Category: Breaking News

Smokers face discrimination

Smokers face discrimination

| July 19, 2017

Discrimination that would be unthinkable against certain groups of people is visited on smokers daily.

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Plea for common sense

Plea for common sense

| July 19, 2017

When people break the law and are sent to prison the punishment they suffer is their loss of freedom. To then not allow them to smoke smacks of vindictiveness rather than punishment.

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Change of tack

Change of tack

| July 18, 2017

It would be wrong to describe Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller as a game keeper turned poacher. He’s still a game keeper; he’s just added another weapon to his armoury.

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New end game in sight

New end game in sight

| July 18, 2017

Talk of the tobacco-smoking end-game has been around for some time, but lately it has taken on a different form: one that offers smokers alternative products rather than nothing.

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Tobacco production secure

Tobacco production secure

| July 18, 2017

Even though they have been offered incentives to diversify into other crops and even though some diversification has occurred, tobacco growers in the Philippines seem happy to keep growing tobacco.

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Casino risk lottery ending

Casino risk lottery ending

| July 18, 2017

Previously, it would seem that unlike their hoi polloi brothers, non-smokers among the ‘very important people’ visiting Macau’s gambling establishments were not afforded protection from smoke.

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Government accused

Government accused

| July 17, 2017

A law suit launched in Canada accuses the federal government of failing to stop, as agreed, the proliferation of contraband tobacco producers.

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Quit-services remote

Quit-services remote

| July 17, 2017

A rule-change in Japan to allow smokers access to quit-smoking services without first seeing a doctor seems to imply that these people are sick patients in need of treatment.

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Jail for misplaced smokers

Jail for misplaced smokers

| July 17, 2017

A law change in Jordan raises the question of whether a jail term could be defended morally in the case of a person who smokes in a public place.

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Jail for uniformed smoker

Jail for uniformed smoker

| July 17, 2017

A story from Kuwait raises the question of whether a jail term could be defended morally in the case of a person who smokes in a public place in uniform, rather than in mufti.

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Tracking questions

Tracking questions

| July 14, 2017

With time running out, questions are being asked about where the EU’ s tobacco-products tracking and tracing initiatives are heading.

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DIY smoking ban

DIY smoking ban

| July 14, 2017

It appears that in the Philippines businesses and other establishments are being asked to comply with the provisions of a smoking ban that are not yet in place.

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IQOS aimed at GCC states

IQOS aimed at GCC states

| July 14, 2017

Philip Morris International is aiming to introduce IQOS to Gulf Co-operation Council states, subject to capacity.

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France is smoking

France is smoking

| July 14, 2017

It sounds like the start of a joke: How do you stop a Frenchman from smoking? But it seems to be a serious question without an easy answer.

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JT’s June sales decimated

JT’s June sales decimated

| July 14, 2017

In June, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by just over 10 percent, while its domestic cigarette revenue was down by just under 10 percent.

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Results webcasts scheduled

Results webcasts scheduled

| July 14, 2017

Later this month both Philip Morris International and the Altria Group are due to webcast their second-quarter results: PMI on July 20; Altria on July 27.

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Tobacco’s ‘dirty war’

Tobacco’s ‘dirty war’

| July 13, 2017

The Guardian newspaper is scheduled to run a series of stories under the heading, Tobacco: a deadly business. The first, concentrating on Africa, appeared yesterday.

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Poised to ban smoking

Poised to ban smoking

| July 13, 2017

Tunisia is planning to ‘detoxify’ public places by banning tobacco smoking.

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Mighty tax story moves on

Mighty tax story moves on

| July 13, 2017

The long-running story of Mighty Corporation’s tax affairs could be drawing to a close if the Philippines’ tax authorities conclude that Mighty’s offer is one they cannot refuse.

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E-liquid policy must change

E-liquid policy must change

| July 13, 2017

An Australian parliamentary committee is hearing from experts about how the health risks of electronic cigarettes and combustible cigarettes compare, and how such products should be regulated.

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