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Vapor bans questioned

Vapor bans questioned

| August 15, 2017

Governments increasingly are banning vapor products in ways that appear to violate WTO rules against discriminatory treatment, a new study concludes.

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Tracking the rationale

Tracking the rationale

| August 15, 2017

Will a tobacco tracking and tracing system introduce ‘a mechanism of very little … public health and budgetary benefit which runs counter to all business rationale’?

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Running out of steam

Running out of steam

| August 15, 2017

Australia’s hostility to electronic cigarettes could be one reason why the country’s punitive smoking-prevention policies are running out of steam.

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Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam

| August 15, 2017

Malawi’s growers are being told once again that quality is the key to ‘significant earnings’. This is true, but who is it that is pocketing these significant earnings’?

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‘Smoking fee’ ruled out

‘Smoking fee’ ruled out

| August 15, 2017

A ‘smoking-cessation tax’ that would have raised about $225 million, but only $1 million of which would have been spent on smoking cessation, has been ruled unconstitutional in the US.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| August 15, 2017

CORESTA reports, methods and information on projects that the scientific organization has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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Cheroots declining

Cheroots declining

| August 14, 2017

Burmese smokers increasingly opt for cigarettes and even vapor products.

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Developing tobacco

Developing tobacco

| August 14, 2017

Azerbaijan wants to boost domestic leaf and cigarette production.

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Lower tax take

Lower tax take

| August 14, 2017

The popularity of heat-not-burn products is likely to decrease Japan’s tobacco tax revenues.

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Glo in Korea

Glo in Korea

| August 11, 2017

BAT prepares to launch its heating-tobacco product with the opening of a Glo flagship store.

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Boost for ban challenge

Boost for ban challenge

| August 10, 2017

The Swedish government’s decision not to provide observations in relation to a case being brought to overturn an EU ban on the sale of snus is seen as a boost to that challenge.

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Bans seep into homes

Bans seep into homes

| August 10, 2017

There was a time when a man’s home was his castle, but the battlements are being torn down. And is that the barbarians at the gate?

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Vaping bans on way

Vaping bans on way

| August 10, 2017

Russia seems likely to miss the harm-reduction train by bringing in a bill that will regulate vaping in the same way that smoking is regulated.

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Customs officers charged

Customs officers charged

| August 10, 2017

The arrest in Australia of a Customs officer and a former Customs employee have raised questions about how the influence of a family was allowed to permeate Customs for many years.

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Leaf self-sufficiency sought

Leaf self-sufficiency sought

| August 9, 2017

Iran is expected this year to manufacture more than 90 percent of its cigarettes locally, and it has plans to become self-sufficient in leaf tobacco production.

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Criminals given “leg-up”

Criminals given “leg-up”

| August 9, 2017

One Australian backbencher believes that as well as turbocharging the illegal trade in cigarettes, regular increases in tobacco taxes could be pushing young people toward ‘other drugs’.

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ENDS-game strategy

ENDS-game strategy

| August 9, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration is looking to discourage electronic-cigarette use among ‘kids’, who include teens, youth, middle- and high-school students and children.

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Leaf price up 3¢ per kg

Leaf price up 3¢ per kg

| August 9, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco growers are this year ahead by three US cents per kg on where they were last season.

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Sale confirmed

Sale confirmed

| August 9, 2017

The sale to Japan Tobacco Inc. of Gudang Garam’s subsidiary Karyadibya Mahardika and its distributor Surya Mustika Nusantara has been confirmed in a regulatory filing.

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Smoking saves £14.7 billion

Smoking saves £14.7 billion

| August 8, 2017

If a ‘fact’ is repeated often enough, that fact becomes part of the background on which we judge whatever it is the fact relates to, which is fine if the fact is a fact.

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