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Anger over JTI’s appearance before health committee

Anger over JTI’s appearance before health committee

| September 14, 2015

Leading health professionals and charities have urged Holyrood to limit engagement with the tobacco industry after a senior representative gave evidence to members of the Scottish Parliament. A public petition has been lodged calling on parliament to ensure that politicians and staff adhere to international guidelines for interaction with tobacco companies. The petition was launched […]

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Japan looks to shift minimum smoking age – down

Japan looks to shift minimum smoking age – down

| September 11, 2015

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) yesterday postponed a decision on whether to lower the legal age for smoking and drinking, amid concerns about what effects the change would have on health and delinquency, according to a story in The Japan News. An LDP task force yesterday adopted a proposal to revise the age of […]

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We’re dying of excess rather than privation

We’re dying of excess rather than privation

| September 11, 2015

The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks such as high blood pressure and smoking increased by almost 23 percent between 1990 and 2013, according to a story by Joshua Melvin for Agence France Presse quoting new research. Research results published in The Lancet indicated that a range of 79 […]

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JT’s domestic cigarette volume down in August

JT’s domestic cigarette volume down in August

| September 11, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during August, at 9.2 billion, was down by 1.6 percent on that of August 2014, 9.4 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The August 2014 figure was down by 9.4 percent on that of August 2013. Volume during January-August, at 72.1 billion, was down […]

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JT on Dow Jones sustainability index – again

JT on Dow Jones sustainability index – again

| September 11, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it had been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia/Pacific) for the second consecutive year. ‘The DJSI is a collaborative initiative by S&P Dow Jones Indices of the United States and RobecoSAM of Switzerland,’ JT said in a note posted on its website. ‘It […]

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Is energy venture going to light up tobacco growing?

Is energy venture going to light up tobacco growing?

| September 11, 2015

A company in Virginia, US, will soon begin signing contracts with farmers to produce tobacco for the manufacture of ethanol and biodiesel, according to a story in the latest issue of the Tobacco Farmer Newsletter. Tyton BioEnergy Systems of Danville wants farmers to grow ‘energy’ tobacco for delivery to its extractor in Danville; or to […]

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