Category: Breaking News

Where’s the harm?

Where’s the harm?

| June 23, 2017

In a world assailed by the fumes from traffic, perfumes and household cleaners; the question must be asked as to why electronic-cigarette vapor should be singled out for banning.

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Grower prices up, down

Grower prices up, down

| June 23, 2017

Grower prices in Malawi are said to be ahead of those of last year because of the quality of the leaf on offer, but in Zimbabwe, where quality is also good, prices are down.

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‘Smoke-free’ status sought

‘Smoke-free’ status sought

| June 23, 2017

In the world of tobacco, five percent seems to equal nothing; so a nation that has a smoking prevalence of less than five percent is ‘smoke-free’.

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Prosecutions sought

Prosecutions sought

| June 23, 2017

In Israel, two politicians are seeking to have cigarette companies prosecuted because their actions are allegedly ‘an attack on Israeli residents’.

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Smokers are citizens

Smokers are citizens

| June 22, 2017

EU smokers are abused by societies in ways that would be seen as discrimination if they were applied to other people; so it is well that a group is standing up for them.

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If you’re going to …

If you’re going to …

| June 22, 2017

There was a time when, if you were going to San Francisco, all you needed were some flowers in your hair. Now, if you’re a menthol-cigarette smoker, you’d better take also packs of your favorite brand.

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Holes under the spotlight

Holes under the spotlight

| June 22, 2017

There must be a philosophical debate to be had over whether holes – in this case filter-ventilation holes – exist, and therefore whether they can be seen to be a problem.

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Jobs targeted at Reynolds

Jobs targeted at Reynolds

| June 22, 2017

British American Tobacco estimates that its proposed acquisition of Reynolds American Inc will result in cost savings of $400 million by 2020.

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Turning swords into tobacco

Turning swords into tobacco

| June 21, 2017

The tobacco industry is playing its part in a program aimed at integrating former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia into the society they previously fought.

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Taxing smokers

Taxing smokers

| June 21, 2017

Governments around the world like nothing more than taxing smokers, even though smokers often make up the most financially disadvantaged groups.

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Tobacco under scrutiny

Tobacco under scrutiny

| June 21, 2017

It could take up to 18 months to get to the bottom of allegations that tobacco companies in Spain were involved in non-competitive practices.

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Shareholders go to court

Shareholders go to court

| June 21, 2017

Reynolds American Inc. shareholders are seeking more information than they have been given in respect of the proposed acquisition of the company by British American Tobacco.

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SM announces buy-back

SM announces buy-back

| June 21, 2017

A Swedish Match share buy-back program launched yesterday is due to run until July 21.

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Snus: safe but banned

Snus: safe but banned

| June 20, 2017

It is reckoned that if snus could be sold throughout the EU, 323,000 premature smoking-related deaths among men could be avoided annually. Is it time to set up an online ‘death clock’?

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National quit-line launched

National quit-line launched

| June 20, 2017

The Philippines now has a national tobacco-smoking quit-line; and an ambition that, with the help of this new tool, smoking prevalence will fall significantly.

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End ‘in sight’

End ‘in sight’

| June 20, 2017

A high take-up of vapor products in the UK has helped reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking to the point where some observers are able to contemplate the end game.

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Glo ready to go in Korea

Glo ready to go in Korea

| June 20, 2017

In South Korea, an August launch has been set for British American Tobacco’s glo tobacco-heating device.

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‘Heets’ facility in Germany

‘Heets’ facility in Germany

| June 19, 2017

Philip Morris International plans to invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce the tobacco units to be used with IQOS.

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MSA scam alert

MSA scam alert

| June 19, 2017

US state attorneys general have warned that an online advertisement could mislead people into believing they are eligible for thousands of dollars a month in tobacco settlement payments.

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Lower taxes, more revenue

Lower taxes, more revenue

| June 19, 2017

The government of Pakistan’s decision to lower cigarette taxes so that licit cigarettes can better compete price-wise with illicit cigarettes has come under fire.

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