Category: Markets

JT’s June sales decimated

JT’s June sales decimated

| July 14, 2017

In June, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by just over 10 percent, while its domestic cigarette revenue was down by just under 10 percent.

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Tobacco’s ‘dirty war’

Tobacco’s ‘dirty war’

| July 13, 2017

The Guardian newspaper is scheduled to run a series of stories under the heading, Tobacco: a deadly business. The first, concentrating on Africa, appeared yesterday.

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E-liquid policy must change

E-liquid policy must change

| July 13, 2017

An Australian parliamentary committee is hearing from experts about how the health risks of electronic cigarettes and combustible cigarettes compare, and how such products should be regulated.

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Harm reduction opposed

Harm reduction opposed

| July 12, 2017

Harm reduction doesn’t cut much ice in Singapore where, it is felt, smokers should keep consuming regular cigarettes until they can be forced to quit nicotine altogether.

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Health improvements noted

Health improvements noted

| July 12, 2017

Vapers in Spain are reporting experiencing health improvements since switching from smoking.

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Beating the smoking bans

Beating the smoking bans

| July 11, 2017

An excellent story about Greek smokers’ heroic and relentless battle against public-places smoking bans has echoes of the Iliad.

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PM to pay for PP challenge

PM to pay for PP challenge

| July 11, 2017

The challenge was relatively costly and ultimately it failed, but the tobacco industry had little option but to try to overturn the first standardized packaging law to come into force.

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KT&G to launch HNB device

KT&G to launch HNB device

| July 11, 2017

Competition within South Korea’s emerging heat-not-burn market is likely to heat up considerably this year.

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No kudos for vaping

No kudos for vaping

| July 11, 2017

Vaping advocates in the UK are unhappy that electronic cigarettes have been given little credit for the fall that has occurred in the incidence in smoking.

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Is EU policy off track?

Is EU policy off track?

| July 10, 2017

Is tobacco-product tracking and tracing one of those issues where the answers outnumber the questions?

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Tobacco under the radar

Tobacco under the radar

| July 10, 2017

One of the ways in which tracking and tracing systems could be circumnavigated is through the trade in bulk tobacco, which is already increasing in the EU.

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Smoking relaxations

Smoking relaxations

| July 10, 2017

In a relaxation of previous regulations, authorities in Jordan have agreed to allow the provision of shisha smoking areas within restaurants and cafés.

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Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

| June 29, 2017

Ploom Tech is re-entering the battle for the hearts of Japanese smokers looking to switch from cigarettes to lower-risk, vapor products.

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Zimbabwe prices stable

Zimbabwe prices stable

| June 29, 2017

Grower prices for Zimbabwe’s 2017 flue-cured tobacco crop are at the same level as they were in respect of the 2016 crop.

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Grower prices up, down

Grower prices up, down

| June 23, 2017

Grower prices in Malawi are said to be ahead of those of last year because of the quality of the leaf on offer, but in Zimbabwe, where quality is also good, prices are down.

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‘Smoke-free’ status sought

‘Smoke-free’ status sought

| June 23, 2017

In the world of tobacco, five percent seems to equal nothing; so a nation that has a smoking prevalence of less than five percent is ‘smoke-free’.

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Prosecutions sought

Prosecutions sought

| June 23, 2017

In Israel, two politicians are seeking to have cigarette companies prosecuted because their actions are allegedly ‘an attack on Israeli residents’.

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Smokers are citizens

Smokers are citizens

| June 22, 2017

EU smokers are abused by societies in ways that would be seen as discrimination if they were applied to other people; so it is well that a group is standing up for them.

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If you’re going to …

If you’re going to …

| June 22, 2017

There was a time when, if you were going to San Francisco, all you needed were some flowers in your hair. Now, if you’re a menthol-cigarette smoker, you’d better take also packs of your favorite brand.

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National quit-line launched

National quit-line launched

| June 20, 2017

The Philippines now has a national tobacco-smoking quit-line; and an ambition that, with the help of this new tool, smoking prevalence will fall significantly.

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