Category: People

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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Vaping-kit sales boosted

Vaping-kit sales boosted

| October 24, 2017

There can be few people who are not happy with the decision by the UK’s National Health Service to support the use of electronic devices as part of its major annual quit-smoking drive, Stoptober.

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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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