Category: Breaking News

Standard the new norm

Standard the new norm

| September 4, 2017

The tobacco industry seems generally to have lost the battle against standardized tobacco-packs, which are starting to appear in an increasing number of countries.

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Small packs opposed

Small packs opposed

| September 4, 2017

If packs with fewer than 20 cigarettes have been found to be ‘kiddie packs’, could this not be put to advantage? Why couldn’t a request for a small pack be used by a retailer as an alarm bell?

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Only a minor change

Only a minor change

| September 4, 2017

A proposed change to Japan’s Civil Code that would lower the legal age of adulthood from 20 to 18 will not mean that people can start smoking two years sooner than is the case now.

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SM acquires V2 Tobacco

SM acquires V2 Tobacco

| September 1, 2017

Lars Dahlgren, president and CEO of Swedish Match, says the newly-acquired, “vibrant and independent” V2 Tobacco business is a good fit with SM’s existing organization.

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SM expands in US

SM expands in US

| September 1, 2017

Part of a US facility expansion announced by Swedish Match will see the addition of a dedicated production area for ZYN, a smokeless and spitless tobacco-derived nicotine pouch.

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Poor dying too soon

Poor dying too soon

| September 1, 2017

Smoking is a contributing factor in the high level of avoidable deaths occurring in deprived areas of England and Wales; but it is not the cause: deprivation is.

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E-cigarettes are “fun”

E-cigarettes are “fun”

| September 1, 2017

Electronic cigarettes are fun and effective at getting people to quit smoking. So what’s not to like? Well, according to one observer, it’s the fun bit.

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PMI to webcast presentation

PMI to webcast presentation

| September 1, 2017

Philip Morris International’s presentation to the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference is due to begin at 13.30 Eastern Time on September 7.

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Purchase approved

Purchase approved

| August 31, 2017

The Philippine Competition Commission has approved Japan Tobacco International’s acquisition of Mighty Corp. from the Wongchuking family.

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Sales to decentralize

Sales to decentralize

| August 31, 2017

Zimbabwe is keen to alleviate congestion at auction floors,

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‘Deeming’ litigation continues

‘Deeming’ litigation continues

| August 31, 2017

Nicopure Labs and R2B Smoke-Free Coalition are appealing the July 21 court ruling that rejected their challenge to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule.

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Vaping provides no gateway

Vaping provides no gateway

| August 31, 2017

Regular electronic-cigarette use among never smokers is ‘very rare’, according to the findings of a major new study in the UK.

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Flavor ban harmful

Flavor ban harmful

| August 31, 2017

If implemented, the proposed ban on the sale of flavored tobacco-products in San Francisco would have far-reaching negative consequences.

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Smoking costs unaffordable

Smoking costs unaffordable

| August 31, 2017

With a 20 percent adult tobacco-smoking rate only a 2030 aspiration, China will struggle to bear the economic and social cost of the habit, some observers believe.

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The die is cast

The die is cast

| August 31, 2017

By switching from growing tobacco to indigo, US farmers will benefit from the fact that they will be paid, initially at least, on a per-acre basis.

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Management board changes

Management board changes

| August 31, 2017

The integration of British American Tobacco’s Next Generation Products unit into the main business is surely a sign that the company is serious about harm reduction.

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When enough is enough

When enough is enough

| August 30, 2017

The continued call for more evidence about relative risks presents a risk in its own right.

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Lives versus livelihoods

Lives versus livelihoods

| August 30, 2017

Tobacco smoking costs lives, but the tobacco industry provides livelihoods, and for an especially-large number of people in India. So how do you weigh lives against livelihoods?

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A positive role for nicotine

A positive role for nicotine

| August 30, 2017

Scientists in the US are studying whether nicotine can provide a better, more tolerable option than is currently available for treating the ‘tricky’ lung disease sarcoidosis.

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Scramble for HNB sticks

Scramble for HNB sticks

| August 30, 2017

It is ironic that the South Korea government is proposing to push the price of heat-not-burn sticks higher than that of traditional cigarettes because it needs additional revenue to pay for its health program.

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