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An internal UN document that appears to question an existing ban on tobacco company engagement with the United Nations is raising a few eyebrows, following its publication by journalist Colum Lynch at Foreign Policy. Read more

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Beverly Hills is set to become the first US city to have a sweeping ban on nearly all tobacco 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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The Bihar state government, led by chief minister Nitish Kumar, is moving forward to impose a blanket ban on tobacco consumption two years after it imposed total prohibition. Read more

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Oman’s ministry of information announced that advertising for tobacco products on social media and billboards has been banned. Read more

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Turkey’s deputy prime minister Recep Akdag says the government is preparing a bill that will expand the ban on the sale of 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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