Category: People

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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Licenses suspended

Licenses suspended

| April 17, 2018

Should retailers be able to sue customers who, through buying cigarettes, cause the retailers to be fined or to lose their tobacco licenses?

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The price of Brexit

The price of Brexit

| April 17, 2018

A major opportunity is arising for an entrepreneur to start or enlarge a cigarette factory in the UK, with its major brand perhaps being linked to the Brexit name.

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Empathy replacing enmity

Empathy replacing enmity

| April 16, 2018

It is astonishing that it has taken so long to replace enmity with empathy in public service announcements encouraging smokers to quit their habit.

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Smoke screen

Smoke screen

| April 16, 2018

If children slavishly copy what they see on television and in films, why is there so much violence on our screens – so much violence inflicted in the name righteousness?

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Snus ban ‘valid’

Snus ban ‘valid’

| April 13, 2018

For the sake of smokers, it is to be hoped that the European Court of Justice reaches a different conclusion to that of its Advocate General when considering the EU’s ban on snus.

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Stirring the pot

Stirring the pot

| April 13, 2018

Second-hand tobacco smoke, cooking-oil fumes and pollution are all seen as being implicated in the rapid rise in the incidence of lung cancer among non-tobacco-smoking women.

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Seeking room for smokers

Seeking room for smokers

| April 12, 2018

Public-places smoking-bans leave no room for smokers; so they discriminate against what are, in nearly every country, large minorities.

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History in the making

History in the making

| April 11, 2018

In partnering in an event in London last night, Philip Morris International once again demonstrated that it is serious about encouraging smokers to switch to lower-risk products.

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Anti-tobacco groups closing

Anti-tobacco groups closing

| April 11, 2018

It seems inevitable that there will be a consolidation among tobacco-control organizations in countries where tobacco-consumption rates are falling.

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Ban produces rapid results

Ban produces rapid results

| April 11, 2018

As Czech politicians are debating whether to relax slightly the country’s recently-imposed smoking ban, word has come in that the ban has been a huge success.

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Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

| April 10, 2018

Malawi’s tobacco sales season got off to an awful start on Monday with some prices well below a dollar a kg, which far from reflected the work that had gone into producing the leaf.

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Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

| April 10, 2018

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

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Jigsaws for prisoners

Jigsaws for prisoners

| April 10, 2018

Unless the order for jigsaws for Scottish prisoners is carefully worded, the authorities could find themselves trying to piece together the evidence of a mass breakout.

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Indian students rebel

Indian students rebel

| April 10, 2018

Although banning drinking and smoking in educational institutions might seem like a good idea, such a ban starts to look invasive when the students are in their late 20s.

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NZ indecisive on e-cigs

NZ indecisive on e-cigs

| April 9, 2018

A change in government in New Zealand seems to have put a brake on a move to legalize vaping with nicotine, leaving smokers in a difficult place.

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US panics over e-cig

US panics over e-cig

| April 9, 2018

Parts of the US media are in a moral panic over the ‘success’ of an electronic cigarette, even though the rise in popularity of such products has been accompanied by a fall in teen smoking rates.

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