Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

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SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Public Health Advocates’ Joint Message to our Lawmakers on the Harmful Effects of E-Cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products

The recent deliberations in the Senate on the proposal to include a tax on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) without any public consultation appears to be an insidious ploy by the tobacco industry to legitimize these products’ presence in the market.

ALTRIA: Enters Growing Oral Nicotine Products Category with on! Pouch Product

Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE:MO) today announces that it has entered into definitive agreements with the shareholders of Burger Söhne Holding AG (the “Burger Group”), based inof the Burger Group that will commercialize on! products worldwide. on! is an oral tobacco-derived nicotine (TDN) pouch product. Switzerland, to acquire 80% ownership of certain companies

VAPORBRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.: VaporBrands Introduces New CBD Cartridge Clarity Leveraging Success of Its Recent Return to Market

VaporBrands International, Inc. (OTCPK:VAPR) one of the pioneers in the Vape movement, today introduced "Clarity" a new cartridge for the Vape market.

BIO-ON: New cigarette filters block up to 60% of harmful substances thanks to Bio-on biopolymers

Bio-on, listed on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana and operating in the high quality bioplastic sector, announces extraordinary results achieved by its researchers: a 100% natural and biodegradable polymeric liquid has been created using a special process that can replace the triacetinused in old and new generation cigarette filters.

TACHYONIQ: Releases DotCode Scanning Algorithm in Support of Tobacco Products Directive

TachyonIQ, the leader in image processing software for data capture, announced today the release of a new barcode scanning algorithm that omnidirectionally decodes the mandatory DotCode symbology of the EU Tobacco Products Directive.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Butt out your cigarette and never light it again

Once smokers understand why they need to quit, they can discover how to let go of cigarettes. There are countless ways for smokers to beat the nicotine addiction.

Vaping business owners expect new attempt to introduce tax on products next session

Vaping business owners in Colorado expect a fresh push to tax nicotine liquid next year following a failed attempt to introduce a ballot initiative for voters to decide on its introduction in November.

Tobacco and alcohol companies look to cannabis

The recent boom and legalization in the cannabis industry has made previous competitors like the tobacco and alcohol industry look to how cannabis can help their companies from decline.

Pod vapes have seen increased investment, says Fact.MR study

The pod vapes have grown in recent years, according to a Fact.MR study, especially because of their small size and effective nicotine delivery.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: House, Senate agree on tobacco tax increase

The bill raising the excise on tobacco products is only waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature to become law following its final approval by the House of Representatives and the Senate at the close of the 17th Congress on Tuesday.

PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL: New Report Exposes Continued Impact of Illicit Tobacco Trade in the European Union

To achieve a world without cigarettes, PMI supports ongoing efforts to secure a world without illicit trade

Illinois bill aiming to ban e-cigs in indoor places faces opposition

A bill that aims to ban e-cigarettes in public indoor places is facing opposition from the Smoke Free Alternatives Coalition of Illinois.

Louisiana votes down proposal to raise minimum age to buy tobacco and other nicotine products

Louisiana legislators voted down a proposal to increase the minimum age to 21 to buy tobacco and vaping products in the state, a move welcomed by one advocacy organization.

TRUTH INITIATIVE: Tobacco Tale of Two Nations: New Report Shows 13 States Have Higher Smoking Rates and Greater Health Consequences Than Rest of U.S.

Truth Initiative® released "Tobacco Nation: An Ongoing Crisis – Examining the Health and Policy Disparities of U.S. States with the Highest Smoking Rates."

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Duque: No proof e-cigarettes are healthier smoking option

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III warned the public on Wednesday against the use of electronic cigarettes, stressing that there was still not enough proof that such devices were indeed harmless to health.

13 states found to have elevated smoking levels, health care disparities

Thirteen states, dubbed “Tobacco Nation,” have smoking rates that top the rest of the United States, and their residents face greater health challenges, a new study by Truth Initiative concludes.

GREEN HYGIENICS HOLDINGS INC.: Secures Purchase Order for the Sale of Hemp to U.S. Tobacco De México

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) (“GRYN" or the “Company"), an innovative, full-scope, science-driven, premium cannabis cultivation and branding enterprise, is pleased to announce it has secured a multiyear purchase order for the sale of hemp to U.S. Tobacco De Mexico.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Iloilo City gets WHO award for tobacco control initiatives

The World Health Organization (WHO) has named Iloilo City as among the recipients of the 2019 World No Tobacco Day Awards (WNTDA) for its accomplishments on tobacco control.

U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION: FDA finalizes guidance for premarket tobacco product applications for electronic nicotine delivery systems as part of commitment to continuing a strong oversight of e-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized its guidancefor manufacturers submitting new tobacco product applications through the premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes or “vapes,” and the liquid nicotine and nicotine-containing e-liquids used with such products, as part of the agency’s continued commitment to its oversight of tobacco products.

THC BIOMED: Pure Cannabis Cigarettes to be Introduced to Canadian Cannabis Market

THC BioMed Intl Ltd. ("THC BioMed", or the "Company") (CSE: THC) is pleased to announce that it is the first Canadian Licensed Producer to automate the pre-rolling of cigarettes containing 100% cannabis (the "Pure Cannabis Cigarettes").

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