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Small shops and heavy advertisers less likely to ID tobacco sales

Research suggests young smokers are less likely to be carded in smaller shops and those that heavily advertise tobacco, according to a study from the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Cumberland Farms sues MA boards of health, calls for a level playing field in tobacco sales

Cumberland Farms has filed a lawsuit against boards of health in three cities and three towns in Massachusetts.

CDC position on vaping may work against harm reduction: critics

Concern over vaping among teens is a driving force behind the message being delivered by government health agencies, but advocates for the use of non-tobacco products believe this could work against harm reduction.

Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act bans indoor vaping in public areas

Colorado has amended the Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act, banning the use of vaporizers and electronic cigarettes in most indoor public places.

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.

Confusion remains within vaping industry over FDA regulation

Confusion remains among those involved in the vaping industry over what manufacturers must do to comply with future regulations laid down by the Food and Drug Administration, industry insiders said.

Morgan Stanley warns “maximum nicotine” rule could cut tobacco companies’ profits in half

Analysts at Morgan Stanley are warning that major U.S. tobacco companies could see profits cut in half if the Food and Drug Administration passes a “maximum nicotine” rule.

Consumer advocate says more vaping studies will help products remain on the market

The chief executive officer for Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASSA) said investigating patterns of use and consumer preferences for e-cigarettes is vital to ensuring that vapor products can remain on the market.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Thailand: New law against smoking at home

A new law which will be enforced on August 20, 2019 will target family members who smoke at home, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported yesterday (June 20, 2019).

FDA and FTC warn four firms over advertising of e-liquids

The FDA and Federal Trade Commission warned four companies they failed to adhere to advertising requirements on flavored e-liquids.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: YLKI Calls for a Ban on Cigarette Ads on the Internet

The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) Cchairman Tulus Abadi said that internet cigarette advertisements that encourage people to smoke ‘deserve’ to be banned to protect children and teens from the unhealthy habit.

Over 190 localities have restrictions on flavored tobacco

Although federal law bans all flavored cigarettes except menthol, two states and more than 190 counties or cities have additional restrictions on flavored tobacco products, according to the nonprofit group Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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.

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.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Duterte certifies as urgent bill on higher tobacco excise tax

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill No. 2233 which seeks to increase the excise tax on tobacco products.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippine: Gov’t launches new ad campaign vs smoking

The government, through the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Department of Health (DOH), has unleashed a one-two punch against smoking, and the National Fist is leading the charge.

Judge rules in favor of the American Academy of Pediatrics on e-cigarettes

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its partners won a lawsuit that the Food and Drug Administration cannot delay review of e-cigarettes.

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