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[Canada] Altria to Make Growth Investment in Cronos Group

“Investing in Cronos Group as our exclusive partner in the emerging global cannabis category represents an exciting new growth opportunity for Altria,” said Howard Willard, Altria’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that Cronos Group’s ex
Altria Group, Inc.
added Dec 7, 2018 16:31
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[Canada] Cannabis Allure Proves Irresistible for Tobacco Company Altria

With U.S. smoking rates falling fast, Richmond, Virginia-based Altria is under pressure to find new avenues to expand revenue. Marijuana, while still illegal on the federal level in the U.S., is now allowed in an increasing number of states, while Canada
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2018 16:10
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[Netherlands] Dutch court refuses to order criminal tobacco investigation

A Dutch appeals court on Thursday refused to order public prosecutors to open a criminal investigation of tobacco companies, in a major setback for anti-smoking activists. In a written ruling that upheld an earlier decision by prosecutors not to open an
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 7, 2018 16:05
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[Asia] Juul, smokin' hot Silicon Valley e-cigarette startup, wants India to light up. Will regulators prove a drag?

Barely three months after the Indian government issued an advisory against electronic nicotine-delivery systems, Juul Labs, the Silicon Valley e-cigarette startup valued at USD16 billion, is making fast moves to enter India. According to two people f
Times of India
added Dec 7, 2018 15:09
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Juul will continue to sell flavoured e-cigarette pods in Canada, despite stopping in U.S.

An American e-cigarette maker will continue selling mango, fruit, and cucumber flavoured pods in Canadian convenience and vape shops, despite no longer doing so south of the border because they might entice young people to use its products.
Global News (ca)
added Dec 7, 2018 15:02
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[Canada] Altria takes C$2.4bn stake in Canadian pot group Cronos

As part of the deal, Altria gets to nominate four directors, including one independent director, to serve on Cronos’ board. Cronos will in turn become Altria’s “exclusive partner for pursuing cannabis opportunities throughout the world”. “Altria is the
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 13:29
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[UK] Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 2, 2018-19

Key Facts / 10.5% of women known to be smokers at time of delivery / Similar to 10.4% in Q1 2018/19, and above the current national ambition of 6% or less. / 31 out of 195 CCGs met the national ambition of 6% or less
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 12:56
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[UK] 'You have nothing to lose': Smokers urged to have free lung check at mobile unit In Aspley and Strelley between 30 and 40 percent of the population are smokers

A state-of-the-art mobile clinical scanning unit that can help detect signs of lung disease is the latest tool to improve the health of people living in Nottingham. The mobile CT scanner has arrived at the car par park of ASDA supermarket in Strelley an
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 12:53
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[UK] How many pregnant women smoke in your town? Map reveals expectant mothers in North East Lincolnshire are 11 times more likely to have the bad habit than those in London

NHS figures have named and shamed the areas where the most expectant mothers are guilty of smoking cigarettes. Around a quarter of mothers-to-be in North East Lincolnshire are known smokers - with similar rates in Blackpool and Mansfield. In compariso
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 12:51
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[Australia, Canada, UK, USA] Keeping smoking affordable in higher tax environments via smoking thinner roll-your-own cigarettes: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey 2006–15

Taxation of RYO should increase considerably in the UK and Australia so that RYO and FM cigarettes are taxed equivalently to reduce RYO attractiveness and inequalities. Other measures to reduce the price differentials, including taxing RYO solely on weig
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Dec 7, 2018 12:27
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