Category: Markets

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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End ‘in sight’

End ‘in sight’

| June 20, 2017

A high take-up of vapor products in the UK has helped reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking to the point where some observers are able to contemplate the end game.

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Glo ready to go in Korea

Glo ready to go in Korea

| June 20, 2017

In South Korea, an August launch has been set for British American Tobacco’s glo tobacco-heating device.

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Questions over marijuana

Questions over marijuana

| June 19, 2017

In a piece for Motley Fool, Dan Caplinger argues both for and against the idea that major tobacco companies might become involved in marijuana.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| June 19, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic-market cigarette volume fell by 6.4 percent between May 2016 and May 2017.

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Sales down at Alliance

Sales down at Alliance

| June 15, 2017

Alliance One International was hit in fiscal 2017 by the triple whammy of smaller leaf tobacco crops in Brazil, Tanzania and the US, but the outlook for fiscal 2018 is brighter.

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