Category: People

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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Aging nicotine research

Aging nicotine research

| November 30, 2017

Is it the case that, in trying to treat memory loss with patches, human treatment is mimicking the repair of computers?

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Pollution like diluted smoke

Pollution like diluted smoke

| November 30, 2017

Air pollution is capable of causing at least some of the debilitating and fatal conditions more commonly associate with tobacco smoking, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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Russia goes for DIY tobacco

Russia goes for DIY tobacco

| November 29, 2017

Some people in Russia are said to be smoking tobacco grown in their own gardens. Growing tobacco is relatively easy, but growing tobacco and processing it into a smokable product is more difficult.

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Impacting the illegal trade

Impacting the illegal trade

| November 29, 2017

The second round of Philip Morris International’s global initiative to support the fight against the illegal trade and related crimes has attracted a wide range of interest.

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Suck it and see

Suck it and see

| November 29, 2017

Researchers often try to discover whether smoking is pleasurable or not by asking questions of smokers, but the only way truly to get to the bottom of this would be for them to try it.

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EU looks at ‘stronger’ rules

EU looks at ‘stronger’ rules

| November 28, 2017

The EU Commissioner for Health has raised an interesting question. Can you prevent consumers receiving misleading information about vapor products by banning advertising?

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Let them smoke cigarettes

Let them smoke cigarettes

| November 28, 2017

A minister in Indonesia seems to have a ‘puzzling’ attitude to traditional cigarettes; the consumption of which he appears to champion over the use of vapor products.

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Tobacco use down in India

Tobacco use down in India

| November 27, 2017

Smoking, tobacco chewing and tobacco use in general have all gone down in India since 2009-2010, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey.

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Tax change hits local sales

Tax change hits local sales

| November 24, 2017

Thailand’s Finance Ministry could be seen to have scored an own goal by changing the country’s tobacco-tax structure in such a way as to undermine local sales.

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Minimum pricing mooted

Minimum pricing mooted

| November 24, 2017

After a long battle with the drinks industry, the way has been cleared for the Scottish government to introduce minimum alcohol prices. Is it now the turn of the tobacco industry?

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Young buy into illegal trade

Young buy into illegal trade

| November 24, 2017

Those setting cigarette tax rates in the UK must surely pause for thought when they learn that people aged 14 to 15 are being drawn towards the illegal tobacco trade.

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Local studies needed

Local studies needed

| November 24, 2017

Indonesia’s Health Minister has said that the country needs to conduct its own studies into the impact of tobacco rather than cut-and-paste the figures obtained from overseas studies.

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Farmers lose out

Farmers lose out

| November 23, 2017

While the government of Tanzania and potential buyers haggle over the price that should be paid for ‘excess tobacco’, it is the farmers who are suffering.

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UK taxing the poor

UK taxing the poor

| November 23, 2017

Once again, UK smokers, many of whom are financially poor, are being forced by the Chancellor to pay more than their fair share to the government’s coffers.

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