Tag: china

Fewer smokers in Beijing

Fewer smokers in Beijing

| January 15, 2018

The number of smokers in Beijing has fallen since the enforcement of a smoking ban in the city, but it is not clear whether the fall is due to the ban.

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Keep digging

Keep digging

| January 4, 2018

Often, if a policy, such as an anti-tobacco policy, is seen not to have worked, the reaction is to call for more of that policy rather than a change to that policy.

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Puffing along in China

Puffing along in China

| December 29, 2017

A question that has arisen during a court case in China asks whether a smoker should be prohibited from indulging her habit during the whole of a 30-hour train journey.

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Medicinal cigarettes

Medicinal cigarettes

| December 22, 2017

Cigarettes containing traditional Chinese medicine have long been the butt of jokes, but could they, while damaging health overall, relieve the systems of certain minor ailments?

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Growing pollution in China

Growing pollution in China

| September 6, 2017

Plastic film is used as a mulch on almost all the land on which tobacco is grown in China, and that film is not biodegradable and is often not recycled.

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Smoking costs unaffordable

Smoking costs unaffordable

| August 31, 2017

With a 20 percent adult tobacco-smoking rate only a 2030 aspiration, China will struggle to bear the economic and social cost of the habit, some observers believe.

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Leaf tax to remain

Leaf tax to remain

| August 29, 2017

Although China is soon to introduce a new law on leaf-tobacco tax, it seems that the tax, levied on buyers, is likely to remain at 20 percent.

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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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Illicit machines found

Illicit machines found

| August 3, 2017

A recent story from China about the arrest of gang members who had been building and selling illicit tobacco machinery has echoes of a story from 12 months ago.

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Beijing sales down

Beijing sales down

| July 28, 2017

Beijing, which in June 2015 introduced a public-places smoking ban, last year experienced its biggest fall in cigarette sales in recent years.

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CNTC, Habanos sign deal

CNTC, Habanos sign deal

| July 25, 2017

Cuba’s cigar exports to China are expected to increase following the signing of an agreement by the China National Tobacco Corporation and Habanos S.A.

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Illegal-trade crackdown

Illegal-trade crackdown

| July 21, 2017

China is cracking down on those involved in the illegal trade in tobacco products, some of whom could face severe punishments.

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China’s slow ‘progress’

China’s slow ‘progress’

| June 1, 2017

More than half of China’s 316 million smokers have no intention of quitting their habit, but the World Health Organization is bent on making them change their minds.

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Chasing clouds

Chasing clouds

| April 1, 2017

The future of China’s vapor market hinges on regulation, innovation and consumer education.

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Market agility needed

Market agility needed

| March 13, 2017

Attendance was up by just over six percent at the third TFWA China’s Century Conference, which was held in Guangzhou last week.

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Shanghai bans smoking

Shanghai bans smoking

| March 2, 2017

The incidence or smoking in Shanghai, China, fell by 3.6 percentage points between 2010 and 2016, and, following the imposition of a public-places smoking ban yesterday, the incidence is likely to fall further.

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Tighter tobacco controls

Tighter tobacco controls

| February 27, 2017

Smokers in Shanghai, China, are faced with even tighter controls on where they will be able to indulge their habit; both in indoor and outdoor public places.

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Smoking ban sought in China

Smoking ban sought in China

| February 24, 2017

By November, China’s proposed smoking control regulations will have been on the State Council’s website for three years seeking public feedback.

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Imperial in China JV

Imperial in China JV

| January 12, 2017

In the longer term, a new Imperial Brands joint venture with Yunnan Tobacco will look at opportunities presented by next generation products and possible mergers and acquisitions.

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Tobacco smoke banned

Tobacco smoke banned

| January 3, 2017

Cigarette smoking has been banned in all indoor public places in the city of Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong province, and in some outdoor areas too.

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