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Avail Pledges to help smokers switch

Avail Pledges to help smokers switch

January 16, 2018

Company relaunches its “Trash Your Pack” program in all 102 locations.

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Juul in the crown

Juul in the crown

January 16, 2018

The surge in sales of the Juul electronic cigarette is quickly shifting the product from trendy to dominant front runner in the U.S.

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Ploom sales expanding

Ploom sales expanding

January 16, 2018

Japan Tobacco will expand the sales area of its Ploom TECH starter kit and tobacco capsules in the cities of Sapporo, Sendai, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Hiroshima from Feb. 5.

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Stier joins consumer body

Stier joins consumer body

January 16, 2018

Jeff Stier, who has been a regular presenter and panelist at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forums, has joined the U.S. Consumer Choice Center as a Senior Fellow.

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No time for e-cigarettes

No time for e-cigarettes

January 16, 2018

Cigarette smoking is generally regarded as the biggest health issue there is, but the New Zealand government says it hasn’t had time to consider e-cigarettes, a hugely-successful quitting tool.

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Graphic HNB warnings?

Graphic HNB warnings?

January 5, 2018

It will be interesting to see what will be depicted if, as suggested, South Korea requires ‘stronger pictorial warnings’ on heat-not-burn products.

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Crime surges in New Zealand; vapor ban and rising tobacco taxes to blame

Crime surges in New Zealand; vapor ban and rising tobacco taxes to blame

January 4, 2018

A ban on vapor products with nicotine and a surge in tobacco taxes aimed at making smoker’s quit has caused a rise in retail robberies as black market tobacco sales skyrocket.

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Singapore out on a limb

Singapore out on a limb

January 4, 2018

Singapore considers e-cigarettes to comprise a gateway product to smoking, but in banning them it seems to be providing a gateway back into smoking for some people.

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HNB demand boosts imports

HNB demand boosts imports

January 4, 2018

In some early-take-up markets, demand for heat-not-burn products is starting to have a measurable effect on international trade.

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Vaping banned in Portugal

Vaping banned in Portugal

January 4, 2018

Vaping is now banned in enclosed public places in Portugal.

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PMI’s New Year resolution

PMI’s New Year resolution

January 4, 2018

Philip Morris’ New Year resolutions on quitting smoking comprise a much-needed and practical attempt to stimulate debate and offer helpful guidance.

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Patio tyrants rule in Canada

Patio tyrants rule in Canada

January 4, 2018

Banning vaping on outdoor patios stretches the sometimes-justified cautionary principle to its logical, tyrannical conclusion.

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US equivocates on quitting

US equivocates on quitting

December 20, 2017

The serious lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that they are not serious about getting people to quit tobacco.

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Thai e-cig ban challenged

Thai e-cig ban challenged

December 20, 2017

If 15 countries ban electronic cigarettes while 160 don’t, and your country is one of the 15; it stands to reason that you might want your government to look again at the reasoning behind its policy.

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Japan’s vaping dilemma

Japan’s vaping dilemma

December 20, 2017

To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.

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Banning vaping at home

Banning vaping at home

December 20, 2017

A housing authority in the US that, in line with national policy, is banning smoking in its buildings, is said to be giving people the resources to quit, even though it is banning vaping.

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Legal marijuana impacts vapor market

Legal marijuana impacts vapor market

December 15, 2017

One new method of ingestion has soared in popularity since legalization: vaporizing. Far from being just a tool to
help smokers quit burning tobacco, it’s been a huge boon for cannabis smokers seeking safer ways to consume.

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Real Cost campaign unreal

Real Cost campaign unreal

November 20, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration seems conflicted over vaping. It says it wants to embrace the idea of harm reduction but cannot seem to get its arms – or head – around it.

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