The New Zealand parliament approved the first draft of a measure that will make it unlawful for people born after 2009 to purchase cigarettes. The first draft of the bill passed almost unanimously. Read more

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The Philippines’ Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act automatically became law on July 25 after both former president Rodrigo Duterte and current president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. took no action to sign or veto... Read more

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After making waves as the first country in the entire continent of Asia to officially decriminalize the growing, sale, possession, and use of cannabis in June, Thailand now plans to ban cigarettes and e-cigarettes containing cannabis Read more

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Matt Holman, director of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Office of Science, left the agency to join Philip Morris International (PMI). Read more

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US Tobacco Cooperative Inc. (USTC) successfully exited bankruptcy on July 14. The announcement came pursuant to the Federal Bankruptcy Court’s approval of USTC’s Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization on June 23, along with approval... Read more

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In South Africa, where there are an estimated eight million smokers and a growing number of them are turning to e-cigarettes to quit smoking, a vaping industry is quickly emerging. Read more

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Eco-friendly cigarette packaging appears to be a trend that is only slowly catching on among manufacturers. At this point, primarily small, niche brand owners are the ones with the enthusiasm, and perhaps idealism... Read more

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Our podcast guest is Dr. Iqbal Lambat, c.e.o. and president of Istanbul-based Star Agritech International, a medium-sized supplier of tobacco leaf and reconstituted tobacco. Read more

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Malaysia’s health minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the Cabinet approved the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill which will prohibit the sale of cigarettes, tobacco, and vape products to anyone born after 2005. The bill will go before Parliament... Read more

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The US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to regulate premium cigars subject to the same federal law as other tobacco products was “arbitrary and capricious.” Read more

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Rating agency Crisil expects India’s domestic cigarette volume growth to increase 5-6% higher than pre-pandemic levels this fiscal year, even with illicit cigarettes taking away a large volume. Read more

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