Category: Breaking News

Vapor industry seeks support

Vapor industry seeks support

| March 9, 2017

Vapor advocates in the US are promoting a bill that would mitigate against the worst excesses of the Food and Drug Administration’s electronic-cigarette deeming regulations.

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Minimum-age rise sought

Minimum-age rise sought

| March 9, 2017

Retailers in Guam could be in for a difficult transition if a proposed bill goes through because the minimum age for buying tobacco products and the fines for selling such products to those underage will both rise.

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Ninety percent tax and rising

Ninety percent tax and rising

| March 9, 2017

The UK budget has just slapped another wodge of tax on cigarettes, the lowest priced of which already attracted rates of 90 percent. No wonder the country boasts a thriving black market.

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Tobacco taxes, robberies up

Tobacco taxes, robberies up

| March 8, 2017

New Zealand, which imposes eye-watering levels of tobacco taxes, cannot be surprised that cigarettes are being targeted in retail-store robberies. Smokers are addicted to these products, and are often financially poor.

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E-cig tax plea in UK

E-cig tax plea in UK

| March 8, 2017

The UK Vaping Industry Association has produced some persuasive figures with which to try to dissuade the Chancellor from applying excise tax to vaping devices.

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PMI patently trying

PMI patently trying

| March 8, 2017

The idea that Philip Morris International is serious about harm reduction and reduced-risk products is supported by its record in applying for and obtaining patents.

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New research hits a nerve

New research hits a nerve

| March 8, 2017

The amount of research being carried out into the effects of tobacco smoking seems to be on the rise just as smoking rates are falling in the West. Perhaps some of this research should be targeted at other health issues, such as pollution.

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Video: CEO on BAT results

Video: CEO on BAT results

| March 7, 2017

CEO Nicandro Durante comments on British American Tobacco’s 2016 performance.

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Plain-talking packaging

Plain-talking packaging

| March 7, 2017

The name of a popular cigarette in North Korea has been changed because ‘Kumsugangsan’, or ‘land of natural beauty’ was seen not to reflect the reality of the country.

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Even plainer packaging

Even plainer packaging

| March 7, 2017

A cigarette soft pack that was included inside a ‘plain pack’ will not be the subject of punitive action in Australia. In fact, the soft pack, in metallic silver, was plainer than the ‘plain pack’.

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E-cigs represent a ‘win’

E-cigs represent a ‘win’

| March 7, 2017

There seems to be a momentum building up behind the idea that electronic cigarettes offer a solution to the problems created by traditional cigarettes.

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E-cigs have positive image

E-cigs have positive image

| March 7, 2017

A small survey in the US suggests that the perceived level of danger posed by electronic cigarettes decreases as frequency of use increases.

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Fat cat executives slammed

Fat cat executives slammed

| March 6, 2017

Philip Morris International deserves praise for having invested a lot of money in developing heated-tobacco devices, but it should not overstep the mark in promoting them.

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Nicotine ban ‘unethical’

Nicotine ban ‘unethical’

| March 6, 2017

A ban on nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes in Australia has been described as ‘unethical’, ‘unscientific’, ‘political’, ‘emotional’ and ‘ideological’. But there’s still time to reverse it.

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Children bequeathed lethal environments

Children bequeathed lethal environments

| March 6, 2017

Children grow up in lethal environments created by adults, but, despite the hype about tobacco, tobacco smoke seems to be only a minor factor.

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Smoking survey shocks

Smoking survey shocks

| March 6, 2017

Young people in Malaysia can buy cigarettes easily at supermarkets, grocery stores and roadside stalls, a new survey has shown.

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A&R partners in Pakistan

A&R partners in Pakistan

| March 3, 2017

A&R Carton of Lund, Sweden, and Packages Limited, of Lahore, Pakistan, have signed a strategic partnership agreement.

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Thailand sharpens tobacco law

Thailand sharpens tobacco law

| March 3, 2017

Law raises smoking age and sets minimum pack size.

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Greer to lead TMA

Greer to lead TMA

| March 3, 2017

The TMA has appointed Christopher B. Greer as its new president and CEO.

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Record valuations for tobacco brands

Record valuations for tobacco brands

| March 3, 2017

Trademarks continue to gain value despite mounting regulations.

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