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Japan Tobacco to Acquire Bangladesh Company for $1.5 Billion

The Japanese company is acquiring the tobacco business of Akij Group, the second-largest cigarette maker in Bangladesh with about 20 percent share of the market, Japan Tobacco said in a statement Monday. “With this investment, we continue to accelerate
Bloomberg News
added Aug 6, 2018 19:38
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[Europe, Sweden] #GFN Michael Russell Award 2018 – Dr Lars Ramström

Ramström has undertaken meticulous analysis of the epidemiology of snus use in Sweden, and its impact on reducing smoking related mortality. He started publishing and working in tobacco control in the 1960s. In 1998 he was given the World Health Organizat
Global Forum on Nicotine
added Aug 6, 2018 18:25
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Japan Tobacco buying Bangladesh Akij's tobacco business for $1.5 billion

is buying the tobacco business of Bangladesh’s Akij Group for around $1.5 billion, its second major purchase in five months...in March to buy Russia’s Donskoy Tabak for about 90 billion rubles ($1.42 billion).
Reuters
added Aug 6, 2018 18:17
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Vaping industry, consumers likely to get caught in crossfire of Trump's trade war with China

China is like the OPEC of e-cigarettes, with just about all of the world’s vaping delivery systems — although not the nicotine-bearing “pods” — made in China. Officials in Shenzhen say that more than 100 companies in the province produce over 90 percent
Washington Times
added Aug 8, 2018 02:03
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[UK-Scotland] Is hard time about to get harder? The reality of Scotland’s prison smoking ban

imagine going cold turkey in a tiny locked room with few distractions and some extremely irritating neighbours. Smoking will be banned in all Scottish prisons on November 30. Tobacco products will no longer be sold to prisoners and they will be prohibite
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:41
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[UK, UK-Scotland] Experts call for cigarette prices to rise to £20 by 2020 to deter smokers

The price of cigarettes should rise to more than £20 a packet to deter people from smoking, a new study has suggested. Researchers say the current price of £10 for 20 smokes is not high enough to encourage people to quit. According to a study from the Uni
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:32
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[UK] Vaping could be a “gateway” to smoking for teenagers, study shows share

Children who try vaping because it is “cool” could inadvertently become hooked on nicotine and take up smoking, a new study has warned. E-cigarettes enable smokers to use nicotine without many of the health effects of smoking regular tobacco products,
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 18:18
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[Asia] Five-day India Tobacco Control Leadership Programme kicks off tomorrow in Goa

Over 75 participants, including health and policy-making experts from India and abroad, have gathered in South Goa as part of a national tobacco-control leadership programme that starts tomorrow. The five-day programme aimed at effective implementation o
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Aug 6, 2018 13:58
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[UK] QUID A CIG! Packet of fags could cost £20 in 16 MONTHS in 100% price hike

A massive 100% price hike to fags has been mooted by health experts in a crackdown to stop smokers. The researchers say the current price of £10 for 20 smokes is not high enough to force people to quit. They claim the bad habit is still “too affordable
Daily Star (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 02:40
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UK heatwave sees golf courses ban smoking while playing

St Enodoc Golf Club in Cornwall banned smoking after a small fire caused by a cigarette on dry grass Hundreds of golf clubs have banned smoking in an "unprecedented" move to reduce the risk of fires starting on dried out courses.
BBC Online
added Aug 6, 2018 22:32
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