation tool. more

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Chinese electronic cigarette manufacturers now face both opportunities and challenges in production and sales at international markets due to the adoption of stringent new rules by the US Food and Drug Administration. more

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Israel’s ministry of justice has accepted the position of three voluntary organizations in Israel that iQOS is a tobacco product, and all the restrictions that apply to tobacco products should apply. more

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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

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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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