Category: Markets

Czech smokers on the rise

Czech smokers on the rise

| December 6, 2017

An increasing number of people are smoking cigarettes daily in the Czech Republic, in part because they are being presented with a distorted picture of less-risky alternatives.

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Sales falling in South Korea

Sales falling in South Korea

| December 5, 2017

A predicted drop in cigarette sales in South Korea this year is being put down to higher taxes, smoking restrictions and graphic health warnings.

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Vapers face jail

Vapers face jail

| December 4, 2017

Hong Kong’s Food and Health Secretary believes that vaping might be more harmful than smoking; so people there are free to smoke but risk jail if they vape with nicotine liquids.

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Vaping on the high street

Vaping on the high street

| December 4, 2017

Official support for vaping in the UK has been around for some time and has grown considerably this year; something that is being reflected on high streets.

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Azerbaijan to up production

Azerbaijan to up production

| December 4, 2017

Azerbaijan is looking to cut its annual bill for importing cigarettes by growing more leaf tobacco and increasing its manufacturing capability.

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Marking five-year failure

Marking five-year failure

| December 1, 2017

Since Australia was the first country to require standardized tobacco packaging, its policy initiative was largely a shot in the dark. Others now have evidence on which to judge such policies.

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KT&G ambitions grow

KT&G ambitions grow

| December 1, 2017

The cigarette manufacturer KT&G has ambitions to knock one of the multinationals out of the top four places of tobacco manufacturers by 2025.

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‘On fire’

‘On fire’

| December 1, 2017

Heat-not-burn products continue their conquest of Japan.

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UK wholesaler goes under

UK wholesaler goes under

| November 29, 2017

There will be logistical and financial consequences following the decision by Palmer & Harvey, the UK’s biggest tobacco wholesaler, to call in the administrators.

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TTM workers protest

TTM workers protest

| November 27, 2017

Workers at the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly have protested outside the Finance Ministry over the imposition of a new excise-tax structure that they believe will cost some of them their jobs.

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JT’s domestic sales down

JT’s domestic sales down

| November 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume and the value of those sales each fell by more than 12 percent during October.

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Big falls in daily smoking

Big falls in daily smoking

| November 15, 2017

At 18 percent, smokers still make up a sizeable minority within the countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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HNB in wider distribution

HNB in wider distribution

| November 15, 2017

What is claimed to be the only heat-not-burn product on the US market uses patented technology to heat ‘liquefied tobacco from organic tobacco leaves’.

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Victim or villain?

Victim or villain?

| November 14, 2017

A recent Transparency International report says the tobacco industry hampers regulations that could reduce smuggling and benefit revenue collection for Latin-American countries.

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Vatican to ban sales

Vatican to ban sales

| November 10, 2017

The announcement of a forthcoming ban on sales of cigarettes within the Vatican City State has provided no end of amusement for headline writers, with holy smoke a favorite.

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Uruguay going after packs

Uruguay going after packs

| November 9, 2017

Uruguay, which has a history of robust anti-tobacco activities, looks set to become the seventh country to introduce standardized cigarette packaging

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England to quit by 2040

England to quit by 2040

| November 9, 2017

The end game is in sight. England could quit smoking by 2040 according to a new report prepared for Philip Morris Ltd; or it could quit by 2029 given certain interventions.

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Tax increase ‘effective’

Tax increase ‘effective’

| November 7, 2017

It seems premature to claim that a 2015 tax hike in South Korea was effective in reducing the incidence of smoking among low-income earners. Their numbers increased last year.

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Call for tobacco-duty freeze

Call for tobacco-duty freeze

| November 7, 2017

Seventy-six percent of people in the UK believe that tobacco taxes there are at about the right level or too high, indicating perhaps that the public recognizes that enough is enough.

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Reduced-risk plan dropped

Reduced-risk plan dropped

| November 6, 2017

If a World Health Organization note is anything to go by, the recently-announced Foundation for a Smoke Free World is going to have its work cut out simply explaining its mission.

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