Category: OTP

No to shisha research

No to shisha research

| November 14, 2017

Not enough interest was shown in proposed research into water pipe tobacco blends and emissions to justify CORESTA becoming involved.

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Asia’s vapers unite

Asia’s vapers unite

| November 13, 2017

Much of the impetus behind the movement to replace smoking with vaping has come from the West; so it is encouraging that the 1st Asia Harm Reduction Forum was held in Jakarta last week.

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Volumes down at Imperial

Volumes down at Imperial

| November 7, 2017

Although its tobacco-product volumes were down by 4.1 percent during its full-year to the end of September, Imperial can take heart from the fact that industry volumes were down by 4.4 percent.

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Packaging challenge fails

Packaging challenge fails

| November 7, 2017

Court challenges by tobacco manufacturers to the imposition of regulations requiring that tobacco products are sold in packs of standardized design generally have not been successful.

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Smokeless ban struck down

Smokeless ban struck down

| November 1, 2017

A proposed ban on smokeless tobacco in Assam, India, under which violators would have faced a minimum of three years in prison, has been thrown out by a court.

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Call for smoke-free homes

Call for smoke-free homes

| October 30, 2017

It seems that nothing has been done in the UAE to tackle underage smoking during the past 13-15 years, a period during which experimentation has remained about the same.

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SM’s sales up and down

SM’s sales up and down

| October 30, 2017

At Swedish Match during the third quarter, volume snus sales were up, moist snuff sales were down, cigar sales were up and chewing tobacco sales were down.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| October 27, 2017

Altria’s cigarette shipments were down by 6.2 percent during the third quarter, while its cigar shipments were increased by 6.6 percent and its smokeless-products shipments were down by 1.8 percent.

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Eastern’s production up

Eastern’s production up

| October 9, 2017

Eastern Company produced more cigarettes in 2016-2017 than it did in 2015-2016, but its production of shisha was down.

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Neutral-packaging challenge

Neutral-packaging challenge

| September 27, 2017

In attempting to dismiss Swedish Match’s neutral-packaging challenge as just another try-on by a tobacco company, the authorities in Norway are conflating snus and cigarettes – two very different products.

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SM acquires V2 Tobacco

SM acquires V2 Tobacco

| September 1, 2017

Lars Dahlgren, president and CEO of Swedish Match, says the newly-acquired, “vibrant and independent” V2 Tobacco business is a good fit with SM’s existing organization.

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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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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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Ban shows double standards

Ban shows double standards

| August 7, 2017

Sri Lanka has banned chewing tobacco, including traditional chewing mixtures with added tobacco, because, it says, these products are dangerous. But it has not moved against cigarettes.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| July 28, 2017

While Altria reported cigarettes sales down in the three months to the end of June, its sales of cigars and smokeless tobacco products were up.

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Profit up at Swedish Match

Profit up at Swedish Match

| July 24, 2017

Swedish Match’s operating profit during the second quarter to the end of June was up by eight percent on its profit for the second quarter of last year.

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Jail for uniformed smoker

Jail for uniformed smoker

| July 17, 2017

A story from Kuwait raises the question of whether a jail term could be defended morally in the case of a person who smokes in a public place in uniform, rather than in mufti.

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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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Patching the pouch

Patching the pouch

| July 1, 2017

By reducing snus’s sting, an inventor wants to make it easier for smokers to go smokeless.

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