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Facebook is rolling out a new policy to restrict sales and limit content related to alcohol and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Read more

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Twenty anonymized submissions to the government’s T&T consultation were released by HMRC. Read more

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The cabinet has approved a new licensing regulation which will cause cafes and restaurants in Saudi Arabia to pay up to US$26,675 a year to sell tobacco products inside and outside their premises. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration has threatened  Walmart, Kroeger, Family Dollar, and more than a half dozen convenience store chains with penalties and fines for illegally selling tobacco products to minors. Read more

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A growing number of states have been introducing new legislation raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco to 21, also known as Tobacco 21 bills. 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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Traders, farmers, and unionized workers have joined the industry pushback against the government’s proposed new tobacco laws, saying they will harm businesses and lead to thousands of jobs lost. Read more

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Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales reached a record high signaling that controversial land reforms could be working and raising hopes that it could help ease the country’s severe dollar shortage. Read more

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Farmers have sold 167.14 million kg of tobacco by Day 49 of the selling season, 20% shy of a current season target of 200 million kg. Read more

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After slower sales of its IQOS product, Philip Morris International is trying on a new strategy to appeal to more conservative smokers in Japan who aren’t willingly exchanging their cigarettes for high-tech gadgets. Read more

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Dubai Duty Free has confirmed that new tobacco taxes do not apply to departing passengers from Dubai airports. 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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Zimbabwe’s earnings from tobacco sales, a major foreign currency earner, fell 7.35% to a below target US$551 million this year. Read more

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Tobacco companies fell under fire for tin cigarette packs they released shortly before the date when retailers could no longer sell branded cigarette packets, as a grace period to allow tobacco firms to phase out old cartons came to an end. Read more

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The Global Adult Tobacco Survey reveals an overall decline in the number of tobacco users in India in the past seven years, especially among the 15-24 age group. Read more

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The Union Health Ministry has asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to ensure tobacco shops at any airports are not located near smoking rooms. Read more

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Tobacco farmers have made US$416 million from the sale of over 144 million kilograms of flue cured tobacco so far this marketing season. Read more

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Russian business ombudsman, Boris Titov, said in an annual report to the Russian president that 35-40% of tobacco products sold on the Russian market are illegally produced. Read more

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Within a month after the opening of the floors in March, Zimbabwe saw a 39% increase in tobacco sales. 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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