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Smoking incidence on rise

Smoking incidence on rise

| June 6, 2017

While in many countries the incidence of smoking is decreasing; in Israel, it is increasing. In fact, the incidence in smoking in Israel went up during three straight years to 2016.

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New CEO at PM USA

New CEO at PM USA

| June 6, 2017

Philip Morris USA has a new CEO and president.

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Cleared for TPD testing

Cleared for TPD testing

| June 5, 2017

Essentra’s Scientific Services facility in the U.K. has been approved as a provider of Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) testing.

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Hybrid device less risky

Hybrid device less risky

| June 5, 2017

The vapor from heated tobacco products, including that from British American Tobacco’s hybrid, iFuse, appears to offer a far-less risky experience than does the smoke from traditional cigarettes.

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Smoking rebounding

Smoking rebounding

| June 5, 2017

Consumers in Mexico seem to be returning to licit cigarettes after a period in which anti-smoking initiatives caused consumption of such products to drop by 35 percent.

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Greece still smoking

Greece still smoking

| June 5, 2017

At 37 percent, the prevalence of smoking in Greece is the highest of any country in the EU, which overall has a smoking rate of 26 percent and where Sweden’s prevalence is seven percent.

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BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

| June 5, 2017

BAT Korea’s Sacheon factory is being readied to become the export hub for British American Tobacco in Asia and to support the sales growth of heated tobacco products.

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Common ground for low risk

Common ground for low risk

| June 2, 2017

Vapers in the US are being urged to seek an alliance with snus users that ‘just might form an unstoppable force that politicians will be forced to yield to’.

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Spend more to save more

Spend more to save more

| June 2, 2017

An expenditure of $7 million on anti-smoking programs is said to offer a future saving of $68 million in health care spending. So why spend only $7 million on such programs?

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Crowded market

Crowded market

| June 2, 2017

If it turns out that another tobacco company is going to set up shop in the Solomon Islands, it will mean that the country will have one such company for every 200,000 people.

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Two years for vaping

Two years for vaping

| June 2, 2017

Vape in a park in the Malaysian state of Selangor and you could find yourself spending two years in jail. Harsh, but …

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Taxing harm reduction

Taxing harm reduction

| June 2, 2017

While many observers see electronic cigarettes as part of a new wave of harm reduction, Bangladesh’s Finance Minister lumps them with traditional cigarettes.

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Growth in packaging

Growth in packaging

| June 1, 2017

The value of the global tobacco packaging market will increase to $16.65 billion by 2022, according to a new report

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China’s slow ‘progress’

China’s slow ‘progress’

| June 1, 2017

More than half of China’s 316 million smokers have no intention of quitting their habit, but the World Health Organization is bent on making them change their minds.

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Capacity increase at VTM

Capacity increase at VTM

| June 1, 2017

Vapor Tobacco Manufacturing is expanding its manufacturing capacity for the ‘first and only’ electronic-nicotine-delivery-system device with USDA certified organic ingredients.

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Tobacco’s ‘myriad’ impacts

Tobacco’s ‘myriad’ impacts

| June 1, 2017

Demonizing second-hand smoke turned tobacco from an issue about individual smokers to one about groups of people. Now, an effort is being made to focus on tobacco’s impact on global well-being.

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Tobacco, marijuana go head-to-head

Tobacco, marijuana go head-to-head

| May 31, 2017

There seems to be a ‘disturbing degree of incoherence’ in Canada’s approach to tobacco and marijuana. But then Canada is not alone in suffering such a policies imbalance.

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Health spending inefficient

Health spending inefficient

| May 31, 2017

The health of US citizens ranks 43rd globally despite the country’s spending more than any other country per capita on health. Part of the reason is down to poverty-induced smoking.

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EU tobacco control poor

EU tobacco control poor

| May 31, 2017

A member of the European Parliament has said that some EU countries are not spending enough money nor expending enough effort on implementing tobacco-control policies.

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RAI names BAT-era team

RAI names BAT-era team

| May 31, 2017

According to a Reynolds American Inc. announcement, most of its senior team will remain in place after British American Tobacco acquires RAI, though a few will leave.

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