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City officials in San Francisco, home to JUUL Labs, have voted to ban sales of e-cigarettes, as well as banning stores from selling them and making it illegal for online stores to deliver the devices to addresses in the city. Read more

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The American Cancer Society is opposing Iowa’s proposed bill to raise the minimum age for buying and using tobacco products to 21. Read more

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A federal judge ruled on May 15 in favor of six American medical societies and five individual pediatricians against the US Food and Drug Administration. Read more

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Altria Group, Inc. announced the completion of its approximately US$1.8 billion investment in Cronos Group Inc., a leading global cannabinoid company, following receipt of shareholder and Canadian regulatory approvals. Read more

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Stefan Ranstrand has achieved an international accolade in recognition of his leadership and corporate strategy. Read more

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E-cigarette company Juul has published proof that some adult smokers may be using the device to wean themselves off regular cigarettes. Read more

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An Italian-owned company that makes high-tech machinery for producing and packaging tobacco products is expanding its operations in Virginia with the state’s help. Read more

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KT&G, the world’s fifth-largest tobacco company, has leased a 72,800 square feet space in Fort Worth, TX for its US headquarters and distribution center. Read more

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An April 2019 report revealed that the number of tobacco shops in Minneapolis more than doubled after the sale of menthol products was restricted to adult-only establishments in 2018. Read more

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Rock River Manufacturing, a factory on the Winnebago Tribe’s reservation, has been operating a 15,000-square-foot plant produces 5,000 cigarettes a minute, or 1.1 billion per year, available nationwide. Read more

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Dr. Norman E. Sharpless has been named as the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), following Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s resignation. Read more

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Scott Gottlieb’s resignation from his post as US Food and Drug Administration commissioner sent shockwaves across the industry followed by much speculation what this meant for the future of tobacco and next-generation products. Read more

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Some entities in the tobacco control movement are lying to the public by exaggerating the risks of safer alternatives such as e-cigarettes, a tobacco control expert says. Read more

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A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives in late March is seeking to exempt premium cigars from burdensome FDA regulations. Read more

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A new Indio Cigar Factory recently opened in Charleston, IL, offering a variety of tobacco products for sale and a cigar lounge for customers’ enjoyment. Read more

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Governor Gary Herbert signed the HB324 bill in late March 2019, making Utah the eighth state to enforce a smoking age of 21. Read more

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Hawaii is contemplating a new ban on flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco. It would be the first state to adopt such a ban under a bill before the Legislature. Read more

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Groups are demanding the Trump administration “pump the brakes” on the Food and Drug Administration’s crackdown on e-cigarettes, arguing the anti-vaping efforts will hurt “an innovative industry that is helping American smokers quit.” Read more

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Releasing its fourth-quarter results, Altria Group Inc. said it sees US cigarette sales falling even faster than it had expected, validating the company’s outsize investment in e-cigarettes. Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) have both been recognized as Global Top Employers. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Sustainability and Innovation

Two seemingly juxtaposed concepts, ensuring continuity of what already exits and introducing what doesn’t but should. Could the tobacco industry do both?

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