Category: People

Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

| April 10, 2018

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

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Jigsaws for prisoners

Jigsaws for prisoners

| April 10, 2018

Unless the order for jigsaws for Scottish prisoners is carefully worded, the authorities could find themselves trying to piece together the evidence of a mass breakout.

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Indian students rebel

Indian students rebel

| April 10, 2018

Although banning drinking and smoking in educational institutions might seem like a good idea, such a ban starts to look invasive when the students are in their late 20s.

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NZ indecisive on e-cigs

NZ indecisive on e-cigs

| April 9, 2018

A change in government in New Zealand seems to have put a brake on a move to legalize vaping with nicotine, leaving smokers in a difficult place.

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US panics over e-cig

US panics over e-cig

| April 9, 2018

Parts of the US media are in a moral panic over the ‘success’ of an electronic cigarette, even though the rise in popularity of such products has been accompanied by a fall in teen smoking rates.

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Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

| April 9, 2018

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

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Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

| April 6, 2018

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

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I’d walk three miles …

I’d walk three miles …

| April 6, 2018

A story about how the people of a small US town can no long buy tobacco in the town did not go into whether those people can buy anything there.

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Tasmania is smoking

Tasmania is smoking

| April 6, 2018

Tobacco- and alcohol-consumption are relatively high in the Australian state of Tasmania, but, nationally, it is the use of the illicit drug, ice, that is seen as the ‘stand-out problem’.

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Factory shut down

Factory shut down

| April 5, 2018

A cigarette factory in Cambodia that failed to heed warnings about pack warnings has been forced to stop production.

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Hoping for better prices

Hoping for better prices

| April 5, 2018

Looked at from only a domestic-market perspective, the dictates of demand and supply should mean that Malawi’s tobacco growers will be well rewarded this year.

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Illegal trade doubled

Illegal trade doubled

| April 4, 2018

The illegal trade in cigarettes in Thailand more than doubled recently and illicit cigarettes are expected to become a rising force in the future. It’s predictable given the country’s tax policies.

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Film festival deadline near

Film festival deadline near

| April 4, 2018

The deadline is approaching for the submission of entries for an innovative film festival aimed at highlighting tobacco harm reduction.

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Agitation threat in Pakistan

Agitation threat in Pakistan

| April 3, 2018

Tobacco growers in Pakistan are threatening to start a campaign of agitation unless the government changes its stance on tobacco imposts.

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Ghana decries singles sales

Ghana decries singles sales

| April 3, 2018

Bans on the sale of single cigarettes, while often well-intentioned, can make life difficult for committed smokers who find themselves temporarily short of cash.

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Smokers shut out

Smokers shut out

| April 3, 2018

A congress in Malaysia has condemned what is said to be a growing tendency to discriminate against smokers in the workforce.

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Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

| April 3, 2018

Much change demands that something is done without knowing the full consequences of that change, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a leap in the dark.

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Committee split on e-cigs

Committee split on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

An Australian committee looking at the use of electronic cigarettes has taken a ‘precautionary’ position – probably the most dangerous approach of all.

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Uniting around e-cigs

Uniting around e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

There is a huge momentum building in the UK behind the idea that smokers should be helped to switch to vaping, a momentum that is being supported by some parliamentarians.

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FDA moving on e-cigs

FDA moving on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, has once again spoken positively about electronic cigarettes.

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