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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| March 16, 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette volume continued to fall in February as Japan’s smokers continued to embrace heated-tobacco products.

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Illegal trade at 16 percent

Illegal trade at 16 percent

| March 16, 2018

Stories about the illegal trade in tobacco products tend to emphasize the costs of this trade, but nothing will change unless the causes of it are addressed honestly.

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Smoking frozen out

Smoking frozen out

| March 15, 2018

Vaping has been described by a doctor in Iceland as a “great blessing” that has in part been responsible for causing smoking to fall “like a rock”.

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Vive la différence

Vive la différence

| March 15, 2018

Russia’s Ministry of Health is in agreement with a proposal to categorize vaping products and tobacco products differently, and is urging cigarette smokers to switch to safer alternatives.

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Evidence building

Evidence building

| March 15, 2018

To the man in the street, there can be little doubt that heated tobacco products are far less risky than are combustible-tobacco products. The only question left is one of acceptability.

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Nicotine misunderstood

Nicotine misunderstood

| March 15, 2018

Could it be that misunderstandings about the risks associated with nicotine are preventing some smokers from even trying patches in an effort to quit smoking?

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Reducing risk

Reducing risk

| March 14, 2018

Given that cigarette smokers are switching to heated-tobacco devices; it is important to understand the short-term – as well as the long-term – health implications of that switch.

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Reducing risk reduction

Reducing risk reduction

| March 14, 2018

The UK government has for some time acted in harmony with the tenets of harm reduction; but now, desperate for revenue, it has introduced a dissonant note.

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Pyrrhic victory

Pyrrhic victory

| March 14, 2018

Lobbyists in Israel have succeeded in forcing Finance-Committee approval for taxing heated-tobacco products at the same rate as cigarettes. The question is: why?

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Tobacco abandoned

Tobacco abandoned

| March 14, 2018

According to tobacco-control activists, farmers in one region of Tanzania are turning to other crops that, for the time being at least, are proving to be more rewarding.

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Declarations made

Declarations made

| March 13, 2018

An international anti-tobacco group is asking governments to develop plans by 2021 for phasing out the sale of tobacco products, a request that seems, in the light of what the tobacco industry is doing, to lack ambition.

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Upbeat in Andhra Pradesh

Upbeat in Andhra Pradesh

| March 13, 2018

Growers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh were said to have been optimistic as flue-cured tobacco auctions started on March 8.

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Illegal activity recorded

Illegal activity recorded

| March 13, 2018

Imperial Brands is using technology to gather information on the UK’s illegal trade in tobacco products and thereby better understand both national and regional patterns.

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Activists threatened

Activists threatened

| March 13, 2018

Threats and violence should have no place in determining what happens in a civilized society, no matter what is happening and to what.

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Eating the golden goose

Eating the golden goose

| March 12, 2018

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured-tobacco growers harvest a raw deal given that they help underpin the country’s economy and some of the huge profits made by tobacco manufacturers.

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Rangpur plantings down

Rangpur plantings down

| March 12, 2018

A drop in tobacco plantings in the Rangpur district of Bangladesh is being put down to an awakening by farmers to the health implications of what they were doing.

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Animal welfare makes sense

Animal welfare makes sense

| March 12, 2018

Non-human animals, like children, have only limited control over their own welfare; so a call for the extension of a ban on smoking in cars with children to include other animals has merit.

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Smoking bill adopted

Smoking bill adopted

| March 12, 2018

Traditional cigarettes and heat-no-burn cigarettes are being treated differently in a new smoking-restrictions bill about to be laid before the Japanese parliament.

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Evidence is full of holes

Evidence is full of holes

| March 9, 2018

Long ago, tobacco manufacturers were charged with and found guilty of misleading smokers about ‘light’ cigarettes. Now, a little late, scientists are looking for the evidence.

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CORESTA calls for papers

CORESTA calls for papers

| March 9, 2018

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of proposed papers for presentation at this year’s CORESTA Congress is May 16.

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