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[USA] Tampa cigar manufacturers welcome Cuban competition

“The competition is already there all over the world. It’s just something maybe new to some Americans,” said Cooks. “So they’ll try it, and maybe boost cigar sales in general, and that’s not a bad thing!”
WTVT Fox13 (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Sep 22, 2015 17:05
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[UK] Passive smoking raises risk of type 2 diabetes

Lancet journal’s meta-analysis says chance of diabetes for non-smokers inhaling ‘secondhand’ smoke raised by 22% / Pooled results of 88 studies covering almost six million people suggest heavy smokers have a 57% higher risk of diabetes than non-smokers.
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 17, 2015 16:55
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[Caribbean] Usher Smokes Cigars, Enjoys Cuban Coffee in Havana with Rapper Ludacris

Usher...visited the factories of H.Upmann and Partagas, where the Cuban cigar brands Cohiba and Montecristo are produced, and he said on Facebook and Instagram that this was his first time smoking his very own Havana "puro."
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Sep 16, 2015 17:50
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[USA] Youth Exposure to Tobacco in Movies in Ontario, Canada: 2004-2014 (PDF)

o At least 185,000 children and teens aged 0-17 living in Ontario today will be recruited to cigarette smoking by their exposure to onscreen smoking. o These future Ontario smokers will incur at least $1.1 billion in healthcare costs attributable to t
Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (ca)
added Sep 11, 2015 13:42
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[Asia-pacific, Europe, Japan, USA] WOLVERTON: Big Tobacco Eyes Easing Restrictions Via TTIP

a 14-page letter from British American Tobacco revealed fewer than five percent of the text. What was visible was little more than the written version of small talk...meeting with lobbyists working for Philip Morris...even the date was redacted!
The New American
added Sep 5, 2015 16:34
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco export earnings up 150pc

TOBACCO export earnings have increased by over 150 percent to $322 million since the beginning of the year... Zimbabwe’s major consumer of the golden leaf, China, has since January spent $176.7 million importing 20.8 million kgs at an average price of $
Chronicle (zw)
added Aug 26, 2015 11:23
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[Canada] Calgary committee considers tough new rules on e-cigarettes, vaping

Health officials are urging a City of Calgary committee to adopt tough new rules prohibiting “vaping” wherever smoking is not allowed. “We’re supporting the recommendations that e-cigarettes be treated like tobacco products so they’d be subject to the sa
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jun 9, 2015 10:00
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[Africa] Malawi tobacco sales rake in US$31m in three weeks

Tobacco earnings have reached over US$31million from 21.7 million kilogrammes in three weeks of sale at the country’s tobacco auction market.Tobacco Control Commission chief executive Bruce Munthali said Monday that this year’s earnings appeared a bit be
StarAfrica
added May 4, 2015 17:32
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[Ethiopia] When the smoke clears: new tobacco directive

Ethiopian Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority (EFMHACA) ...has drafted a directive which is expected to enter into force in the next three months....prohibits indoor smoking in public places such as hotels, bars, nightclubs
The Reporter (et)
added Jan 12, 2015 00:34
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[UK] SHRIMPTON: Editor's comment: Preparing for the tobacco display ban

But in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, where 1.5sq metres can be exposed, it may well be legal, if not particularly elegant. ...While staying legal is the most important immediate consideration, independents must continue to project a professional im
Talking Retail (uk)
added Jan 9, 2015 13:35
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