Category: Markets

Prevalence down

Prevalence down

| November 18, 2019

The U.S. adult smoking prevalence rate for 2018 was 13.7 percent, slightly lower than 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Logical launch

Logical launch

| November 1, 2019

Japan Tobacco International will launch its Logic e-cigarettes in Portugal on Nov. 4.

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Fewer Greeks smoking

Fewer Greeks smoking

| October 16, 2019

The number of adults who smoke in Greece has declined to 27.5 percent from 40 percent in a decade, according to a new study.

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Gold pot found

Gold pot found

| October 9, 2019

The government of Ireland has increased the excise duty on a pack of 20 cigarettes by €0.50.

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Ad ban planned

Ad ban planned

| September 16, 2019

South Korea plans to ban the advertising of e-cigarettes.

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Brexit may revive duty-free

Brexit may revive duty-free

| September 12, 2019

The U.K. Treasury announced that duty-free shopping will be reintroduced in U.K. airports, ports and international train stations if Britain leaves the EU without an agreement.

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Calculating the cost

Calculating the cost

| September 10, 2019

Smoking is responsible for nearly 4 percent of Switzerland’s medical expenses and 14 percent of its premature deaths, according to a new report commissioned by the Swiss Association for Smoking Prevention.

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Consumption down

Consumption down

| September 5, 2019

Around 1.4 billion fewer cigarettes are being smoked in England every year, according to new research funded by Cancer Research U.K.

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Smoking rate falling slowly

Smoking rate falling slowly

| June 3, 2019

China has seen a modest drop in the incidence of smoking in recent years, but there is a long, difficult road ahead given that tobacco provides huge and predictable government revenues.

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Armenia’s exports increased

Armenia’s exports increased

| March 29, 2019

Tobacco seems to be good business in Armenia. The country produced about 32 billion cigarettes last year and exported 27 billion of them.

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Grower returns squeezed

Grower returns squeezed

| March 28, 2019

Zimbabwe’s auction floor charges were recently raised overnight by more than 70 percent. Growers’ tobacco prices have remained largely unchanged for a quarter of a century. Hmm.

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Myblu performing well

Myblu performing well

| March 27, 2019

Imperial Brands says it has invested heavily in its blu vaping device, in part to build strong retail-share positions in Europe and Japan.

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Andorra raises price issue

Andorra raises price issue

| March 26, 2019

A question has been raised about tobacco-product prices as Andorra moves toward deepening its trading relationship with the EU.

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Hybrid device well received

Hybrid device well received

| March 22, 2019

South Korea’s market for vaping devices is expected to jump dramatically with the arrival there this year of Juul.

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Production down 18 percent

Production down 18 percent

| March 20, 2019

Tobacco production in Cambodia fell during the past few years ‘due to market fluctuations,’ which presumably means downward ‘fluctuations’.

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Looking for change

Looking for change

| March 19, 2019

Given what we know about the health effects of smoking tobacco, steps must be taken to discourage the uptake of cigarettes in countries were smoking is currently relatively low.

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Make them pay

Make them pay

| March 18, 2019

If there is one thing that the tobacco industry, tobacco control and governments can agree on, it is that smokers should be punished with having to pay exorbitant levels of tax.

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Sales set to start

Sales set to start

| March 14, 2019

Sales of Zimbabwe’s 2019 flue-cured tobacco crops are due to start next week. Ominously for growers, there seems to have been little talk about prices.

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Question of balance

Question of balance

| March 12, 2019

It is to be hoped that the EU Commission takes account of other studies of heat-not-burn products before committing to saying how it might treat these products in the future.

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Taxing question

Taxing question

| March 8, 2019

It seems to be something of an anomaly that cigarette taxes vary from state to state throughout the EU, which is supposed to comprise a single market.

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