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Malawi exploring tobacco options

Malawi exploring tobacco options

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) says its tobacco industry is set for a major boost following the visit of a group of 16 Egyptian tobacco investors, according to a Ventures Africa story Speaking before the visit, TCC CEO, Bruce Munthali, said the delegation would hold discussions with “the private sector as well as government officials […]

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Little e-cigarette use among UK’s young

Little e-cigarette use among UK’s young

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

New data from the UK’s Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) indicates that while electronic cigarette use by young people increased between 2013 and 2014, only 1.8 percent of children are regular users. And it shows that 90 percent of regular or occasional users are young people who were already smokers or ex-smokers. Meanwhile, 91 […]

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Tobacco disease set to rise in Asia

Tobacco disease set to rise in Asia

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Research has indicated that inadequate public awareness of the risks of tobacco smoking and aggressive tobacco marketing have left Asian nations with some of the highest smoking rates, according to a story by Giles Hewitt for Yahoo News. Roughly 60 percent of the world’s population lived in Asia where tobacco control programs were less well-developed […]

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Trademark dispute e-liquids destroyed

Trademark dispute e-liquids destroyed

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco International has halted its legal proceedings against Healthier Smoker (HS) after HS’ liquidator agreed on Tuesday to destroy all products and materials within its control that infringe JTI’s property rights, according to a story by Tom Lyons for the Irish Times. Darren Flanagan, an accountant with DMFN Chartered Accountants, was appointed liquidator of […]

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Reasons for stock activity unknown

Reasons for stock activity unknown

September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Universal Corporation said yesterday that it had noted the recent activity in its common stock during this week. ‘Subsequent to the release of our quarterly earnings last month, we have not issued any release, and we are not aware of any other such release that would have resulted in this week’s unusual activity in our […]

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Malawi growers paid 10 percent less for better crop at time of high inflation

Malawi growers paid 10 percent less for better crop at time of high inflation

September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tobacco growers in Malawi were paid 10 percent less for their tobacco during the selling season that recently closed than they were paid during the previous season, according to an APA News Agency story. And this fall in prices occurred at a time of high inflation and in respect of a crop whose quality was […]

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‘Alarming smoking prevalence in Austria’

‘Alarming smoking prevalence in Austria’

September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Austrians seem to be bucking the trend by smoking more than ever before, according to a story in The Local citing Zoltán Massay-Kosubek, the policy co-ordinator at the European Public Health Alliance. No figures were given to support the claim that smoking was on the increase, but the rise was put down mainly to younger […]

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Tobacconists thrive on declining market

Tobacconists thrive on declining market

September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

In a story for Bloomberg Businessweek, Patrick Clark poses an interesting question: Why are specialist tobacconists thriving in the US when the market for their products is shrinking? Smoking in the country has been declining for decades, Clark points out, but retailers specializing in tobacco sales are booming. The number of tobacco shops in the […]

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Call for annual above-inflation tax rises

Call for annual above-inflation tax rises

September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Malaysian Public Health Specialists Association (PPPKAM) has urged the government to comply with its commitment in the World Tobacco Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) by increasing the tax on tobacco products every year starting with Budget 2015, according to a Bernama story. The PPPKAM’s president, Dr Mohamed Rusli Abdullah, said in a […]

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Price hike will hit those on low-incomes

Price hike will hit those on low-incomes

September 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

A group of smokers in South Korea has called on the government to shelve its plan to hike cigarette prices, saying the increase would be a further burden on low-income people, according to a Yonhap News Agency report. Last week, the government announced it would try to raise the price of cigarettes by about 80 […]

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