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Philip Morris International has called off talks about a US$200 billion merger with Altria Group, Inc. Read more

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E-cigarette users are now turning to cigarettes to help them quit vaping. Some are former smokers who switched to e-cigarettes, and some are taking up cigarettes for the first time. Read more

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Philip Morris Thailand is trying to start talks with the Thai government to find constructive methods to reduce harm caused by smoking, which includes vaping. Read more

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Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner responsible for health, says the next European Commission will propose strengthening regulations, especially on e-cigarettes and next-generation products. Read more

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A doctor specializing in lung concerns is saying a Senate bill seeking to double excise taxes on tobacco products will help halt the growing number of smokers in the country. Read more

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The Thai Corrections Department director-general announced that a new regulation will ban the sale of cigarettes and tobacco at all prisons across the country. 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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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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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. Read more

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A recent study has found that drinking a pint of beer may lower your life expectancy by the same amount as smoking a cigarette. Read more

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A new people’s initiative calling for a ban on all tobacco advertising that targets children and young adults was launched this March. Read more

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Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector by imposing a 57% tax on non-tobacco alternatives starting this summer. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, has found that certain markers for heart disease risk were higher in e-cigarette users than in non-users. Read more

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A new UK study has found that chemicals used in some flavored e-liquids could affect male sperm count. Read more

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Huge investments have been poured into the research and development of reduced or modified risk tobacco products. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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