Category: People

Growers exploited

Growers exploited

| May 8, 2018

In a country where the average price paid to growers for flue-cured tobacco has hardly increased in 20 years; a story telling how growers are being exploited is hardly news.

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Shisha popular with young

Shisha popular with young

| May 8, 2018

Young people in Zimbabwe are bypassing cigarettes and heading for shisha, sometimes unaware of the risks involved.

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Time to take the initiative

Time to take the initiative

| May 4, 2018

Those with a stake in the health of the US have an ethical duty to speak out loudly and often about the different levels of risk posed by combustible and non-combustible products.

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Modest price increase

Modest price increase

| May 4, 2018

At least one observer believes that a modest price increase in the average price being paid to Zimbabwe growers for their flue-cured tobacco is down to concerns that the crop might be relatively small.

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Auctions to boost exports

Auctions to boost exports

| May 4, 2018

From the point of view of Vietnam, it makes perfect sense to auction the high-quality, illicit cigarettes that it intercepts – and to make sure they end up in a country far away.

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One appointment today

One appointment today

| May 4, 2018

To help it move forward with its recently-announced ‘One Tomorrow’ initiative, Alliance One International has taken on an executive vice president, global speciality products.

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Illegal trade rising

Illegal trade rising

| May 3, 2018

If governments believe they can force people to quit smoking completely by increasing the prices of cigarettes, they must believe also that tobacco addiction is not strong.

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Youngsters smoking less

Youngsters smoking less

| May 3, 2018

Anti-tobacco activists in Ireland believe that the Tobacco Free Ireland strategy can succeed – at least in respect of youngsters.

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Industry meddled in UNICEF

Industry meddled in UNICEF

| May 2, 2018

Whatever its intentions, the tobacco industry should realize that there is a big, flashing warning over anything even remotely connected with children.

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Youngsters targeted

Youngsters targeted

| May 2, 2018

Whatever its intentions, the nicotine industry should realize that there is a big, red, flashing warning over anything even remotely connected with children.

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Smoking ban takes off

Smoking ban takes off

| May 2, 2018

It seems odd to consider as a healthy trend a ban on smoking and vaping at an airport – surely a hub of unnecessary consumption if there ever was one.

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Seven million deaths

Seven million deaths

| May 2, 2018

The World Health Organization believes that pollution causes the deaths of seven million people annually; so why is there no Framework Convention on Pollution Control?

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Preconceived flavors

Preconceived flavors

| May 1, 2018

A story from South Korea says that the flavor of a smoker’s cigarette of choice is influential in her trying it for the first time. This seems odd since there are no flavour descriptors on packs.

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Grime and punishment

Grime and punishment

| May 1, 2018

One way to fill up your jails is to incarcerate people for minor offences, such as dropping litter, including cigarette butts.

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Cantonal smoking ban

Cantonal smoking ban

| May 1, 2018

A public-places tobacco-smoking ban in the Swiss canton of Ticino will cover many administrative, recreational and transport facilities.

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Regulations proposed

Regulations proposed

| April 30, 2018

A tobacco- and nicotine-product control-bill is being put out for public comment in South Africa.

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Sales picking up

Sales picking up

| April 27, 2018

The average price paid to Zimbabwe’s growers for flue-cured tobacco seems to be hovering around where it was at about the same stage of the previous two seasons.

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The cost of success

The cost of success

| April 27, 2018

One of the lessons to come out of the JUUL affair is that it can be dangerous to come up with a product that is ‘too’ successful.

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Passing the butt

Passing the butt

| April 26, 2018

If civic-minded citizens didn’t pay for the costs created by those less civic-minded, there would be no tobacco-company donations to the EU for fighting the illegal trade – and no prisons.

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Pitching up for litter

Pitching up for litter

| April 26, 2018

In New Zealand, the amount of litter is measured by the number of rugby pitches it would cover – an image that most locals would find too distressing to contemplate.

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