Category: Breaking News

Smoking at the last-chance saloon

Smoking at the last-chance saloon

| May 23, 2016

People and establishments in Cambodia have been put on notice that smoking in public places will be penalized from September this year.

Read More

Stamping down on counterfeiters

Stamping down on counterfeiters

| May 23, 2016

The introduction of severe penalties for counterfeiting cigarette excise tax stamps could be justified only in those countries where cigarette tax is not prohibitively high.

Read More

Waiting for standardized packs

Waiting for standardized packs

| May 23, 2016

A 70-day political impasse that followed Ireland’s inconclusive election has put the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging on hold.

Read More

Penalty threat over plain packs

Penalty threat over plain packs

| May 23, 2016

Under the impression that the introduction of standardized packaging in France will reduce tobacco-sector sales by a half, French tobacconists are threatening Euro 2016.

Read More

Doctors call for higher taxes

Doctors call for higher taxes

| May 23, 2016

Higher tobacco taxes are being sought by Ghana’s family doctors concerned at an apparent rise in the number of tobacco-related diseases being diagnosed in the country.

Read More

Display ban limits plain packs efficacy

Display ban limits plain packs efficacy

| May 20, 2016

Plain packaging is unlikely to materially affect U.K. consumption, given that the country already has in place a retail display ban, which prevents consumers from seeing packages on the shelf.

Read More

Lost Art Liquids sues FDA

Lost Art Liquids sues FDA

| May 20, 2016

The suit challenges FDA’s purported authority to deem and regulate e-liquids and other vapor products as “tobacco products” under the Tobacco Control Act.

Read More

Smokers taking lead from leader

Smokers taking lead from leader

| May 20, 2016

The fact that North Korea’s leader has not been seen in public with a cigarette in his hand for two months lends credence to recent stories of anti-tobacco campaigns in the country.

Read More

Uganda bans sales of e-cigarettes

Uganda bans sales of e-cigarettes

| May 20, 2016

Under a policy that is being reflected in a considerable number of countries, the Ugandan government is discouraging smoking but, in effect, banning vaping.

Read More

Farmers not drowning, just waving

Farmers not drowning, just waving

| May 20, 2016

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured prices are said to be showing signs of buoyancy, but this is partly because prices were low last year.

Read More

JT’s domestic volume down in April

JT’s domestic volume down in April

| May 20, 2016

Set against Japan Tobacco Inc.’s strong domestic-market cigarette-volume sales in April 2015, those of April 2016 were down by more than 13 percent.

Read More

Green light for plain packaging

Green light for plain packaging

| May 19, 2016

The U.K. High Court has dismissed a legal challenge against tobacco plain packaging, clearing the way for the new rules to be introduced on Friday,

Read More

TPD2 ‘attacks consumer freedom’

TPD2 ‘attacks consumer freedom’

| May 19, 2016

Japan Tobacco International called the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2), set to come into force tomorrow, an attack on adult consumers’ freedom of choice and “yet another example of extreme regulation.”

Read More

UK cigarette factory closing

UK cigarette factory closing

| May 19, 2016

With Imperial Tobacco closing its UK cigarette factory this week and the UK due to vote on whether to leave the EU; this might be a good time for an entrepreneur to think of starting production.

Read More

Smoking crack-down in Malaysia

Smoking crack-down in Malaysia

| May 19, 2016

Almost 200 officers have been involved in a crack-down in Malaysia on people smoking tobacco in places where smoking is banned, and on the failure of premises to display no-smoking signs.

Read More

‘Duty-free holds its own’

‘Duty-free holds its own’

| May 18, 2016

Despite the challenging business environment, the tobacco industry has reason for optimism, according to data unveiled during the 21st TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, which took place in Singapore last week.

Read More

More smokers try vaping

More smokers try vaping

| May 18, 2016

In a March survey of U.K. adults, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that 61.1 percent of current cigarette smokers have tried vaping, up from 34.3 percent in 2013, and 19.4 percent of smokers report current use of vapor products, up from 10.7 percent in 2013.

Read More

Deadline for TSRC abstracts approaching

Deadline for TSRC abstracts approaching

| May 18, 2016

The deadline for submitting abstracts for 70th Tobacco Science Research Conference (TSRC) is May 27.

Read More

Vape Expo announces program

Vape Expo announces program

| May 18, 2016

Vape Expo Poland has announced the B2B program of its second international e-cigarette exhibition.

Read More

Nicotine inhalation key to quitting

Nicotine inhalation key to quitting

| May 18, 2016

Inhaling nicotine using a metered-dose device has been found to provide a better chance of quitting smoking than is provided by the best current nicotine replacement treatment.

Read More

Adding value to tobacco – locally

Adding value to tobacco – locally

| May 18, 2016

Tanzania is keen to attract foreign investors willing to set up tobacco processing and cigarette manufacturing facilities in the areas where tobacco is grown.

Read More

Growers ‘languishing in poverty’

Growers ‘languishing in poverty’

| May 18, 2016

After decades of growing tobacco, farmers in the Kuria district of Kenya are said to have been left with nothing but degraded lands and the ailments associated with such labor.

Read More

Minister tells it the way it is

Minister tells it the way it is

| May 18, 2016

The views of an Irish health minister who smokes and understands smoking will chime with those of many other smokers – those who want to quit their habit and those who want to continue with it.

Read More

EU countries urged to haste with TPD

EU countries urged to haste with TPD

| May 17, 2016

With the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive officially taking effect on May 20, tobacco manufacturers are urging EU countries to finish transposing the TPD, including packaging and labeling rules, into national law.

Read More

Higher quality, lower prices

Higher quality, lower prices

| May 17, 2016

Telling farmers that higher quality tobacco will attract higher prices is misleading unless prices are the subject of written contracts and quality judgements can be challenged easily.

Read More