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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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New product promised

New product promised

| May 1, 2018

In reporting its first-quarter results, Japan Tobacco Inc said that it was looking to launch a new heated tobacco product in under a year.

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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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Secretive science deposed

Secretive science deposed

| April 30, 2018

Taken on its own, the idea that the science underlying regulations should be made publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation cannot be faulted.

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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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Regulations challenged

Regulations challenged

| April 30, 2018

A court challenge by tobacco manufacturers to regulations imposed in Kenya is aimed in part at a requirement that they contribute two percent of their revenues to a consolidated fund.

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Regulations enforced

Regulations enforced

| April 30, 2018

Tobacco distributors in the US will have to pay particular attention to their record keeping as an existing law is enforced more aggressively.

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Promoting innovation

Promoting innovation

| April 27, 2018

A suggestion has been made that cigarette packs in the UK should be used as a promotional vehicle to steer smokers away from smoking and toward vaping.

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Marlboro US share down

Marlboro US share down

| April 27, 2018

PM USA’s first-quarter cigarette market share was down by 0.7 of a percentage point to 50.3 percent. Marlboro’s market share was down by 0.5 of a percentage point to 43.2 percent.

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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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