Tag: china

Stirring the pot

Stirring the pot

| April 13, 2018

Second-hand tobacco smoke, cooking-oil fumes and pollution are all seen as being implicated in the rapid rise in the incidence of lung cancer among non-tobacco-smoking women.

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Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

| April 5, 2018

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

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Smokers detrained

Smokers detrained

| March 22, 2018

If it achieves nothing else, China’s ‘social credit’ system should help with any overcrowding there might be on the country’s transport system.

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Smoking or non-smoking?

Smoking or non-smoking?

| March 19, 2018

Restricting people from traveling – because, for instance, they have smoked in prohibited areas – should reduce their carbon footprint, which should improve their social credit standing.

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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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An unusual case

An unusual case

| January 24, 2018

A Chinese family has sued – unsuccessfully – over the death of a smoker. The case was brought not against a manufacturer, but against a man who tried to stop him smoking.

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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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