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PMI: People Want Governments to Give Smokers Better Choices, Say Majority of 31,000 People Polled in 31 Countries Worldwide

A new global survey* commissioned by Philip Morris International and conducted by Ipsos reveals that 77 percent of adults agree that governments should do all they can to encourage men and women who would otherwise keep smoking cigarettes to completely sw
Business Wire
added Oct 12, 2018 17:10
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[Canada] Marlboro maker Altria in talks with Canadian pot grower Aphria

is in talks to acquire an equity stake in Canadian cannabis grower Aphria Inc., multiple sources say. Details of Altria’s proposed investment in Aphria are still being finalized, said the sources, who were granted anonymity because they were not authoriz
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Oct 12, 2018 16:31
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Some E-Cigarettes May Need to Halt Sales After Latest FDA Move

sent warning letters regarding 40 e-cigarette products to 21 companies, asking them to prove that they haven’t run afoul of an exemption that let the industry continue selling vaping devices after the agency began regulating them in 2016.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 12, 2018 16:26
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Now you can vape VITAMINS - but should you? 'Absolutely not,' warns expert who says inhaling nutrients is pointless if not dangerous

a few brands are trying to jump on the wellness bandwagon. These companies sell $10-$30 devices that, they claim, have e-liquids loaded with vitamins like B-12 for you to vape instead of nicotine and flavoring. But experts caution that breathing reall
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 12, 2018 16:10
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In crackdown, U.S. FDA seeks details on new electronic cigarettes

sent letters to companies including Reynolds American Inc...asking for evidence that the products were on the market before the August 2016 cutoff date...“will not allow the proliferation of e-cigarettes” being sold without proper approval and “will take
Reuters
added Oct 12, 2018 16:01
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Big Tobacco cries foul after hard-line UN treaty

Big tobacco companies moved Thursday to counter the hard line taken by a global tobacco control treaty, including its decision that new "vaping" products should face the same restrictions as cigarettes.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 12, 2018 15:55
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[Hong Kong] Lam says govt to consider banning tobacco after e-cigarettes

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Thursday it is worth considering banning traditional tobacco in Hong Kong, a day after she proposed to fully ban electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in her second policy address.
EJ Insight (Hong Kong Economic Journal) (hk)
added Oct 12, 2018 15:54
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AZAR/GOTTLIEB: We cannot let e-cigarettes become an on-ramp for teenage addiction

The technology that might help adults end one addiction cannot pull a generation of kids into a new one... At the Department of Health and Human Services, we are deeply concerned about the risks that e-cigarettes pose for children, given how quickly teen
Washington Post
added Oct 12, 2018 15:52
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ministry: Eateries nationwide to be smoke-free from next year

Smoking in all restaurants, coffee shops and hawker centres nationwide will be banned starting next year, even in open-air eateries... “No doubt smokers will say they have the right to smoke, but non-smokers also have the right to enjoy their food without
The Star (my)
added Oct 12, 2018 14:45
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Juul E-Cigarette Lawsuit

a number of individual lawsuits alleging injury or death due to vape use have been filed in various federal courts. Here are a few notable e-cigarette legal claims as examples of the types of lawsuits that are being filed.
CONSUMERSAFETY.ORG
added Oct 12, 2018 14:33
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