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People smoke for enjoyment

People smoke for enjoyment

| December 28, 2016

Some tobacco-control advocates see addiction as the only reason why people smoke, which is probably why a lot of anti-smoking policies fail to convince smokers to quit.

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Lifestyle diseases rising

Lifestyle diseases rising

| December 28, 2016

The World Health Organization estimates that, by 2030, more people in Africa will be dying of chronic illnesses than infectious diseases.

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Smoking stops in Taipei

Smoking stops in Taipei

| December 28, 2016

Tobacco smokers in Taipei, Taiwan, are gradually being crowded out as the city increases the number of places where people cannot smoke.

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Tobacco vendors to register

Tobacco vendors to register

| December 28, 2016

A fine of $5,000 could be levied from February 1 on tobacco vendors in Fiji who fail to register their businesses.

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Smog as risky as smoke

Smog as risky as smoke

| December 28, 2016

In parts of China, where smog is a severe problem, everyday life is about as risky as is cigarette smoking – and it’s harder to avoid smog than it is tobacco smoke.

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Leaf glut depresses prices

Leaf glut depresses prices

| December 27, 2016

Despite greater volumes, tobacco farmers in Malawi earned 18 percent less from their tobacco than they did last year.

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Hong Kong pushes for larger warnings

Hong Kong pushes for larger warnings

| December 26, 2016

Hong Kong wants to increase the size and number of graphic images accompanying health warning on cigarette packs.

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Graphic warnings from today

Graphic warnings from today

| December 23, 2016

The average fall in the prevalence of cigarette smoking among those countries that have imposed graphic health warnings is said to be four percent.

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Inaccurate warnings forever

Inaccurate warnings forever

| December 23, 2016

Somebody once said that it was possible to have your own opinion but not your own facts; but the US Food and Drug Administration seems to be calling this into question by employing its own science.

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Plantings up in Zimbabwe

Plantings up in Zimbabwe

| December 23, 2016

The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco in Zimbabwe has increased by almost 15 percent this season, and the area planted to tobacco has risen by more than 11 percent.

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Hemp plantings up in Kentucky

Hemp plantings up in Kentucky

| December 23, 2016

A number of farmers in Kentucky are starting to plant hemp instead of tobacco because hemp is ‘taking off’ while the tobacco market is ‘flailing’.

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Zanders names marketing manager

Zanders names marketing manager

| December 22, 2016

Tobias Mueller is the new marketing manager at Zanders, a German manufacturer of specialty papers and boards for labels, packaging and graphical applications.

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Jury rules in Engle case

Jury rules in Engle case

| December 22, 2016

A jury in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida has ruled in favor of Mary Faricy Pardue in a case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA.

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Malawi’s tenancy system ‘evil’

Malawi’s tenancy system ‘evil’

| December 22, 2016

The tenancy labor system in Malawi has come under attack during a workshop called to discuss whether it should be regulated or abolished in respect of tobacco production.

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FCTC funding story ‘inaccurate’

FCTC funding story ‘inaccurate’

| December 22, 2016

A report claiming that most countries had not paid their contributions to an international tobacco control treaty did not take into account the payment schedules of the countries.

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Vaping/smoking ‘link’ doubtful

Vaping/smoking ‘link’ doubtful

| December 22, 2016

Young non-smokers appear to view vaping devices as products used only by those attempting to quit or reduce tobacco consumption.

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Tax Stamp Forum workshop in place

Tax Stamp Forum workshop in place

| December 22, 2016

The Tax Stamp Forum, scheduled to start at the end of next month in Berlin, Germany, will include a pre-conference workshop.

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U.S. warnings debate under way

U.S. warnings debate under way

| December 21, 2016

Is it possible to warn against the lack of effectiveness of warnings without destroying your own argument? Apparently, it depends on the nature of the warnings.

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Tax increases have limited effect

Tax increases have limited effect

| December 21, 2016

Fiscal and non-fiscal policies are needed to reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking in Indonesia, the country’s Finance Ministry believes.

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Safer batteries being designed

Safer batteries being designed

| December 21, 2016

The reason why lithium-ion batteries sometimes explode has been established. Now, researchers in the US are on their way to finding a solution to this problem.

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| November 2, 2017
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| November 1, 2017
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From the leaf lands

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

| January 17, 2018
Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

| January 17, 2018
Looking to quit

Looking to quit

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

| January 16, 2018
Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

| January 12, 2018
Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

| January 10, 2018
Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.

| December 29, 2017

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