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[Virginia] Altria subsidiary asks FDA to review smokeless tobacco brand as a "modified risk" product

Barrington, Altria's chairman and chief executive officer, told investors and analysts last November...“We aspire to be the U.S. leader in authorized, non-combustible reduced-risk products,” Barrington said.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 20, 2018 22:04
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U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Submits Modified Risk Tobacco Product Application to FDA

Altria Group, Inc.’s (Altria) smokeless tobacco business, has submitted to [FDA] a Modified Risk Tobacco Product application for its Copenhagen® Snuff Fine Cut moist smokeless tobacco product. Altria aspires to be the U.S. leader in authorized, non-combu
Business Wire
added Mar 20, 2018 22:04
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[Canada] Saskatchewan tenants have the right to be protected from second-hand smoke

Office of Residential Tenancies (ORT) in Saskatchewan gives renters the right to be protected from second-hand smoke exposure in their homes. The ORT ordered the landlord, the Regina Housing Authority (RHA), to compensate tenants of three different apart
Global News (ca)
added Mar 20, 2018 21:41
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[Asia, China] Smoking violators to get 180-day train travel ban

Starting in May, passengers who smoke on high-speed trains or in smoke-free zones of other trains will be prevented from train travel for 180 days, according to a newly released document. The document was jointly issued by the National Development and R
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41
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[Asia, Mid-east] UAE smoking poll: only one in four have changed their habit since introduction of 'sin tax'

Of the 600 participants of an Apester poll conducted by The National, 75 per cent said the 100 per cent ‘sin tax’ on tobacco products had not led them to quit.. medwakh’s increasing popularity. The super-strength pipe-smoked tobacco was smoked by 57 per
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Mid-east] Can vapes stop Lebanon smoking?

The survey of more than 17,000 people from 13 countries was released Monday by Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, a group funded by an American multinational cigarette company currently marketing its brand of e-cigarettes.
Zawya.com (ae)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Africa, Nigeria, Uganda] Activists mount pressure on ILO to sever ties with Big Tobacco

“Nigeria’s delegation and that of other countries currently under tobacco industry assault should distance themselves from the Ugandan position,” said Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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No menthol cigarettes? FDA begins review on flavorings in tobacco and nicotine products

The flavorings initiative is a key issue for the tobacco industry given that Newport, owned by British American Tobacco Plc, is the No. 2 selling U.S. traditional cigarette. Menthol styles, which are mint-flavored, have proven controversial for decades
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Mar 20, 2018 17:39
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to reduce tobacco use, especially among youth, by exploring options to address the role of flavors ‒ including menthol ‒ in tobacco products

We are issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and calling upon all stakeholders to share data, research and information that can inform our process for examining the role that flavors – including menthol – play in initiation, use and ces
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Mar 20, 2018 15:50
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Ivanka Trump participated in an experiment with high schoolers to test the nicotine content of 'vape juice'

During one of the tests, Ivanka tested the nicotine content of "vape juice" used in electronic cigarettes while donning a lab coat and safety goggles. "I can't promise that I'll get this right, but at least we'll look the part, right?" she said.
Business Insider
added Mar 21, 2018 04:08
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