Category: Markets

Income surcharge proposed

Income surcharge proposed

| June 6, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh look likely to be hit with a 2.5 percent surcharge on their incomes from the sale of products such as cigarettes and bidis.

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Smoking incidence on rise

Smoking incidence on rise

| June 6, 2017

While in many countries the incidence of smoking is decreasing; in Israel, it is increasing. In fact, the incidence in smoking in Israel went up during three straight years to 2016.

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Smoking rebounding

Smoking rebounding

| June 5, 2017

Consumers in Mexico seem to be returning to licit cigarettes after a period in which anti-smoking initiatives caused consumption of such products to drop by 35 percent.

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Greece still smoking

Greece still smoking

| June 5, 2017

At 37 percent, the prevalence of smoking in Greece is the highest of any country in the EU, which overall has a smoking rate of 26 percent and where Sweden’s prevalence is seven percent.

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BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

| June 5, 2017

BAT Korea’s Sacheon factory is being readied to become the export hub for British American Tobacco in Asia and to support the sales growth of heated tobacco products.

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Common ground for low risk

Common ground for low risk

| June 2, 2017

Vapers in the US are being urged to seek an alliance with snus users that ‘just might form an unstoppable force that politicians will be forced to yield to’.

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Crowded market

Crowded market

| June 2, 2017

If it turns out that another tobacco company is going to set up shop in the Solomon Islands, it will mean that the country will have one such company for every 200,000 people.

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Taxing harm reduction

Taxing harm reduction

| June 2, 2017

While many observers see electronic cigarettes as part of a new wave of harm reduction, Bangladesh’s Finance Minister lumps them with traditional cigarettes.

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Tobacco, marijuana go head-to-head

Tobacco, marijuana go head-to-head

| May 31, 2017

There seems to be a ‘disturbing degree of incoherence’ in Canada’s approach to tobacco and marijuana. But then Canada is not alone in suffering such a policies imbalance.

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EU tobacco control poor

EU tobacco control poor

| May 31, 2017

A member of the European Parliament has said that some EU countries are not spending enough money nor expending enough effort on implementing tobacco-control policies.

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JT playing catch up

JT playing catch up

| May 30, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume is expected to fall by nearly10 percent this year as consumers flock to heated-tobacco technology.

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Retailers call for restraint

Retailers call for restraint

| May 30, 2017

Retailers operating in Sri Lanka have called on the government to exercise restraint in respect of tobacco regulations so as not to eviscerate, suddenly and drastically, their businesses.

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Failing to enforce bans

Failing to enforce bans

| May 26, 2017

Despite being one of the first countries to sign up for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Greece apparently has a poor record on enforcing tobacco smoking bans.

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New line for Xcaliber

New line for Xcaliber

| May 25, 2017

At a time when US cigarette consumption is trending downwards, one US producer has found it necessary to invest in manufacturing machinery to lift its capacity by 30 percent.

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Smokers work around TPD

Smokers work around TPD

| May 23, 2017

Smokers in the UK seem to have been getting their retaliation in first. Illegal sales increased in the run-up to the full implementation of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive on May 20.

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Same low prices

Same low prices

| May 22, 2017

Cambodian tobacco growers were expecting their incomes to rise on the back of a duty-free trade deal with Vietnam, but they now suspect that any additional profit is not reaching them.

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Iran names illicit brands

Iran names illicit brands

| May 22, 2017

Eighteen cigarette brands, including Marlboro, have been declared contraband products in Iran because they have neither import nor local-production permits.

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New rules needed

New rules needed

| May 22, 2017

Philip Morris New Zealand believes that action taken against its heat not burn product by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that existing regulations do not fit well with new technology.

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Calling for accountability

Calling for accountability

| May 19, 2017

With the EU’s revised tobacco products directive firmly in place from tomorrow, tobacco-industry voices are saying that a proper reckoning must be made when the directive’s review is published in 2021.

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Time for EU to reflect

Time for EU to reflect

| May 18, 2017

New EU tobacco regulations have been described as a disgraceful attempt to denormalize both the product and legitimate consumers. It is said to be time for reflection.

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