Category: People

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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IQOS pops up in London

IQOS pops up in London

| September 29, 2017

With the launch of a third IQOS store in London, Philip Morris is trying to deliver on its pledge to convert 100,000 UK smokers to heated tobacco technology.

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Cigarette butts a resource

Cigarette butts a resource

| September 26, 2017

Most tobacco smokers will have observed that their smoke tends to deter annoying insects, and now it seems cigarette-butt extracts can be used to reduce mosquito populations.

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Stocking up in the UAE

Stocking up in the UAE

| September 25, 2017

With the prices of cigarettes about to double in the United Arab Emirates, it is hardly surprising that the distribution system is being put under strain.

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Vaping goes mainstream

Vaping goes mainstream

| September 22, 2017

In showing vaping in a positive light, a government quit-smoking campaign due to air on television in England next month will mark a significant change in strategy.

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Clearing the smoke

Clearing the smoke

| September 22, 2017

Just in case you live in Scotland and are in any doubt about electronic cigarettes, health organizations in that country have stated that vaping is definitely less harmful than is smoking.

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Smoking poleaxed

Smoking poleaxed

| September 22, 2017

During about the past 30 years, Poland’s smoking incidence has fallen from 42 percent to 24 percent, and, during about the past 20 years, smoking there has fallen by 60 percent.

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Growers left indebted

Growers left indebted

| September 21, 2017

Poor weather, poor yields and poor purchase prices are pointing tobacco producers in Bosnia-Herzegovina towards the illegal trade.

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Pakistani workers protest

Pakistani workers protest

| September 21, 2017

Employees of two tobacco companies in Pakistan have reportedly been sacked for trying to form unions to stand up for their employment rights.

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Understanding vaping

Understanding vaping

| September 21, 2017

The Global Forum on Nicotine is once again taking to the road to encourage a wider debate about the issues surrounding vaping.

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Party poopers

Party poopers

| September 20, 2017

It would seem that, in Turkey at least, now is the time for all good vapers to come to the aid of the party.

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Tobacco antis ‘gut-punched’

Tobacco antis ‘gut-punched’

| September 20, 2017

Some in tobacco control are unhappy about Derek Yach’s involvement in the ‘Foundation for a Smoke-free World’. But rather than prejudge the outcome, they need to make sure they hold his feet to the fire.

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Campaigns lack teeth

Campaigns lack teeth

| September 20, 2017

Although Kenya banned tobacco smoking in public places in 2007, activists say that not much has happened since to lighten the burden of tobacco-related diseases.

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Tobacco travel ban

Tobacco travel ban

| September 19, 2017

Passengers are to be frisked at Metro stations in Lucknow, India, to prevent them from taking tobacco products on to trains.

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Cigarette price matters

Cigarette price matters

| September 19, 2017

A new study has found that eliminating budget cigarettes from markets might help to reduce infant deaths globally.

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New role for JT executive

New role for JT executive

| September 19, 2017

A senior executive responsible for tobacco business planning at Japan Tobacco is being moved to a new role.

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Vuse is boycott target

Vuse is boycott target

| September 11, 2017

Vuse, the top-selling US electronic cigarette, is being targeted by a farmworker labor group unhappy with Reynolds American Inc’s attitude to tobacco-farmworker conditions of employment.

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Smokers have rights too

Smokers have rights too

| September 11, 2017

Restrictions on where people may smoke in the Philippines are not well understood by some of those charged with enforcing those restrictions.

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Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

| September 8, 2017

If we didn’t know it previously, we certainly know now that, beyond the contents of very simple statements, there are few facts, only interpretations of data and observations.

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Deadlock over leaf prices

Deadlock over leaf prices

| September 8, 2017

It doesn’t seem to make much sense to hold down leaf prices – perhaps below the cost of production – because cigarette manufacturers are holding too much stock.

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