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New leadership at JT

New leadership at JT

| November 21, 2017

Japan Tobacco has appointed Masamichi Terabatake as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2018. He will take over from Mitsuomi Koizumi.

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Carr to lead ITG Brands

Carr to lead ITG Brands

| November 21, 2017

Dan Carr has been named president and CEO of ITG Brands, succeeding David Taylor, who has announced his retirement effective Jan. 31, 2018.

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Tracking goes off-piste

Tracking goes off-piste

| November 20, 2017

The European Commission’s proposals for tobacco-package codes are said by some tobacco manufacturers to be unnecessarily complex.

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More litigation sought

More litigation sought

| November 20, 2017

There seems to be a growing clamour for governments or their agents to sue tobacco manufacturers over health-care costs.

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Teenage smoking plummets

Teenage smoking plummets

| November 20, 2017

The availability of electronic cigarettes is one of the reasons given for a drop in smoking in New Zealand; a drop that has been most marked among teenagers.

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JT ‘appointment’ unofficial

JT ‘appointment’ unofficial

| November 20, 2017

A story in the Japan Times reporting who was expected to replace the existing president at Japan Tobacco Inc. has not been confirmed by the company.

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Smoking restrictions, no ban

Smoking restrictions, no ban

| November 17, 2017

Japan seems intent on introducing fairer indoor tobacco-smoking regulations than those that have been imposed in many other countries. It is looking at restrictions rather a ban.

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E-cigs’ role with vulnerable

E-cigs’ role with vulnerable

| November 17, 2017

Electronic cigarettes have a role to play in helping people with a mental health condition quit smoking, a habit they are particularly at risk of taking up.

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Tax revenue to help elderly

Tax revenue to help elderly

| November 17, 2017

Thailand is to earmark two percent of its revenue from alcohol and tobacco excise taxes to help its financially-impoverished senior citizens.

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Pride in nanny-award

Pride in nanny-award

| November 17, 2017

A warning to Irish politicians that they could be the recipients of future nanny awards might not strike fear into them. This year’s ‘nanny-in-chief’ turned up to claim her prize.

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JT’s domestic sales down

JT’s domestic sales down

| November 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume and the value of those sales each fell by more than 12 percent during October.

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‘Flavor ban dents harm reduction’

‘Flavor ban dents harm reduction’

| November 16, 2017

Flavors help encourage people to switch from combustible cigarettes, says R Street.

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Murder, she suggested

Murder, she suggested

| November 16, 2017

If tobacco manufacturers are to be charged with murder; it cannot be long before armaments manufacturers, alcohol manufacturers, governments … join them in the dock.

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Warning: parents

Warning: parents

| November 16, 2017

Parents who smoke are generally not very good at assessing when their smoking is impacting upon their children.

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Warning: grandparents

Warning: grandparents

| November 16, 2017

The poet Philip Larkin provided a trenchant warning about what parents do to their children; now, scientists are adding grandparents to that warning.

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FDA e-cig campaign

FDA e-cig campaign

| November 16, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration is for the first time explicitly addressing e-cigarette use by young people.

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Real Cost campaign unreal

Real Cost campaign unreal

| November 15, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration seems conflicted over vaping. It says it wants to embrace the idea of harm reduction but cannot seem to get its arms – or head – around it.

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Big falls in daily smoking

Big falls in daily smoking

| November 15, 2017

At 18 percent, smokers still make up a sizeable minority within the countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Teen smoking ‘staggering’

Teen smoking ‘staggering’

| November 15, 2017

While the United Arab Emirates is having success at convincing people to stop smoking, at the other end of the tunnel they are having trouble stopping people starting to smoke.

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HNB in wider distribution

HNB in wider distribution

| November 15, 2017

What is claimed to be the only heat-not-burn product on the US market uses patented technology to heat ‘liquefied tobacco from organic tobacco leaves’.

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