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Tobacco a hospital crop

Tobacco a hospital crop

| February 11, 2019

Some might say that growing tobacco at a hospital raises no additional problems to those caused by growing it elsewhere. A cynic might say it was a way of increasing business.

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Plea for farmers

Plea for farmers

| February 11, 2019

In a country such as the Philippines, which has traditionally grown a lot of tobacco, price hikes on tobacco products are a two-edged sword.

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Driving change

Driving change

| February 11, 2019

Vaping and tobacco smoking are to be banned in vehicles with people under 18 under a proposed amendment to New Zealand’s Smoke-free Environments Act.

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Smoking up, and down

Smoking up, and down

| February 11, 2019

The incidence of smoking can go up, down or remain stable over time; but it cannot go up and down simultaneously.

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Snuff safer than smoking

Snuff safer than smoking

| February 8, 2019

TPSAC backs Altria’s proposed wording for Copenhagen modified-risk claim.

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PMI’s volumes robust

PMI’s volumes robust

| February 8, 2019

Philip Morris International last year put in its best annual volume performance since 2012 – a performance that was underpinned by sales of heated tobacco units.

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Universal focused on leaf

Universal focused on leaf

| February 8, 2019

In announcing its results to the end of December, Universal Corporation said it was reducing its operations in Tanzania as demand for the country’s tobacco had waned.

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EU places fingers in ears

EU places fingers in ears

| February 8, 2019

Presumably, the EU Commission, which is apparently reluctant to talk with the vaping industry because nicotine is a poison, is reluctant, too, to talk with the alcohol industry.

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Tobacco firms a drain on UK

Tobacco firms a drain on UK

| February 8, 2019

If research by the University of Bath is correct, Imperial Brands and British American Tobacco are not paying their way in the UK.

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Acquisitions boost volumes

Acquisitions boost volumes

| February 7, 2019

Acquisitions by the Japan Tobacco Group helped boost its cigarette volumes, which last year were up by more than seven percent in respect of its international business.

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Irresponsibility exposed

Irresponsibility exposed

| February 7, 2019

If the results of a study appear to show that vaping is dangerous; it is always worth suspending judgement until Dr. Michael Siegel has cast his eyes over the methodology.

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Smoker loses custody battle

Smoker loses custody battle

| February 7, 2019

A court in Spain seems to have been given little choice in a custody battle aimed at protecting young people from tobacco smoke.

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Baby lost with bath water

Baby lost with bath water

| February 7, 2019

The bans and restrictions on tobacco products imposed by a new law in Ethiopia arguably comprise a good initiative. The ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes is a bad one.

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Recalling nicotine’s benefits

Recalling nicotine’s benefits

| February 6, 2019

If a nicotine patch can help treat memory loss, presumably it cannot be ruled out that vaping with a nicotine e-liquid could also help in this area.

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Catch-as-catch-can

Catch-as-catch-can

| February 6, 2019

Quitting smoking by switching to vaping is seen by some to contain a ‘catch’, but it is a catch only in the minds of those who do not understand the concept of harm reduction.

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Grower registrations up

Grower registrations up

| February 6, 2019

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco production is unlikely to reflect the 46 percent increase in grower registrations, and that is probably a good thing.

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What’s tracking and tracing?

What’s tracking and tracing?

| February 6, 2019

Tracking and tracing tobacco products cannot be high on the UK Government’s agenda. Indeed, it would pay handsomely anybody who could track down any trace of its Brexit agenda.

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Prohibition proposed

Prohibition proposed

| February 5, 2019

It is difficult to fault the logic behind a proposed cigarette sales ban in Hawaii, but the schedule proposed for the progressive introduction of the ban seems to make little sense.

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When quitting isn’t quitting

When quitting isn’t quitting

| February 5, 2019

In line with the US FDA’s penchant for deeming, the American Lung Association has decided that switching from smoking to vaping does not constitute quitting smoking.

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Tax-induced price hike

Tax-induced price hike

| February 5, 2019

The critical factor in determining a sensible tax increase is whether that increase keeps the price of the product at a level that the average consumer deems fair.

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