Category: People

World No Smoking Days

World No Smoking Days

| May 30, 2018

Philip Morris International is going out on a limb to make the case for smoke-free alternatives to combustible cigarettes. Its ideas must be taken seriously.

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Huge fall in smoking

Huge fall in smoking

| May 30, 2018

The number of French smokers fell by a big, round number between 2016 and 2017, but there seems to be some doubt about why this was so.

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Heated tobacco warning

Heated tobacco warning

| May 29, 2018

An event under the intriguing title, ‘New Heated Tobacco Products: No Smoke, No fire?’, is due to be held at the European Parliament tomorrow

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Fines threatened

Fines threatened

| May 29, 2018

Cambodia has announced a policy of getting tough on tobacco smoking in public venues, from where the habit has been banned for more than two years.

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Majority report

Majority report

| May 29, 2018

The Czech Republic has a non-smoking population of 75 percent and a population in support of smoking bans of 71 percent. No connection there then.

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China faces challenges

China faces challenges

| May 29, 2018

Although public-places tobacco-smoking bans have met with success in China, controlling the habit there is said to present challenges.

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Graphic warnings fail

Graphic warnings fail

| May 25, 2018

It is hardly surprising that graphic health warnings aren’t working in Australia. They are way over the top. They need to get real.

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Lebanon suffers leaf losses

Lebanon suffers leaf losses

| May 24, 2018

A survey is to be carried out to determine the extent of losses incurred by tobacco growers in southern Lebanon, where viruses are said to have caused extensive damage.

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Nicotine policy flawed

Nicotine policy flawed

| May 24, 2018

Trying to change consumer behavior by making less-appealing the formulation of the products they like is not going to work if those consumers have easily-accessible alternatives.

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Altria Group restructures

Altria Group restructures

| May 23, 2018

A restructuring seems set to mark an historic break between Altria’s traditional tobacco products – its past and present – and its new-generation products – its present and future.

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E-cigs struggling in US

E-cigs struggling in US

| May 23, 2018

In the US, electronic cigarettes are struggling to hold onto the people who try them. Only 3.2 percent of people admit to being daily or occasional users.

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Jailed for smoking shisha

Jailed for smoking shisha

| May 23, 2018

It is difficult to understand what is the point of sending people to prison for smoking shisha, while it is easy to think of many reasons why they shouldn’t be jailed for indulging in such a habit.

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Call for ban by 2025

Call for ban by 2025

| May 23, 2018

Although the incidence of smoking has fallen in New Zealand; the present rate of decline is not going to be enough for the government to hit its tobacco-smoke-free target by 2025.

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JT on sustainability

JT on sustainability

| May 23, 2018

The Japan Tobacco Group is said to have made considerable progress across a wide range of measures that together make up its sustainability program.

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Contracting Burley

Contracting Burley

| May 22, 2018

Tennessee’s Burley crop is expected to fall by 20 percent or more following Alliance One International’s decision not to buy US Burley.

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Leaf prices increased

Leaf prices increased

| May 22, 2018

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Zimbabwe will be hoping that the “encouraging” prices being paid for their leaf will stand up for the rest of the season.

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Growers up in arms

Growers up in arms

| May 22, 2018

Some tobacco growers in Pakistan are claiming that tobacco manufacturers are exploiting them, and they have vowed to fight back.

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EU ticked off on trade talks

EU ticked off on trade talks

| May 21, 2018

Anti-tobacco lobbyists want the EU to exclude tobacco lobbyists from influencing policy positions on international trade.

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Impulsive behavior

Impulsive behavior

| May 21, 2018

Impulsive behavior must play a part whenever a person buys something new. But any follow-up purchases of that product are down to whether the product worked for the buyer.

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Science losing to ideology

Science losing to ideology

| May 21, 2018

Scientific issues are being subverted by ideology in the vital debate on using electronic cigarettes to replace combustible cigarettes.

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