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[Asia-pacific, China, Hong Kong] EDITORIAL: Higher taxes show way to cut smoking

In her policy address, Carrie Lam proposed a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes in the city, fearing possible harm to health and abuse by youngsters, but one measure has already achieved results
South China Morning Post
added Oct 12, 2018 21:19
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[Ohio] Cleveland Heights "Tobacco 21" legislation up for final approval

City Council could approve legislation Monday (Oct. 15) raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco, "e-cigs" and other nicotine "vape" products from 18 to 21. If passed, it would not take effect until January 2019. The proposed "Tobacco 21" ordinance re
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Oct 12, 2018 21:17
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[Asia, Israel] Rambam: Teenager given hyperbaric oxygen therapy after smoking hookah pipe

The teenager smoked a hookah pipe with her friends at home and lost consciousness,” said Professor Ram Weiss, a Pediatrics Director at Rambam.
Jerusalem Post
added Oct 12, 2018 21:16
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[Australia] How big tobacco hopes to get you hooked on e-cigarettes

In an exclusive interview with The New Daily, the managing director of Philip Morris International, Tammy Chan, insisted the tobacco giant has consumers’ best interests at heart. But our investigation leaves little doubt that big tobacco, in the face of
The New Daily (au)
added Oct 12, 2018 19:20
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FDA advances investigation into whether more than 40 e-cigarette products are being illegally marketed and outside agency's compliance policy

sent letters to 21 e-cigarette companies, including the manufacturers and importers of Vuse Alto, myblu, Myle, Rubi and STIG, seeking information about whether more than 40 products – including some flavored e-cigarette products – are being illegally mark
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 12, 2018 18:19
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Hong Kong Bans E-Cigarettes in Latest Blow for Big Tobacco

Hong Kong joins at least 27 countries that have banned next-generation smokeless devices, heeding advice from the World Health Organization. The products have come under fire from health officials across the globe because of concerns about their appeal a
Bloomberg News
added Oct 12, 2018 18:19
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[Canada] Big Tobacco Finally Wakes Up and Smells the Pot

, is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Aphria Inc., one of a growing number of Canadian cannabis producers that’s attracted the attention of investors this year. The discussions were reported by the Globe & Mail on Wednesday, sending Aphria’s stock so
Bloomberg News
added Oct 12, 2018 18:18
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[Canada] Aphria Jumps After Globe & Mail Reports Altria Mulling Stake

Canadian cannabis grower Aphria Inc. surged after a report that it was in talks to sell a stake to Altria Group Inc. in what would be the first tie-up between big tobacco and big pot. Aphria shares jumped 15 percent to C$20.06 following the Globe and Ma
Bloomberg News
added Oct 12, 2018 18:18
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[Canada] Analysts Weigh in on Big Tobacco's Interest in Marijuana

Growe wrote that tobacco companies have been wise to avoid investing in Canadian pot producers. According to Barron’s, the analyst said that leading marijuana companies are too expensive, trading on an aggregate enterprise value of around $60 billion Can
Investopedia.com
added Oct 12, 2018 18:18
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Japanese Domestic Cigarette Sales Results for September 2018 (Preliminary Report) (PDF)

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:18
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