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Nicotine takes Center stage

Nicotine takes Center stage

| July 31, 2017

Most observers have welcomed the announcement on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration is focusing on nicotine and recalibrating its approach to harm reduction.

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Bidis to be phased out

Bidis to be phased out

| July 31, 2017

Bangladesh is to phase out bidis and cheap cigarettes from its market as international cigarette brands take over.

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Smoking ban opposed

Smoking ban opposed

| July 31, 2017

Japan, which is to host the Olympics in 2020, is struggling to bring in even a watered-down public-places tobacco smoking ban.

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Ready for display ban

Ready for display ban

| July 31, 2017

Most retailers in Singapore are taking seriously tomorrow’s deadline for the introduction of a tobacco-products display ban, but some are said to be taking a more relaxed approach.

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New FDA vision

New FDA vision

| July 29, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive levels and encourage innovative reduced risk products.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| July 28, 2017

While Altria reported cigarettes sales down in the three months to the end of June, its sales of cigars and smokeless tobacco products were up.

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Price up US$0.02 per kg

Price up US$0.02 per kg

| July 28, 2017

So far, the average per-kg price paid to farmers in Zimbabwe for their flue-cured tobacco is running two US cents ahead of what it was at the same stage of last season’s sales.

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Beijing sales down

Beijing sales down

| July 28, 2017

Beijing, which in June 2015 introduced a public-places smoking ban, last year experienced its biggest fall in cigarette sales in recent years.

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Prices linked to poverty

Prices linked to poverty

| July 28, 2017

A study has found that, in brief, increases in cigarette prices can make the financially less-well-off even poorer.

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Expelled for smoking

Expelled for smoking

| July 28, 2017

A story from Indonesia about two students having been expelled for smoking contrasts with one from Australia earlier this week where a school head puts education first.

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BAT’s volume down

BAT’s volume down

| July 27, 2017

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volume was down sharply in the first six months of this year, but it says it has made good progress with its next-generation-product business.

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Taking on big business

Taking on big business

| July 27, 2017

The ‘Neighborhood Legislature’ initiative is being put forward in California, US, to tackle the ‘corruptive influence of special interests’, including ‘big tobacco’.

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Japan’s smoking rate falls

Japan’s smoking rate falls

| July 27, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s latest smoking-rate survey, which it has been conducting annually for more than 50 years, has confirmed that the long-term decline in the prevalence of smoking is continuing.

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E-cigarettes are quit aids

E-cigarettes are quit aids

| July 27, 2017

The evidence that they provide might be circumstantial, but the results of a recent survey suggest that at least some smokers can use vapor products to help them quit traditional cigarettes.

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Few state quit-aids

Few state quit-aids

| July 27, 2017

Despite the revenue provided by tobacco taxes and other imposts, the state of West Virginia is providing no funds for the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention.

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Taxing smokers

Taxing smokers

| July 26, 2017

Governments, it seems, must be convinced that they would be acting in their own best revenue-interests before they enact ‘effective’, tobacco-product taxation policies.

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Forum on securing taxes

Forum on securing taxes

| July 26, 2017

The 2018 Tax Stamp Forum is due to be held in Kenya, in May.

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Making smokers receptive

Making smokers receptive

| July 26, 2017

It seems that one side effect of smokers undergoing CT scans of their lungs is that it concentrates their minds and makes them more receptive to quit messages.

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BAT acquires RAI

BAT acquires RAI

| July 26, 2017

As had been expected, British American Tobacco yesterday completed its acquisition of Reynolds American Inc.

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Focus on the source

Focus on the source

| July 26, 2017

A professor of public health in the US has called for the focus of tobacco control to be shifted from smokers to cigarette manufacturers.

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