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UNITED STATES

22nd Century stands by cigarette MRTP plans

04 Sep 2015. 22nd Century will seek regulatory approval for its nearly nicotine-free cigarettes as modified risk tobacco products (MRTPs) this autumn, the company said.
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CVS says ending cigarette sales prompted smokers to quit

04 Sep 2015. CVS Health released a study showing fewer cigarettes sold and more purchases of smoking patches in the months after the pharmacy chain removed tobacco products from its shelves.
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Unity Scientific acquired by Union Park Capital

04 Sep 2015. Unity Scientific, a supplier of near infrared (NIR) technology used in tobacco processing, has been acquired by private equity investor Union Park Capital, the company said.
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CEH threatens legal action against e-cigarette makers

03 Sep 2015. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH), citing an in-house report showing most of 97 e-cigarettes tested produced high levels of cancer-causing chemicals, said it would file suit against their manufacturers.
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SOUTH AFRICA

Tobacco-based jet fuel gains certification

02 Sep 2015. Project Solaris has obtained Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for an oil-rich tobacco variety that backers like Boeing hope will become a feedstock for bio jet fuel.
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CHINA

Tobacco ad ban takes effect

02 Sep 2015. A law passed in April to ban advertising for tobacco products in mass media, public venues, public vehicles and outdoors took effect 1 Sept, Reuters reported.
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UNITED KINGDOM

NDC names Benson marketing director

01 Sep 2015. NDC Technologies has promoted Dr Ian Benson to marketing director, responsible for developing and executing marketing strategy, the company said.
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AUSTRALIA

Third 12.5 per cent cigarette tax hike takes effect

01 Sep 2015. Smokers will pay AUD 1.52 (EUR 0.97) more for a pack of 25 cigarettes from 1 Sept as the next in a series of yearly hikes in the national tobacco excise duty takes effect, according to The Morning Bulletin in Queensland.
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UNITED STATES

California Senate approves anti-smoking package

28 Aug 2015. The California Senate passed a package of measures including raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 and extending to electronic cigarettes the restrictions on public smoking that apply to cigarettes, the Los Angeles Times said.
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FDA warns cigarette makers on use of ‘natural’ and ‘additive free’

28 Aug 2015. The Food and Drug Administration sent letters to three US cigarette makers warning against use of “natural” or “additive-free” descriptions on products such as Natural American Spirit, an action the FDA said would break new ground.
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