Unreasonable regulation will mostly be challenged, and a requirement for 90 percent tobacco-package health warnings that appear on all but one face seems unreasonable.
In line with current trends elsewhere, South Korea is planning to take an uncompromising line with tobacco smoking by switching smoking restrictions to smoking bans.
The Malaysian arm of British American Tobacco has put the launch of reduced risk products on hold while it sees which way the regulatory wind is blowing.
Those opposed to the excessive use of electronic cigarettes among young people should define what they mean by ‘excessive’ use and, therefore, what they think is acceptable use.
New guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration is aimed at smoothing the path for manufacturers needing to list the ingredients in their products.
Information has been made available about the technical details that will define how the EU’s tobacco-products tracking and tracing system will operate.
For the sake of smokers, it is to be hoped that the European Court of Justice reaches a different conclusion to that of its Advocate General when considering the EU’s ban on snus.
In the US, hookah tobacco may contain flavors not permitted in cigarettes. Is it logical, then, to ban those flavors also in hookah tobacco, or to remove the cigarette-flavor bans?
It is surprising how those advocating standardized packaging are willing to set themselves up as the arbiters of color attractiveness. Such hubris came back to haunt Australia’s advocates.
There are times when the US Food and Drug Administration could be accused of acting too slowly, but there are times also when it is necessary to stop and reflect.