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‘Heets’ facility in Germany

‘Heets’ facility in Germany

June 20, 2017

Philip Morris International plans to invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce the tobacco units to be used with IQOS.

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End for cigarettes ‘in sight’

End for cigarettes ‘in sight’

June 20, 2017

A high take-up of vapor products in the UK has helped reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking to the point where some observers are able to contemplate the end game.

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Singapore asks for public comment on proposal making possession of a vapor product illegal

Singapore asks for public comment on proposal making possession of a vapor product illegal

June 12, 2017

Singapore is asking the public to comment on a proposal to raise the minimum legal age for smoking, as well as prohibit the purchase, use and possession of vaporizers and e-cigarettes beginning tomorrow (June 13). 

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Armenia to ban ‘dangerous’ vapor in favor of cigarette price hikes

Armenia to ban ‘dangerous’ vapor in favor of cigarette price hikes

June 12, 2017

The government of Armenia plans to prohibit the use of vapor products.

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BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

June 7, 2017

BAT Korea’s Sacheon factory is being readied to become the export hub for British American Tobacco in Asia and to support the sales growth of heated tobacco products.

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Cleared for TPD testing

Cleared for TPD testing

June 7, 2017

Essentra’s Scientific Services facility in the U.K. has been approved as a provider of Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) testing.

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Two years prison for vaping

Two years prison for vaping

June 2, 2017

Vape in a park in the Malaysian state of Selangor and you could find yourself spending two years in jail. Harsh, but …

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Common ground for low risk

Common ground for low risk

June 2, 2017

Vapers in the US are being urged to seek an alliance with snus users that ‘just might form an unstoppable force that politicians will be forced to yield to’.

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Vapor trial

Vapor trial

June 1, 2017

Analysis of the vapor from British American Tobacco’s heated tobacco product, iFuse, has underlined the importance of product development in the quest for harm reduction.

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Capacity increase at VTM

Capacity increase at VTM

June 1, 2017

Vapor Tobacco Manufacturing is expanding its manufacturing capacity for the ‘first and only’ electronic-nicotine-delivery-system device with USDA certified organic ingredients.

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FDA changes for vapor could be coming

FDA changes for vapor could be coming

May 23, 2017

The new head of the US’ Food and Drug Administration has suggested that harm reduction should be explored in the case where smokers were unable or unwilling to quit smoking.

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UK urged to go own way

UK urged to go own way

May 23, 2017

The UK’s future, post-Brexit government is being urged to set about changing some aspects of the vaping-product regulations introduced on Saturday as part of a new EU directive.

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Vape survey

Vape survey

May 19, 2017

VON ERL, an Austrian e-cigarette producer, is inviting vape enthusiasts to take part in a survey.

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Taxing vapor a ‘big mistake’

Taxing vapor a ‘big mistake’

May 16, 2017

The importance of the role of electronic cigarettes in substituting for traditional tobacco cigarettes means that the former should not be subjected to excise tax.

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First vapor factory to open in Malaysia

First vapor factory to open in Malaysia

May 16, 2017

A new factory in Malaysia is licensed to produce vapor devices and nicotine-free e-liquids, which hopefully it will be able to sell on the local market.

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New out for FDA on vapor rules

New out for FDA on vapor rules

May 16, 2017

It seems like solid advice. A new commentary posted on the National Review website calls for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to “decline to defend” pending litigation related to the deeming rule for vapor products.

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Vapor taking toll on smoke sales

Vapor taking toll on smoke sales

May 15, 2017

Part of the reason for a sharp decline in Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales during the first quarter of this year was the increase in industry sales of vapor products.

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FDA deadlines guidance

FDA deadlines guidance

May 15, 2017

Guidance has been issued concerning the deadlines for compliance with those US Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations that have been extended.

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