Category: Breaking News

CORESTA deadlines near

CORESTA deadlines near

| September 20, 2017

The online registration deadlines for CORESTA’s 2017 Joint Study Group meetings are September 27 and October 8.

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Mice given third degree

Mice given third degree

| September 19, 2017

A recent study has apparently found that ‘third-hand’ smoke can induce changes in markers of health – in mice housed in cages with ‘curtain material, upholstery and carpet’.

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Tobacco travel ban

Tobacco travel ban

| September 19, 2017

Passengers are to be frisked at Metro stations in Lucknow, India, to prevent them from taking tobacco products on to trains.

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Cigarette price matters

Cigarette price matters

| September 19, 2017

A new study has found that eliminating budget cigarettes from markets might help to reduce infant deaths globally.

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Mighty little market impact

Mighty little market impact

| September 19, 2017

It might have been a Mighty acquisition, but Japan Tobacco Inc.’s purchase of the Philippines’ only major indigenous manufacturer has had little impact on the balance of the market.

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FDA seeks industry flavour

FDA seeks industry flavour

| September 19, 2017

Tobacco flavors have been the subject of much speculation and some regulation in recent times; so it is unsurprising that the US Food and Drug Administration wants to take a closer look at them.

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New role for JT executive

New role for JT executive

| September 19, 2017

A senior executive responsible for tobacco business planning at Japan Tobacco is being moved to a new role.

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Foundation opposed

Foundation opposed

| September 18, 2017

A new foundation announced by Philip Morris International is going to have its work cut out to achieve its primary goal, but it also has to convince its critics that its goal is as stated.

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WHO calls for more bans

WHO calls for more bans

| September 18, 2017

A tax increase that almost doubled the price of cigarettes in South Korea at the start of 2015 was apparently not enough to satisfy the World Health Organization.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| September 18, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by 13.0 percent during August, and its domestic cigarette revenue was down by 12.7 percent.

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Exhibitor numbers a record

Exhibitor numbers a record

| September 18, 2017

More than 500 companies have registered to exhibit at the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference, which is due to be held in France next month.

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Winners announced

Winners announced

| September 14, 2017

Tobacco Reporter handed out its annual Golden Leaf Awards during a ceremony at the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel in New York City yesterday night.

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Foundation commits to end smoking

Foundation commits to end smoking

| September 13, 2017

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World secures major 12-year funding commitment; shares initial plans to reduce harm and deaths from smoking worldwide.

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Demand indicated

Demand indicated

| September 12, 2017

Tobacco buyers will need 160 million kg of Malawi leaf in the 2017-2018 season, according to the Tobacco Control Commission.

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Vuse is boycott target

Vuse is boycott target

| September 11, 2017

Vuse, the top-selling US electronic cigarette, is being targeted by a farmworker labor group unhappy with Reynolds American Inc’s attitude to tobacco-farmworker conditions of employment.

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Smokers have rights too

Smokers have rights too

| September 11, 2017

Restrictions on where people may smoke in the Philippines are not well understood by some of those charged with enforcing those restrictions.

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Export tax withdrawn

Export tax withdrawn

| September 11, 2017

If a country that grows tobacco wants to cut the health consequences of smoking within its borders, should it or should it not tax tobacco-product exports?

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JT on sustainability index

JT on sustainability index

| September 11, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc. was among the one-in-four major companies that made it into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia/Pacific.

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Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

| September 8, 2017

If we didn’t know it previously, we certainly know now that, beyond the contents of very simple statements, there are few facts, only interpretations of data and observations.

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Deadlock over leaf prices

Deadlock over leaf prices

| September 8, 2017

It doesn’t seem to make much sense to hold down leaf prices – perhaps below the cost of production – because cigarette manufacturers are holding too much stock.

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