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Restrictions spreading

Restrictions spreading

| July 11, 2018

The future is not hard to predict. Japan’s various public-places smoking restrictions will be declared confusing and will be harmonized – based on the most oppressive regime.

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China to buy Bulgarian leaf

China to buy Bulgarian leaf

| July 11, 2018

With the opportunities for increasing the production of classical oriental tobacco limited, this could be an interesting time for China to make a major entry onto the market for this type.

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Andhra prices tumble

Andhra prices tumble

| July 10, 2018

Slow sales and tumbling prices are the rewards on offer for the tobacco-industry stakeholders who comprise the leaf growers of Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Getting the message across

Getting the message across

| July 10, 2018

Too many smokers, especially mature smokers, are not being made aware of the benefits that accrue to those who switch from smoking to vaping.

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Late-adolescence crisis

Late-adolescence crisis

| July 10, 2018

In saying, “… we might have been outsmarted”, a health expert seems to be conceding that some people – perhaps an increasing number of adults – don’t want to be deterred from smoking

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Big brother is watching

Big brother is watching

| July 10, 2018

It is not indicated below how the surveillance-camera images of people smoking in non-smoking areas would be matched with their names and addresses. Be afraid; be very afraid.

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“Pod Mod” from Imperial

“Pod Mod” from Imperial

| July 9, 2018

Imperial Brands has reportedly launched a “pod mod” system, called MyBlu, with nicotine salts that allow nicotine to be absorbed by the user at a faster rate.

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Blind faith in warnings

Blind faith in warnings

| July 9, 2018

Some medical operatives seem to believe that ordinary people should carry in their heads the latest minutiae of the medical trade. They shouldn’t. It is enough to know that smoking is risky.

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Advertising bill scuttled

Advertising bill scuttled

| July 9, 2018

A bill that would have restricted tobacco-products advertising in Israel has been scuttled. The bill’s defeat is welcome simply because it would have embraced electronic cigarettes.

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HNB warnings coming

HNB warnings coming

| July 9, 2018

A requirement for heat-not-burn products to carry graphic health warnings makes sense – but only if such warnings are included on other products, such as firewood, cooking oil, joss-sticks, air…

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Why ‘ex-smokers’ relapse

Why ‘ex-smokers’ relapse

| July 9, 2018

New research seems to have uncovered what any smoker knows, at least at a subconscious level – that smoking is enjoyable.

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Spending questioned

Spending questioned

| July 6, 2018

The Indonesian Government has been accused of wasting money on a World Trade Organization dispute over standardized packaging that it was unlikely to win.

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Spending questioned

Spending questioned

| July 6, 2018

It will be interesting to see what is included in the EU Commission’s answer to questions about how much has been spent on anti-smoking activities and where that money has gone.

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A matter of timing

A matter of timing

| July 6, 2018

A scrap between Belgium and the EU Commission over the timing of a ban on menthol cigarettes seems to be, in large part, a waste effort, resources and, of course, a small amount of time.

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Banning tobacco

Banning tobacco

| July 6, 2018

The idea seems to be that Sri Lanka will effectively ban the use of tobacco products by banning in 2020 tobacco growing along with the importation of cigarettes and tobacco.

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Strategic agreement

Strategic agreement

| July 5, 2018

Philip Morris International and Parallax have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize an effective nicotine-delivery system that leverages advanced technologies in pulmonary medicine.

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Booming market

Booming market

| July 5, 2018

At least seven new cigarette brands were launched in North Korea during the past year amid increasing demand.

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A step forward

A step forward

| July 5, 2018

Imperial Brands is set to launch this month a new vaping device in the U.S. and the U.K. with the same nicotine formulation as Juul.

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Looking again at vaping

Looking again at vaping

| July 5, 2018

The new Premier of Ontario, Canada, has done smokers and vapers a service by putting on hold legislation that was designed by the previous-administration and that lumped vaping with smoking.

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E-liquid tax postponed

E-liquid tax postponed

| July 5, 2018

Vapers and smokers in Indonesia have been granted a stay of execution by the Government, which is delaying until October the imposition of a 57 percent tax-burden on e-liquids.

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