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Japan looks to shift minimum smoking age – down

Japan looks to shift minimum smoking age – down

| September 11, 2015

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) yesterday postponed a decision on whether to lower the legal age for smoking and drinking, amid concerns about what effects the change would have on health and delinquency, according to a story in The Japan News. An LDP task force yesterday adopted a proposal to revise the age of […]

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We’re dying of excess rather than privation

We’re dying of excess rather than privation

| September 11, 2015

The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks such as high blood pressure and smoking increased by almost 23 percent between 1990 and 2013, according to a story by Joshua Melvin for Agence France Presse quoting new research. Research results published in The Lancet indicated that a range of 79 […]

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JT’s domestic cigarette volume down in August

JT’s domestic cigarette volume down in August

| September 11, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during August, at 9.2 billion, was down by 1.6 percent on that of August 2014, 9.4 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The August 2014 figure was down by 9.4 percent on that of August 2013. Volume during January-August, at 72.1 billion, was down […]

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JT on Dow Jones sustainability index – again

JT on Dow Jones sustainability index – again

| September 11, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it had been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia/Pacific) for the second consecutive year. ‘The DJSI is a collaborative initiative by S&P Dow Jones Indices of the United States and RobecoSAM of Switzerland,’ JT said in a note posted on its website. ‘It […]

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Is energy venture going to light up tobacco growing?

Is energy venture going to light up tobacco growing?

| September 11, 2015

A company in Virginia, US, will soon begin signing contracts with farmers to produce tobacco for the manufacture of ethanol and biodiesel, according to a story in the latest issue of the Tobacco Farmer Newsletter. Tyton BioEnergy Systems of Danville wants farmers to grow ‘energy’ tobacco for delivery to its extractor in Danville; or to […]

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FDA e-cigarette rules subject to ‘significant’ delays

FDA e-cigarette rules subject to ‘significant’ delays

| September 10, 2015

The Obama administration has failed to finalize federal regulations of electronic cigarettes nearly a year and a half after a proposed rule was issued, according to a story by Robert King for the Washington DC Examiner. Health campaigners are said to be clamoring for a decision to rein in the growing industry, but the electronic […]

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