Category: Breaking News

PMI declares dividend

PMI declares dividend

| June 10, 2016

PMI’s next quarterly dividend is payable on July 11.

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FDA regulations threat to vaping

FDA regulations threat to vaping

| June 9, 2016

A recent poll in the US has indicated that almost half of vapers would return to smoking if electronic cigarettes were no longer available, an outcome threatened by new FDA rules.

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EU illegal trade down in 2015

EU illegal trade down in 2015

| June 9, 2016

An enormous effort involving governments, law enforcement agencies, tobacco manufacturers and retailers managed last year to reduce the EU’s illegal trade in tobacco ‘marginally’.

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Mauritius looking at plain packs

Mauritius looking at plain packs

| June 9, 2016

A smoking-prevalence fall of two percentage points in five years is not enough for Mauritius’ Health Minister, who now has his eyes set on introducing standardized packaging.

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Smoke protection for 8-year-olds

Smoke protection for 8-year-olds

| June 9, 2016

Virginia, US, is introducing a law banning smoking in vehicles with youngsters eight years old or younger on board. The age limit is low in comparison with those in force in many other places, but it is in line with safety restraint laws.

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Nicopure Labs appoints CFO

Nicopure Labs appoints CFO

| June 8, 2016

Nicopure Labs, a leading manufacturer of American-made e-liquids, has appointed Jim Caci to the position of chief financial officer.

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JTI buying into Ethiopian market

JTI buying into Ethiopian market

| June 8, 2016

Japan Tobacco International is buying into the cigarette market in Ethiopia, a country with a population of 100 million and a smoking incidence of 7.3 percent.

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Fiji looks at imposing plain packs

Fiji looks at imposing plain packs

| June 8, 2016

It will be interesting to see whether the increase in the number of references to standardized tobacco packaging since such packaging was promoted on World No Tobacco Day is translated into legislation.

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No guarantee with plain packs

No guarantee with plain packs

| June 8, 2016

An Australian professor of economics has warned Canada that Australia’s experience indicates that the imposition of standardized packs might not do what it says on the pack.

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Inquiry sought into e-cigarettes

Inquiry sought into e-cigarettes

| June 8, 2016

People with an interest in vaping want the NZ government to hold an immediate public inquiry into the habit and not to wait around for ‘more research’ – a delay that could interrupt the health-gain momentum.

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FCTC seen as a threat to farmers

FCTC seen as a threat to farmers

| June 7, 2016

Foreign NGOs that are trying to force Indonesia to ratify the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are being told to mind their own business.

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Greece struggling with smoking ban

Greece struggling with smoking ban

| June 7, 2016

It is perhaps not surprising that Greece is struggling fully to implement a tobacco smoking ban given that its people are battling simply to stay afloat after the economic tsunami that has engulfed them.

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Expansive quitting in the US

Expansive quitting in the US

| June 7, 2016

The US seems to be suffering from the cure. Waistlines are expanding as smokers quit their habit; so one health problem is being replaced by another.

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Fine-revenues ring-fenced

Fine-revenues ring-fenced

| June 7, 2016

In many countries, the revenues raised from fining tobacco-regulation violators goes into general revenue, but in Saudi Arabia it is being set aside for tobacco-harm awareness campaigns.

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Pakistani growers ‘exploited’

Pakistani growers ‘exploited’

| June 6, 2016

Tobacco growers in Pakistan are crying foul over the prices that are paid for their leaf by the local units of multinational companies. They believe they are being exploited.

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Call for cigarette advert fast

Call for cigarette advert fast

| June 6, 2016

Television stations in Indonesia have been urged to stop airing cigarette advertising during Ramadan because of the changed viewing habits of young people during that month.

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Health warning causes distress

Health warning causes distress

| June 6, 2016

A woman in Austria is concerned that a cigarette-pack, health-warning picture is that of her late husband, and, whether she is correct or not, that is likely to have caused her much distress.

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Tiny fall in smoking prevalence

Tiny fall in smoking prevalence

| June 6, 2016

Malaysia’s smoking prevalence fell during the past five years, but only by 0.3 of a percentage point, despite a reported 22 percent success rate by stop-smoking clinics.

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Russia calls for usual suspects

Russia calls for usual suspects

| June 6, 2016

The tough, tobacco-control stance taken by Moscow in recent years seems set to continue with calls for standardized packs, flavoring bans and increased taxes.

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Fat cats hike tobacco taxes

Fat cats hike tobacco taxes

| June 3, 2016

In New Zealand, a politician has spoken out about the unfair and increasing tobacco tax burden that is being placed on the shoulders of those least able to afford it.

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Plain packs proposal draws fire

Plain packs proposal draws fire

| June 3, 2016

The WHO’s call for all countries to prepare for standardized tobacco packaging was a smart move. The criticism that it has provoked is creating much media interest.

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Support for standardized packaging

Support for standardized packaging

| June 3, 2016

Support for the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging throughout the EU is based on the disputed claim that evidence from Australia shows that such packaging works.

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Indonesia set to take top spot

Indonesia set to take top spot

| June 2, 2016

Some people believe that Indonesia’s current direction of travel – its current tobacco road map – will lead to its becoming the country with the biggest population of tobacco smokers.

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Ghana cracking down on shisha

Ghana cracking down on shisha

| June 2, 2016

Shisha smoking is becoming the ‘new craze in town’ in Ghana, and some people want to crack down on it before it becomes well established.

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Plain packs proposal under fire

Plain packs proposal under fire

| June 2, 2016

The Montreal Economic Institute believes that standardized tobacco packaging should be imposed in Canada only if it can firstly be proved that it will do what it says on the pack.

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