Category: Breaking News

Students focus on shisha

Students focus on shisha

| January 8, 2018

The relevance of the results of a study of shisha smoking among Kenya’s students has probably been undermined by the banning of shisha in the country during the term of the study.

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Ban seen as discriminatory

Ban seen as discriminatory

| January 8, 2018

If a patio smoking ban goes ahead in Winnipeg, Canada, it is to be hoped that it isn’t introduced simply because other cities in the country have such a ban in place.

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Warnings of little concern

Warnings of little concern

| January 8, 2018

The threat of bigger graphic health warnings in South Korea is not causing too much concern among cigarette manufacturers. Smokers might feel otherwise.

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More quitters than smokers

More quitters than smokers

| January 8, 2018

While Ireland has about 830,000 smokers; it has more than a million ex-smokers, a new survey has found.

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Graphic HNB warnings?

Graphic HNB warnings?

| January 5, 2018

It will be interesting to see what will be depicted if, as suggested, South Korea requires ‘stronger pictorial warnings’ on heat-not-burn products.

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Interesting times

Interesting times

| January 5, 2018

The biggest challenge facing Japan Tobacco Inc’s new CEO will involve getting to grips with the evolving, complex issues surrounding next-generation products.

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No more mister nice guy

No more mister nice guy

| January 5, 2018

The list of places where tobacco smoking is banned in Singapore is so long that it would seem to be more sensible to list those places where smoking is allowed.

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Name change mooted

Name change mooted

| January 5, 2018

Molins PLC is considering changing its name to Mpac Group PLC, a name ‘aligned to its new strategic direction’.

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ITM acquires AccuPac

ITM acquires AccuPac

| January 4, 2018

ITM Services has taken over the portfolio of AccuPac (UK). Going forward, ITM Services will provide Accupac’s print position-technology solutions in wrapping and packing machinery.

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Patio tyrants rule in Canada

Patio tyrants rule in Canada

| January 4, 2018

Banning vaping on outdoor patios stretches the sometimes-justified cautionary principle to its logical, tyrannical conclusion.

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Keep digging

Keep digging

| January 4, 2018

Often, if a policy, such as an anti-tobacco policy, is seen not to have worked, the reaction is to call for more of that policy rather than a change to that policy.

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Bigger warnings sought

Bigger warnings sought

| January 4, 2018

A poll on cigarette-pack graphic-warnings was weighted towards non-smokers. Even so, the adults in favor of increasing the size of such warnings only just outnumbered those against.

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Better times ahead

Better times ahead

| January 4, 2018

This year should be better than last year for Malaysia’s cigarette manufacturers and, therefore, for government revenues. Only the illegal trade is expected to lose.

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PM’s New Year resolution

PM’s New Year resolution

| January 3, 2018

Philip Morris’ New Year resolutions on quitting smoking comprise a much-needed and practical attempt to stimulate debate and offer helpful guidance.

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Iran cuts cigarette imports

Iran cuts cigarette imports

| January 3, 2018

Iran has ambitions to become self sufficient in tobacco-leaf production and cigarette manufacturing. The latter is proving easier to achieve than is the former.

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Drugs key to quitting

Drugs key to quitting

| January 3, 2018

Japan’s National Cancer Center has said it does not recommend that smokers make quit attempts with electronic cigarettes – products that are effectively banned in the country.

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Smoking, vaping banned

Smoking, vaping banned

| January 3, 2018

Tobacco smoking is now banned in a number of open public places in Portugal, and vaping is now banned in enclosed public places.

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HNB demand boosts imports

HNB demand boosts imports

| January 2, 2018

In some early-take-up markets, demand for heat-not-burn products is starting to have a measurable effect on international trade.

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Singapore out on a limb

Singapore out on a limb

| January 2, 2018

Singapore considers e-cigarettes to comprise a gateway product to smoking, but in banning them it seems to be providing a gateway back into smoking for some people.

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Two-phase warning increase

Two-phase warning increase

| January 2, 2018

Pakistan is increasing the size of its cigarette-pack graphic warnings in two phases, one year apart.

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