Category: Breaking News

Shisha smoking banned

Shisha smoking banned

| December 29, 2017

Following the example set by Tanzania and Rwanda, Kenya has become the third East African country to ban shisha smoking.

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Tax reduction on hold

Tax reduction on hold

| December 28, 2017

One way to reduce the illegal trade in tobacco products is to cut the taxes imposed on them, but it is a strategy open to challenge.

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SEKAP’s future in question

SEKAP’s future in question

| December 28, 2017

The future of SEKAP, the Xanthi-based tobacco-products company that was established in 1975, is due to be discussed today at an extraordinary board meeting.

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PM visits tobacco growers

PM visits tobacco growers

| December 28, 2017

Putting to one side the inevitable higher-prices pep-talk, the real story of the Macedonian Prime Minister’s visit to tobacco areas was the fact that he made the trip.

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Tobacco buildings listed

Tobacco buildings listed

| December 28, 2017

Given the pariah status of tobacco in the US, the elevation of two tobacco buildings to historic-place status might seem at odds with the current mood.

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Thailand faces vapor issues

Thailand faces vapor issues

| December 27, 2017

If the makers of heat-not-burn devices want to promote their products while distinguishing them from combustible and electronic cigarettes, they need to come up with a better category name.

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Regulatory board closing

Regulatory board closing

| December 27, 2017

Turkey, which in recent years has turned against tobacco, is closing the board responsible for tobacco regulation and is handing these duties to ministries.

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Quit aids failing smokers

Quit aids failing smokers

| December 27, 2017

Pharmaceutical interventions are not the quit-smoking panacea they are sometimes made out to be. Little wonder if the people administering them are telling smokers quitting is really hard.

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Cigar-smoking leader

Cigar-smoking leader

| December 27, 2017

Warning: Smoke premium Cuban cigars and you could live to be 90 years of age.

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New tax rates

New tax rates

| December 26, 2017

Azerbaijan will subject imported tobacco products to new excise tax rates, effective Jan. 22.

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BAT buys vapor company

BAT buys vapor company

| December 25, 2017

British American Tobacco South Africa is buying South Africa’s biggest vaping company‚ Twisp.

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Medicinal cigarettes

Medicinal cigarettes

| December 22, 2017

Cigarettes containing traditional Chinese medicine have long been the butt of jokes, but could they, while damaging health overall, relieve the systems of certain minor ailments?

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Smoke screen

Smoke screen

| December 22, 2017

A French member of the European parliament has asked why, if it is acceptable in films to show people drinking alcohol, it is not acceptable to show people smoking.

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Small retailers cry foul

Small retailers cry foul

| December 22, 2017

India’s small-scale retailers believe that their bigger rivals are working with anti-tobacco activists to take their customers.

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Focus on heart disease

Focus on heart disease

| December 22, 2017

Given the emphasis placed on tobacco; it is perhaps surprising to learn that its consumption, or, more like, its consumption by smoking, accounts for abut 12 percent of all heart-disease deaths.

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Science exposed

Science exposed

| December 21, 2017

Given the huge opposition that has been mounted against electronic cigarettes, which contain no tobacco, heat-not burn devices seem to have been given a smooth ride. Until now perhaps.

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Thailand firm on vaping

Thailand firm on vaping

| December 21, 2017

A report suggesting that Thailand’s Public Health Ministry distorted the findings of an analysis of the safety risks of e-cigarette use has been denied.

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JT taking over in Ethiopia

JT taking over in Ethiopia

| December 21, 2017

The Japan Tobacco group says it is confident it can take Ethiopia’s National Tobacco Enterprise Share Company to a new level of growth.

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Suffering from the cure?

Suffering from the cure?

| December 21, 2017

New research indicating that users of the smoking-cessation drug, Varenicline, are more likely than non-users to have a cardiovascular event cannot determine cause and effect.

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New factory for Zambia

New factory for Zambia

| December 20, 2017

It could be the case that the rise of vapor products in high-income countries will lead to the manufacture of combustible cigarettes gradually being shifted to low-income countries.

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