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European vaping advocates have launched the Vaping is NOT Tobacco campaign to lobby for smarter, evidence-based regulations of vaping products that takes account of public health differences between vaping and smoking. 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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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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Heat-not-burn devices have matured into a great way for enjoying tobacco, settling somewhere between vaping and combustibles. Chinese companies, in particular, are displaying innovativeness and zest when it comes to the motto “back to tobacco." 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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The Thai excise department says they will be taxing the e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and vaping liquids, leading the way to their legal use in the Kingdom. Read more

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Malaysia's deputy health minister, Dr. Lee Boon Chye, says a new law to control tobacco, vaping and shisha will be enacted soon. 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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Officials at Indonesia’s finance ministry sayJuul representatives held discussions with the Indonesian government about introducing its vaping devices. Read more

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Together, the Dutch-headquartered machine developer and the British adhesives and flavoring application systems specialist have expert knowledge in developing machines for producing next-generation products. Read more

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The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union claims the New Zealand government is choosing to pursue tax revenues instead of helping smokers quit. Read more

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The House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Department of Health to promote harm reduction measures as part of its National Tobacco Control Strategy. Read more

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The Indonesian government estimates it may collect up to US $207 million in additional revenue next year from a new excise on tobacco extract, or vaping liquid. Read more

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Teen “Juuling” Crisis, Approval for PMI’s IQOS, and Other Products Draw on Agency Resources Read more

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The campaign is meant to inform the public about smokeless tobacco and warn teenagers about the dangers of underage vaping. Read more

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A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows that the figures for vaping by youth for 2017 to be almost the same as 2016 figures. Read more

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Canada’s federal government has passed the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, which will allow e-cigarette companies to advertise publically. Read more

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Imperial Tobacco officially unveiled its Vype vaping product to the Canadian market in late May 2018, saying the company is moving to help transition smokers away from combustible cigarettes to potentially less harmful products. 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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Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector by imposing a 57% tax on non-tobacco alternatives starting this summer. 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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