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United Cigars has announced its new measure to combat counterfeiting – adding a new secondary foot band to its Atabey line. Read more

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Hawaii is considering a bill that bans cigarette sales to those under 100. Read more

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Cigarette manufacturer King Mountain Tobacco asks the US Supreme Court review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision ordering the company to pay about US$58 million in unpaid federal excise taxes. 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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US farmers are facing a new threat: the growing use of e-cigarettes that get their nicotine from processed tobacco grown much more cheaply in emerging markets. Read more

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The study published shows e-cigarettes beat both nicotine patches and gum when it comes to smoking cessation tools. Read more

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Retailers have 30 days to sell off products that are not similar to FDA-approved products, according to new draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.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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US Food and Drug Administration commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, has announced that he would resign at the end of the month. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration will restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Read more

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Juul has stopped accepting orders for its mango, fruit, crème, and cucumber pods to more than 90,000 convenience stores, vape shops, and other retailers that sell them since November 13. 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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Altria announced in late October that it will remove certain vaping products from the market amid concerns they may appeal to underage smokers. Read more

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Hurricane Florence and US-China trade tensions are causing North Carolina farmers to worry. Read more

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Night Owl is a tipped cigar that is crafted with the finest pipe tobacco and always ready for use in a resealable FoilFresh pouch. Read more

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A scientific advisory committee of the US Food and Drug Administration advanced R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s efforts to communicate reduced-risk information to consumers regarding its Camel Snus products. 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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According to the latest study published by Fact.MR, the smoking cessation products market is expected to witness impressive a 12% year-to-year volume growth in 2018 over 2017. Read more

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The 1998 Master Settlement Agreement, which requires the tobacco companies to pay out annually in perpetuity to bankroll tobacco control and cancer research programs seem to have gone up in smoke. 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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