Category: Breaking News

A plain failure of policy

A plain failure of policy

| May 16, 2018

If standardized tobacco packaging does not reduce either smoking or smoking uptake, logically, it should be done away with, but logic does not always sit easily with government policies.

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Smoke-free sustainability

Smoke-free sustainability

| May 16, 2018

Reducing the environmental footprint of the manufacturing process of smoke-free products is essential, Philip Morris International said yesterday in launching its third sustainability report.

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Tax link questioned

Tax link questioned

| May 16, 2018

An article in Nicotine Tobacco Research questions the link between tax-induced cigarette price rises and increases in the illegal trade in such products, in five countries of Latin America.

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Child labor an ‘open secret’

Child labor an ‘open secret’

| May 16, 2018

Human Rights Watch paints a grim picture of one legacy of the leaf-tobacco production-industry in Zimbabwe – exploitation.

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Opting for quit-or-die

Opting for quit-or-die

| May 15, 2018

According to new warnings to be imposed in South Korea this year, there is no difference between heat-not-burn and combustible cigarettes in respect of consumers’ health outcomes.

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Vaping policies criticized

Vaping policies criticized

| May 15, 2018

EU policymakers are performing the dance of death with lower-risk nicotine products – one step forward, two steps back…one step forward, two steps back…

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Putting an end to ENDS

Putting an end to ENDS

| May 15, 2018

A ban on ENDS products is being discussed in India where the Ministry of Health believes they could form a gateway to combustible products.

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Plain packaging failing

Plain packaging failing

| May 15, 2018

A full and immediate review of the UK’s standardized tobacco packaging policy has been called for in the wake of evidence that it is not meeting its objectives.

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HNB decision unchallenged

HNB decision unchallenged

| May 14, 2018

The lingering question of how to regulate vaping devices and heat-not-burn products is to be looked at again in New Zealand.

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Workshop places limited

Workshop places limited

| May 14, 2018

Applications to attend a workshop being hosted in the US by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research are due by May 18.

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Seeking tax stability

Seeking tax stability

| May 14, 2018

A tobacco manufacturer operating in Kenya has made a plea for what is on the wish list of companies worldwide: a stable tax regime that delivers a predictable operating environment.

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Following the money

Following the money

| May 14, 2018

In the Philippines, a share of the excise taxes collected annually on the sale of tobacco products is supposed to go towards helping tobacco growers, but …

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Call for e-cig standards

Call for e-cig standards

| May 11, 2018

Pressure is being ramped up in the EU in relation to electronic-cigarettes by those proposing that standards should be tightened and advertising rules relaxed.

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Peru increasing taxes

Peru increasing taxes

| May 11, 2018

The government of Peru is targeting tax increases at products whose use carries health risks. But unlike in many other countries, it is not only cigarettes that are in the frame.

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Bill ropes in vaping

Bill ropes in vaping

| May 11, 2018

A new smoking bill in South Africa that takes in vaping is said to be a “cut-and-paste job from Geneva” that doesn’t take account of local circumstances.

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CORESTA-papers deadline

CORESTA-papers deadline

| May 11, 2018

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers proposed for presentation at this year’s CORESTA Congress falls next week.

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Altria to webcast meeting

Altria to webcast meeting

| May 11, 2018

The Annual Meeting of Altria’s shareholders is scheduled to be webcast next week.

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Market lacks logic

Market lacks logic

| May 10, 2018

A story on Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco auction market amounts to an indictment against buyers and their claim that quality is rewarded.

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Funding issue festers

Funding issue festers

| May 10, 2018

Is the amount of money provided by the tobacco-industry to the International Labour Organization sufficient to justify the fuss and bother it seems to create?

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Tobacco use down

Tobacco use down

| May 10, 2018

Guam, which has seen a decline in tobacco use among its young population, apparently has a significant number of young vapers.

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