Category: People

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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Taxing pollution

Taxing pollution

| April 26, 2018

Does the fact that inhaling polluted air can be likened to smoking present governments with a way of raising excise revenue from those who claim to be non-smokers?

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Mountain retreat

Mountain retreat

| April 26, 2018

Elephant Mountain, which is to be declared a tobacco-smoke-free zone is an ideal spot to take photos of the Taipei skyline – on a clear day, presumably.

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FDA comes down on JUUL

FDA comes down on JUUL

| April 25, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration seems intent on heaping some of the blame for ‘underage sales’ on the product being sold. This is like blaming a car for a speeding offence.

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Quitting record

Quitting record

| April 24, 2018

In the Netherlands, the biggest proportion of occasional smokers comprises young adults aged 20 to 24, 32.6 percent of whom say they smoke, but not every day.

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Bans imposed

Bans imposed

| April 24, 2018

In line with current trends elsewhere, South Korea is planning to take an uncompromising line with tobacco smoking by switching smoking restrictions to smoking bans.

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Smoking in Vietnam

Smoking in Vietnam

| April 20, 2018

According to World Health Organization figures, the prevalence of smoking in Vietnam is going to change only marginally between now and 2025.

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Reduced risk on hold

Reduced risk on hold

| April 20, 2018

The Malaysian arm of British American Tobacco has put the launch of reduced risk products on hold while it sees which way the regulatory wind is blowing.

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Tabacalera acquired

Tabacalera acquired

| April 20, 2018

Tabacalera, which has been acquired by a Philip Morris subsidiary, is to stop manufacturing cigarettes in Costa Rica.

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E-cig crackdown coming

E-cig crackdown coming

| April 19, 2018

Those opposed to the excessive use of electronic cigarettes among young people should define what they mean by ‘excessive’ use and, therefore, what they think is acceptable use.

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Elevating passive smoking

Elevating passive smoking

| April 18, 2018

An Ikoma city-government office worker needs to smoke only about 10 cigarettes a day to ensure that she doesn’t have to visit her desk.

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New taxes opposed

New taxes opposed

| April 18, 2018

The Nigerian government is coming under pressure because of a planned three-year program of tax increases on tobacco products and alcohol.

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Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

| April 17, 2018

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

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