Category: People

Flavors key to switching

Flavors key to switching

| July 11, 2018

The role that e-liquid flavors plays in encouraging smokers to switch from smoking to vaping – from a risky habit to a much less-risky one – is significant and growing.

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Restrictions spreading

Restrictions spreading

| July 11, 2018

The future is not hard to predict. Japan’s various public-places smoking restrictions will be declared confusing and will be harmonized – based on the most oppressive regime.

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China to buy Bulgarian leaf

China to buy Bulgarian leaf

| July 11, 2018

With the opportunities for increasing the production of classical oriental tobacco limited, this could be an interesting time for China to make a major entry onto the market for this type.

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Andhra prices tumble

Andhra prices tumble

| July 10, 2018

Slow sales and tumbling prices are the rewards on offer for the tobacco-industry stakeholders who comprise the leaf growers of Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Getting the message across

Getting the message across

| July 10, 2018

Too many smokers, especially mature smokers, are not being made aware of the benefits that accrue to those who switch from smoking to vaping.

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Late-adolescence crisis

Late-adolescence crisis

| July 10, 2018

In saying, “… we might have been outsmarted”, a health expert seems to be conceding that some people – perhaps an increasing number of adults – don’t want to be deterred from smoking

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Big brother is watching

Big brother is watching

| July 10, 2018

It is not indicated below how the surveillance-camera images of people smoking in non-smoking areas would be matched with their names and addresses. Be afraid; be very afraid.

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Why ‘ex-smokers’ relapse

Why ‘ex-smokers’ relapse

| July 9, 2018

New research seems to have uncovered what any smoker knows, at least at a subconscious level – that smoking is enjoyable.

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Spending questioned

Spending questioned

| July 6, 2018

It will be interesting to see what is included in the EU Commission’s answer to questions about how much has been spent on anti-smoking activities and where that money has gone.

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A matter of timing

A matter of timing

| July 6, 2018

A scrap between Belgium and the EU Commission over the timing of a ban on menthol cigarettes seems to be, in large part, a waste effort, resources and, of course, a small amount of time.

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Banning tobacco

Banning tobacco

| July 6, 2018

The idea seems to be that Sri Lanka will effectively ban the use of tobacco products by banning in 2020 tobacco growing along with the importation of cigarettes and tobacco.

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Looking again at vaping

Looking again at vaping

| July 5, 2018

The new Premier of Ontario, Canada, has done smokers and vapers a service by putting on hold legislation that was designed by the previous-administration and that lumped vaping with smoking.

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E-liquid tax postponed

E-liquid tax postponed

| July 5, 2018

Vapers and smokers in Indonesia have been granted a stay of execution by the Government, which is delaying until October the imposition of a 57 percent tax-burden on e-liquids.

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I Love Smoking

I Love Smoking

| July 5, 2018

Congratulations to the South Korea smoking community, I Love Smoking, for having the courage to use such a name and to talk about the ‘happiness’ derived from smoking.

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Smoking compared

Smoking compared

| July 5, 2018

The health risk of smoking marijuana is usually said to be lower than that of smoking tobacco, but the reasons for this seem unclear.

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Imperial Board change

Imperial Board change

| July 5, 2018

Imperial Brands yesterday announced changes to its Board of Directors.

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UK smoking incidence falls

UK smoking incidence falls

| July 4, 2018

The fall in the incidence of smoking in the UK is no bad thing, but it is right to question whether the ends justify the means.

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A matter of choice

A matter of choice

| July 4, 2018

There are many reasons given as to why women alone should not smoke tobacco. Mostly these reasons are made up by men and are unreasoned.

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Leaf growing not lucrative

Leaf growing not lucrative

| July 4, 2018

Small-scale tobacco growers in Kenya are apparently not sharing in the huge profits made by the industry, which seems to mean that they are not stakeholders, despite what is said.

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Promotion at Villiger

Promotion at Villiger

| July 4, 2018

A man with a background in the hospitality trade and a passion for cigars has been promoted to national sales manager for Villiger Cigars North America.

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