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E-cig imports double

E-cig imports double

| October 10, 2017

One of the effects of the South Korean government’s tobacco tax hike at the beginning of 2015 was to encourage the import of electronic cigarettes.

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Australia is guiding light

Australia is guiding light

| October 10, 2017

With its smoking prevalence at 11 percent, Australia is seen as a country whose tobacco-control strategies should be followed by others.

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Call for lower excise taxes

Call for lower excise taxes

| October 10, 2017

New Zealand needs to lower its tobacco-products excise taxes, if only to avoid having to carry out the hideous punishments being suggested for people who rob retailers.

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Taiwan to ban e-cigs

Taiwan to ban e-cigs

| October 9, 2017

Taiwan is set to ban flavored cigarettes, increase the size of cigarette-pack health warnings, and ban the import and local manufacture of electronic cigarettes.

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Tobacco association formed

Tobacco association formed

| October 9, 2017

Azerbaijan has ambitions to increase its production and export of tobacco and tobacco products.

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Self-sufficiency a dream

Self-sufficiency a dream

| October 9, 2017

Several recent stories have reported that Iran is planning to become self-sufficient in tobacco production, but a new report suggests that this plan is unlikely to work.

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Eastern’s production up

Eastern’s production up

| October 9, 2017

Eastern Company produced more cigarettes in 2016-2017 than it did in 2015-2016, but its production of shisha was down.

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Mighty tax case closed

Mighty tax case closed

| October 9, 2017

Three tax evasion complaints against Mighty Corporation have been withdrawn following an agreement under which the Philippines’ government is to be paid about P40 billion.

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“The sooner the better”

“The sooner the better”

| October 6, 2017

Reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes immediately is a better approach toward tobacco harm reduction than reducing nicotine gradually, according to a new study by Dorothy Hatsukami.

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Gottlieb front runner for HHS

Gottlieb front runner for HHS

| October 6, 2017

FDA chief Scott Gottlieb is reportedly a front runner to be nominated for Secretary of Health & Human Services.

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Call to ban cigarettes

Call to ban cigarettes

| October 5, 2017

An Australian health researcher says the rapid evolution of alternative nicotine products is providing an opportunity for a viable, outright ban on combustible tobacco products.

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Tobacco losing its allure

Tobacco losing its allure

| October 5, 2017

The future for tobacco in Malawi ‘does not look good’, which is why stakeholders are starting to hedge their bets through diversifications.

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UK workers ‘furious’

UK workers ‘furious’

| October 5, 2017

Japan Tobacco International, which is said to have handed £1.6 billion to shareholders last year, has upset its UK Gallaher workers by proposing to change their pension arrangements.

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Japan’s leaf gets all clear

Japan’s leaf gets all clear

| October 5, 2017

Japan’s domestic Burley crop has been given the all-clear following tests for radioactive materials – tests that have been carried out since an accident at a nuclear power plant in 2011.

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Latvia sucks in illicits

Latvia sucks in illicits

| October 4, 2017

According to one report, a quarter of Latvia’s cigarette market is accounted for by contraband cigarettes, most of which arrive from Belarus and Russia.

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Singapore issues tickets

Singapore issues tickets

| October 4, 2017

It sounds a lot when Singapore says that it issued 19,000 tickets to people caught smoking in prohibited areas last year, but it is only 0.002 of a ticket per prohibited-area day.

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Zambia attracts production

Zambia attracts production

| October 4, 2017

Zambia’s excise tax regime is said to favor domestic manufacturers over importers to an extent that is making British American Tobacco Zambia think about building a factory there.

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Taiwan to stop growing

Taiwan to stop growing

| October 4, 2017

Yesterday on this site a story told how people might be paid to stop smoking. Today, below, there is a story about how tobacco growers are being paid not to produce the crop.

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Summit announced

Summit announced

| October 3, 2017

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) will convene Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2018, in Washington, DC, USA, for its executive summit.

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Vaping a life saver

Vaping a life saver

| October 3, 2017

New research has found that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains in the US, even given pessimistic assumptions.

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