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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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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 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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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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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. 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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Flavoring industry veteran Eduardo Berea of Alternative Ingredients, and Polish company Chemnovatic fill in Tobacco Asia on the workings of nicotine manufacturers supplying the e-juice industry. Read more

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The United States’ FDA is set to eventually enact a new rule requiring all cigarettes sold in the country to have “minimally or non-addictive” nicotine levels. Read more

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The company has filed a provisional patent application for innovation related to methods for obtaining nicotine depleted tobacco, without materially altering certain desirable properties of the tobacco. 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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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. 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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Singapore’s ministry of health says it is monitoring efforts in the United States to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in each cigarette. Read more

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The Hong Kong government’s stance on tobacco health warnings continues to go against WHO guidelines, insisting on retaining the display of the tar and nicotine yields on tobacco packaging. Read more

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Conventional wisdom says nicotine is highly addictive and thus has harmful effects on our health. There have also been numerous studies and research that have reached the opposite conclusion – that nicotine, in fact, has beneficial qualities. Read more

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British American Tobacco shelves plan to market its nicotine inhaler, Voke, to focus on consumer items like e-cigarettes rather than health products. Read more

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Major film studios recently filed court papers asking a judge to reject a putative class action that blames them for children becoming addicted to nicotine. Read more

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The furor that critics, public health advocates, and, in turn, governments and international organizations have long leashed upon the public is that nicotine is an addictive substance that has dangerous effects on our health. But is all that really, Read more

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The 22nd Century Group, Inc., a plant biotechnology company, says it is producing very low nicotine tobacco and claims it is the leader in lowering harm from tobacco through genetic engineering and plant breeding. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Isn't it Time for Transparency and Dialogue?

From settling disagreements between siblings to negotiating treaties on an international level, transparent dialogue is encouraged. But is seems that isn't always the case.

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