Tag: china

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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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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Smoking population falls

Smoking population falls

| June 7, 2018

Beijing, China, is estimated to have about 3.99 million tobacco smokers, about 200,000 fewer than before strict smoking restrictions were introduced about three years ago.

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Smoking spaces ‘civilized’

Smoking spaces ‘civilized’

| June 5, 2018

China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration seems to make a valid point when it says that a mature society should make provision for ‘civilized smoking’.

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China faces challenges

China faces challenges

| May 29, 2018

Although public-places tobacco-smoking bans have met with success in China, controlling the habit there is said to present challenges.

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BAT widens horizons

BAT widens horizons

| May 22, 2018

British American Tobacco has invested in a Chinese company that seeks to help early-stage technology firms develop products that could subsequently be sold to larger companies.

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Springtime for CORESTA

Springtime for CORESTA

| May 18, 2018

CORESTA is to hold its 2018 Congress in the City of Eternal Spring, where the latest scientific findings will be presented for the benefit of both experienced and new scientists.

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CORESTA-papers deadline

CORESTA-papers deadline

| May 11, 2018

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers proposed for presentation at this year’s CORESTA Congress falls next week.

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Stirring the pot

Stirring the pot

| April 13, 2018

Second-hand tobacco smoke, cooking-oil fumes and pollution are all seen as being implicated in the rapid rise in the incidence of lung cancer among non-tobacco-smoking women.

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Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

| April 5, 2018

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

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Smokers detrained

Smokers detrained

| March 22, 2018

If it achieves nothing else, China’s ‘social credit’ system should help with any overcrowding there might be on the country’s transport system.

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Smoking or non-smoking?

Smoking or non-smoking?

| March 19, 2018

Restricting people from traveling – because, for instance, they have smoked in prohibited areas – should reduce their carbon footprint, which should improve their social credit standing.

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CORESTA calls for papers

CORESTA calls for papers

| March 9, 2018

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of proposed papers for presentation at this year’s CORESTA Congress is May 16.

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An unusual case

An unusual case

| January 24, 2018

A Chinese family has sued – unsuccessfully – over the death of a smoker. The case was brought not against a manufacturer, but against a man who tried to stop him smoking.

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Fewer smokers in Beijing

Fewer smokers in Beijing

| January 15, 2018

The number of smokers in Beijing has fallen since the enforcement of a smoking ban in the city, but it is not clear whether the fall is due to the ban.

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Keep digging

Keep digging

| January 4, 2018

Often, if a policy, such as an anti-tobacco policy, is seen not to have worked, the reaction is to call for more of that policy rather than a change to that policy.

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Puffing along in China

Puffing along in China

| December 29, 2017

A question that has arisen during a court case in China asks whether a smoker should be prohibited from indulging her habit during the whole of a 30-hour train journey.

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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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Growing pollution in China

Growing pollution in China

| September 6, 2017

Plastic film is used as a mulch on almost all the land on which tobacco is grown in China, and that film is not biodegradable and is often not recycled.

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Smoking costs unaffordable

Smoking costs unaffordable

| August 31, 2017

With a 20 percent adult tobacco-smoking rate only a 2030 aspiration, China will struggle to bear the economic and social cost of the habit, some observers believe.

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