Category: Breaking News

Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

| April 10, 2018

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

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Jigsaws for prisoners

Jigsaws for prisoners

| April 10, 2018

Unless the order for jigsaws for Scottish prisoners is carefully worded, the authorities could find themselves trying to piece together the evidence of a mass breakout.

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Indian students rebel

Indian students rebel

| April 10, 2018

Although banning drinking and smoking in educational institutions might seem like a good idea, such a ban starts to look invasive when the students are in their late 20s.

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NZ indecisive on e-cigs

NZ indecisive on e-cigs

| April 9, 2018

A change in government in New Zealand seems to have put a brake on a move to legalize vaping with nicotine, leaving smokers in a difficult place.

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US panics over e-cig

US panics over e-cig

| April 9, 2018

Parts of the US media are in a moral panic over the ‘success’ of an electronic cigarette, even though the rise in popularity of such products has been accompanied by a fall in teen smoking rates.

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India invests in a meeting

India invests in a meeting

| April 9, 2018

The Indian government is calling a meeting to help it resolve a long-running dispute about what to do in respect of foreign direct investment in India’s tobacco sector.

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Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

| April 9, 2018

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

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Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

| April 6, 2018

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

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I’d walk three miles …

I’d walk three miles …

| April 6, 2018

A story about how the people of a small US town can no long buy tobacco in the town did not go into whether those people can buy anything there.

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Tasmania is smoking

Tasmania is smoking

| April 6, 2018

Tobacco- and alcohol-consumption are relatively high in the Australian state of Tasmania, but, nationally, it is the use of the illicit drug, ice, that is seen as the ‘stand-out problem’.

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Vaping forum scheduled

Vaping forum scheduled

| April 6, 2018

A former UK health minister is scheduled to be one of the participants in a vaping forum being organized by the UK Vaping Industry Association.

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Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

| April 5, 2018

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

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Tax relief not justified

Tax relief not justified

| April 5, 2018

It must be difficult to devise rational, cigarette-trade policies when one group puts the illegal trade at more than 40 percent of the market and another group puts it at under nine percent.

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Factory shut down

Factory shut down

| April 5, 2018

A cigarette factory in Cambodia that failed to heed warnings about pack warnings has been forced to stop production.

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Hoping for better prices

Hoping for better prices

| April 5, 2018

Looked at from only a domestic-market perspective, the dictates of demand and supply should mean that Malawi’s tobacco growers will be well rewarded this year.

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Still waiting for Godot

Still waiting for Godot

| April 4, 2018

The main weapon for battling the illegal trade in tobacco products seems to be locked away in an international protocol that was adopted in November 2012 but that has yet to enter into force.

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Illegal trade doubled

Illegal trade doubled

| April 4, 2018

The illegal trade in cigarettes in Thailand more than doubled recently and illicit cigarettes are expected to become a rising force in the future. It’s predictable given the country’s tax policies.

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Film festival deadline near

Film festival deadline near

| April 4, 2018

The deadline is approaching for the submission of entries for an innovative film festival aimed at highlighting tobacco harm reduction.

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Limit on warning obligation

Limit on warning obligation

| April 4, 2018

Because EU directives and German law refer only to cigarette health warnings on packs, there is no obligation on retailers to ensure those warnings can be seen when they are on their shelves.

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Agitation threat in Pakistan

Agitation threat in Pakistan

| April 3, 2018

Tobacco growers in Pakistan are threatening to start a campaign of agitation unless the government changes its stance on tobacco imposts.

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