Smoke and deliver

Smoke and deliver

| March 20, 2018

There is an obsession with cigarette delivery levels in the EU even though delivery levels are not considered to be a measurable health issue. Smoking, it is said, kills.

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Imperial drops US OTP

Imperial drops US OTP

| March 20, 2018

A press note on the disposal by Imperial Brands of other tobacco products in the US did not mention whether these products would still be available to consumers.

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KT&G chief reappointed

KT&G chief reappointed

| March 19, 2018

Baek Bok-in has been reappointed as chief executive of KT&G for another three years.

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Illicit factory closed

Illicit factory closed

| March 19, 2018

Revenue officers in Ireland have described as sophisticated an illicit cigarette factory discovered in the country last week. It had its own living quarters.

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Smoking or non-smoking?

Smoking or non-smoking?

| March 19, 2018

Restricting people from traveling – because, for instance, they have smoked in prohibited areas – should reduce their carbon footprint, which should improve their social credit standing.

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Road to recycling

Road to recycling

| March 19, 2018

Researching what can be done with the huge quantity of cigarette butts discarded each year is a road well-traveled.

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Cultivation ban opposed

Cultivation ban opposed

| March 19, 2018

No individual government can stop people from smoking by banning the growing of tobacco. A government can stop people from smoking only by banning smoking.

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Into the Cosmic Fog

Into the Cosmic Fog

| March 16, 2018

Fontem Ventures has bought into Cosmic Fog Vapors, a supplier of e-liquids, which comprise the largest contributor to the value of the global e-vapor sector.

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JT acquires Donskoy Tabak

JT acquires Donskoy Tabak

| March 16, 2018

The JT Group has agreed to acquire Donskoy Tabak companies for about $1.6 billion.

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Strung out on nicotine

Strung out on nicotine

| March 16, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration says that its nicotine proposals will lead to a dramatic change in the future of smoking. But when, if ever, will the future become the present?

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Transforming tobacco now

Transforming tobacco now

| March 16, 2018

On an increasing number of tobacco-and-nicotine markets, British American Tobacco is offering products that are expanding the horizons of consumers.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| March 16, 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette volume continued to fall in February as Japan’s smokers continued to embrace heated-tobacco products.

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Illegal trade at 16 percent

Illegal trade at 16 percent

| March 16, 2018

Stories about the illegal trade in tobacco products tend to emphasize the costs of this trade, but nothing will change unless the causes of it are addressed honestly.

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Smoking frozen out

Smoking frozen out

| March 15, 2018

Vaping has been described by a doctor in Iceland as a “great blessing” that has in part been responsible for causing smoking to fall “like a rock”.

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Vive la différence

Vive la différence

| March 15, 2018

Russia’s Ministry of Health is in agreement with a proposal to categorize vaping products and tobacco products differently, and is urging cigarette smokers to switch to safer alternatives.

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Evidence building

Evidence building

| March 15, 2018

To the man in the street, there can be little doubt that heated tobacco products are far less risky than are combustible-tobacco products. The only question left is one of acceptability.

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Nicotine misunderstood

Nicotine misunderstood

| March 15, 2018

Could it be that misunderstandings about the risks associated with nicotine are preventing some smokers from even trying patches in an effort to quit smoking?

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Reducing risk

Reducing risk

| March 14, 2018

Given that cigarette smokers are switching to heated-tobacco devices; it is important to understand the short-term – as well as the long-term – health implications of that switch.

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Reducing risk reduction

Reducing risk reduction

| March 14, 2018

The UK government has for some time acted in harmony with the tenets of harm reduction; but now, desperate for revenue, it has introduced a dissonant note.

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Pyrrhic victory

Pyrrhic victory

| March 14, 2018

Lobbyists in Israel have succeeded in forcing Finance-Committee approval for taxing heated-tobacco products at the same rate as cigarettes. The question is: why?

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