Category: Breaking News

Smoking a benefit

Smoking a benefit

| February 17, 2017

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good and one man has his tobacco smoking to thank for keeping him free of the anemia that his daughter has.

Read More

Volume down steeply

Volume down steeply

| February 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc. started the year with its January domestic cigarette volume down by 11.9 percent on that of January 2016 and its domestic cigarette revenue down by 7.6 percent.

Read More

TFWA registration opens

TFWA registration opens

| February 17, 2017

The TFWA’s Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference is attracting much interest, not least because the Asia Pacific is the only region in which business is increasing.

Read More

Cautious on heated tobacco

Cautious on heated tobacco

| February 16, 2017

The European Commission is taking a ‘cautious approach’ to heated tobacco devices. Since these devices can substitute for combustible cigarettes, such caution might imply support, but it doesn’t.

Read More

Vapers are over 40

Vapers are over 40

| February 16, 2017

A survey by a retailer of electronic cigarettes has found that two-thirds of the 500 vapers questioned in the UK were more than 40 years of age.

Read More

Gambling on smoking

Gambling on smoking

| February 16, 2017

Macau has drawn back from an earlier plan that would have seen tobacco smoking banned from all casinos in the city, but smokers will have to smoke in special lounges, not while gambling.

Read More

PMI presentation webcast

PMI presentation webcast

| February 16, 2017

Jacek Olczak, Philip Morris International’s CFO, is due to make a presentation at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference next week.

Read More

Little to justify bans

Little to justify bans

| February 15, 2017

From a risk-reduction standpoint, there seems to be little justification for public-places smoking bans, and yet they are becoming more widespread and more extreme.

Read More

E-cig ban a harsh blow

E-cig ban a harsh blow

| February 15, 2017

In Queensland, Australia, you can be fined up to A$9,108 for possessing nicotine for vaping; but it’s okay because nicotine is available through cigarettes, which are freely available.

Read More

Commodity boards to merge

Commodity boards to merge

| February 15, 2017

The Tobacco Board looks set to be merged with four other commodity boards in India with the aim of boosting exports of tobacco, tea, coffee, rubber and spices.

Read More

Flying into trouble

Flying into trouble

| February 15, 2017

Tobacco smoking is involved in three-quarters of the illegal acts committed aboard aircraft that result in an arrest by airport police in South Korea.

Read More

Mizoram factories closed

Mizoram factories closed

| February 14, 2017

Factories in the Indian state of Mizoram producing a local form of oral tobacco have been closed because of concerns over water pollution.

Read More

Nicotine dialogues

Nicotine dialogues

| February 14, 2017

The organizers of the annual Global Forum on Nicotine are scheduling three, thee-hour dialogues in the UK to help stimulate debate on nicotine and vaping.

Read More

Price down in Karnataka

Price down in Karnataka

| February 14, 2017

A story reporting a decline in the average flue-cured tobacco price in the Indian state of Karnataka gave no reason why the decline had occurred.

Read More

Paul Doody passes away

Paul Doody passes away

| February 13, 2017

Paul Doody, global marketing director at Domino Printing Sciences, passed away on Jan. 11, 2017.

Read More

Meridian opens in Uganda

Meridian opens in Uganda

| February 13, 2017

Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, founder of PanAfrican Tobacco, has announced the official opening of Meridian Tobacco Co. factory, together with its programs for farmer development and food crop and forestry improvement.

Read More

BAT and PMI share award

BAT and PMI share award

| February 13, 2017

The PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) International Science Consortium has made an award to scientists at Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco.

Read More

Manila bans smoking

Manila bans smoking

| February 13, 2017

At least some City Hall employees in the capital of the Philippines, Manila, have reportedly been empowered to arrest smokers violating a public-places tobacco smoking ban brought in today.

Read More

BAT and PM fined in Korea

BAT and PM fined in Korea

| February 13, 2017

Phillip Morris Korea and British American Tobacco Korea are appealing against fines imposed on them for violating Korean laws on hoarding and price stabilization.

Read More

Malkin joins Arent Fox

Malkin joins Arent Fox

| February 10, 2017

Brian J. Malkin has joined Arent Fox’s food, drug, medical device and agriculture practice.

Read More