Category: Breaking News

Graphic images defended

Graphic images defended

| August 18, 2017

The EU appears to believe that the positive impact of tobacco-product graphic health images outweighs the distress caused to people who believe, incorrectly, that the images are of a relative.

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Extra bans proposed

Extra bans proposed

| August 18, 2017

Since some countries would claim to be free of tobacco if consumption fell below five percent, Nigeria is almost free of tobacco, but it is on its guard.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| August 18, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by just over 12 percent during July, as was its domestic cigarette revenue.

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Tobacco takes toll in Kenya

Tobacco takes toll in Kenya

| August 18, 2017

The negative health consequences of tobacco use are said to be putting a strain on Kenya’s efforts to achieve its development goals.

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Movie smokescreen

Movie smokescreen

| August 18, 2017

If we believe that teenagers who see smoking scenes in movies will start to smoke, why are we seemingly happy to let them see scenes where people inflict horrific levels of violence on each other?

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No distribution ambitions

No distribution ambitions

| August 18, 2017

The EU Commission is working on tobacco-product traceability and security systems, and has no plans to get into the distribution business.

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Mini-tender targets BAT

Mini-tender targets BAT

| August 18, 2017

A mini-tender launched on August 12 by TRC Capital Corporation aims to buy up to 2,000,000 British American Tobacco American Depositary Shares.

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EU eyes extending excise

EU eyes extending excise

| August 17, 2017

Is it rational to consider applying excise duty to unmanufactured tobacco in an attempt to reduce the illegal trade in tobacco, whose primary cause seems to be tax-driven, high-prices?

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Zimbabwe’s sales close

Zimbabwe’s sales close

| August 17, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured-tobacco growers received a pay rise of one percent this year on the back of a short, good-quality crop.

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Litigation launched in China

Litigation launched in China

| August 17, 2017

What is said to be China’s first private litigation over tobacco smoking in public places has been launched by a woman who allegedly suffered anguish on board a smoky train.

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Warning on Thailand

Warning on Thailand

| August 17, 2017

If you’re thinking of holidaying in Thailand, remember to leave your vaping devices at home; otherwise, you could find that your ‘holiday’ is extended.

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No new anti-smoking ideas

No new anti-smoking ideas

| August 16, 2017

France has a relatively high smoking incidence compared with the smoking incidences of neighbouring countries, but measures now in place are expected to reduce smoking rates ‘in the coming years’.

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Barred from selling tobacco

Barred from selling tobacco

| August 16, 2017

In taking away tobacco retail licenses from those outlets found selling cigarettes to minors, Singapore’s laws punish both retailers and customers who are adult smokers.

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Social smokers warned

Social smokers warned

| August 16, 2017

It would be interesting to study what will be the reaction of social smokers to a new study suggesting that social- and regular-smokers share the same risk of developing heart-disease precursors.

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BEST knows best

BEST knows best

| August 16, 2017

In what some would see as an unwarranted interference with personal freedoms, an Indian company is apparently trying to encourage and force its customers and employees to quit tobacco.

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Vapor bans questioned

Vapor bans questioned

| August 15, 2017

Governments increasingly are banning vapor products in ways that appear to violate WTO rules against discriminatory treatment, a new study concludes.

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Tracking the rationale

Tracking the rationale

| August 15, 2017

Will a tobacco tracking and tracing system introduce ‘a mechanism of very little … public health and budgetary benefit which runs counter to all business rationale’?

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Running out of steam

Running out of steam

| August 15, 2017

Australia’s hostility to electronic cigarettes could be one reason why the country’s punitive smoking-prevention policies are running out of steam.

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Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam

| August 15, 2017

Malawi’s growers are being told once again that quality is the key to ‘significant earnings’. This is true, but who is it that is pocketing these significant earnings’?

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‘Smoking fee’ ruled out

‘Smoking fee’ ruled out

| August 15, 2017

A ‘smoking-cessation tax’ that would have raised about $225 million, but only $1 million of which would have been spent on smoking cessation, has been ruled unconstitutional in the US.

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