Breaking News

Smoking rate going the wrong way

Smoking rate going the wrong way

| November 30, 2016

While health officials in Indonesia are trying to bring down the smoking prevalence among people under 18 years of age, it is currently rising.

Read More

JTI announces new CEO

JTI announces new CEO

| November 29, 2016

Eddy Pirard will succeed Thomas A. McCoy as JTI’s president and CEO on April 1.

Read More

Revenue issues trump health concerns

Revenue issues trump health concerns

| November 29, 2016

One barrier to reducing smoking through encouraging the use of vaping devices in Australia and New Zealand is the reluctance of governments to let go of their cash-cow smokers.

Read More

Time for the truth about vaping

Time for the truth about vaping

| November 29, 2016

Nobody is being well served by the misinformation being made public in relation to vaping products, and that includes, as well as the general public, those disseminating the misleading information.

Read More

Ontario’s illegal trade pervasive

Ontario’s illegal trade pervasive

| November 29, 2016

A survey of discarded cigarette butts in Ontario, Canada, found that 54 percent of those collected in northern Ontario were from illegally-traded cigarettes.

Read More

Doctors remove no-smoking signs

Doctors remove no-smoking signs

| November 28, 2016

Some doctors at Pakistan’s premier teaching hospital have been taking a preventative approach to smoking bans by removing no-smoking signs before lighting up.

Read More

Government commitment questioned

Government commitment questioned

| November 28, 2016

Questions have been raised in Alberta, Canada, about why sections of a tobacco control act, passed three years ago, have never come into force.

Read More

Preparing for 85 percent warnings

Preparing for 85 percent warnings

| November 28, 2016

Hong Kong has already briefed its tobacco trade on a government proposal that cigarette packs should bear graphic warnings on 85 percent of each of their two main surfaces.

Read More

Swisher anti-trust award reversed

Swisher anti-trust award reversed

| November 28, 2016

A $44.4 million award against Swisher International has been reversed, but a $9 million judgment is still in place and the case is due to be continued in a court of appeals.

Read More

Premium Tobacco buys Tribac

Premium Tobacco buys Tribac

| November 25, 2016

Premium Tobacco International, the world’s third-largest tobacco merchant, has acquired the assets of Tribac for an undisclosed amount.

Read More

EU illegal trade all at sea

EU illegal trade all at sea

| November 25, 2016

A criminal investigation is under way into why an Estonian warship was found earlier this month to be carrying large quantities of undeclared cigarettes and alcohol.

Read More

FCTC decisions ill-informed

FCTC decisions ill-informed

| November 25, 2016

A story out of the Philippines seems to describe perfectly what is wrong with the WHO’s international tobacco control treaty – it is about people making decisions on subjects of which they have too little understanding.

Read More

Loose cigarette sales to be banned

Loose cigarette sales to be banned

| November 25, 2016

Sri Lanka is planning to ban the sale of loose cigarettes and to require these products be sold in standardized packs.

Read More

Developing a lung-health test model

Developing a lung-health test model

| November 24, 2016

British American Tobacco is once again underlining its intention rigorously to examine the health impacts that its next generation nicotine and tobacco products are likely to have.

Read More

Reducing sales by withdrawing money

Reducing sales by withdrawing money

| November 24, 2016

India has found a way of reducing smoking by introducing disruptive policies. Firstly it was through a chaotic introduction of graphic health warnings and more lately through ‘demonetization’.

Read More

Canada puts forward new tobacco bill

Canada puts forward new tobacco bill

| November 24, 2016

A proposed new ‘tobacco’ bill in Canada aims to allow adults to have access to electronic cigarettes while discouraging the use of such devices by young people.

Read More