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[UK] Vaping industry hits back at reports of new tax on e-cigs

The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has written to the Treasury in response to reports suggesting that the government is considering introducing a new ‘sin tax’ on vaping products, which would reportedly raise additional tax revenue of £40m. A re
Talking Retail (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:37
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[UK] Chancellor warned off duty on vaping

Britain’s 2.8 million vapers could be taxed in the autumn budget as Philip Hammond seeks funds to pay for a cash injection into the NHS. The Treasury is looking at a range of possible tax rises to pay for the £83 billion extra needed for the health serv
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:37
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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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[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] Call for larger tax rises to 'make smoking unaffordable'

THE cost of tobacco is still affordable to many millions of smokers in the UK despite rising prices, a study suggests. Researchers are calling for larger tax rises to make the country's nine million smokers realise their habit is unaffordable. They have
This is Lancashire (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:31
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[UK] Vape, don’t smoke, warn Brigade after fire at flat

Fire investigators believe a bed ignited when smoking materials, such as a cigarette or match, were carelessly disposed of. A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “We would rather people didn’t smoke at all but if they do, vaping is a safer option.
Islington Tribune (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:29
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[Australia] E-cigs increase smoking take-up risk

WA has seen highly sig­nif­i­cant falls in smok­ing rates in all age groups, but es­pe­cially in ado­les­cents, with rates for 12 to 17-year-olds fall­ing from around 21 per cent in 1984 to less than 5 per cent now. This is one of the most im­por­tant p
West Australian (au)
added Aug 6, 2018 21:07
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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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[India] E-smokers Under Fire

In India, the preferred method to buy e-cigarette merchandise, from the juices and the batteries to the vape itself, is through online distributors. Most of them ship these products from foreign shores, especially China, which is widely believed to be th
Open - The Magazine (in)
added Aug 6, 2018 18:36
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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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