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Japan Tobacco shuffles top management

27 Nov 2015. Japan Tobacco announced plans to shuffle top management next year to improve company performance that include nominating Mutsuo Iwai as a representative director and tobacco business president.
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Quebec bans menthol, curbs e-cigarette use

27 Nov 2015. The Quebec provincial legislature unanimously approved tougher tobacco restrictions that extend restrictions on public use of tobacco products to e-cigarettes and ban tobacco flavourings, the CBC said.
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Parliament passes plain-pack law

26 Nov 2015. Parliament narrowly voted approval of a law to strip branding from cigarette packaging and require manufacturers to adopt a unitary pack design from May 2016, Euronews reported.
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FDA to reopen public comment period

25 Nov 2015. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will reopen public comment on a proposed rule clarifying when products made or derived from tobacco should be regulated as drugs, devices or combination products, the agency said.
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Removing store displays can reduce teenage smoking

24 Nov 2015. Storing tobacco products out of sight in convenience outlets “significantly” lowers susceptibility to cigarette use among teenagers, according to a Rand Corporation study.
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Secondary school smoking rate falls to 5 per cent

24 Nov 2015. The percentage of secondary school students using cigarettes fell to 5 per cent from 7 per cent in the two previous surveys, according to a national survey that cited higher cost and plain packaging.
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PM Pakistan cuts 141 jobs

23 Nov 2015. Philip Morris Pakistan made 141 employees redundant in tobacco purchasing and processing units as the cigarette maker continues to roll back operations in response to the massive illicit market, The Nation said.
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CEH files more suits against e-cigarette makers

20 Nov 2015. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) said more than 60 companies including major cigarette manufacturers now face lawsuits alleging breach of California law for failing to inform consumers about the dangers of e-cigarettes.
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Smokeless tobacco TSNA levels higher than cigarettes; study

19 Nov 2015. Biomarker measurements in smokeless tobacco users indicate higher levels of nicotine exposure and cancer-causing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) than cigarette smokers, according to a study by government researchers.
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Estades elected CAA chairman

18 Nov 2015. Javier Estades, head of Imperial Tobacco’s premium cigar unit Tabacalera USA, has been elected chairman of the Cigar Association of America (CAA), the company said.
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