Category: Breaking News

Thailand investigating hemp

Thailand investigating hemp

| May 10, 2017

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly has challenged itself with developing and producing cigarettes that do not have a negative effect on health.

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Illegal trade up 90 percent

Illegal trade up 90 percent

| May 9, 2017

The Indian government’s strategy of increasing taxes on cigarettes to reduce smoking is feeding demand for illicit cigarettes; the presence of which on the market is undermining that strategy.

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Warnings up to 90 percent

Warnings up to 90 percent

| May 9, 2017

Nepalese smokers could in future be confronted with 90-percent graphic health warnings and assailed by tax hikes.

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Life-expectancy gap

Life-expectancy gap

| May 9, 2017

Cigarette smoking is said to be one of the factors that has created a huge gap between life expectancy levels in the US.

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Swedish Match sales up

Swedish Match sales up

| May 9, 2017

Swedish Match enjoyed a six percent increase in sales – three percent calculated in local currencies – during its first quarter of 2017.

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Vaping on the advance

Vaping on the advance

| May 8, 2017

For the first time, a survey has found that more than half of Great Britain’s vapers no longer smoke – are no longer dual users of electronic cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes.

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Opportunity missed

Opportunity missed

| May 8, 2017

The US Congress has missed an opportunity to reverse a ‘terrible regulatory decision by the Food and Drug Administration’ in respect of electronic cigarettes.

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Pagodas ruled no-smoking

Pagodas ruled no-smoking

| May 8, 2017

Pagodas in Mandalay, Myanmar, are being declared places where it is not permitted to smoke tobacco or to chew betel quid.

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Young smoking more

Young smoking more

| May 8, 2017

It might be difficult for the Philippines to maintain its falling tobacco smoking prevalence among adults when the trend of youth smoking is upwards.

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GFN program complete

GFN program complete

| May 8, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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WTO upholds plain packs

WTO upholds plain packs

| May 5, 2017

The World Trade Organization is believed to have upheld Australia’s imposition of standardized tobacco packs, which first appeared there towards the end of 2012.

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Farm worker abuses alleged

Farm worker abuses alleged

| May 5, 2017

The US-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee says that not enough is being done to address the ‘numerous reports detailing human rights abuses’ on British American Tobacco’s contract farms.

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Looming health concerns

Looming health concerns

| May 5, 2017

A British Medical Journal editorial argues that an indirect result of Brexit could be that UK health policies are left more exposed to challenges by companies, including tobacco companies.

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RAI declares dividend

RAI declares dividend

| May 5, 2017

Reynolds American Inc.’s board of directors has declared its quarterly dividend and elected Susan M. Cameron non-executive chairman.

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Age-verification app

Age-verification app

| May 4, 2017

A number of interested parties in Denmark have come together to develop an age-verification app. Now, shop assistants need to be convinced that they should ask to see those apps.

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Monitoring bad behaviour

Monitoring bad behaviour

| May 4, 2017

The behavior of the tobacco industry and individual tobacco companies has often been pilloried, but now an article has focused on the behaviour of individual tobacco executives.

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RAI’s cigarette volume down

RAI’s cigarette volume down

| May 4, 2017

RAI’s honeymoon with Newport seems to be over. First quarter Newport volume was down by 2.9 percent, though the brand’s market share was up by 0.1 of a percentage point.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| May 3, 2017

PM USA’s first-quarter cigarette volumes fell in line with industry-wide trends, while its smokeless volumes took a hit because of a voluntary recall. Cigar volumes, however, were up.

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Imperial’s volume down

Imperial’s volume down

| May 3, 2017

Imperial Brands’ tobacco volume was down by 5.7 percent during its first six months, according to the company’s interim results issued today.

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E-liquids allergy guide

E-liquids allergy guide

| May 3, 2017

Some e-liquid ingredients have the potential to cause allergic reactions of varying severity; so British American Tobacco has produced a guide to help producers avoid the risks.

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