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Smoking And Vaping Banned In Parks And Public Buildings In Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Residents and visitors of Calcasieu Parish, which is part of Lake Charles, Louisiana, will be prohibited from vaping and smoking in parish buildings and parks following a unanimous vote by the Calcasieu Parish Police jury. The ordinance was passed on Thursday and will not affect…
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St. Louis Passes Tobacco 21 Legislation, Sale Of All Tobacco Products Prohibited To Anyone Under 21

St. Louis city lawmakers voted on legislation banning the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21 years of age within the city limits. The Board of Aldermen overwhelmingly passed the legislation, dubbed Tobacco 21, on Friday, which would effectively target store employees…
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VaporBeast Bought Out By Zig-Zag Rolling Papers Parent Company

By CHRIS MELLIDES Turning Point Brands (TPB), owner of the Zig-Zag cigarette paper brand, announced Thursday that it would be purchasing online vapor product company VaporBeast for approximately $27 million. The deal was signed with both companies agreeing to an immediate acquisition with the big-ticket…
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FDA Registration And Product Listing Deadline Looming, Vapor Product Manufacturers Must Comply By Dec 31

Under the Tobacco Control Act, every individual who owns or operates any “establishment” in the U.S. that is in the business of manufacturing, preparing or processing a “tobacco product” must register with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by Dec. 31 each year. The FDA’s…
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British American Tobacco Takes Aim At Philip Morris With Upcoming Release Of Cigarette Alternative In Japan

British American Tobacco (BAT) announced Tuesday that it plans to test its new tobacco-based cigarette alternative in Japan, with plans for expansion world-wide based on data collected in the Japanese market. The BAT product is called “glo” and is scheduled to launch in Asia on…
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British Newspaper Apologizes To Scientists, Claimed E-Cig Research Funded By Tobacco Industry

The Times recently published a full apology after having falsely claimed in a series of articles that five anti-smoking scientists received funding from tobacco companies while conducting their e-cigarette research. The leading British newspaper had already apologized to one of the scientists, but four others,…
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Testing Finds Toxicant Levels In E-Cig Emissions 95% Less Than In Cigarette Smoke

Further testing by UK researchers in determining the harmfulness of vapor product emissions compared to that of cigarette smoke has yielded data suggesting that e-cigarette vapor contains 95% fewer toxicants than combustible tobacco products. Accredited researchers operating within the Royal College of Physicians first determined…
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Anti-Tobacco Organization Threatens Scientist’s Career Ahead of Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum

On Sept. 26, The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) wrote on Facebook that: “Late last week, Dr. Christopher Russel (@nicotinesurveys on Twitter) along with others received warning letters about their attendance at this year’s Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) in Brussels. The…