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UPDATE 1-Swedish Match shares up as snus margin beats expectations

said on Wednesday it would increase marketing of its wet snuff "snus" in the United States throughout the year as it awaits a ruling whether it may market snus in the country as less risky than cigarettes.
Reuters
added May 4, 2016 17:32
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GLANTZ: Addiction refuses to allow discussion of industry ties to criticism of our “softening paper”

we did respond, noting that Plurphanswat and Rodu’s paper followed the well-established pattern of tobacco industry-funded researchers trying to create controversy about research inconsistent with industry interests, the fact that Rodu had understated his
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 4, 2016 17:29
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BATES: The prohibitionists have nicotine in their cross-hairs

Just as the utter failure of the war of drugs is finally grabbing the attention of world leaders and legally regulated drug markets are finally emerging, we seem to be moving in the opposite direction in nicotine policy. We need a unified regulatory phi
Transform (uk)
added May 4, 2016 17:23
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A framework for evaluating the public health impact of e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products [FREE FULL TEXT]

Clearly, we need more effective measures of longer-term and longitudinal patterns of VNP use, product toxicity and addictive potential and appropriate methods to study critical transitions in patterns of VNP and cigarette use. With multiple potential inte
Addiction
added May 4, 2016 17:15
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[Australia, Canada] Patrick Hannaford: Mandating plain packaging on cigarettes doesn’t work

The Trudeau government’s plan to force tobacco companies to use plain packaging on their products is a paternalistic...Rather than following Australia’s implementation of ineffective plain packaging legislation, the Trudeau government should empower Cana
National Post (ca)
added May 4, 2016 17:11
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American Cancer Society and CVS Health Launch Bold Initiative to Help Colleges Go Tobacco-Free

announced a three-year, $3.6 million initiative to provide grants to 125 institutions of higher learning to help accelerate and expand the number of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free college and university campuses throughout the United States.
PR Newswire
added May 4, 2016 17:07
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[Europe] CJEU Rulings on Tobacco Products Directive Bring Additional Confusion

“It is regrettable that the Court has decided to endorse the proliferation of different regulations for the same product across the European Union”, said Vassilis Vovos, JTI’s Western Europe Regional President. “This ruling goes against a fundamental pur
JT International (JTI) (Japan Tobacco) (jp)
added May 4, 2016 17:07
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[Australia, Canada, New Zealand] Holistic-Vape Is Seeking Investors to Support the International Growth of Their New One of a Kind E-Cigarette Juice NoNic™

The company is planning on expanding into Australia, New Zealand and Canada where nicotine liquid is currently not legal...pure herbs and plants extracted and blended together in a way that the synergistic effect is designed to calm addictive cravings, wh
PR Newswire
added May 4, 2016 17:05
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[North Carolina] Imperial stresses ITG Brands is doing well with U.S. sales; analysts question claims

stressed Wednesday that its U.S. subsidiary, ITG Brands LLC, is making “excellent progress” through the first half of fiscal 2016. The company touted in particular market share gains for traditional cigarette brands Kool and Winston, though without provid
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 4, 2016 16:58
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[Asia, Europe] Tobacco Industry Loses Landmark Court Rulings in India & EU, Upholding Graphic Tobacco Warnings (and Other Health Measures in EU)

The India and EU rulings should embolden countries to move forward with implementing proven strategies to reduce tobacco use, as required by the international tobacco control treaty, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 4, 2016 16:55
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