Category: Breaking News

Times changing in Japan

Times changing in Japan

| August 22, 2017

‘Victims’ of second-hand tobacco-smoke in Yokohama Japan are taking aim at ‘firefly’ smokers, even though they don’t make an easy target.

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More bans due in Turkey

More bans due in Turkey

| August 22, 2017

Despite increasingly draconian regulations aimed at stopping people from smoking tobacco, Turkey has a smoking incidence of 31 percent.

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Saint Lucia goes graphic

Saint Lucia goes graphic

| August 21, 2017

The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is introducing graphic health warnings to tobacco products, and is gearing up for public-places tobacco-smoking bans.

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Smoke-free in Kashmir

Smoke-free in Kashmir

| August 21, 2017

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been declared a tobacco-free zone, but it is not clear exactly what that means.

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Asthma, COPD treatable

Asthma, COPD treatable

| August 21, 2017

Researchers have called for better definitions of and more studies into asthma and COPD, each of which can often be treated or prevented with affordable interventions.

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US urged to probe BAT

US urged to probe BAT

| August 21, 2017

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has described allegations about British American Tobacco’s conduct as alarming, given the merger of BAT and Reynolds American in the US.

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Graphic images defended

Graphic images defended

| August 18, 2017

The EU appears to believe that the positive impact of tobacco-product graphic health images outweighs the distress caused to people who believe, incorrectly, that the images are of a relative.

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Extra bans proposed

Extra bans proposed

| August 18, 2017

Since some countries would claim to be free of tobacco if consumption fell below five percent, Nigeria is almost free of tobacco, but it is on its guard.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| August 18, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by just over 12 percent during July, as was its domestic cigarette revenue.

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Tobacco takes toll in Kenya

Tobacco takes toll in Kenya

| August 18, 2017

The negative health consequences of tobacco use are said to be putting a strain on Kenya’s efforts to achieve its development goals.

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Movie smokescreen

Movie smokescreen

| August 18, 2017

If we believe that teenagers who see smoking scenes in movies will start to smoke, why are we seemingly happy to let them see scenes where people inflict horrific levels of violence on each other?

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No distribution ambitions

No distribution ambitions

| August 18, 2017

The EU Commission is working on tobacco-product traceability and security systems, and has no plans to get into the distribution business.

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Mini-tender targets BAT

Mini-tender targets BAT

| August 18, 2017

A mini-tender launched on August 12 by TRC Capital Corporation aims to buy up to 2,000,000 British American Tobacco American Depositary Shares.

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EU eyes extending excise

EU eyes extending excise

| August 17, 2017

Is it rational to consider applying excise duty to unmanufactured tobacco in an attempt to reduce the illegal trade in tobacco, whose primary cause seems to be tax-driven, high-prices?

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Zimbabwe’s sales close

Zimbabwe’s sales close

| August 17, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured-tobacco growers received a pay rise of one percent this year on the back of a short, good-quality crop.

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Litigation launched in China

Litigation launched in China

| August 17, 2017

What is said to be China’s first private litigation over tobacco smoking in public places has been launched by a woman who allegedly suffered anguish on board a smoky train.

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Warning on Thailand

Warning on Thailand

| August 17, 2017

If you’re thinking of holidaying in Thailand, remember to leave your vaping devices at home; otherwise, you could find that your ‘holiday’ is extended.

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No new anti-smoking ideas

No new anti-smoking ideas

| August 16, 2017

France has a relatively high smoking incidence compared with the smoking incidences of neighbouring countries, but measures now in place are expected to reduce smoking rates ‘in the coming years’.

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Barred from selling tobacco

Barred from selling tobacco

| August 16, 2017

In taking away tobacco retail licenses from those outlets found selling cigarettes to minors, Singapore’s laws punish both retailers and customers who are adult smokers.

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Social smokers warned

Social smokers warned

| August 16, 2017

It would be interesting to study what will be the reaction of social smokers to a new study suggesting that social- and regular-smokers share the same risk of developing heart-disease precursors.

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