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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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E-cig ban opposed

E-cig ban opposed

| August 8, 2017

Given that 160 countries signed up to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control do not ban electronic cigarettes, the question arises as to why should India do so.

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Public vaping banned

Public vaping banned

| August 8, 2017

A new anti-nicotine measure introduced in Luxembourg means that electronic cigarettes may not be vaped in enclosed public places – the places where cigarettes may not be smoked.

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Insurance “rip-off”

Insurance “rip-off”

| August 8, 2017

The low risk profile associated with the use of electronic cigarettes is not reflected in the life insurance premiums charged to people who use these devices.

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Tough on tobacco

Tough on tobacco

| August 7, 2017

Armenia looks set to introduce new regulations that will toughen its stance against tobacco and, presumably, bring in additional revenue for the government.

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Healthy use of sin taxes

Healthy use of sin taxes

| August 7, 2017

It might seem obvious that sin taxes should be used to reduce sinning and help mitigate against the negative effects of sinning. But mostly, such taxes are not ring-fenced in this way.

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Ban shows double standards

Ban shows double standards

| August 7, 2017

Sri Lanka has banned chewing tobacco, including traditional chewing mixtures with added tobacco, because, it says, these products are dangerous. But it has not moved against cigarettes.

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Financial support needed

Financial support needed

| August 7, 2017

It sounds very plausible: increase the production of export tobacco to improve your country’s economy. But is there a market for more tobacco, and what of the environmental consequences?

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HNB market set to glow

HNB market set to glow

| August 7, 2017

Capacity constraints comprise one of the major competitors tobacco companies face in trying to increase their sales of heat-not-burn tobacco devices.

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Burley in short supply

Burley in short supply

| August 4, 2017

Overall, tobacco crop qualities are good and Burley looks like being in short supply.

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AOI volume stable

AOI volume stable

| August 4, 2017

Alliance One International says that it is well positioned to supply tobacco both for traditional-tobacco products and for new-generation products being developed.

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FDA on shaky ground

FDA on shaky ground

| August 4, 2017

Just seven days after the US Food and Drug Administration announced its new tobacco and nicotine agenda, there is speculation about court challenges.

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JT acquires kretek firms

JT acquires kretek firms

| August 4, 2017

The acquisition of a kretek manufacturer and its distributor is set to widen Japan Tobacco’s horizons within Indonesia’s huge cigarette market.

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Coesia acquires Molins

Coesia acquires Molins

| August 4, 2017

With its acquisition by Coesia, Molins has joined a stable of companies that includes G.D and Sasib.

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NZ to legalize smokeless

NZ to legalize smokeless

| August 3, 2017

The log jam that had been slowing the flow of tobacco harm-reduction seems to be clearing slowly. New Zealand is one of the latest countries to announce some bold new initiatives.

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Tax spending diverted

Tax spending diverted

| August 3, 2017

In theory, South Korea’s additional cigarette-tax revenues should be spent on health care associated with tobacco-related diseases; but in practice they aren’t.

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Illicit machines found

Illicit machines found

| August 3, 2017

A recent story from China about the arrest of gang members who had been building and selling illicit tobacco machinery has echoes of a story from 12 months ago.

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Schools show the way

Schools show the way

| August 3, 2017

Schools in the Philippines are taking a lead role in enforcing a public-places, tobacco-smoking ban that came into effect in May.

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Airy approach to holes

Airy approach to holes

| August 2, 2017

A discussion about the health implications of ventilation holes in cigarette filters seems to have descended into a debate about how to measure tar and nicotine levels.

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Red-letter day

Red-letter day

| August 2, 2017

Dr. Michael Siegel, who has been critical in the past about the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to harm reduction, believes that the agency has turned a corner.

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Manufacturers of belting solutions are successfully navigating the industry’s transition.

| October 1, 2017
The new endgame

The new endgame

Some strategies to phase out combustible cigarettes are more sensible than others.

| October 1, 2017
Smooth operator

Smooth operator

Advances in processes, materials and technologies are reducing requirements for spare parts.

| September 1, 2017
Riding high

Riding high

Aiger Engineering thrives as new products continue to disrupt the traditional tobacco business. 

| September 1, 2017
An opportunity for health

An opportunity for health

David Sweanor on the taxation of new ‘tobacco’ products.

| September 1, 2017
Outstanding innovations

Outstanding innovations

New filter technologies are helping cigarette manufacturers set their products apart.

| September 1, 2017
How low can you go?

How low can you go?

Scandinavia’s market for combustibles shrinks as consumers look for less-harmful alternatives.

| September 1, 2017

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Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017
Creating momentum

Creating momentum

The VTA took the fight to legislators firsthand.

| September 2, 2017
Battery battle

Battery battle

Sub-par production materials and user error are the main causes for battery failure.

| September 1, 2017
A shot in the foot

A shot in the foot

Is it contradictory for a university to ban vaping but allow handguns?

| August 30, 2017

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From the leaf lands

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

| January 17, 2018
Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

| January 17, 2018
Looking to quit

Looking to quit

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

| January 16, 2018
Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

| January 12, 2018
Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

| January 10, 2018
Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.

| December 29, 2017

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