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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Tax up, revenue down

Tax up, revenue down

| March 9, 2018

In Canada, recent federal and Ontario tobacco tax increases are forecast to cause revenues to fall short of the province’s expectations by $235 million per year in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

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Ploom sales heating up

Ploom sales heating up

| March 9, 2018

Sales of Ploom TECH, Japan Tobacco’s heated-tobacco device, are being expanded further in Japan.

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‘Cuban’ leaf from Myanmar

‘Cuban’ leaf from Myanmar

| March 7, 2018

Burmese Tobacco Trading Co. has expanded leaf tobacco production in Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar, following strong demand for its tobaccos.

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New watchdog

New watchdog

| March 7, 2018

Bloomberg-funded organization will aggressively monitor “deceptive tobacco industry tactics and practices to undermine public health.”

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Warnings not working

Warnings not working

| March 7, 2018

If people are not put off smoking by being told that it will kill them; it is probably time to reassess that warning and how people interpret it in the light of their own experiences.

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New warnings published

New warnings published

| March 7, 2018

Smokers in the Philippines are to be warned that cigarette ingredients are used in embalming fluid. But perhaps it’s never too early to start the preservation process.

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Illegal tobacco growing

Illegal tobacco growing

| March 7, 2018

Although it is illegal to grow tobacco in Australia now, the country has a history of tobacco production and some widely dispersed areas where it is known that this crop will grow.

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The law is a butt

The law is a butt

| March 7, 2018

If New Zealand’s Ministry of Health loses a court case against heated-tobacco products, these products are likely to become available more quickly than if the law needs to be changed.

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SEKAP fine suspended

SEKAP fine suspended

| March 7, 2018

A court in Greece has suspended a huge fine imposed on SEKAP that, it is said, would otherwise have condemned the tobacco company to bankruptcy.

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Agreement “quite scary”

Agreement “quite scary”

| March 6, 2018

Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions of international trade agreements have been described as “quite scary”, on the eve of the signing of a major agreement.

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Ban sought in Bengaluru

Ban sought in Bengaluru

| March 6, 2018

In the Indian city of Bengaluru, restaurants seem to be banning tobacco smoking completely while failing to comply with tobacco-smoking restrictions.

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Yes, but is it legal?

Yes, but is it legal?

| March 6, 2018

A court case launched by New Zealand’s Ministry of Health to determine whether a heated-tobacco product can be sold legally is not about health but about legal fine print.

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Sales season scheduled

Sales season scheduled

| March 6, 2018

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured-tobacco sales season is due to start later this month – a season that plays an important role in the country’s economic cycle.

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