Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

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KROGER HEALTH: Aims to Help Tobacco Users in Idaho and Indiana Keep Their Health Resolutions in the New Year

Kroger Health announced today a new service aimed at helping tobacco users in Idaho and Indiana successfully quit for good. Beginning February 3rd, 2020, pharmacists across Idaho and Indiana Kroger, Fred Meyer and Smith's locations will prescribe and supply tobacco cessation products to be used in combination with lifestyle resources and behavioral support.

SEATCA: Orchard Road smoking ban: Over 4,000 tickets issued last year

Head of business group for area says no reports of business being affected since curbs enforced

Baron & Budd and Panish Shea & Boyle File Suit on Behalf of King City Union School District Against JUUL Labs, Inc. for Creating the E-Cigarette Epidemic That Disrupts District-Wide Education

Today, the nationally recognized law firms of Baron & Budd, P.C. and Panish, Shea, & Boyle, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of King City Union School District, against JUUL Labs, Inc. for the company’s role in cultivating and fostering an e-cigarette epidemic that disrupts the education and learning environment across the District. The suit was filed in Monterey County Superior Court on January 14, 2020 (Case No. 20CV000194).

SCANDINAVIAN TOBACCO GROUP: Completes the acquisition of Royal Agio Cigars

Effective 2 January, 2020, after completion of the statutory works councils consultation process in the Netherlands and clearance from the relevant competition authorities, Scandinavian Tobacco Group has acquired from Highlands Beheer B.V. all the shares of Agio Beheer B.V. (“Royal Agio”), which is the holding company of the Royal Agio Cigars group. Reference is made to the Company’s announcement of 16 September 2019.

RELX: Launches First-of-its-kind Advanced Minor Prevention System for Tobacco Products

RELX Technology, Asia’s leading e-cigarette brand, announced the launch of Project Sunflower, the first of-of-its-kind minor prevention system for tobacco products sold in retail stores.

U.S. FDA: FDA permits sale of two new reduced nicotine cigarettes through premarket tobacco product application pathway

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has authorized the marketing of two new tobacco products manufactured by 22nd Century Group Inc. – Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol, which are combusted, filtered cigarettes that contain a reduced amount of nicotine compared to typical commercial cigarettes.

CIGAR BOX FACTORY ESTELI: Cigar Box Factory Esteli Moves to a Larger and More Modern Facility

Cigar Box Factory Esteli Moves to a Larger Box Factory Estelí (CBFe), well known in the cigar market for making high quality cigar packaging and humidors, celebrates the opening of their new, larger, and modern factory.

ACHIEVE LIFE SCIENCES: Announces Completion of Meeting with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on Cytisinicline Smoking Cessation Phase 3 Clinical Development Program

Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation and nicotine addiction, today announced an update on the cytisinicline clinical development program.

PROCAN LABS: Procan Labs Founder Sounds Off on New California Vaping Laws

Mark Unterbach, CEO of Procan Labs, a family-owned, state-of-the-art cannabis processing and manufacturing facility in California, said today that "The inability of the State of California to stop black market products has led to new laws that are having a direct impact on the cannabis industry across California."

TRMA: Tobacco Road Marathon Announces Black Friday Discount Code

Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) today announced a $25 Black Friday discount code (ThanksTRM), good through December 3.

Philippines: First vaping-associated lung injury case reported in PH

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday confirmed the first case of electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) in the country.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Baguio to tourists: City is smoke-free zone

The city government is again reminding the public, including the tourists, that this city strictly implements the anti-smoking ordinance, an official said on Thursday.

SMBB: Montgomery County District Attorney Sues To Stop Vaping-Industry Giant Juul From Harming Minors And To Remediate Community Harm Already Caused

In an unprecedented action, the Montgomery County District Attorney filed a civil complaint in the Court of Common Pleas against vaping industry giant JUUL, Inc. to hold the company responsible for its illegal, predatory business practices aimed at turning minors into addicts, it was jointly announced today by District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and special outside counsel Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C. (SMBB).

AROMA BIT: Secures 350mn JPY in Series A Funding from Japan Tobacco and East Ventures

Aroma Bit, Inc. (Representative Director & CEO: Shunichiro Kuroki, headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter "Aroma Bit"), a company which plans and develops compact odor imaging sensors and innovative services using these sensors, has undertaken an third-party allocation of new shares, up to 350 million yen in total, with Japan Tobacco Inc.

SWEDISH MATCH: FDA Designates General Snus as Less Harmful Alternative to Cigarettes

FDA Authorizes Company to State that Use of General Snus Instead of Cigarettes Puts Users at a Lower Risk of Mouth Cancer, Heart Disease, Lung Cancer, Stroke, Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis

REED HUABO EXHIBITIONS: Great Success at 2019 China (Shenzhen) International Vape Expo

From August 29-31, 2019 China (Shenzhen) International Vape Expo, known as RHBVE, has been held by Reed Huabo Exhibition. During the three days, there were over 150 vape brands exhibiting at the show, attracting thousands of E-cig distributors, wholesalers, vape stores, traders, retailers, E-commerce, Tobacco companies, gift company etc. from 23 countries or area over the world.

U.S. FDA: Statement on consumer warning to stop using THC vaping products amid ongoing investigation into lung illnesses

Statement from Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., on consumer warning to stop using THC vaping products amid ongoing investigation into lung illnesses

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