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Altria invests in Cannabis

Altria invests in Cannabis

December 7, 2018

Altria Group has entered into an agreement to acquire newly issued shares in Cronos Group, a leading global cannabinoid company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Commission out of touch

Commission out of touch

December 7, 2018

In brushing aside electronic cigarettes and stating that people should not become addicted to nicotine, the European Commission is burying its head in the sands of self-righteousness.

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Altria halts vapor products

Altria halts vapor products

December 7, 2018

Altria has announced the discontinuation of production and distribution of all MarkTen and Green Smoke e-vapor products and Verve oral nicotine containing products.

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Altria eyes pot

Altria eyes pot

December 4, 2018

Altria Group is said to be in early stage negotiations to acquire the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group.

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FDA issues warnings

FDA issues warnings

December 3, 2018

Questioning some of the vaping threats issued by the US FDA is justified, but it doesn’t help the cause to defy established rules, especially perfectly reasonable rules.

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Expanding vapor

Expanding vapor

December 3, 2018

While the vaping industry might not yet be global, it is certainly international, something that is being reflected in the expanding membership of the UK Vaping Industry Association.

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Vaping’s double benefit

Vaping’s double benefit

December 3, 2018

Given the devastation caused by the effects of smoking and obesity; if vaping can be proved to help people give up the former and stave off the latter, it should surely be widely promoted.

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Advertising under attack

Advertising under attack

November 29, 2018

Attacking advertising is like attacking the messenger. It might provide some short-term comfort, but it does not address the real issues.

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Altria’s crown Juul?

Altria’s crown Juul?

November 29, 2018

Altria is in talks to take a significant minority stake in vapor company Juul Labs, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Wednesday. A deal is estimated to be several weeks away.

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Erdoğan against e-cigs

Erdoğan against e-cigs

November 27, 2018

It is surely not okay for a country to manufacture and export a product that is seen to be too unhealthy for use by domestic consumers.

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Monitoring vapor industry developments

Monitoring vapor industry developments

November 27, 2018

E-cigarette developments, including emerging scientific evidence, will contribute to a report on the Tobacco Products Directive that the EU Commission is required to submit in 2021.

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Hybrid product launched

Hybrid product launched

November 27, 2018

KT&G has launched a hybrid product that appears to combine elements of heat-not-burn and electronic-cigarette technologies.

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Vaping is not smoking

Vaping is not smoking

November 26, 2018

The policy of restricting vaping in the same way as tobacco smoking is restricted stems from lazy thinking and threatens to inflict serious negative health impacts.

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Competitors sued

Competitors sued

November 26, 2018

Juul Labs has filed a second patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to block the sale of competing devices and nicotine cartridges.

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U.S. FDA to ban all non-tobacco e-liquid flavors from everywhere except brick-and-mortar vape shops

U.S. FDA to ban all non-tobacco e-liquid flavors from everywhere except brick-and-mortar vape shops

November 15, 2018

It’s happening. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banning the sale of all non-tobacco flavored e-liquids from all retail locations except for age-restricted locations such as vape shops. The FDA has given manufacturers 90 days to voluntarily remove flavored e-cigs from c-stores and online sites.

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Action against youth access

Action against youth access

November 13, 2018

The Global Vaping Standards Association supports regulations limiting the sale of certain flavored e-liquids to vape shops and tobacconists.

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Vapor advertising rules changed in UK

Vapor advertising rules changed in UK

November 12, 2018

A change in advertising rules to allow health claims to be made about electronic cigarettes in the UK should help to restore public confidence in these products.

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As expected, US FDA to ban sales of all non-tobacco related flavors from c-stores

As expected, US FDA to ban sales of all non-tobacco related flavors from c-stores

November 9, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores, including gas stations, in an effort to reduce the popularity of vaping among youth.

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