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Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

| January 17, 2018

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

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Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

| January 17, 2018

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

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Russians hit by health bug

Russians hit by health bug

| January 17, 2018

During the past five years, Russians have reduced significantly their drinking and tobacco smoking, and they have increased their interest in sports.

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HNB products less risky

HNB products less risky

| January 17, 2018

It is difficult not to agree with Action on Smoking and Health that the relative risks of traditional cigarettes, heat-not-burn products and electronic cigarettes should be investigated.

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‘Make’ them quit

‘Make’ them quit

| January 16, 2018

Previously, even the most gratuitous anti-smoking measures were given the veneer of ‘encouragement’; but now, in Denmark, some want to ‘make’ smokers quit.

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Looking to quit

Looking to quit

| January 16, 2018

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

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Lung-cancer data released

Lung-cancer data released

| January 16, 2018

A US company linked to tobacco firms and specializing in mathematical analysis of data used in regulation and litigation has been handed anonymised data on lung cancers in England.

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Qatar has high smoking rate

Qatar has high smoking rate

| January 16, 2018

About 37 percent of Qatar’s population above the age of 15 is said to smoke tobacco; so the inauguration of a new tobacco-control center marks a significant development.

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Fewer smokers in Beijing

Fewer smokers in Beijing

| January 15, 2018

The number of smokers in Beijing has fallen since the enforcement of a smoking ban in the city, but it is not clear whether the fall is due to the ban.

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Argileh crackdown in Jordan

Argileh crackdown in Jordan

| January 15, 2018

Jordan’s approach to regulating the smoking of argileh in public appears well-balanced. Restaurants and cafés may serve either argileh or food, but not both unless they set up separate areas.

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Control strategy launched

Control strategy launched

| January 15, 2018

Nepal took a while to come up with a tobacco-control strategy. Now it has to develop policies that align with that strategy.

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Blunt instruments preferred

Blunt instruments preferred

| January 15, 2018

In its quest to get people to quit smoking, the New Zealand government seems to be reverting to its tax-increase stick after having flirted briefly with the idea of e-cigarette carrots.

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In the bag

In the bag

| January 12, 2018

ITM Group has acquired RNT Machinery in the Dominican Republic, complementing the operations of its SCM subsidiary.

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In principle yes; but…

In principle yes; but…

| January 12, 2018

Since when has it been reasonable for an ordinary EU citizen to have to resort to the courts to sort out the imprecise rules on carrying excisable goods between member states?

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Another call for shisha ban

Another call for shisha ban

| January 12, 2018

Organizations in Ghana have become the latest voices in Africa to call for a ban on shisha products and their use.

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Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

| January 12, 2018

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

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Juul in the crown

Juul in the crown

| January 12, 2018

The electronic cigarette, Juul, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in sales since it first entered the US’ mainstream retail marketplace in 2015

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Tracking defended

Tracking defended

| January 11, 2018

In part, the EU defends its tobacco-products tracking-and-tracing system by citing obligations to a World Health Organization protocol that has received very little support.

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Self-censorship suggested

Self-censorship suggested

| January 11, 2018

The depiction of smoking in films is deplored because it is said to lead people to smoke. So why is there no outcry about the depiction of increasing levels of extreme violence?

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One cigarette is enough

One cigarette is enough

| January 11, 2018

Is it surprising that 61 percent of people who try one cigarette go on to become smokers? It seems more significant that 39 percent don’t ‘progress’ in this way.

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