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[Europe] MEPs back subsidies for tobacco crops

European Parliament on Wednesday rejected an amendment in the EU 2015 budget to stop subsidies for tobacco crops. The text said "no payments should be made towards tobacco aid, as EU funding should not be used for purposes that are harmful to health." Thr
EUobserver.com
added Oct 24, 2014 13:18
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[Australia] Secret trade business heads to Sydney

Trade ministers will converge on Sydney this weekend to continue secret negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a deal set to cover 40 per cent of the global economy...the leaked TPP text raised new concerns about...plain packaging of tobac
Sky News (au)
added Oct 24, 2014 10:07
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[Mid-east] Midwakh/dokha tobacco use in the Middle East: much to learn [FREE FULL TEXT]

This article provides an overview of an under-reported and understudied ATP, dokha, which is smoked in a midwakh pipe. It describes the state of tobacco control in the Arabian Gulf region where midwakh smoking appears to be most common, the history of mid
Tobacco Control
added Oct 24, 2014 10:05
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U.S. business, farm groups warn on tobacco limits in Pacific trade pact

Chamber of Commerce, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Association of Manufacturers, American Meat Institute and other organizations said they were "highly concerned" that tobacco might be excluded... In a letter sent late on Monday to the U.S. Tr
Reuters
added Oct 24, 2014 09:53
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[Europe, UK] Jean-Claude Juncker plays with future of EU-US trade deal

He thereby risks alienating the US from further pursuit of the flagging talks – and the ire of many EU member states, 14 of which signed a letter of protest on Wednesday. Mr Juncker’s step deprives Cecilia Malmström, the EU trade commissioner, of autonom
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:45
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[Poland, USA] DUTRA/GLANTZ: High International Electronic Cigarette Use Among Never Smoker Adolescents

The heavy marketing of e-cigarettes to youth has likely contributed to the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes among adolescents [[21], [22], [23]]. In addition to claims that e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes and may provide health benefits, e-cig
Journal of Adolescent Health
added Oct 23, 2014 14:32
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[UK] British American Tobacco shares slump as cigarette sales falter

The global cigarette market is expected to shrink this year as more people quit smoking or switch to e-cigarettes and as a weak global economy curbs their ability to spend
Reuters
added Oct 23, 2014 09:33
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[Australia, Europe, Uruguay, USA] Tobacco Companies Could Lose Investment Protection Rights in Pacific Trade Deal

A Reuters source "who has knowledge of the negotiations" said the US is to suggest that the tobacco industry should not have the right to sue governments ...Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission's new president, said in a parliamentary address in Strasbour
IBTimes (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 09:31
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[UK] BAT reports decline in tobacco volumes as smokers kick the habit

reported a decline in tobacco volumes, as smokers continued to cut back and rivals battled for market share. Total tobacco volume worldwide fell 1 per cent in the nine months to September 30. The drop was driven primarily by falls in the Americas and West
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 14:10
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Relation between national-level tobacco control policies and individual-level voluntary home smoking bans in Europe

Conclusions Government tobacco control policies are positively related to the individual-level tobacco policy of having an in-home smoking ban.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 09:01
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