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U.S. health advisers weigh risks of novel Philip Morris tobacco device

advisers on Wednesday began to consider whether Philip Morris International Inc should be allowed to claim its novel electronic tobacco product is less harmful than cigarettes, potentially making it the first such device to carry a reduced risk claim.
NASDAQ
added Jan 25, 2018 21:13
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U.S. health advisers weigh risks of novel Philip Morris tobacco device

The panel of tobacco and public health experts, convened by the [FDA], will vote on Thursday on whether data provided by the company supports one of three potential claims that would be used on the product’s label and in marketing. The vote is not bindin
Reuters
added Jan 25, 2018 21:12
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[Europe] DAVIDSON: Australia proves that EU tobacco plain packaging will fail

Plain packaging policy has been unsuccessful in reducing smoking rates and health-care costs in Australia and it will fail to do so in Europe too, writes Sinclair Davidson.
EurActiv
added Jan 26, 2018 00:47
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Public misperception that very low nicotine cigarettes are less carcinogenic

Many smokers had the misperception that smoking VLNC cigarettes is less likely to cause cancer, and some stated that they would be less likely to quit. A VLNC standard may be more effective if accompanied by a communication campaign that emphasises the co
Tobacco Control
added Jan 25, 2018 01:09
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[Minnesota] PHILLIPS: Changes in attitudes about smoking mostly a result of social engineering

It’s interesting that social engineering, which Americans generally oppose, and restricting individual rights, also detested by Americans, were so effective in turning people against tobacco. The main reason the restrictions were accepted by the America
Bluff Country (MN) Newspaper Group
added Jan 23, 2018 23:58
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT expected to continue to face challenges from illicit trade

The rationale for a smaller cigarette pack is to provide consumers a cheaper legal option by increasing the affordability of a pack of cigarettes. As at Aug 2017, BAT reported that illicit sales formed 56.1% of the market’s total sales volume, a sharp in
The Edge (my)
added Jan 23, 2018 00:48
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FDA's tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device

health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) to sell its novel iQOS tobacco device and claim it is less harmful than cigarettes....The sleekly packaged little tube would not look out of place in an Apple s
Reuters
added Jan 22, 2018 20:11
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT says ‘kiddie pack’ idea taken out of context

refuted allegations that the cigarette industry’s proposal to reintroduce smaller packs of cigarettes known as “kiddie packs” is intended to increase the number of smokers in the country. It said the industry wanted to reduce the volume of illegal cigare
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jan 23, 2018 01:12
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] I-Medik against re-introduction of 'kiddie packs'

(I-Medik), an alliance of Muslim health practitioners, does not want 'kiddie pack' cigarettes (pack of 10 sticks) to be re-introduced in the market. Its Vape and Tobacco Control Unit head Dr Ahmad Farid Nazmi in a statement here today said that the propo
Sun Daily (my)
added Jan 20, 2018 01:30
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[Europe, Sweden] Snus is now more popular than smoking in Norway

The preference for snus in Norway is certain to revive debate over the health effects...Though its sale is illegal across the EU, it is manufactured and used in Sweden, which has an exemption, and Norway, which is not an EU member. According to Norway's
The Local (no)
added Jan 18, 2018 17:56
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