Category: Breaking News

Foundation commits to end smoking

Foundation commits to end smoking

| September 13, 2017

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World secures major 12-year funding commitment; shares initial plans to reduce harm and deaths from smoking worldwide.

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Demand indicated

Demand indicated

| September 12, 2017

Tobacco buyers will need 160 million kg of Malawi leaf in the 2017-2018 season, according to the Tobacco Control Commission.

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Vuse is boycott target

Vuse is boycott target

| September 11, 2017

Vuse, the top-selling US electronic cigarette, is being targeted by a farmworker labor group unhappy with Reynolds American Inc’s attitude to tobacco-farmworker conditions of employment.

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Smokers have rights too

Smokers have rights too

| September 11, 2017

Restrictions on where people may smoke in the Philippines are not well understood by some of those charged with enforcing those restrictions.

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Export tax withdrawn

Export tax withdrawn

| September 11, 2017

If a country that grows tobacco wants to cut the health consequences of smoking within its borders, should it or should it not tax tobacco-product exports?

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JT on sustainability index

JT on sustainability index

| September 11, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc. was among the one-in-four major companies that made it into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia/Pacific.

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Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

| September 8, 2017

If we didn’t know it previously, we certainly know now that, beyond the contents of very simple statements, there are few facts, only interpretations of data and observations.

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Deadlock over leaf prices

Deadlock over leaf prices

| September 8, 2017

It doesn’t seem to make much sense to hold down leaf prices – perhaps below the cost of production – because cigarette manufacturers are holding too much stock.

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IMPACT funding announced

IMPACT funding announced

| September 8, 2017

Thirty-two projects have been awarded a total of about US$28 million as part of a Philip Morris International initiative to help in the fight against illegal trade and related crimes.

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BAT in Papua agreement

BAT in Papua agreement

| September 8, 2017

British American Tobacco is to share with government agencies in Papua New Guinea intelligence on illegal trade.

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JT’s Mighty deal completed

JT’s Mighty deal completed

| September 8, 2017

The acquisition of Mighty Corporation by Japan Tobacco Inc largely brings to an end a ‘disruptive’ period in the history of the Philippines’ cigarette market.

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Connecting tissues

Connecting tissues

| September 7, 2017

New in vitro model may reduce need for animal testing.

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Call to end contract farming

Call to end contract farming

| September 7, 2017

Despite the benefits that tobacco growing produces for Zimbabwe – and for tobacco dealers and manufacturers, and governments in other countries – most growers remain poor.

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Leaf production down

Leaf production down

| September 7, 2017

Dissatisfaction with the grading system in the Philippines is apparently causing some tobacco growers to reduce their plantings.

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Growers told to up quality

Growers told to up quality

| September 7, 2017

One of two stories published in the Philippines yesterday suggests that growers can earn more by improving leaf quality, while the second suggests that graders might downgrade their leaf.

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For your eyes only

For your eyes only

| September 7, 2017

It seems like a good idea to create files with commercially-sensitive information that might have to be submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration by a company not authorized to see that information.

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Growing pollution in China

Growing pollution in China

| September 6, 2017

Plastic film is used as a mulch on almost all the land on which tobacco is grown in China, and that film is not biodegradable and is often not recycled.

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$14 a year is not enough

$14 a year is not enough

| September 6, 2017

Farmworkers in Malawi are paid as little as $14 a year. Little wonder then that an international workers’ association is pushing for collective bargaining.

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Natural selection end-game

Natural selection end-game

| September 6, 2017

Human evolution might be eradicating the genetic variation linked to heavy smoking, but this is always going to be the longest ‘end-game’ imaginable.

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Bigger is better in Taiwan

Bigger is better in Taiwan

| September 6, 2017

A proposal that bigger health warnings should be introduced in Taiwan seems to be based on flawed reasoning, but that won’t stop their introduction.

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