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Smoking deadly but lawful

Smoking deadly but lawful

| February 23, 2018

Smokers knowingly expose themselves to health risks, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service has said in rejecting calls for an investigation into allegations of tobacco-company murders.

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Aiming for a healthy city

Aiming for a healthy city

| February 23, 2018

Given the known challenges of living in cities, especially big cities, perhaps the Partnership For Healthy Cities might more realistically be called the partnership for reduced-harm cities.

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Singapore sting

Singapore sting

| February 23, 2018

Opinion is apparently divided in Singapore as to whether smokers will put up with a price increase on manufactured cigarettes or vote with their feet.

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Loose tobacco in fine shape

Loose tobacco in fine shape

| February 23, 2018

Sales of fine-cut tobacco have been making headway in Australia, partly on the back of tax increases that have rendered this product competitively priced against manufactured cigarettes.

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More support needed

More support needed

| February 22, 2018

While applauding the American Cancer Society’s endorsement of e-cigarettes, the Consumer Choice Center is calling on other organizations to embrace tobacco harm reduction.

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Putting the record straight

Putting the record straight

| February 22, 2018

A myth-debunking blog about electronic cigarettes and vaping gets right to the heart of the matter by saying that e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes are not the same and shouldn’t be treated as such.

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BAT volumes increased

BAT volumes increased

| February 22, 2018

Its acquisition of Reynolds American in 2017 meant that British American Tobacco reported volume growth for the year. But it enjoyed too ‘excellent progress in its next-generation-product business.

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More support for e-cigs

More support for e-cigs

| February 21, 2018

In a position statement that will no doubt be seen as all things to all men, the American Cancer Society does state that, in extremis, smokers should try e-cigarettes as a quit aid.

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Favoring combustibles

Favoring combustibles

| February 21, 2018

When it comes to electronic cigarettes, Western Australia seems to be headed somewhere beyond the black stump.

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New IQOS store in London

New IQOS store in London

| February 21, 2018

The tobacco debate is being re-heated in London, UK, today with the opening by Philip Morris Limited of a fourth IQOS store in the city.

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Debating smoking bans

Debating smoking bans

| February 21, 2018

Public places tobacco smoking bans in Japan have been and are still the subject of fierce debate, unlike in many other countries where such bans are simply imposed by the majority on a minority.

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Zimbabwe moving on

Zimbabwe moving on

| February 20, 2018

Boosting the tobacco sector is one of the goals of new and proposed policies aimed at attracting business and investment to Zimbabwe, while encouraging exports.

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Austria undecided

Austria undecided

| February 20, 2018

Austria seems to have a balanced, market-oriented approach to public-places smoking. There are separate venues and areas-within-venues for both smokers and non-smokers.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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Singapore taxes up

Singapore taxes up

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco excise has been increased by 10 percent in Singapore on the promise that such a rise will reduce demand for cigarettes by four percent.

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Taxing problems in Kenya

Taxing problems in Kenya

| February 19, 2018

What should a government – any government – do if its stated aim of using taxation to force smokers to quit comes into conflict with its less-well-advertised aim of increasing revenues?

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Licit cigarettes vanish

Licit cigarettes vanish

| February 19, 2018

One interpretation of what is going on in Kuwait is that the ‘illegal’ trade in cigarettes is supplying smokers while some licit traders are withdrawing cigarettes from the market – possibly illegally.

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Zimbabwe plantings down

Zimbabwe plantings down

| February 19, 2018

Unhelpful weather in Zimbabwe means that flue-cured tobacco plantings are down by more than five percent this season.

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FDA seeking feedback

FDA seeking feedback

| February 19, 2018

Feedback is being sought for the US Food and Drug Administration’s Nicotine Steering Committee as it tries to help develop and implement nicotine policy and regulation.

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‘Now is the time to act’

‘Now is the time to act’

| February 16, 2018

The National Tobacco Reform Initiative has said that smokers have been ‘horribly misled’ into believing that vaping is as harmful or more harmful than is smoking.

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