Category: Markets

Scramble for HNB sticks

Scramble for HNB sticks

| August 30, 2017

It is ironic that the South Korea government is proposing to push the price of heat-not-burn sticks higher than that of traditional cigarettes because it needs additional revenue to pay for its health program.

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Ban needs clarification

Ban needs clarification

| August 29, 2017

A tobacco-smoking ban in the outdoor areas of pubs and restaurants in the Czech Republic is apparently open to interpretation – especially as winter approaches.

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No urgency to health plans

No urgency to health plans

| August 29, 2017

The government of Bangladesh seems to have been in no hurry to use the revenue from a tobacco surcharge to deliver a tobacco control policy.

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Tax hikes recommended

Tax hikes recommended

| August 29, 2017

It must be comforting for the financially-poor of Indonesia to know that academics are recommending that they be further pauperized in order to cure their poverty, long term.

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Smoke-free future possible

Smoke-free future possible

| August 25, 2017

Reducing the harm caused by smoking requires a multi-faceted strategy, and one of the most important arms of that strategy involves conveying accurate information to smokers.

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Groups exploited

Groups exploited

| August 25, 2017

The US’ Truth Initiative says that the consequences of the tobacco industry’s targeting vulnerable groups are horrendous, ‘killing more than 540,000 people each year’.

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Judge IQOS on science

Judge IQOS on science

| August 24, 2017

A call for the US Food and Drug Administration to replicate the IQOS science submitted to the agency would be unreasonable only if it caused delays in getting this product to market.

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HNB tax hike closer

HNB tax hike closer

| August 24, 2017

Raising by more than 370 percent the excise tax on heat-not-burn sticks would be unreasonable only if the South Korean government’s goal was harm reduction.

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End-game restarted

End-game restarted

| August 24, 2017

A proposal to ban in Tasmania, Australia, the sale of cigarettes to people born after 2000 would be unreasonable only if young adults were not offered a replacement.

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HNB tax increase coming

HNB tax increase coming

| August 23, 2017

In a straight fight between tax increases and harm reduction, the former is always going to win the day; as South Korea seems set to demonstrate.

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PMI supports FDA proposal

PMI supports FDA proposal

| August 23, 2017

Andre Calantzopoulos, the chief executive of Philip Morris International, says that recent proposals by the US Food and Drug Administration invite dialogue rather than litigation.

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FDA urged to ban menthol

FDA urged to ban menthol

| August 23, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration is being urged to ban the sales of menthol cigarettes, a move that would have a profound effect on the US market.

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Malawi average ‘good’

Malawi average ‘good’

| August 23, 2017

It is difficult to understand how Malawi’s average grower price for leaf tobacco this season could be described as ‘good’, but that is how it has been described.

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Small-pack claims denied

Small-pack claims denied

| August 23, 2017

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has moved quickly to deny rumors that the country is about to see the return of cigarettes packs containing fewer than 20 cigarettes.

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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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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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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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