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Retailers have 30 days to sell off products that are not similar to FDA-approved products, according to new draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration. Read more

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Philip Morris head André Calantzopoulos says making an investment in the cannabis industry may be too risky of a move at this time. Read more

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Altria Group, Inc. has announced it signed and closed a US$12.8 billion investment in JUUL Labs, Inc. Altria's investment represents a 35% economic interest in JUUL, valuing the company at $38 billion. JUUL will remain fully independent. Read more

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A global pact to battle the illicit tobacco trade began in September with the World Health Organization hailing it as “game-changing” in eliminating widespread health-hazardous and criminal activity. Read more

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China National Tobacco Corp. announced in early November that it would reach its sales target for this year of 47.5 million crates of cigarettes. Read more

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The Canadian government is considering putting a cancer warning label on every individual cigarette stick sold in the country. If passed, this will make Canada the first country in the world to do so. Read more

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A November report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that cigarette use among American adults is at the lowest it’s been since CDC started collecting data in 1965. Read more

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Tax stamps are now becoming even more critical as an additional security feature on consumer goods, particularly on tobacco products. Read more

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Senators are considering a possible increase of excise taxes on tobacco products to fund the proposed universal health care program. Read more

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The Jordanian government has limited the importation of cigarettes and “mu‘assel” production machinery and their “non-retail” production inputs to only established and licensed factories. Read more

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UAE’s Federal Tax Authority confirms it is set to introduce a new digital tax stamp scheme for tobacco products, which will come into effect at the beginning of 2019. Read more

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In recent years, heat-not-burn tobacco products, with the significant advantage of reducing the release of harmful components, have gradually become an important r&d direction for Big Tobacco, leading HNBs’ market share to grow rapidly. Read more

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Tobacco products have been caught in the crossfire of the US-China trade war after theTrump administration’s latest tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods which came into effect on September 24. 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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World Health Organization wants to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products, and Fiji would benefit greatly from the ratification. Read more

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Altria is creating two new divisions, one for core tobacco products like cigarettes another unit for innovative products like vaping devices. Read more

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Exports of tobacco products in 2017 accounted for 42% of Romania’s total exports of food, beverages, and tobacco, and about 6% of total exports of consumer goods. 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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Stanford University researchers have discovered another problem for Facebook: the “widespread” promotion of tobacco products on the Facebook platform. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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