Category: Breaking News

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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Non-disclosure “absurd”

Non-disclosure “absurd”

| July 12, 2017

The Australian government has been called on to oppose the inclusion of the international tribunal system’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision in trade agreements.

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Tobacco hospitals opposed

Tobacco hospitals opposed

| July 12, 2017

The idea that tobacco companies should become involved in hospitals was always going to run into opposition. What next? Tobacco schools?

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Harm reduction opposed

Harm reduction opposed

| July 12, 2017

Harm reduction doesn’t cut much ice in Singapore where, it is felt, smokers should keep consuming regular cigarettes until they can be forced to quit nicotine altogether.

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Health improvements noted

Health improvements noted

| July 12, 2017

Vapers in Spain are reporting experiencing health improvements since switching from smoking.

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Beating the smoking bans

Beating the smoking bans

| July 11, 2017

An excellent story about Greek smokers’ heroic and relentless battle against public-places smoking bans has echoes of the Iliad.

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PM to pay for PP challenge

PM to pay for PP challenge

| July 11, 2017

The challenge was relatively costly and ultimately it failed, but the tobacco industry had little option but to try to overturn the first standardized packaging law to come into force.

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KT&G to launch HNB device

KT&G to launch HNB device

| July 11, 2017

Competition within South Korea’s emerging heat-not-burn market is likely to heat up considerably this year.

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No kudos for vaping

No kudos for vaping

| July 11, 2017

Vaping advocates in the UK are unhappy that electronic cigarettes have been given little credit for the fall that has occurred in the incidence in smoking.

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