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End-game policy mooted

End-game policy mooted

| January 12, 2017

Proposals to ban cigarette sales to those born after particular years are put forward and then fade out. But this happened, too, in the case of standardized packaging – until one country took action.

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Warnings on illegal trade

Warnings on illegal trade

| January 12, 2017

The presence in Hong Kong of illicit cigarettes has fallen by 6.7 percent since 2012, but an advocacy group is warning that the government needs to vigilant.

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Smokers funding care

Smokers funding care

| January 12, 2017

Once again it seems that smokers – this time those in Taiwan – are being asked to pay for universal services that, presumably, the rest of the people aren’t willing to fund.

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Vapor law symposium

Vapor law symposium

| January 11, 2017

Keller and Heckman will present a vapor law symposium in Washington, D.C. on Feb, 2- 3.

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Smokers used as milch-cows

Smokers used as milch-cows

| January 11, 2017

It is as well that smokers can turn to devices such as electronic cigarettes because little of the huge amount they pay in excise taxes is used to help them quit their habit.

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Quit-smoking funding cut

Quit-smoking funding cut

| January 11, 2017

UK councils are having a tough time trying to maintain quit-smoking services as the central government slashes their public health grants.

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Taxes up, revenues down

Taxes up, revenues down

| January 11, 2017

In imposing tobacco tax hikes in October and November, the government of Sri Lanka fell into the trap of diminishing returns during the final quarter of last year.

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Early sales mooted

Early sales mooted

| January 11, 2017

Zimbabwe is preparing to open flue-cured tobacco sales earlier this year than was the case last year, a move that should help farmer finances and the country’s economy.

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WHO out of touch

WHO out of touch

| January 10, 2017

In a clear indication that it is out of touch with what is important, the World Health Organization has recently pushed the Syrian government to reduce smoking rates in the country.

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Hand-rolled production down

Hand-rolled production down

| January 10, 2017

A law that requires Indonesia’s smokers to indulge their habit during rushed breaks outside is taking its toll on the consumption of hand-rolled kreteks, which tend to provide a more leisurely smoke.

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Smoking ban not enforced

Smoking ban not enforced

| January 10, 2017

Smokers around the world have generally proved to be law-abiding when it comes to obeying public-places bans, but, where bans are not enforced, laws tend to be forgotten.

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Ugly campaign unleashed

Ugly campaign unleashed

| January 10, 2017

A ‘lookist’ anti-smoking campaign that came to prominence some years ago but that seemed to have been put out of its misery has been resurrected in Saudi Arabia.

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Nicotine not an EU target

Nicotine not an EU target

| January 9, 2017

Despite their high media profile in recent months, very-low-nicotine cigarettes do not form part of the EU Commission’s tobacco control strategy.

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New taxes being taxed

New taxes being taxed

| January 9, 2017

In raising both cigarette excise taxes and cigarette value-added taxes this month, the Indonesian government is putting the squeeze on tobacco consumers.

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Growing proposal

Growing proposal

| January 9, 2017

A cigarette manufacturer in the Philippines is looking to expand tobacco production on the Philippines’ island of Mindanao, where growing conditions are said to be most favourable.

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FDA final rule issued

FDA final rule issued

| January 9, 2017

Depending on its intended use, a tobacco product, or a tobacco-derived product might fall under one of three sections of the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Snus provides protection

Snus provides protection

| January 6, 2017

New research has confirmed a previous finding that current snus use is strongly protective against Parkinson’s disease, with more protection provided by heavier and long-term use.

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E-cigs aid quitting

E-cigs aid quitting

| January 6, 2017

Electronic cigarettes have been found by Ireland’s Health Information and Quality Authority to provide a cost-effective method of helping more people to quit smoking.

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New business model invoked

New business model invoked

| January 6, 2017

The commercialization of Voke, the safer alternative to cigarettes that doesn’t heat liquid, use a battery or create vapor, should gather momentum during this year.

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Kochar to lead hologram group

Kochar to lead hologram group

| January 5, 2017

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has appointed Manoj Kochar to the position of chairman.

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