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Stirring the pot

Stirring the pot

| April 13, 2018

Second-hand tobacco smoke, cooking-oil fumes and pollution are all seen as being implicated in the rapid rise in the incidence of lung cancer among non-tobacco-smoking women.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| April 13, 2018

Altria’s chairman, CEO and president Marty Barrington and CFO Billy Gifford will discuss the company’s first-quarter results during a webcast later this month.

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US suffering flavor blur

US suffering flavor blur

| April 12, 2018

In the US, hookah tobacco may contain flavors not permitted in cigarettes. Is it logical, then, to ban those flavors also in hookah tobacco, or to remove the cigarette-flavor bans?

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Black or white unattractive?

Black or white unattractive?

| April 12, 2018

It is surprising how those advocating standardized packaging are willing to set themselves up as the arbiters of color attractiveness. Such hubris came back to haunt Australia’s advocates.

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In support of delay

In support of delay

| April 12, 2018

There are times when the US Food and Drug Administration could be accused of acting too slowly, but there are times also when it is necessary to stop and reflect.

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Seeking room for smokers

Seeking room for smokers

| April 12, 2018

Public-places smoking-bans leave no room for smokers; so they discriminate against what are, in nearly every country, large minorities.

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History in the making

History in the making

| April 11, 2018

In partnering in an event in London last night, Philip Morris International once again demonstrated that it is serious about encouraging smokers to switch to lower-risk products.

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Anti-tobacco groups closing

Anti-tobacco groups closing

| April 11, 2018

It seems inevitable that there will be a consolidation among tobacco-control organizations in countries where tobacco-consumption rates are falling.

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Ban produces rapid results

Ban produces rapid results

| April 11, 2018

As Czech politicians are debating whether to relax slightly the country’s recently-imposed smoking ban, word has come in that the ban has been a huge success.

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Emissions reassessed

Emissions reassessed

| April 11, 2018

A replication study of emissions from e-liquids has provided results that are significantly different to those of the original study.

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GFN program announced

GFN program announced

| April 11, 2018

The fifth Global Forum on Nicotine will include its biggest-ever conference program, the second International Symposium on Nicotine Technology, and a film festival.

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Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

| April 10, 2018

Malawi’s tobacco sales season got off to an awful start on Monday with some prices well below a dollar a kg, which far from reflected the work that had gone into producing the leaf.

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Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

| April 10, 2018

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

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Jigsaws for prisoners

Jigsaws for prisoners

| April 10, 2018

Unless the order for jigsaws for Scottish prisoners is carefully worded, the authorities could find themselves trying to piece together the evidence of a mass breakout.

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Indian students rebel

Indian students rebel

| April 10, 2018

Although banning drinking and smoking in educational institutions might seem like a good idea, such a ban starts to look invasive when the students are in their late 20s.

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NZ indecisive on e-cigs

NZ indecisive on e-cigs

| April 9, 2018

A change in government in New Zealand seems to have put a brake on a move to legalize vaping with nicotine, leaving smokers in a difficult place.

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US panics over e-cig

US panics over e-cig

| April 9, 2018

Parts of the US media are in a moral panic over the ‘success’ of an electronic cigarette, even though the rise in popularity of such products has been accompanied by a fall in teen smoking rates.

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India invests in a meeting

India invests in a meeting

| April 9, 2018

The Indian government is calling a meeting to help it resolve a long-running dispute about what to do in respect of foreign direct investment in India’s tobacco sector.

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Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

| April 9, 2018

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

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Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

| April 6, 2018

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

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