Category: Breaking News

Russia goes for DIY tobacco

Russia goes for DIY tobacco

| November 29, 2017

Some people in Russia are said to be smoking tobacco grown in their own gardens. Growing tobacco is relatively easy, but growing tobacco and processing it into a smokable product is more difficult.

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UK wholesaler goes under

UK wholesaler goes under

| November 29, 2017

There will be logistical and financial consequences following the decision by Palmer & Harvey, the UK’s biggest tobacco wholesaler, to call in the administrators.

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Impacting the illegal trade

Impacting the illegal trade

| November 29, 2017

The second round of Philip Morris International’s global initiative to support the fight against the illegal trade and related crimes has attracted a wide range of interest.

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Suck it and see

Suck it and see

| November 29, 2017

Researchers often try to discover whether smoking is pleasurable or not by asking questions of smokers, but the only way truly to get to the bottom of this would be for them to try it.

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EU looks at ‘stronger’ rules

EU looks at ‘stronger’ rules

| November 28, 2017

The EU Commissioner for Health has raised an interesting question. Can you prevent consumers receiving misleading information about vapor products by banning advertising?

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Let them smoke cigarettes

Let them smoke cigarettes

| November 28, 2017

A minister in Indonesia seems to have a ‘puzzling’ attitude to traditional cigarettes; the consumption of which he appears to champion over the use of vapor products.

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Crew jumps RAI ship

Crew jumps RAI ship

| November 28, 2017

British American Tobacco’s regional director for its Americas region is due to head Reynolds American from next year following the resignation of Debra Crew.

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Tobacco shown the door

Tobacco shown the door

| November 28, 2017

The tobacco sector has joined a list of industries considered by BNP Paribas to be ‘sensitive’; a list that includes defense, nuclear energy and palm oil.

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2025 ‘tobacco-free’ goal

2025 ‘tobacco-free’ goal

| November 27, 2017

The WHO believes that other countries should learn from the anti-tobacco strategies of Turkmenistan, which Human Rights Watch describes as one of the world’s most repressive countries.

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TTM workers protest

TTM workers protest

| November 27, 2017

Workers at the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly have protested outside the Finance Ministry over the imposition of a new excise-tax structure that they believe will cost some of them their jobs.

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Tobacco use down in India

Tobacco use down in India

| November 27, 2017

Smoking, tobacco chewing and tobacco use in general have all gone down in India since 2009-2010, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey.

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Call for excise tax hike

Call for excise tax hike

| November 27, 2017

What is the difference between banning cigarettes and raising the excise tax on them so that their prices become unaffordable?

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Tax change hits local sales

Tax change hits local sales

| November 24, 2017

Thailand’s Finance Ministry could be seen to have scored an own goal by changing the country’s tobacco-tax structure in such a way as to undermine local sales.

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Minimum pricing mooted

Minimum pricing mooted

| November 24, 2017

After a long battle with the drinks industry, the way has been cleared for the Scottish government to introduce minimum alcohol prices. Is it now the turn of the tobacco industry?

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Young buy into illegal trade

Young buy into illegal trade

| November 24, 2017

Those setting cigarette tax rates in the UK must surely pause for thought when they learn that people aged 14 to 15 are being drawn towards the illegal tobacco trade.

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Local studies needed

Local studies needed

| November 24, 2017

Indonesia’s Health Minister has said that the country needs to conduct its own studies into the impact of tobacco rather than cut-and-paste the figures obtained from overseas studies.

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TFWA has new website

TFWA has new website

| November 24, 2017

The Tax-Free World Association’s redesigned website is said to provide improved integration with social media.

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India wants an end to ENDS

India wants an end to ENDS

| November 23, 2017

An expert group in India says that any form of nicotine use is hazardous and that, therefore, the use of electronic nicotine-delivery systems should be banned.

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Farmers lose out

Farmers lose out

| November 23, 2017

While the government of Tanzania and potential buyers haggle over the price that should be paid for ‘excess tobacco’, it is the farmers who are suffering.

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UK taxing the poor

UK taxing the poor

| November 23, 2017

Once again, UK smokers, many of whom are financially poor, are being forced by the Chancellor to pay more than their fair share to the government’s coffers.

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