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I Love Smoking

I Love Smoking

| July 5, 2018

Congratulations to the South Korea smoking community, I Love Smoking, for having the courage to use such a name and to talk about the ‘happiness’ derived from smoking.

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WTO appeal likely

WTO appeal likely

| July 5, 2018

Although Australia won in its entirety the World Trade Organization dispute over its plain tobacco packaging legislation, both it and one or more of the complainants could lodge appeals.

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Smoking compared

Smoking compared

| July 5, 2018

The health risk of smoking marijuana is usually said to be lower than that of smoking tobacco, but the reasons for this seem unclear.

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Imperial Board change

Imperial Board change

| July 5, 2018

Imperial Brands yesterday announced changes to its Board of Directors.

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UK smoking incidence falls

UK smoking incidence falls

| July 4, 2018

The fall in the incidence of smoking in the UK is no bad thing, but it is right to question whether the ends justify the means.

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A matter of choice

A matter of choice

| July 4, 2018

There are many reasons given as to why women alone should not smoke tobacco. Mostly these reasons are made up by men and are unreasoned.

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Leaf growing not lucrative

Leaf growing not lucrative

| July 4, 2018

Small-scale tobacco growers in Kenya are apparently not sharing in the huge profits made by the industry, which seems to mean that they are not stakeholders, despite what is said.

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Promotion at Villiger

Promotion at Villiger

| July 4, 2018

A man with a background in the hospitality trade and a passion for cigars has been promoted to national sales manager for Villiger Cigars North America.

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Vapers; here’s your chance

Vapers; here’s your chance

| July 3, 2018

Citizens often feel helpless in the face of officialdom – mere anecdotes in a nation’s ledger; but US vapers are being given the opportunity to make their voices heard in high places.

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Plain-packs defense costly

Plain-packs defense costly

| July 3, 2018

‘Free’ trade agreements and Investor-State Dispute Settlement clauses seem incompatible – antipodean perhaps, no matter what interpretation is put on the word ‘free’.

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Sporting chance for smokers

Sporting chance for smokers

| July 3, 2018

Tokyo’s new anti-tobacco ordinance is set to take effect from April 2020, just a few months before the start of the Olympics.

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Smokers off the rails

Smokers off the rails

| July 3, 2018

During train journeys, the rights of non-smoking passengers outweigh those of tobacco smokers, the Beijing Railway Transport Court has decided.

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New test methods

New test methods

| July 2, 2018

PMI says its in vitro methodologies reduce the need for animal models and offer more timely, robust, and human-specific scientific findings.

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LL Flex restructures

LL Flex restructures

| July 2, 2018

LL Flex will realign its executive management team and focus its assets in core markets.

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Supporting research

Supporting research

| July 2, 2018

The medicinal use of cannabis in the UK – or the lack of it – has been much in the news lately; so it is timely that Imperial Brands is supporting research in this field.

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Packs finding welcomed

Packs finding welcomed

| July 2, 2018

It seems only right that where a democratically-elected government acts in good faith to protect health, that action should not be overturned by commercial interests.

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Price reductions continuing

Price reductions continuing

| July 2, 2018

The prices of cigarettes continue to increase while, often, the prices of the tobaccos that fill them – and certainly those grown in Zambia – continue to decline.

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Clearing the smoke

Clearing the smoke

| July 2, 2018

While smokers – at least in some countries – already have access to acceptable reduced-risk products, the quest for better products is continuing.

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Fighting for flavor

Fighting for flavor

| July 2, 2018

A coalition of vape companies has launched a grassroots cause campaign titled #Fight4Flavor, which aims to encourage adult vapers to share how e-liquid flavored products have helped them transition from smoking.

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FCTC protocol ratified

FCTC protocol ratified

| July 2, 2018

This sounds like only the end of the beginning: the conditions have been met for the entry into force in 90 days of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

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