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Illegal trade doubled

Illegal trade doubled

| April 4, 2018

The illegal trade in cigarettes in Thailand more than doubled recently and illicit cigarettes are expected to become a rising force in the future. It’s predictable given the country’s tax policies.

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Film festival deadline near

Film festival deadline near

| April 4, 2018

The deadline is approaching for the submission of entries for an innovative film festival aimed at highlighting tobacco harm reduction.

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Limit on warning obligation

Limit on warning obligation

| April 4, 2018

Because EU directives and German law refer only to cigarette health warnings on packs, there is no obligation on retailers to ensure those warnings can be seen when they are on their shelves.

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Agitation threat in Pakistan

Agitation threat in Pakistan

| April 3, 2018

Tobacco growers in Pakistan are threatening to start a campaign of agitation unless the government changes its stance on tobacco imposts.

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Ghana decries singles sales

Ghana decries singles sales

| April 3, 2018

Bans on the sale of single cigarettes, while often well-intentioned, can make life difficult for committed smokers who find themselves temporarily short of cash.

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Smokers shut out

Smokers shut out

| April 3, 2018

A congress in Malaysia has condemned what is said to be a growing tendency to discriminate against smokers in the workforce.

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Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

| April 3, 2018

Much change demands that something is done without knowing the full consequences of that change, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a leap in the dark.

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Committee split on e-cigs

Committee split on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

An Australian committee looking at the use of electronic cigarettes has taken a ‘precautionary’ position – probably the most dangerous approach of all.

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Uniting around e-cigs

Uniting around e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

There is a huge momentum building in the UK behind the idea that smokers should be helped to switch to vaping, a momentum that is being supported by some parliamentarians.

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FDA moving on e-cigs

FDA moving on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, has once again spoken positively about electronic cigarettes.

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Smoking incidence falls

Smoking incidence falls

| March 29, 2018

A fall to below 40 percent in the incidence of tobacco smoking among South Korean men is something of a milestone.

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Harassment alleged

Harassment alleged

| March 29, 2018

Two women have filed lawsuits against the US-based tobacco-control activist Dr. Stanton Glantz, who denies the allegations made against him.

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EU acting on child labor

EU acting on child labor

| March 28, 2018

A timely statement from the EU Commission indicates that it is opposed to tobacco-industry money being accepted and used to help reduce child- and forced-labor in the tobacco sector.

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Butts into compost

Butts into compost

| March 28, 2018

There is not much detail in a story from South Korea about a process under trial that promises to turn cigarette butts into compost, but, if it proves viable, it could be a game-changer.

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HEETS-ban case dismissed

HEETS-ban case dismissed

| March 28, 2018

A charge brought in respect of a heated-tobacco product in New Zealand seemed to be a case of going through the motions; but it did highlight the need for more legal clarity.

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Vapor lumped with smoke

Vapor lumped with smoke

| March 28, 2018

An attempt to overthrow a law that lumps vaping and electronic cigarettes with smoking and traditional cigarettes has failed in Greece.

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Plain packaging attacked

Plain packaging attacked

| March 28, 2018

A claim that a rule that offends against intellectual property rights should be repealed even if it proves to be an effective health tool might need to be examined.

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Labor issues won’t go away

Labor issues won’t go away

| March 27, 2018

It stands to reason that tobacco manufacturers are committed to the future of tobacco growing communities. The argument is about the degree and form of that commitment.

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More labor issues coming

More labor issues coming

| March 27, 2018

By the sound of advance publicity, an upcoming report from Human Rights Watch is going to make uncomfortable reading for the tobacco industry.

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Good prices predicted

Good prices predicted

| March 27, 2018

With production expected to come in 14 percent under demand, tobacco is predicted to attract high prices in Malawi.

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