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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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A recent analysis found the market for cigarettes with flavor capsules in the filter had 'grown exponentially since being introduced in 2007.' Read more

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Study indicates the change is because teens are smoking cigarettes and drinking less while the numbers for marijuana have held steady. Read more

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A new study from Georgetown University Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests that we have passed the ‘tipping point’ and vaping is not driving teens to cigarettes. Read more

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

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A subsidiary of tobacco giant Imperial Brands has joined with seed investment firm Casa Verde to invest in British medical marijuana research firm Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies. Read more

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A research team from the Technical University of Munich has created a biodegradable, non-toxic, and environmentally-friendly insect repellent that can be sprayed directly onto crops of all types. Read more

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The tobacco industry is being accused of trying to control track-and-trace measures because it is complicit in the smuggling of its own products. Read more

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Manufacturers of heat-not-burn products fire back, following government study on the safety of HNB products. Read more

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One year from the controversial introduction of plain packaging in the UK, new research commissioned by JTI and conducted by independent polling company Kantar TNS reveals that the majority of the public are not supportive of the policy. Read more

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Researchers at La Trobe University have found a peptide in the flower of a tobacco plant that could be the first of a brand new kind of antibiotic. 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 Philip Morris (Thailand) shows illicit cigarette use in Thailand has more than doubled, costing the country at least THB3.6 billion (US$116 million) a year in lost tax revenue. Read more

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A new study by San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health Associate Research Professor John W. Ayers suggests heat-not-burn devices are poised for explosive growth. 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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Researchers have reported that the iQOS heat-not-burn device still releases some of the same cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarette smoke. Read more

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Researchers in the United Arab Emirates have found that alternative tobacco products such as shisha and medwakh, a small smoking pipe popular in the region, contain harmful elements. Read more

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New lab data from British American Tobacco reveals vapor from the iFuse and two standard heating products produced little or no effect on human cells. Read more

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Researchers have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to review and potentially prohibit filtered cigarettes, after recently published results of a review saying they may lead to a specific type of lung cancer. 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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