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Zimbabwe’s sales close

Zimbabwe’s sales close

| August 17, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured-tobacco growers received a pay rise of one percent this year on the back of a short, good-quality crop.

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Litigation launched in China

Litigation launched in China

| August 17, 2017

What is said to be China’s first private litigation over tobacco smoking in public places has been launched by a woman who allegedly suffered anguish on board a smoky train.

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Warning on Thailand

Warning on Thailand

| August 17, 2017

If you’re thinking of holidaying in Thailand, remember to leave your vaping devices at home; otherwise, you could find that your ‘holiday’ is extended.

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No new anti-smoking ideas

No new anti-smoking ideas

| August 16, 2017

France has a relatively high smoking incidence compared with the smoking incidences of neighbouring countries, but measures now in place are expected to reduce smoking rates ‘in the coming years’.

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Barred from selling tobacco

Barred from selling tobacco

| August 16, 2017

In taking away tobacco retail licenses from those outlets found selling cigarettes to minors, Singapore’s laws punish both retailers and customers who are adult smokers.

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Social smokers warned

Social smokers warned

| August 16, 2017

It would be interesting to study what will be the reaction of social smokers to a new study suggesting that social- and regular-smokers share the same risk of developing heart-disease precursors.

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BEST knows best

BEST knows best

| August 16, 2017

In what some would see as an unwarranted interference with personal freedoms, an Indian company is apparently trying to encourage and force its customers and employees to quit tobacco.

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Vapor bans questioned

Vapor bans questioned

| August 15, 2017

Governments increasingly are banning vapor products in ways that appear to violate WTO rules against discriminatory treatment, a new study concludes.

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Tracking the rationale

Tracking the rationale

| August 15, 2017

Will a tobacco tracking and tracing system introduce ‘a mechanism of very little … public health and budgetary benefit which runs counter to all business rationale’?

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Running out of steam

Running out of steam

| August 15, 2017

Australia’s hostility to electronic cigarettes could be one reason why the country’s punitive smoking-prevention policies are running out of steam.

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Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam

| August 15, 2017

Malawi’s growers are being told once again that quality is the key to ‘significant earnings’. This is true, but who is it that is pocketing these significant earnings’?

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‘Smoking fee’ ruled out

‘Smoking fee’ ruled out

| August 15, 2017

A ‘smoking-cessation tax’ that would have raised about $225 million, but only $1 million of which would have been spent on smoking cessation, has been ruled unconstitutional in the US.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| August 15, 2017

CORESTA reports, methods and information on projects that the scientific organization has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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Cheroots declining

Cheroots declining

| August 14, 2017

Burmese smokers increasingly opt for cigarettes and even vapor products.

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Developing tobacco

Developing tobacco

| August 14, 2017

Azerbaijan wants to boost domestic leaf and cigarette production.

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Lower tax take

Lower tax take

| August 14, 2017

The popularity of heat-not-burn products is likely to decrease Japan’s tobacco tax revenues.

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Glo in Korea

Glo in Korea

| August 11, 2017

BAT prepares to launch its heating-tobacco product with the opening of a Glo flagship store.

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Boost for ban challenge

Boost for ban challenge

| August 10, 2017

The Swedish government’s decision not to provide observations in relation to a case being brought to overturn an EU ban on the sale of snus is seen as a boost to that challenge.

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Bans seep into homes

Bans seep into homes

| August 10, 2017

There was a time when a man’s home was his castle, but the battlements are being torn down. And is that the barbarians at the gate?

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Vaping bans on way

Vaping bans on way

| August 10, 2017

Russia seems likely to miss the harm-reduction train by bringing in a bill that will regulate vaping in the same way that smoking is regulated.

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