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The World Health Organization unveils a new global strategy to scale up the tobacco control agenda over the next few years and to “prevent further interference by tobacco industry” in public health policies. more

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Tobacco products have been caught in the crossfire of the US-China trade war after theTrump administration’s latest tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods which came into effect on September 24. more

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Anja Cord

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, InterTabac once again was established as the international forum of the industry. more

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Two of the largest cigar trade associations filed a joint comment on the US Food and Drug Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking on premium cigar regulation. more

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The acquisition enables Japan Tobacco Inc. to complement its existing product portfolio with DT’s value brands and expand its distribution network through DT’s strong salesforce. more

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The Ministry of Health and Welfare said this September or October it plans to announce a measure pushing to enlarge the size of graphic warning images on cigarette packs. more

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The group Premium Cigar Retailers of Canada has launched “The Better Cigar Plan”, a new portal that allows Canadian citizens and businesses to easily contact their member of parliament in support of an exemption for premium cigars. more

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Traders, farmers, and unionized workers have joined the industry pushback against the government’s proposed new tobacco laws, saying they will harm businesses and lead to thousands of jobs lost. more

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The American Academy of Family Physicians and other health agencies sent a joint letter to the Food and Drug Administration pushing for a tough stance on combating black market tobacco. more

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The Tobacco Institute of India asked the government to talk with farmers and industry stakeholders before the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of Parties meeting. more

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Ex-smokers and medical associations are threatening legal action to get “too unhealthy” cigarettes that exceed European norms for nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide banned. more

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A recent New York University study finds that aldehydes are the major carcinogens in tobacco smoke. more

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A July Gallup poll found that Americans say cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, and pipes are much more harmful to people who use them than marijuana and e-cigarettes. more

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Results from a Global Adult Tobacco Survey report has shown the use of tobacco has declined in the last 8 years. more

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A special committee of the Pakistan Senate met early August to look into the decline in revenue from the tobacco industry. more

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New legislation to make it easier to prosecute tobacco smugglers will go to the Senate for debate after passing the lower house. more

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The House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Department of Health to promote harm reduction measures as part of its National Tobacco Control Strategy. more

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Six people were selected through a highly selective US competition based on their exceptional, diverse professional qualifications to contribute to the work of FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. more

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Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg donates to a trio of anti-tobacco organizations to up their game against the tobacco industry. more

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Researchers have conducted two clinical trials to study why smokers avoid warnings on cigarette packs, and whether said avoidance was associated with more forgoing or butting out of cigarettes. more

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