Category: People

US equivocates on quitting

US equivocates on quitting

| December 14, 2017

The serious lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that they are not serious about getting people to quit tobacco.

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Decentralizing sales

Decentralizing sales

| December 14, 2017

Setting up auction sales floors outside Harare should help some tobacco farmers reduce their costs of transport, but some are concerned about whether there will be enough buyers to go around.

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Seeking pure health

Seeking pure health

| December 14, 2017

In seeking to provide health, safety and happiness for its citizens, the Ajman municipality is banning shisha smoking in certain open public places.

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Range of options needed

Range of options needed

| December 13, 2017

The scrapping of a plan to ban smoking in Austria’s bars, restaurants and nightclubs should open up a debate around the reasonable accommodation of smokers in public places.

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Snus reducing harm

Snus reducing harm

| December 13, 2017

New research has indicated that snus, along with other factors, could be making the difference between life and death. And yet this product is banned in the EU outside Sweden.

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Smoking-rate rise in Mexico

Smoking-rate rise in Mexico

| December 12, 2017

The incidence of smoking in Mexico increased marginally between 2011 and 2016, while the average number of cigarettes consumed per smoker per day rose by about 12 percent.

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Limiting contacts in India

Limiting contacts in India

| December 12, 2017

Meetings between government employees in Tamil Nadu and representatives of the tobacco industry are to be more closely scrutinized in the future.

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Private baths, public spaces

Private baths, public spaces

| December 12, 2017

A report in The Korea Herald seems to suggest that smokers won’t be safe from the prying eyes of the ‘managing authorities’, even while in the bath.

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Tax debate heats up

Tax debate heats up

| December 12, 2017

An anti-tobacco advocate in the Philippines has warned committee members who support an ‘insufficient’ five pesos rise in tobacco taxes that they will have blood on their hands if the rise is adopted.

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New CFO for Swedish Match

New CFO for Swedish Match

| December 12, 2017

Swedish Match’s CEO Lars Dahlgren says the company is fortunate to have a strong replacement for its departing CFO.

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Taxes on taxes on taxes…

Taxes on taxes on taxes…

| December 11, 2017

The more that governments denigrate tobacco consumption, the more they are able to use the industry as a tax milch cow, even to the detriment of impoverished farmers and farm laborers.

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Tobacco taxes healthy

Tobacco taxes healthy

| December 8, 2017

Without any hint of irony, a heading on a story in Indonesia said: Finance Minister looks at tobacco taxes to solve gaps in health funding.

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End-game just over horizon

End-game just over horizon

| December 7, 2017

ASH US, which is again venting its rage against tobacco manufacturers, seems to have no words of solace for people who enjoy smoking. Smokers are presented as victims and death statistics.

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Czech smokers on the rise

Czech smokers on the rise

| December 6, 2017

An increasing number of people are smoking cigarettes daily in the Czech Republic, in part because they are being presented with a distorted picture of less-risky alternatives.

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Grower registrations up

Grower registrations up

| December 6, 2017

Farmer registrations for growing flue-cured tobacco in Zimbabwe during the 2017/18 season are up sharply – and are still rising – on those of the 2016/17 season.

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While we’re at it …

While we’re at it …

| December 5, 2017

A housing authority in the US required to ban the consumption of combustible tobacco products on its premises has thrown out too vapor products and even smokeless tobacco.

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But I never inhaled officer

But I never inhaled officer

| December 4, 2017

Perhaps some of those people who claimed that in their youth they smoked marijuana without – purposely – inhaling had a point.

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Marking five-year failure

Marking five-year failure

| December 1, 2017

Since Australia was the first country to require standardized tobacco packaging, its policy initiative was largely a shot in the dark. Others now have evidence on which to judge such policies.

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Double or quit

Double or quit

| December 1, 2017

If you ask a sample of a population where smokers are in a minority whether smokers should pay more tax the answer is going to be yes because the non-smokers like being subsidized.

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Plain packaging not working

Plain packaging not working

| November 30, 2017

Possibly the most worrying finding from a recent poll is that 80 percent of Australians believe the government would ignore evidence if it contradicted a preferred policy.

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