Category: Breaking News

Sacking veiled in vapor

Sacking veiled in vapor

| April 24, 2017

Some people are speculating that his opposition to electronic cigarettes was at least one of the factors that led to the sacking on Friday of the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

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Tobacco Board under fire

Tobacco Board under fire

| April 24, 2017

In having to decide on flue-cured tobacco crop sizes, India’s Tobacco Board regularly finds itself between a rock and a hard place; as it has in setting the new Karnataka target.

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Smoking bans an Olympic effort

Smoking bans an Olympic effort

| April 24, 2017

In trying to accommodate the sometimes-competing goals of the sports industry and small businesses, Japan is trying to find a middle way in respect of public tobacco smoking bans.

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Smoking deaths on the rise

Smoking deaths on the rise

| April 24, 2017

According to a Global Burden of Disease report, deaths attributed to tobacco smoking are on the rise because the world’s smoking population is increasing.

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Activating the cloud

Activating the cloud

| April 21, 2017

NDC has launched its service “cloud,” myNDC, which will simplify the customer’s interaction with the company.

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PMI’s cigarette volumes tumble

PMI’s cigarette volumes tumble

| April 21, 2017

During the first quarter of this year PMI’s cigarette volumes were down by 11.5 percent on those of the first quarter of 2016. Adding in IQOS volumes reduced that fall to 9.4 percent.

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Tax at root of cigarette smuggling

Tax at root of cigarette smuggling

| April 21, 2017

Governments will employ no end of strategies to reduce cigarette smuggling, except, that is, the one that would be most effective: moderating the tax imposts on these products.

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Smokeless – it’s not rocket science

Smokeless – it’s not rocket science

| April 21, 2017

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to smokeless tobacco is unscientific. But then it is not alone in this.

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Sri Lankan monopoly secure

Sri Lankan monopoly secure

| April 20, 2017

A suggestion that Sri Lanka is considering registering a second cigarette manufacturer has met with an angry response from the country’s health minister.

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Tobacco flavors targeted

Tobacco flavors targeted

| April 20, 2017

Tobacco flavors are in the sights of some lawmakers in the US cities of San Francisco and Oakland.

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Illicit cigarettes take top spot

Illicit cigarettes take top spot

| April 20, 2017

The licit cigarette industry in Malaysia is facing what one company has described as ‘challenging times’; but, with illicit products having taken 57 percent of the market, that seems like an understatement.

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Tobacco divestments sought

Tobacco divestments sought

| April 20, 2017

A group of health experts has petitioned the High Court of Bombay in an effort to force the Indian government to divest its tobacco interests.

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RAI to publish results

RAI to publish results

| April 20, 2017

Reynolds American Inc. is due to publish its first quarter results on May 3.

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E-cigs preferred quit aid

E-cigs preferred quit aid

| April 19, 2017

A survey finding that electronic cigarettes are the quit aid of choice for US smokers seems to have been met with a lukewarm response from the researchers.

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Tobacco production attacked

Tobacco production attacked

| April 19, 2017

A local story has it that Kenya might quit tobacco production by 2025 if certain recommendations are accepted. But then the same recommendations were put forward 16 years ago.

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Iran hikes cigarette production

Iran hikes cigarette production

| April 19, 2017

Iran increased cigarette production by 50 percent during its most recent financial year, and its aim is to keep going along this road until it eliminates the need for imports.

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Smoking linked to earnings

Smoking linked to earnings

| April 19, 2017

As in many other parts of the world, in South Korea it is those on lower incomes who tend to make up most of the country’s smokers.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| April 19, 2017

Discussion of Altria’s first-quarter results will be the subject of a webcast on May 2.

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JT market share solid

JT market share solid

| April 18, 2017

At 8.5 billion, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales last month were down on those of March 2016, but the company’s market share remained solid.

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Vapor far less toxic

Vapor far less toxic

| April 18, 2017

British American Tobacco is continuing its quest to establish scientifically whether or not vapor is less risky than is smoke. To date; all the signs are that vapor is far less risky.

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