Category: Breaking News

Cambodia on smoking offensive

Cambodia on smoking offensive

| September 8, 2016

A campaign has been launched in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap aimed at cementing a ban on tobacco smoking that was passed by the federal government earlier this year.

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Vape lobby taking to the road

Vape lobby taking to the road

| September 8, 2016

Opposition to the US Food and Drug Administration’s vape rules has been running high; now it is becoming organized and targeted as the Right to Vape campaign.

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TFWA event attracts record numbers

TFWA event attracts record numbers

| September 8, 2016

A record number of exhibitors is due to be on display when the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference opens on October 2, at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.

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Hayward to head BAT Korea

Hayward to head BAT Korea

| September 7, 2016

British American Tobacco Korea has appointed Tony Hayward as its new CEO effective Tuesday.

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PMI issues first scientific update

PMI issues first scientific update

| September 7, 2016

Philip Morris International is hoping to encourage feedback and further research by making available a summary of its development efforts in the field of reduced-risk products.

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Leaf buying linked to human rights

Leaf buying linked to human rights

| September 7, 2016

Leaf quality is often cited as a reason why tobacco attracts low prices, and if it isn’t down to quality it’s because of quantity. Now, low prices have been sparked by the absence from the market of two modest buyers.

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Vietnam’s smoking rate down

Vietnam’s smoking rate down

| September 7, 2016

While Vietnam’s smoking rate has fallen by 2.1 percentage points since 2010, it nevertheless remains high when compared to smoking rates in many other countries.

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New type e-cigarette for Korea

New type e-cigarette for Korea

| September 7, 2016

The launch in South Korea of a type of electronic cigarette that is new to the local market is timely. The consumption of licit traditional tobacco cigarettes is bouncing back after falling in the wake of a massive price hike last year.

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Ban smoking – ban meat eating

Ban smoking – ban meat eating

| September 6, 2016

In respect of direct health risks, meat eating can be likened to smoking; and the animal brutality on which meat-eating depends can perhaps be likened to the effects of second-hand smoking.

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BAT issues corporate behavior report

BAT issues corporate behavior report

| September 6, 2016

Contributing to communities is one of the undertakings that British American Tobacco is working on as part of its commitment to operating to the highest standards of corporate conduct.

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We know where you live

We know where you live

| September 6, 2016

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena says he has identified those putting pressure on the government over a proposed tax increase, and those who are currently delaying its implementation.

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Hong Kong sticking with smoking

Hong Kong sticking with smoking

| September 6, 2016

A report by a think tank has indicated that the Hong Kong government might be putting at risk more than 600,000 smokers by denying them access to vaping products.

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Imperial Canada opposes plain packs

Imperial Canada opposes plain packs

| September 2, 2016

Imperial Tobacco Canada has used a consultation period to make known its views on a proposal to impose standardized tobacco packaging; but there is a sense that the consultation is just window-dressing.

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Tobacco project in minister’s hands

Tobacco project in minister’s hands

| September 2, 2016

A recommendation has been made that Namibia rejects the tobacco component of an agricultural project proposed by a company majority-owned by Chinese interests.

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Punjab cracks down on e-cig sites

Punjab cracks down on e-cig sites

| September 2, 2016

In trying to justify the prohibition of Internet sales of electronic cigarettes into the Punjab, India, the authorities are citing the misleading claim that nicotine is lethal.

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Gold Leaf arrives in Zimbabwe

Gold Leaf arrives in Zimbabwe

| September 2, 2016

Gold Leaf Tobacco, which is based in South Africa and has recently launched a brand in Zimbabwe, has suggested that it might set up a manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe.

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Smoking ban mooted in Japan

Smoking ban mooted in Japan

| September 1, 2016

As Japan gears up for the huffing and puffing that will be the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, tobacco smokers are likely to find themselves without any public spaces for their own puffing events.

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Smokers comply with exit ban

Smokers comply with exit ban

| September 1, 2016

Once again, tobacco smokers have covered themselves in glory in the field of respecting the law; this time in South Korea, where a smoking ban has been imposed within 10 m of subway exits.

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Taxi ban in force in Thailand

Taxi ban in force in Thailand

| September 1, 2016

From today, taxis in Thailand have become non-smoking zones – at least within the confines of the vehicles’ cabins.

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FDA provides warnings guidance

FDA provides warnings guidance

| September 1, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products has issued guidance on cigar pack warnings and on its definition of a ‘harmful or potentially harmful constituent’.

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Three illicit factories uncovered

Three illicit factories uncovered

| August 31, 2016

Law enforcement authorities in Spain and Bulgaria have uncovered three illicit cigarette factories operating in Spain using in large part Bulgarian workers and machinery.

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Graphic warnings in Kenya

Graphic warnings in Kenya

| August 31, 2016

New tobacco regulations being introduced in Kenya next month include a requirement that tobacco manufacturers and importers pay compensation to the government based on their annual cigarette sales.

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‘Excess profits’ key to tax dispute

‘Excess profits’ key to tax dispute

| August 31, 2016

If there is one early lesson to be learnt from the current tax investigation in South Korea it is that it is better to raise taxes modestly, annually, rather than to hike them occasionally.

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Nationwide smoking ban sought

Nationwide smoking ban sought

| August 31, 2016

The newly-elected President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, introduced a smoking ban while mayor of Davao City, and anti-tobacco campaigners are hoping that he will now take that ban nationwide.

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‘Inventory profit’ being looked at

‘Inventory profit’ being looked at

| August 30, 2016

Foreign tobacco companies operating in South Korea are coming under scrutiny over their cigarette distribution strategies just before and just after a price hike on January 1, 2015.

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