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Cigar-smoking leader

Cigar-smoking leader

| December 27, 2017

Warning: Smoke premium Cuban cigars and you could live to be 90 years of age.

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New tax rates

New tax rates

| December 26, 2017

Azerbaijan will subject imported tobacco products to new excise tax rates, effective Jan. 22.

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BAT buys vapor company

BAT buys vapor company

| December 25, 2017

British American Tobacco South Africa is buying South Africa’s biggest vaping company‚ Twisp.

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Medicinal cigarettes

Medicinal cigarettes

| December 22, 2017

Cigarettes containing traditional Chinese medicine have long been the butt of jokes, but could they, while damaging health overall, relieve the systems of certain minor ailments?

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Smoke screen

Smoke screen

| December 22, 2017

A French member of the European parliament has asked why, if it is acceptable in films to show people drinking alcohol, it is not acceptable to show people smoking.

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Small retailers cry foul

Small retailers cry foul

| December 22, 2017

India’s small-scale retailers believe that their bigger rivals are working with anti-tobacco activists to take their customers.

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Focus on heart disease

Focus on heart disease

| December 22, 2017

Given the emphasis placed on tobacco; it is perhaps surprising to learn that its consumption, or, more like, its consumption by smoking, accounts for abut 12 percent of all heart-disease deaths.

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Science exposed

Science exposed

| December 21, 2017

Given the huge opposition that has been mounted against electronic cigarettes, which contain no tobacco, heat-not burn devices seem to have been given a smooth ride. Until now perhaps.

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Thailand firm on vaping

Thailand firm on vaping

| December 21, 2017

A report suggesting that Thailand’s Public Health Ministry distorted the findings of an analysis of the safety risks of e-cigarette use has been denied.

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JT taking over in Ethiopia

JT taking over in Ethiopia

| December 21, 2017

The Japan Tobacco group says it is confident it can take Ethiopia’s National Tobacco Enterprise Share Company to a new level of growth.

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Suffering from the cure?

Suffering from the cure?

| December 21, 2017

New research indicating that users of the smoking-cessation drug, Varenicline, are more likely than non-users to have a cardiovascular event cannot determine cause and effect.

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New factory for Zambia

New factory for Zambia

| December 20, 2017

It could be the case that the rise of vapor products in high-income countries will lead to the manufacture of combustible cigarettes gradually being shifted to low-income countries.

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What smoking bans?

What smoking bans?

| December 20, 2017

It seems to be the case that, contrary to general belief, smoking is not banned in thousands of government buildings in England and Wales, including courts and ‘jobcentres’.

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Banning vaping at home

Banning vaping at home

| December 20, 2017

A housing authority in the US that, in line with national policy, is banning smoking in its buildings, is said to be giving people the resources to quit, even though it is banning vaping.

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Voting with their butts

Voting with their butts

| December 20, 2017

‘Ballot bins’ are being trialed in a borough in Northern Ireland in another attempt to mitigate the ‘scourge of cigarette butts littering pavements’.

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Menthol bans spreading

Menthol bans spreading

| December 19, 2017

Some people expect that the result of a June 2018 ballot in San Francisco on whether sales of menthol cigarettes should be banned will have repercussions far beyond that city.

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Japan’s vaping dilemma

Japan’s vaping dilemma

| December 19, 2017

To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.

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Modified-risk requests made

Modified-risk requests made

| December 19, 2017

Due to the ‘large size’ of six modified-risk-tobacco-product applications made to the Food and Drug Administration, the application material will be posted on a rolling basis.

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Exports booming

Exports booming

| December 19, 2017

Depending on your definition of a multi-national tobacco company; either KT&G is one or is well on its way to becoming one.

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Huge warnings struck down

Huge warnings struck down

| December 18, 2017

The passage into law of India’s regulations requiring 85-percent tobacco-packaging warnings was convoluted, and now these warnings have been struck down by a court.

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