Category: Breaking News

Propaganda or advert?

Propaganda or advert?

| January 2, 2018

Anti-tobacco sentiments publicly expressed in the US seem to appear under the guise of ‘advertisements’, while those in North Korea are seen as ‘propaganda’.

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Smokers over-taxed

Smokers over-taxed

| December 29, 2017

An insightful opinion piece in a New Zealand newspaper that tells how disadvantaged smokers there are paying far too much tax could be applied to many other countries.

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Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

| December 29, 2017

To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.

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Puffing along in China

Puffing along in China

| December 29, 2017

A question that has arisen during a court case in China asks whether a smoker should be prohibited from indulging her habit during the whole of a 30-hour train journey.

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Shisha smoking banned

Shisha smoking banned

| December 29, 2017

Following the example set by Tanzania and Rwanda, Kenya has become the third East African country to ban shisha smoking.

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Tax reduction on hold

Tax reduction on hold

| December 28, 2017

One way to reduce the illegal trade in tobacco products is to cut the taxes imposed on them, but it is a strategy open to challenge.

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SEKAP’s future in question

SEKAP’s future in question

| December 28, 2017

The future of SEKAP, the Xanthi-based tobacco-products company that was established in 1975, is due to be discussed today at an extraordinary board meeting.

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PM visits tobacco growers

PM visits tobacco growers

| December 28, 2017

Putting to one side the inevitable higher-prices pep-talk, the real story of the Macedonian Prime Minister’s visit to tobacco areas was the fact that he made the trip.

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Tobacco buildings listed

Tobacco buildings listed

| December 28, 2017

Given the pariah status of tobacco in the US, the elevation of two tobacco buildings to historic-place status might seem at odds with the current mood.

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Thailand faces vapor issues

Thailand faces vapor issues

| December 27, 2017

If the makers of heat-not-burn devices want to promote their products while distinguishing them from combustible and electronic cigarettes, they need to come up with a better category name.

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Regulatory board closing

Regulatory board closing

| December 27, 2017

Turkey, which in recent years has turned against tobacco, is closing the board responsible for tobacco regulation and is handing these duties to ministries.

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Quit aids failing smokers

Quit aids failing smokers

| December 27, 2017

Pharmaceutical interventions are not the quit-smoking panacea they are sometimes made out to be. Little wonder if the people administering them are telling smokers quitting is really hard.

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Cigar-smoking leader

Cigar-smoking leader

| December 27, 2017

Warning: Smoke premium Cuban cigars and you could live to be 90 years of age.

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New tax rates

New tax rates

| December 26, 2017

Azerbaijan will subject imported tobacco products to new excise tax rates, effective Jan. 22.

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BAT buys vapor company

BAT buys vapor company

| December 25, 2017

British American Tobacco South Africa is buying South Africa’s biggest vaping company‚ Twisp.

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Medicinal cigarettes

Medicinal cigarettes

| December 22, 2017

Cigarettes containing traditional Chinese medicine have long been the butt of jokes, but could they, while damaging health overall, relieve the systems of certain minor ailments?

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Smoke screen

Smoke screen

| December 22, 2017

A French member of the European parliament has asked why, if it is acceptable in films to show people drinking alcohol, it is not acceptable to show people smoking.

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Small retailers cry foul

Small retailers cry foul

| December 22, 2017

India’s small-scale retailers believe that their bigger rivals are working with anti-tobacco activists to take their customers.

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Focus on heart disease

Focus on heart disease

| December 22, 2017

Given the emphasis placed on tobacco; it is perhaps surprising to learn that its consumption, or, more like, its consumption by smoking, accounts for abut 12 percent of all heart-disease deaths.

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Science exposed

Science exposed

| December 21, 2017

Given the huge opposition that has been mounted against electronic cigarettes, which contain no tobacco, heat-not burn devices seem to have been given a smooth ride. Until now perhaps.

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| October 1, 2017
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| October 1, 2017
Smooth operator

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| September 1, 2017
Riding high

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| September 1, 2017
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An opportunity for health

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| September 1, 2017
Outstanding innovations

Outstanding innovations

New filter technologies are helping cigarette manufacturers set their products apart.

| September 1, 2017
How low can you go?

How low can you go?

Scandinavia’s market for combustibles shrinks as consumers look for less-harmful alternatives.

| September 1, 2017

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Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017
Creating momentum

Creating momentum

The VTA took the fight to legislators firsthand.

| September 2, 2017
Battery battle

Battery battle

Sub-par production materials and user error are the main causes for battery failure.

| September 1, 2017
A shot in the foot

A shot in the foot

Is it contradictory for a university to ban vaping but allow handguns?

| August 30, 2017

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From the leaf lands

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

| January 17, 2018
Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

| January 17, 2018
Looking to quit

Looking to quit

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

| January 16, 2018
Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

| January 12, 2018
Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

| January 10, 2018
Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.

| December 29, 2017

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