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A new study confirms that e-cigarettes beat both nicotine patches and gum when it comes to smoking cessation tools. People who use e-cigs as a quitting aid are twice as likely to stop smoking cigarettes than those who used gum or patches. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration will restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Read more

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Altria announced in late October that it will remove certain vaping products from the market amid concerns they may appeal to underage smokers. Read more

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The UK branch of Philip Morris International launched its “Hold My Light” anti-smoking campaign with ads in several newspapers late October. Read more

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The Thai excise department says they will be taxing the e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and vaping liquids, leading the way to their legal use in the Kingdom. Read more

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The World Health Organization ignores its own treaty which obliges signatories to adopt the harm reduction approach of encouraging safer nicotine products. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration’s new policies to restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is unlikely to hurt the tobacco industry. Read more

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

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Since August 10, the US Food and Drug Administration requires new warning labels on e-cigarettes and certain other tobacco products. Read more

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According to a new scientific study, the online debate over the health benefits of e-cigarettes is being driven largely by automated “bots” in social media accounts. Read more

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Juul is working on a Bluetooth-connected version of its popular device, and its features could help the company combat underage use. Read more

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The Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives and the Association of Vapers India warned the central and state governments that a ban on e-cigarettes would deprive millions of smokers of safer choices and cause damage to public health. Read 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. Read more

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An Israeli government official says the decision was taken in early August without any notice to the public. Read more

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New research by Gallup has found that US smoking rates have reached a record low at 16%, and that e-cigarettes seem to have played a major role in this. Read more

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Recent media reports suggest the possibility of a renewed interest in rolling your own cigarettes. Read more

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More than 50,000 visitors, 1,500 brand owners, and 350 domestic and foreign media from 45 countries participated in the expo. Read more

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Imperial Tobacco officially unveiled its Vype vaping product to the Canadian market in late May 2018, saying the company is moving to help transition smokers away from combustible cigarettes to potentially less harmful products. Read more

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Philip Morris International is reportedly planning to launch iQOS in India, according to Reuters. Read more

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