Category: Breaking News

Hand-rolled production down

Hand-rolled production down

| January 10, 2017

A law that requires Indonesia’s smokers to indulge their habit during rushed breaks outside is taking its toll on the consumption of hand-rolled kreteks, which tend to provide a more leisurely smoke.

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Smoking ban not enforced

Smoking ban not enforced

| January 10, 2017

Smokers around the world have generally proved to be law-abiding when it comes to obeying public-places bans, but, where bans are not enforced, laws tend to be forgotten.

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Ugly campaign unleashed

Ugly campaign unleashed

| January 10, 2017

A ‘lookist’ anti-smoking campaign that came to prominence some years ago but that seemed to have been put out of its misery has been resurrected in Saudi Arabia.

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Nicotine not an EU target

Nicotine not an EU target

| January 9, 2017

Despite their high media profile in recent months, very-low-nicotine cigarettes do not form part of the EU Commission’s tobacco control strategy.

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New taxes being taxed

New taxes being taxed

| January 9, 2017

In raising both cigarette excise taxes and cigarette value-added taxes this month, the Indonesian government is putting the squeeze on tobacco consumers.

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Growing proposal

Growing proposal

| January 9, 2017

A cigarette manufacturer in the Philippines is looking to expand tobacco production on the Philippines’ island of Mindanao, where growing conditions are said to be most favourable.

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FDA final rule issued

FDA final rule issued

| January 9, 2017

Depending on its intended use, a tobacco product, or a tobacco-derived product might fall under one of three sections of the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Snus provides protection

Snus provides protection

| January 6, 2017

New research has confirmed a previous finding that current snus use is strongly protective against Parkinson’s disease, with more protection provided by heavier and long-term use.

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E-cigs aid quitting

E-cigs aid quitting

| January 6, 2017

Electronic cigarettes have been found by Ireland’s Health Information and Quality Authority to provide a cost-effective method of helping more people to quit smoking.

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New business model invoked

New business model invoked

| January 6, 2017

The commercialization of Voke, the safer alternative to cigarettes that doesn’t heat liquid, use a battery or create vapor, should gather momentum during this year.

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Kochar to lead hologram group

Kochar to lead hologram group

| January 5, 2017

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has appointed Manoj Kochar to the position of chairman.

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E-cigs charge battery sales

E-cigs charge battery sales

| January 5, 2017

Sales of e-cigarettes have contributed significantly to the growth of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, according to the research firm Packaged Facts.

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Growers over-planted

Growers over-planted

| January 5, 2017

The provincial government of Ontario, Canada, says it is following the law in fining tobacco growers for over-planting, but there is a suggestion that planting rules lack clarity.

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New barn system

New barn system

| January 5, 2017

Using paddy husk to generate the heat necessary to cure tobacco is environment friendly, but now a Sri Lankan inventor has refined the system to make it more efficient.

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Voke on the back burner

Voke on the back burner

| January 5, 2017

Having obtained for Voke a medicinal license from the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, British American Tobacco has put the product on the back burner.

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E-auctions ready to go

E-auctions ready to go

| January 5, 2017

Using e-auctions in Zimbabwe in 2017 will curb corruption and improve transparency on the country’s auction floors, says the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board.

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