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JT selected for inclusion in the DJSI Asia/Pacific

JT selected for inclusion in the DJSI Asia/Pacific

| September 14, 2015

Japan Tobacco (JT) has been selected for the second consecutive year for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia/Pacific), the worldwide index for socially responsible investment, the company announced Sept. 13. The DJSI is a collaborative initiative by S&P Dow Jones2 Indices of the United States and RobecoSAM3 of Switzerland. It assesses […]

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Purwanto joins TSAL as technical sales manager

Purwanto joins TSAL as technical sales manager

| September 14, 2015

Tobacco Solutions Asia Limited (TSAL), an engineering solutions firm that has designed and developed some of the world’s smallest tobacco processing equipment, has appointed Arif Purwanto to the newly created position of technical sales manager for the Indonesian region, effective Oct. 1. Purwanto will assist the TSAL team in marketing TSAL products and services to […]

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Zimbabwe farmers subsidizing tobacco buyers

Zimbabwe farmers subsidizing tobacco buyers

| September 14, 2015

Fearful that Zimbabwe’s farmers may abandon tobacco growing because of below-cost-of-production prices this year, the government is ‘engaging and pleading’ with them to continue growing the crop, according to a New Zimbabwe story. During a meeting at Windrush Chiseve, a farm in Marondera, which was attended by hundreds of small-scale farmers last week, the majority […]

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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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