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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Dispute erupts over KT&G global sales promotion

However, some have taken issue with the company's pride in its sales in developing countries, where government regulations on tobacco companies are more lax, claiming this could end up posing health risks to smokers there. "Exporting lots of cigarettes
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 20, 2017 20:01

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G Overseas Sales Boast Draws Criticism

A firestorm of condemnation followed hot on the heels of the press release, with critics denouncing the company for boasting about sales of cigarettes, often referred to as death sticks, in less developed countries with lax tobacco regulations. “Many p
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:52

[Korea - South] KT&G’s overseas sales hit record

a record $812 million last year, thanks to robust demand in emerging markets. The number of individual cigarettes sold in 2016 was 48.7 billion, a 4.7 percent increase from the previous year. That corresponded to a 13 percent increase in revenue from abr
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:50
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[India] Effects of bidi smoking on all-cause mortality and cardiorespiratory outcomes in men from south Asia: an observational community-based substudy of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (PURE) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Interpretation Bidi smoking is associated with severe baseline respiratory impairment, all-cause mortality, and cardiorespiratory outcomes. Stricter controls and regulation of bidis are needed to reduce the tobacco-related disease burden in south Asia.
The Lancet (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:21

[Australia] Influence of premium versus value brand names on the smoking experience in a plain packaging environment: an experimental study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Despite the belief that brand names represent genuine differences between cigarette products, the results suggest that at least some of this perceived sensory difference is attributable to brand image.
BMJ Open (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:09

[UK] Editorial: Tobacco elimination: an economic and public health imperative

the importance of political champions, a government committed to dramatically reducing tobacco use, and a tireless and fearless non-governmental sector. Only with these types of leadership can real progress be made. The evidence and research needs in this
The Lancet (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 17:37

TRUMP AND TOBACCO What the change of guard means for cigarettes and vapor products

On the cover: Having run on a platform of deregulation, Donald Trump has raised high hopes in the tobacco and vapor industries. Will America’s new president deliver? ... Page 34 CAN THINGS ONLY GET BETTER? The tobacco and vapor industries under Tru
Tobacco Reporter
added Jan 20, 2017 17:36


Tobacco Reporter
added Jan 20, 2017 17:29

[Florida] Product Liability Group Of The Year: King & Spalding ($$)

a major win for GlaxoSmithKline... A number of Florida juries have been duly persuaded by the trial teams of King & Spalding, which in the past year managed to score eight courtroom victories for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in so-called Engle progeny suits
added Jan 20, 2017 15:46

Business Shutdown and Job Loss Across Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Vape Association will be holding a rally in the state's capitol to oppose the 40% vapor tax placed on businesses in the commonwealth.
PR Newswire
added Jan 20, 2017 15:43
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