Category: Markets

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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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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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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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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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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Boost for ban challenge

Boost for ban challenge

| August 10, 2017

The Swedish government’s decision not to provide observations in relation to a case being brought to overturn an EU ban on the sale of snus is seen as a boost to that challenge.

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Vaping bans on way

Vaping bans on way

| August 10, 2017

Russia seems likely to miss the harm-reduction train by bringing in a bill that will regulate vaping in the same way that smoking is regulated.

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Leaf self-sufficiency sought

Leaf self-sufficiency sought

| August 9, 2017

Iran is expected this year to manufacture more than 90 percent of its cigarettes locally, and it has plans to become self-sufficient in leaf tobacco production.

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