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For Anna Edney's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Oversight urged over luxury cigars, e-cigarettes

Aug 16, 2014

Oversight urged over luxury cigars, e-cigarettes

Anti-smoking advocates want U.S. health authorities to regulate more than 3,500 types of luxury cigars that cost $10 or more each, expanding oversight of the tobacco industry. The products, known as premium cigars, should be subject to warning labels and pre-marketing review, the groups ...

Are teens being enticed by sweetened cigars?

May 12, 2014

Are teens being enticed by sweetened cigars?

Flavored cigars that are popular with teens contain the same additives found in Jolly Rancher candies and Kool-Aid drink mixes, lending weight to the argument that tobacco companies take aim at youth, researchers said. Almost every flavor chemical found in tested sweets, including grape ...