Category: People

Call for tobacco-duty freeze

Call for tobacco-duty freeze

| November 7, 2017

Seventy-six percent of people in the UK believe that tobacco taxes there are at about the right level or too high, indicating perhaps that the public recognizes that enough is enough.

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Smoking rate down, but high

Smoking rate down, but high

| November 6, 2017

Despite an 80 percent cigarette-tax rise at the start of 2015 and the introduction of graphic health warnings in 2016, smoking among adult men remains high in South Korea.

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Best Malawi season for JTI

Best Malawi season for JTI

| November 3, 2017

All of JTI Leaf Malawi’s tobacco growers have been able to pay off their financing loans taken out in support of the 2016-17 production season. 

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Trials on track for 2018

Trials on track for 2018

| November 3, 2017

Swiss rail is to run a comparative experiment by introducing trial tobacco-smoking bans on some stations, smoking zones on one station, and smoking lounges on another. 

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Child labor dispute

Child labor dispute

| November 2, 2017

The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation has reacted with indignation to allegations that its work ‘aims to keep farmers dependent on aid from the tobacco industry…’

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Report backs e-cigarettes

Report backs e-cigarettes

| November 1, 2017

A group of UK parliamentarians believe misinformation is preventing a significant number of smokers from making the decision to switch to vaping.

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Non-smoking breaks

Non-smoking breaks

| October 31, 2017

A Japanese company is giving non-smokers extra paid holidays. But should smokers be rewarded too? After all, without them, the non-smokers wouldn’t get their extra leave.

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Farmers seek protection

Farmers seek protection

| October 31, 2017

Tobacco farmers in Indonesia are calling for protection from imports. Why wouldn’t they? What has globalization done for them?

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Enough is enough

Enough is enough

| October 30, 2017

Have the people of the UK decided that enough is enough when it comes to persecuting smokers? Seventy six percent of them think that banning smoking at home is a step too far.

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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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Leaf price up – and down

Leaf price up – and down

| October 27, 2017

Japan’s tobacco growers are due next year to be paid a per-kg price for leaf that will be about one percent lower than the price they were paid in 2014.

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Cigarette traders jailed

Cigarette traders jailed

| October 27, 2017

Three of the 400 people who have been fined in Fiji during the past 15 months for various offences against tobacco-control regulations have wound up in jail.

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Retailers face jail threat

Retailers face jail threat

| October 27, 2017

Although banning the sale of heat-not-ban devices to minors is laudable, the threat of jailing those that do so with three years in prison seems disproportionate.

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E-cig consultation launched

E-cig consultation launched

| October 26, 2017

A lot of observers rightly say that there are gaps in the research into vapor products, but this is only to be expected in respect of a relatively new, fast-evolving category.

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Macau creates gray area

Macau creates gray area

| October 26, 2017

From next year, a smoker passing a bus stop will be required to extinguish her cigarette as she passes over a gray line delineating a 10-meter exclusion zone around that stop.

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Production ended

Production ended

| October 26, 2017

Japan Tobacco International has stopped cigarette manufacturing in Northern Ireland and moved production to Poland.

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Vaping blasts bugs

Vaping blasts bugs

| October 25, 2017

Vaping has for some time been promoted by many people as a method for curing smoking. But it seems that it might offer further healing qualities.

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Grower registrations up

Grower registrations up

| October 25, 2017

Grower registrations for Zimbabwe’s 2017/18 flue-cured tobacco season are up sharply on those of the 2016/17 season.

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Tobacco under pressure

Tobacco under pressure

| October 24, 2017

Some of Turkey’s tobacco growers, along with other farmers, are unhappy at some of the government’s agricultural policies.

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Illegal trade undercut

Illegal trade undercut

| October 24, 2017

One way to beat the illegal trade in cigarettes is to offer smokers licit products that sell for the same price as illicit ones; as has been happening in Morocco.

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