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[UK] MORRIS: Up in smoke: Is the vape shop boom about to end?

As well as increased competition, vape shop owners have had to cope with new regulations. The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into force in May 2016. It was designed to protect consumers yet had unforeseen consequences. Wholesalers discounted prod
BBC Online
added Jun 20, 2018 14:38
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The unique contribution of e-cigarettes for tobacco harm reduction in supporting smoking relapse prevention

Some vapers reported that they found vaping pleasurable and enjoyable – being more than a substitute but actually preferred, over time, to tobacco smoking. This clearly suggests that vaping is a viable long-term substitute for smoking, with substantial im
Harm Reduction Journal
added Jun 20, 2018 14:24
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[UK-Scotland] Ban on smoking outside cafes could be ditched

South Ayrshire councillors will launch a bid to scrap their own controversial rule, the Post can reveal. We told last week how the three-year-old policy is being labelled a threat to small businesses. Now councillors are ready to intervene in the row.
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:09
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Lower house passes bills on casinos and smoking controls

The Lower House also passed an antismoking bill on Tuesday, paving the way for its enactment and implementation before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The bill to revise the Health Promotion Law bans indoor smoking at schools, hospitals and pub
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 19, 2018 18:03
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[Europe] GILMORE/ROWELL: The Tobacco industry’s latest scam: How Big Tobacco is still facilitating tobacco smuggling, while also attempting to control a global system designed to prevent it.

they are positioning themselves to control the very system governments around the world have designed to stop them from doing so. Their elaborate and underhand effort, implemented over years, involves front groups, third parties, fake news and payments to
British Medical Journal
added Jun 19, 2018 15:21
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[Australia] How satirists with spray cans defeated Big Tobacco

It’s a truth rarely acknowledged that Australia’s world-leading tobacco controls were inspired as much by satire and spray cans as any political vision. The Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions (BUGA-UP) erupted on the scene in S
Medical Republic (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 15:17
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Cigarette Producers' Websites Sport New Court-Ordered Statement

Hyperlinks on the companies’ website landing pages now warn visitors that tobacco companies “intentionally designed cigarettes to make them more addictive” and cigarettes advertised as “light” and “low tar” may have the same amount of tar and nicotine as
Bloomberg News
added Jun 19, 2018 13:50
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E-Cig Maker Juul Won't Tempt Instagrammers With Models Anymore

said it will no longer feature models on its social media platforms as it tries to battle the perception its products are too appealing for underage smokers. The San Francisco-based company will instead advertise using images of former smokers who have s
Bloomberg News
added Jun 19, 2018 13:40
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[Korea - South] Safety of heat-not-burn tobacco still controversial

The fight between the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the tobacco industry is intensifying over the results of a study on the safety of heat-not-burn cigarettes. Foreign cigarette companies argued against the ministry’s recent announcement that e-c
Korea Biomedical Review(KBR) (kr)
added Jun 19, 2018 13:37
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PMI’s Latest Clinical Results: Findings Add to Extensive Evidence Package on Risk Reduction

Six-month Clinical Study met primary objective: shows improvements in the biological response of people who switch to IQOS compared to continued smoking. Results submitted to the US FDA on June 8 to add to the extensive body of evidence already presented
Business Wire
added Jun 19, 2018 13:34
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