Category: People

Growers have their say

Growers have their say

| October 23, 2017

Tobacco growers are urging regulators to enact only those tobacco-control measures that are effective; not those that only disrupt tobacco production.

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Tobacco tax over-inflated

Tobacco tax over-inflated

| October 23, 2017

Campaigners are concerned that UK smokers are going to be hit with a second tax rise this year, and one that might be based on a flawed measure of inflation.

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Survey supports e-cigs

Survey supports e-cigs

| October 20, 2017

The most worrying issue to come out of a recent survey is that there is still a lack of public awareness around e-cigarettes, even in the UK, where official support for these devices has been solid.

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ILO told to cut tobacco ties

ILO told to cut tobacco ties

| October 19, 2017

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance has accused the tobacco industry of doing little to address poverty among tobacco farmers.

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Antis nose around homes

Antis nose around homes

| October 18, 2017

If smokers are not going to be allowed to smoke at work, at the pub, in their cars, in the park and in their homes, prohibition – through the back door – is nigh.

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Prohibition a step closer

Prohibition a step closer

| October 16, 2017

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly is seeking to discourage people from smoking in their homes if people under 18 years of age are present.

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Market forces apply

Market forces apply

| October 16, 2017

Maids – presumably foreign workers – are ‘running away’ from their employers in Kuwait to earn good money at mixed-gender shisha cafés.

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High earners smoking

High earners smoking

| October 13, 2017

Bulgaria seems to break all the rules when it comes to tobacco smoking; so, for instance, it is the high earners of that country who make up the highest proportion of smokers.

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Big fall in young smokers

Big fall in young smokers

| October 11, 2017

While welcoming a 7.4 percentage-point drop in smoking among young people, a Tonga medical officer has said that the current smoking incidence among this group is still too high.

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Further support for e-cigs

Further support for e-cigs

| October 11, 2017

A report urging wider promotion of electronic cigarettes as a method of stopping smoking has been welcomed by ASH.

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Tobacco losing out in India

Tobacco losing out in India

| October 10, 2017

Tobacco is starting to lose its allure in some areas of India, where high prices are being offered for Bengal gram, a crop that is relatively easy to produce.

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Call for lower excise taxes

Call for lower excise taxes

| October 10, 2017

New Zealand needs to lower its tobacco-products excise taxes, if only to avoid having to carry out the hideous punishments being suggested for people who rob retailers.

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Tobacco losing its allure

Tobacco losing its allure

| October 5, 2017

The future for tobacco in Malawi ‘does not look good’, which is why stakeholders are starting to hedge their bets through diversifications.

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UK workers ‘furious’

UK workers ‘furious’

| October 5, 2017

Japan Tobacco International, which is said to have handed £1.6 billion to shareholders last year, has upset its UK Gallaher workers by proposing to change their pension arrangements.

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Singapore issues tickets

Singapore issues tickets

| October 4, 2017

It sounds a lot when Singapore says that it issued 19,000 tickets to people caught smoking in prohibited areas last year, but it is only 0.002 of a ticket per prohibited-area day.

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Taiwan to stop growing

Taiwan to stop growing

| October 4, 2017

Yesterday on this site a story told how people might be paid to stop smoking. Today, below, there is a story about how tobacco growers are being paid not to produce the crop.

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PMI chief says goals aligned

PMI chief says goals aligned

| October 3, 2017

The ultimate goals of 122 health organizations and Philip Morris International are aligned; only a sense of timing separates them.

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Children miss out

Children miss out

| October 3, 2017

It is often said that there is nothing more important than the welfare of children, but clearly money is seen by many as being an exception to that rule.

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Duty-rise welcomed

Duty-rise welcomed

| October 2, 2017

An increase in duties on unmanufactured tobacco and tobacco refuse has been welcomed by the Zambia Association of Manufacturers.

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PMI reorganizes

PMI reorganizes

| September 29, 2017

Philip Morris International is to increase the number of its operational regions as part of its efforts to drive the company toward a future that is smoke-free.

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