Category: Breaking News

Ghana decries singles sales

Ghana decries singles sales

| April 3, 2018

Bans on the sale of single cigarettes, while often well-intentioned, can make life difficult for committed smokers who find themselves temporarily short of cash.

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Smokers shut out

Smokers shut out

| April 3, 2018

A congress in Malaysia has condemned what is said to be a growing tendency to discriminate against smokers in the workforce.

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Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

| April 3, 2018

Much change demands that something is done without knowing the full consequences of that change, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a leap in the dark.

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Committee split on e-cigs

Committee split on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

An Australian committee looking at the use of electronic cigarettes has taken a ‘precautionary’ position – probably the most dangerous approach of all.

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Uniting around e-cigs

Uniting around e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

There is a huge momentum building in the UK behind the idea that smokers should be helped to switch to vaping, a momentum that is being supported by some parliamentarians.

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FDA moving on e-cigs

FDA moving on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, has once again spoken positively about electronic cigarettes.

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Smoking incidence falls

Smoking incidence falls

| March 29, 2018

A fall to below 40 percent in the incidence of tobacco smoking among South Korean men is something of a milestone.

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Harassment alleged

Harassment alleged

| March 29, 2018

Two women have filed lawsuits against the US-based tobacco-control activist Dr. Stanton Glantz, who denies the allegations made against him.

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EU acting on child labor

EU acting on child labor

| March 28, 2018

A timely statement from the EU Commission indicates that it is opposed to tobacco-industry money being accepted and used to help reduce child- and forced-labor in the tobacco sector.

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Butts into compost

Butts into compost

| March 28, 2018

There is not much detail in a story from South Korea about a process under trial that promises to turn cigarette butts into compost, but, if it proves viable, it could be a game-changer.

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HEETS-ban case dismissed

HEETS-ban case dismissed

| March 28, 2018

A charge brought in respect of a heated-tobacco product in New Zealand seemed to be a case of going through the motions; but it did highlight the need for more legal clarity.

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Vapor lumped with smoke

Vapor lumped with smoke

| March 28, 2018

An attempt to overthrow a law that lumps vaping and electronic cigarettes with smoking and traditional cigarettes has failed in Greece.

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Plain packaging attacked

Plain packaging attacked

| March 28, 2018

A claim that a rule that offends against intellectual property rights should be repealed even if it proves to be an effective health tool might need to be examined.

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Labor issues won’t go away

Labor issues won’t go away

| March 27, 2018

It stands to reason that tobacco manufacturers are committed to the future of tobacco growing communities. The argument is about the degree and form of that commitment.

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More labor issues coming

More labor issues coming

| March 27, 2018

By the sound of advance publicity, an upcoming report from Human Rights Watch is going to make uncomfortable reading for the tobacco industry.

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Good prices predicted

Good prices predicted

| March 27, 2018

With production expected to come in 14 percent under demand, tobacco is predicted to attract high prices in Malawi.

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Prohibition Lite on the way

Prohibition Lite on the way

| March 27, 2018

In the US, where the market is queen; it seems bizarre that a government agency should interfere with the formulation of a consumer product to make it less attractive.

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Research has real bite

Research has real bite

| March 27, 2018

Research has shown that vapor doesn’t discolor teeth in the way that smoke does. Presumably the same would hold for pub ceilings and extravagant facial hair.

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Child support reiterated

Child support reiterated

| March 26, 2018

The secretariat of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and others, have been strongly criticised over their attitude to child-labor issues.

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Zimbabwe’s sales open

Zimbabwe’s sales open

| March 26, 2018

The average price paid to Zimbabwe’s growers for flue-cured tobacco during the first day of sales was less than one percent up on that of the opening-day price of the 2017 selling season.

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