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[Korea - South] Philip Morris says heat-not-burn device can reduce health risks

Philip Morris Korea Inc. said Monday that switching to its heat-not-burn device, IQOS, reduces health risks compared with continued smoking, citing its six-month clinical study amid controversy over harmful substances from the smoke-free product. Accordi
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Jun 19, 2018 11:11
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[Europe] How is #OLAF fighting illicit cigarette market?

An important part of the research and investigation conducted by OLAF has been devoted to the illegal activities of tobacco smuggling in Montenegro, which already has huge problems of illegal trade of tobacco in its Free Trade Zone located in the port of
EU Reporter (uk)
added Jun 19, 2018 11:08
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[Canada] Vices always cost

legalization of marijuana would seem to make sense. It is - at present - a far less troublesome drug than either of alcohol or tobacco. But if we knew then what we know now, would we have allowed the widespread use of both alcohol and tobacco? And while
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Jun 19, 2018 10:38
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[Asia-pacific] Watered-down proposals to regulate e-cigarettes in Hong Kong fail to impress either tobacco industry or health experts

with both sides saying they will lobby lawmakers for changes ahead of a Legislative Council debate next week.
South China Morning Post
added Jun 19, 2018 03:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Congressmen reject claims against safety of E-cigarettes

Congressmen have rejected claims against the safety of electronic cigarettes or E-cigarettes as they adopted House Resolution No. 1885 calling on the Department of Health to endorse its use as part of the national tobacco control strategy. Health risks
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jun 19, 2018 03:29
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[Australia] Aussies want 'vapes' legalised: poll

Most Australians want a ban on electronic cigarettes lifted, according to an Australian Retailers Association survey. Conducted by the Crosby Textor Group, the poll shows 61 per cent of 1200 adults backed a move towards legalising e-cigarettes or vapori
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 03:20
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Majority of Australians want vapes to be legalised – as thousands of former smokers are forced to illegally import nicotine to fuel their e-cigarettes

Conducted by the Crosby Textor Group, the poll shows 61 per cent of 1200 adults backed a move towards legalising e-cigarettes or vaporisers, commonly known as vapes. The Turnbull government should follow the lead of the United States, United Kingdom, Ca
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 19, 2018 03:18
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[Australia] Smoking costs Vic economy $3.7bn: report

Smokers are costing the Victorian economy about $3.7 billion a year, putting a financial strain on businesses, a new report says. The Quit Victoria report concluded businesses are bearing a $1.1 billion burden based on lost productivity due to smoking b
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 03:13
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U.S. sales remain stable for BAT; Heated cigarette sales slow in Japan

The U.S. tobacco market is providing a stable revenue source for British American Tobacco as the company nears completing its first year of fully owning Reynolds American Inc. However, BAT offered a cautionary tone in Tuesday’s first-half fiscal 2018 up
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 19, 2018 02:52
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BAT plans $1 billion plant for heated products in Romania

The plant would be dedicated to producing specially designed tobacco sticks — known as Neostiks — that work with the glo device. It also plans to make traditional cigarettes in the plant. BAT has spent more than $2.5 billion on development of next gener
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 19, 2018 02:50
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