Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

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GLOBAL CENTER FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN TOBACCO CONTROL: Public Statement in relation to the invitation to attend tobacco industry-backed ‘Smoke Free Dialogue’

GGTC received invitations for two officers to attend the Smoke Free Dialogue, an event organized by SustainAbility, which is funded by the Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), on July 25 in Bangkok, Thailand.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Cambodia: Gov’t to act against sale of unstamped cigarette packets

From this month, joint working groups formed by the Ministry of Economy and Finance will act against those involved in the distribution and sale of cigarette packets devoid of tax stamps.

HEMP, Inc.: Vertically Integrates its North Carolina Farming and Processing Facilities

Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry, announced today it is renovating part of its Spring Hope, North Carolina processing plant for the drying of hemp biomass and the drying and curing of hemp A and B buds.

P&S INTELLIGENCE: U.K. E-Cigarette Market is Expected to Reach $6.5 Billion by 2024

Some of the key players operating in the U.K. e-cigarette market are Philip Morris International Inc., British American Tobacco p.l.c., Altria Group Inc., Japan Tobacco Inc., Imperial Brands PLC, JUUL Labs Inc., Shenzhen iSmoka Electronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen IVPS Technology Corporation Ltd., Innokin Technology Co. Ltd, Shenzhen Kanger Technology Co., Ltd., and Pax Labs Inc.

TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA: Vaping is Banned in Indoor Workplaces Starting July 1

Effective July 1, a new voter-approved law takes effect under the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) that bans vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces. In November 2018, Floridavoters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 9 that was enacted by the legislative commission and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 26.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: DOH bans use of e-cigarettes, vapes in public

The Department of Health has banned the use of electronic cigarettes in public, with local government units to be tasked to apprehend violators.

R.J. REYNOLDS VAPOR COMPANY: Announces VELO - Expanding Emerging Modern Oral Portfolio and Choice for Adult Tobacco Consumers

Company expands the rollout of VELO as part of its innovative Modern Oral portfolio to meet the evolving preferences of today's adult tobacco consumer with simple, hassle-free, oral nicotine products.

HABANOS S.A.: Launches Its World Premiere of the Montecristo Supremos Limited Edition in Italy

Montecristo Supremos, Edición Limitada - Limited Edition 2019, will be presented exclusively by Diadema S.p.A. on 6 July, in Italy

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Singapore: Cigarette packs to be sold in standardised plain packaging in Singapore from July 1, 2020

Tobacco products sold in Singapore must have standardised packaging and enlarged graphic health warnings from July 1 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement Monday (July 1).

HEMP, INC.: Reports Kansas Hemp Farmers Begin Planting for First Time in Decades

Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the 85,000 square-foot multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina, a state of the art processing center in Medford, Oregon, and a 500-acre hemp growing Eco-Village in Golden Valley, Arizona, announced today Kansas hemp farmers can begin to plant the lucrative crop for the first time in decades.

SCANDINAVIAN TOBACCO GROUP: Acquires premium pipe tobacco brands

Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S has closed a deal to acquire certain pipe tobacco trademarks and designs from Dunhill Tobacco Company of London Limited, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c.

P&S INTELLIGENCE: Japan E-Cigarette Market to Witness Stronger Growth in Coming Years

Some of the major players in the Japan e-cigarette market include Philip Morris International Inc., British American Tobacco p.l.c., Altria Group Inc., Japan Tobacco Inc., Imperial Brands PLC, JUUL Labs Inc., Shenzhen iSmoka Electronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen IVPS Technology Corporation Ltd., Innokin Technology Co. Ltd, Shenzhen Kanger Technology Co., Ltd., and Pax Labs, Inc.

HEMP, INC.: Reports South Carolina Sees Over 500% Increase in Hemp Farmers

Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the 85,000 square-foot multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina, a state of the art processing center in Medford, Oregon, and a 500-acre hemp growing Eco-Village in Golden Valley, Arizona, announced today the number of South Carolina hemp farmers has grown 565 percent since 2018.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Myanmar: Threefold increase in tobacco consumption among youths under 15

From 2001 to 2016, cigarette and tobacco consumption among the youths under 15 has increased around threefold, said Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe, at a workshop on the control against tobacco and tobacco-related products , held in Nay Pyi Taw on June 25.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Indonesia: National Narcotics Agency Calls for Ban on Electronic Cigarettes

Indonesia’s antidrug agency has come out against vaping, noting that the popular replacement for arguably more harmful conventional cigarettes was prone to misuse.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Time to quit?

Cigarette packs contain warnings about the health hazards of smoking. And with so few public places where people are allowed to smoke, one has to wonder—why do people still smoke?

CANNABIS INDUSTRY: First Time Users and Young Adults Choose Cannabis Over Cigarettes

Most regions around the world allow young adults at the age of 18 to enjoy or purchase their own alcohol and tobacco.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Thailand: Smoking at home to be banned

A law prohibiting smoking at home will come into effect on Aug 20 in a bid to reduce deaths caused by second-hand smoke.

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