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Voting with their butts

Voting with their butts

| December 20, 2017

‘Ballot bins’ are being trialed in a borough in Northern Ireland in another attempt to mitigate the ‘scourge of cigarette butts littering pavements’.

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Menthol bans spreading

Menthol bans spreading

| December 19, 2017

Some people expect that the result of a June 2018 ballot in San Francisco on whether sales of menthol cigarettes should be banned will have repercussions far beyond that city.

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Japan’s vaping dilemma

Japan’s vaping dilemma

| December 19, 2017

To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.

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Modified-risk requests made

Modified-risk requests made

| December 19, 2017

Due to the ‘large size’ of six modified-risk-tobacco-product applications made to the Food and Drug Administration, the application material will be posted on a rolling basis.

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Exports booming

Exports booming

| December 19, 2017

Depending on your definition of a multi-national tobacco company; either KT&G is one or is well on its way to becoming one.

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Huge warnings struck down

Huge warnings struck down

| December 18, 2017

The passage into law of India’s regulations requiring 85-percent tobacco-packaging warnings was convoluted, and now these warnings have been struck down by a court.

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Tracking rules adopted

Tracking rules adopted

| December 18, 2017

If the EU had put as much effort into supporting lower-risk products as it has into its tobacco-products tracking-and-tracing system; the need for the latter would have melted away.

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HNB prices to rise in Korea

HNB prices to rise in Korea

| December 18, 2017

Recent levies imposed in South Korea on heat-not-burn products has caused Philip Morris to raise the retail price of HEETS.

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Christmas appeal

Christmas appeal

| December 18, 2017

A pro-health lobby group in the Philippines has called on smokers not to take their habit with them when they go to Christmas parties. Drinkers were not so advised.

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Teenagers are revolting

Teenagers are revolting

| December 15, 2017

Since when has it been counterintuitive that teenagers, on seeing an official warning about a course of action, ignore that warning?

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JT’s domestic sales tumble

JT’s domestic sales tumble

| December 15, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume and the value of those sales each fell by about 15 percent during November.

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Thai e-cig ban challenged

Thai e-cig ban challenged

| December 15, 2017

If 15 countries ban electronic cigarettes while 160 don’t, and your country is one of the 15; it stands to reason that you might want your government to look again at the reasoning behind its policy.

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Government not the answer

Government not the answer

| December 15, 2017

In fact, the lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that the US doesn’t want to solve the smoking problem.

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Vaping forum announced

Vaping forum announced

| December 15, 2017

In no small part because of government policies, the UK vaping industry has had a good 2017, and it is hoping to build on that momentum with a forum next year.

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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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Taxes to rise in Philippines

Taxes to rise in Philippines

| December 14, 2017

Tobacco taxes in the Philippines will rise by just over eight percent during the first half of next year, and by just under eight percent during the second half of the year.

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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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Greenery recognized

Greenery recognized

| December 13, 2017

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized H.B. Fuller’s factory in Surabaya, Indonesia, with a LEED Gold certification.

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Range of products needed

Range of products needed

| December 13, 2017

A new report is likely to open up the debate around heat-not-burn products, and that can only be a healthy development.

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