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US equivocates on quitting

US equivocates on quitting

| December 14, 2017

The serious lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that they are not serious about getting people to quit tobacco.

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Taxes to rise in Philippines

Taxes to rise in Philippines

| December 14, 2017

Tobacco taxes in the Philippines will rise by just over eight percent during the first half of next year, and by just under eight percent during the second half of the year.

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Decentralizing sales

Decentralizing sales

| December 14, 2017

Setting up auction sales floors outside Harare should help some tobacco farmers reduce their costs of transport, but some are concerned about whether there will be enough buyers to go around.

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Seeking pure health

Seeking pure health

| December 14, 2017

In seeking to provide health, safety and happiness for its citizens, the Ajman municipality is banning shisha smoking in certain open public places.

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Greenery recognized

Greenery recognized

| December 13, 2017

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized H.B. Fuller’s factory in Surabaya, Indonesia, with a LEED Gold certification.

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Range of products needed

Range of products needed

| December 13, 2017

A new report is likely to open up the debate around heat-not-burn products, and that can only be a healthy development.

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Range of options needed

Range of options needed

| December 13, 2017

The scrapping of a plan to ban smoking in Austria’s bars, restaurants and nightclubs should open up a debate around the reasonable accommodation of smokers in public places.

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Snus reducing harm

Snus reducing harm

| December 13, 2017

New research has indicated that snus, along with other factors, could be making the difference between life and death. And yet this product is banned in the EU outside Sweden.

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BAT outperforming

BAT outperforming

| December 13, 2017

With an expected volume drop of four percent in 2017, British American Tobacco expects to have outperformed the industry.

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Burns to lead Juul

Burns to lead Juul

| December 12, 2017

Juul Labs has named Kevin Burns, previously president and chief operating officer of Chobani, as its new CEO. Burns replaces Tyler Goldman, who intends to pursue new entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Smoking-rate rise in Mexico

Smoking-rate rise in Mexico

| December 12, 2017

The incidence of smoking in Mexico increased marginally between 2011 and 2016, while the average number of cigarettes consumed per smoker per day rose by about 12 percent.

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Limiting contacts in India

Limiting contacts in India

| December 12, 2017

Meetings between government employees in Tamil Nadu and representatives of the tobacco industry are to be more closely scrutinized in the future.

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Private baths, public spaces

Private baths, public spaces

| December 12, 2017

A report in The Korea Herald seems to suggest that smokers won’t be safe from the prying eyes of the ‘managing authorities’, even while in the bath.

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Tax debate heats up

Tax debate heats up

| December 12, 2017

An anti-tobacco advocate in the Philippines has warned committee members who support an ‘insufficient’ five pesos rise in tobacco taxes that they will have blood on their hands if the rise is adopted.

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New CFO for Swedish Match

New CFO for Swedish Match

| December 12, 2017

Swedish Match’s CEO Lars Dahlgren says the company is fortunate to have a strong replacement for its departing CFO.

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Taxes on taxes on taxes…

Taxes on taxes on taxes…

| December 11, 2017

The more that governments denigrate tobacco consumption, the more they are able to use the industry as a tax milch cow, even to the detriment of impoverished farmers and farm laborers.

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Taxes on taxes on taxes…

Taxes on taxes on taxes…

| December 11, 2017

It must say something for their past or future profits if the suppliers of heat-not-burn refills don’t raise retail prices following a 72 percent increase in the taxes imposed on these products.

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Myanmar to export cigars

Myanmar to export cigars

| December 11, 2017

Myanmar is to export a premium brand of cigars dedicated to the memory of the ‘Godfather of Cuban tobacco’, Don Alejandro Robaina.

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Plainly not working

Plainly not working

| December 8, 2017

Some people suggested that introducing standardized tobacco packaging would become easier as more countries did so. But that argument assumed that standardized packaging would work.

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Tobacco taxes healthy

Tobacco taxes healthy

| December 8, 2017

Without any hint of irony, a heading on a story in Indonesia said: Finance Minister looks at tobacco taxes to solve gaps in health funding.

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