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I’d walk three miles …

I’d walk three miles …

| April 6, 2018

A story about how the people of a small US town can no long buy tobacco in the town did not go into whether those people can buy anything there.

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Tasmania is smoking

Tasmania is smoking

| April 6, 2018

Tobacco- and alcohol-consumption are relatively high in the Australian state of Tasmania, but, nationally, it is the use of the illicit drug, ice, that is seen as the ‘stand-out problem’.

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Vaping forum scheduled

Vaping forum scheduled

| April 6, 2018

A former UK health minister is scheduled to be one of the participants in a vaping forum being organized by the UK Vaping Industry Association.

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Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

| April 5, 2018

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

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Tax relief not justified

Tax relief not justified

| April 5, 2018

It must be difficult to devise rational, cigarette-trade policies when one group puts the illegal trade at more than 40 percent of the market and another group puts it at under nine percent.

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Factory shut down

Factory shut down

| April 5, 2018

A cigarette factory in Cambodia that failed to heed warnings about pack warnings has been forced to stop production.

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Hoping for better prices

Hoping for better prices

| April 5, 2018

Looked at from only a domestic-market perspective, the dictates of demand and supply should mean that Malawi’s tobacco growers will be well rewarded this year.

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Still waiting for Godot

Still waiting for Godot

| April 4, 2018

The main weapon for battling the illegal trade in tobacco products seems to be locked away in an international protocol that was adopted in November 2012 but that has yet to enter into force.

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Illegal trade doubled

Illegal trade doubled

| April 4, 2018

The illegal trade in cigarettes in Thailand more than doubled recently and illicit cigarettes are expected to become a rising force in the future. It’s predictable given the country’s tax policies.

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Film festival deadline near

Film festival deadline near

| April 4, 2018

The deadline is approaching for the submission of entries for an innovative film festival aimed at highlighting tobacco harm reduction.

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Limit on warning obligation

Limit on warning obligation

| April 4, 2018

Because EU directives and German law refer only to cigarette health warnings on packs, there is no obligation on retailers to ensure those warnings can be seen when they are on their shelves.

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Agitation threat in Pakistan

Agitation threat in Pakistan

| April 3, 2018

Tobacco growers in Pakistan are threatening to start a campaign of agitation unless the government changes its stance on tobacco imposts.

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Ghana decries singles sales

Ghana decries singles sales

| April 3, 2018

Bans on the sale of single cigarettes, while often well-intentioned, can make life difficult for committed smokers who find themselves temporarily short of cash.

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Smokers shut out

Smokers shut out

| April 3, 2018

A congress in Malaysia has condemned what is said to be a growing tendency to discriminate against smokers in the workforce.

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Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

| April 3, 2018

Much change demands that something is done without knowing the full consequences of that change, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a leap in the dark.

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Committee split on e-cigs

Committee split on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

An Australian committee looking at the use of electronic cigarettes has taken a ‘precautionary’ position – probably the most dangerous approach of all.

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Uniting around e-cigs

Uniting around e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

There is a huge momentum building in the UK behind the idea that smokers should be helped to switch to vaping, a momentum that is being supported by some parliamentarians.

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FDA moving on e-cigs

FDA moving on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, has once again spoken positively about electronic cigarettes.

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Smoking incidence falls

Smoking incidence falls

| March 29, 2018

A fall to below 40 percent in the incidence of tobacco smoking among South Korean men is something of a milestone.

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Harassment alleged

Harassment alleged

| March 29, 2018

Two women have filed lawsuits against the US-based tobacco-control activist Dr. Stanton Glantz, who denies the allegations made against him.

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Discussing challenges

Discussing challenges

Tobacco growers convene in Indonesia.

| April 2, 2018
The promise of heated tobacco

The promise of heated tobacco

Peter Nixon, PMI’s U.K. and Ireland MD, praises England’s progressive approach to new technologies.

| February 28, 2018
Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Five days of factory tours, farm visits, recreational activities and many, many cigars.

| February 5, 2018
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

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From the leaf lands

Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

| April 17, 2018
Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

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.

| April 10, 2018
Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

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.

| April 10, 2018
Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

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.

| April 9, 2018
Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

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

| April 6, 2018
Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

| April 5, 2018

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