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

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US tobacco farmers might be getting hit hard as trade threats bounce between the US and partners all around the world. more

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New figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that tobacco use continued to decline among high school and middle school students in the US in 2017. more

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A cousin of the tobacco plant used in cigarettes is being used to grow the flu vaccine, with hopes it will produce more doses at a faster rate to make it more reflexive to influenza strains as they circulate. more

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Stanford University researchers have discovered another problem for Facebook: the “widespread” promotion of tobacco products on the Facebook platform. more

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The US Food and Drug Administration publishes revised gudelines for listing ingredients in tobacco products. more

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Imperial Brands PLC  is to sell its US other tobacco products (OTP) division as it seeks to streamline the business. more

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Eastman Chemical Co. has figured out how to tweak the chemical process they use to transform wood pulp into acetate tow and turn it into textiles instead. more

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A Florida appellate court upheld the dismissal of more than 70 lawsuits against tobacco companies and refused to allow attorneys to amend the complaints because the clients had died before the cases were filed. more

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Manufacturers begin running court-mandated advertisements as part of a settlement of a lawsuit with the Department of Justice over misleading statements that began nearly 20 years ago. more

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Recently released estimates by the US Food and Drug Administration say reducing the amount of nicotine present in cigarettes could prevent as many as eight million tobacco-related deaths. more

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The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World intends to fund research and support collaborative initiatives to accelerate progress in reducing harm and deaths from smoking worldwide. more

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A Florida federal court fines two personal injury law firms a combined US$9.16 million for pursuing 1,250 Engle progeny lawsuits against US tobacco manufacturers that were determined to be frivolous complaints. more

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After a hard production year in 2016, American burley tobacco producers had good prospects through mid-season of 2017 for producing a crop that could restore inventories and allow growers to realize a profit. more

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Recognizing unfair and possibly unwise regulatory processes, FDA extended the products review application process for “newly regulated” combustible tobacco products and for non-combustible products such as e-cigarettes. 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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The US Food and Drug Administration says it will pursue lowering the nicotine content of cigarettes to non-addictive levels as part of an overall plan to protect youth and reduce tobacco-related disease and death. more

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Singapore’s ministry of health says it is monitoring efforts in the United States to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in each cigarette. more

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Cigarette wholesalers that track, deliver, and tax all the cigarettes sold in Massachusetts are seeking a similar monopoly on recreational marijuana, asking state officials to require marijuana producers to sell all products through them. 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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