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This Week in CTP – July 29, 2016: Deeming Rule Takes Effect Soon

FDA’s deeming rule goes into effect on August 8, 2016. The rule extends the agency’s regulatory authority to tobacco products including electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes and vape pens; all cigars; hookah (waterpipe) and pip
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Jul 29, 2016 21:35
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[Africa, Malawi] Tobacco renders farmers poorer

Buyers in Malawi are making tobacco farmers poorer, according to one farmer quoted in a story by Dibie Ike Michael for Africa News. While the government had established minimum prices for tobacco, buyers continued to pay less than the stipulated auction
Tobacco Reporter
added Jul 29, 2016 21:31
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Lindsay Lohan shows rounded stomach in bathing suit as she smokes a cigarette and drinks from beer bottle... after her father claims she 'is pregnant'

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 29, 2016 21:23
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[New York] NY Defends Doc Bid In Cigarette Tax Case Against FedEx ($$)

urged a federal judge to compel FedEx to turn over shipping records and other documents in their suit alleging the courier illegally shipped untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations, arguing the records are relevant to their claims.
Law360
added Jul 29, 2016 18:50
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How you pay for smoking in movies

Every week, we estimate the dollar-value of tax credits and other public subsidies handed out to the producers of these films. The total will keep growing until movies that recruit young people to smoke are made ineligible for taxpayer handouts.
Smokefree Movies (UCSF)
added Jul 29, 2016 18:48
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GLANTZ: States spend more on movies that push smoking than on programs to prevent it

Together, the fourteen states with the most active film subsidy programs spent $1.47 billion on top-grossing movies that promote smoking between 2010 and mid-2016, compared to $1.33 billion for smoking prevention....movies with smoking will recruit six mi
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 29, 2016 18:46
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GLANTZ: FCTC followed by accelerated implementation of tobacco advertising bans, but effect is fading

In particular, we concluded, “The FCTC does not currently have a clear mechanism to ensure that parties are notified when they are non-compliant. The FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP) established an expert group to review reporting arrangements that wi
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 29, 2016 18:43
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Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

will webcast its conference call on August 4, 2016, following the release of its results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 after market close on that date. The conference call will begin at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will be hosted by Candace C. F
PR Newswire
added Jul 29, 2016 18:38
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[Europe, Greece] Greek Government Reports Nearly EU 1 Billion in Tax Evasion Fines, Asset Seizures

Greek authorities have seized over 634 million smuggled cigarettes and associated tobacco products in 2015. These confiscations correspond to missing taxes of EU 115.281.813, and make Greece the leading country in Europe for such seizures. In January and
PR Newswire
added Jul 29, 2016 18:37
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Full ban on shisha, emerging tobacco products in S’pore from Aug 1

Although it was banned since Nov 28, 2014, shisha tobacco importers and retailers were given a grace period until July 31, 2016... second phase of the ban on on emerging tobacco products available in Singapore, including nasal snuff, oral snuff, gutkha,
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jul 29, 2016 18:34
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