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Switch to e-cigs to save your life

Switch to e-cigs to save your life

| August 24, 2016

The lead author of a new study has said that there is very strong evidence for telling smokers that substituting their tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes will save their lives.

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Report favors zero e-cig excise

Report favors zero e-cig excise

| August 24, 2016

The EU has been accused of not understanding the economics of its plan to raise the excise duty on electronic cigarettes to the level of that levied on traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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FDA recruiting for TPSAC

FDA recruiting for TPSAC

| August 24, 2016

Nominations are being sought for representatives of the tobacco growing industry to serve on the US Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee.

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China looks to healthy development

China looks to healthy development

| August 23, 2016

A story in the China Daily describing the country’s emerging Healthy China strategy was strong on generalizations but short on specifics, though smoking did warrant a passing reference.

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EU’s flavors ban up for discussion

EU’s flavors ban up for discussion

| August 23, 2016

Before the start of the official program of CORESTA’s 2016 Congress, the association will host a workshop on the characterising-flavor ban included in the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive.

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US TV shows under spotlight

US TV shows under spotlight

| August 23, 2016

A study of US television shows has indicated that age-ratings are failing properly to protect young people from exposure to depictions of violence, smoking and drinking.

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Quitting tobacco for beer in Kenya

Quitting tobacco for beer in Kenya

| August 23, 2016

Some of Kenya’s tobacco growers have, following the departure of Alliance One from the country, taken to growing sorghum for another product of a ‘sin’ industry – beer.

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Malawi tobacco farmers in misery

Malawi tobacco farmers in misery

| August 22, 2016

This has been a difficult – not to say disastrous – year for some tobacco farmers in Malawi, and some observers think that it is time to revert to a system under which the government controlled tobacco markets.

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Indonesian tax hike opposed

Indonesian tax hike opposed

| August 22, 2016

Some observers believe that a plan by the Indonesian government to hike cigarette prices threatens to bankrupt tobacco companies, reduce jobs, increase poverty and threaten state revenues.

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Warehouses burn in Plovdiv

Warehouses burn in Plovdiv

| August 22, 2016

Two warehouses in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, caught fire over the weekend, though it wasn’t clear how much tobacco, if any, was in the buildings at the time.

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Cigar pack up for award

Cigar pack up for award

| August 22, 2016

The pack of a Davidoff cigar made of Iggesund cartonboard and produced by PAWI Verpackungen has been shortlisted for a Pro Carton ECMA award.

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GTNF agenda published

GTNF agenda published

| August 19, 2016

Brussels event promises to be the most exciting GTNF to date.

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No vaping-smoking gateway

No vaping-smoking gateway

| August 19, 2016

Some tobacco control people fear that electronic cigarettes could provide a ‘gateway’ to smoking. But recent research suggests there is no gateway – just a brick wall.

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Is Turkey changing tobacco stance?

Is Turkey changing tobacco stance?

| August 19, 2016

In recent times, Turkey has been active to the point of obsession in its efforts to reduce tobacco consumption, but it seems to be lethargic when it comes to tobacco harm reduction.

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Lebanon’s tobacco industry booming

Lebanon’s tobacco industry booming

| August 19, 2016

The refugees that have had to flee from Syria to Lebanon are providing a ready and booming market for Lebanon’s monopoly tobacco manufacturer.

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Shopkeepers given a lesson

Shopkeepers given a lesson

| August 19, 2016

Malaysia’s Health Ministry has severely rebuked shopkeepers who were recently found to have sold cigarettes to schoolchildren. The children too are in trouble.

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