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JTI Donates Towards Covid-19 Fight In Eastern Province

June 25, 2020: Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has donated Covid-19 preventive materials worth USD 150 000 to over 60 schools and 35 clinics in Eastern Province.

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Taat Herb Co. to Launch Hemp Cigarette as a Novel Alternative to Big Tobacco Products

June 22, 2020: Taat Herb Co., flagship brand of Taat Lifestyles & Wellness Ltd., is preparing to launch its Taat brand of hemp cigarettes, a tobacco alternative that uniquely replicates the experience of smoking a traditional cigarette.

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Prohibitive policies on nicotine alternatives deprive consumers of their rights, say advocates

June 22, 2020: Consumers will become the “collateral damage” should prohibitive policies against alternative nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products (HTPs) and snus, will be put in place said tobacco harm reduction (THR) advocates.

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Are State Budgets Ready for a Cigarette-Free World?

June 22, 2020: A world without cigarettes? It could happen. In fact, it’s the stated goal of both anti-smoking organizations and one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies. But a world without cigarette taxes? Now that’s a world many state governments aren’t ready for quite yet. 

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)