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Category: Breaking News

Flue-cured seed sales up in Zimbabwe

Flue-cured seed sales up in Zimbabwe

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tobacco seed sales for Zimbabwe’s 2014–2015 flue-cured season, at 827,010 g, were up by almost 6 percent on those at the same stage of preparation for the 2013–2014 crop, 781,135 g, according to a story in The Herald quoting the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board’s latest bulletin. Planting of the country’s irrigated tobacco is due […]

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PMI to host results webcast

PMI to host results webcast

July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts from 9 a.m. Eastern Time on July 17 to discuss its 2014 second-quarter results, which will be issued around 7 a.m. the same day. During the webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, CFO Jacek Olczak will discuss the company’s results and answer […]

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Cut smoking for good of the economy: WHO chief tells Chinese leaders

Cut smoking for good of the economy: WHO chief tells Chinese leaders

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, has told Chinese leaders there is a “real risk” that China’s economic achievements of the past three decades could be canceled out by the huge burden of coping with diseases linked to smoking, according to a story by Zhuang Pinghui for the South China Morning Post. […]

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Cut smoking among U.K.’s mentally ill for good of the economy: researchers urge

Cut smoking among U.K.’s mentally ill for good of the economy: researchers urge

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

More must be done in the U.K. to help people with mental health issues stop tobacco smoking because a new study suggests that such people cost the economy more than £2 billion a year, according to a Press Association story. The study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, was said to have estimated the cost […]

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BAT linked with possible RAI acquisition and both linked with Lorillard deal

BAT linked with possible RAI acquisition and both linked with Lorillard deal

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco could be on the verge of acquiring Reynolds American Inc., according to a story by Geoff Foster for This is Money’s Market Report. BAT’s shares, Foster noted, had fallen by 19.5 pence to 3555.5 pence amid growing speculation it was ready to splash out billions of pounds buying the 58 percent of […]

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Australia cuts funding for quit-smoking initiatives among its indigenous people

Australia cuts funding for quit-smoking initiatives among its indigenous people

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cuts to Australia’s Tackling Indigenous Smoking program in this year’s budget will contribute to the early deaths of Aboriginal smokers, according to a story by Sarah Dingle for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation quoting warnings by a former race discrimination commissioner. The program’s budget is $65 million a year, but Tom Calma said a decision had […]

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Ignore the violence, just ban the smoking

Ignore the violence, just ban the smoking

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tobacco control campaigners in China on Monday protested against smoking scenes in the movie Transformers, according to a Xinhua Newswire story, which said that the film had broken the country’s box office record. In a letter to the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, the campaigners complain that Hound, a major character […]

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NRT to go on general sale in Ireland

NRT to go on general sale in Ireland

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A nicotine replacement product is to be allowed to go on general sale in Ireland for the first time following a decision to relax the rule that has confined the availability of such products to pharmacies, according to a story by Paul Cullen for The Irish Times. The initiative by the Health Products Regulatory Authority […]

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Smokers getting younger in Egypt

Smokers getting younger in Egypt

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Egypt’s Minister of Social Solidarity said yesterday that the age at which people started to smoke had dropped to 10, according to Ahram Online quoting Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website. It wasn’t clear from the report whether 10 represented an average age or the minimum age at which people were taking up the habit. Nor was […]

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Pre-budget cigarette shortages the norm

Pre-budget cigarette shortages the norm

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cigarettes are in short supply in Nepal as traders hoard tobacco products in expectation that their prices will go up after the budget, according to a story in Republica. The budget is scheduled to be brought down in the middle of this month. Retailers say that since the government generally raises taxes on tobacco products […]

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