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"As with the COVID-19 enquiries, European governments must challenge China’s cavalier approach to the WHO’s tobacco control efforts."
'Pragmatic solutions' are needed to make cigarettes history
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Tobacco giants fume over claims they exploited COVID-19 crisis
Critics say donations of money and ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic are part of PR efforts to lobby for less state control over tobacco.
Turning up the heat on vaping regulations to address consumer concerns ǀ View
While e-cigarettes are well established in many countries, there are big differences between the way the US regulates vaping compared to other regions like the EU. In addition, to date there are no universal product standards in this relatively new, yet fast-growing product category.
EU cigarette tests hide true harm of smoking, research shows
EU system "influenced by tobacco companies" underplays damage of smoking, Dutch study claims.
WHO promotes No Tobacco Day, but says smoking rising in poorer nations
Report underlines falling consumption in the West, but big five tobacco companies replacing lost markets by agressively expanding elsewhere.
Smoking isn't taboo in Japan — changing that is an Olympic effort
Japanese lawmakers are coming under pressure to implement tougher restrictions against passive smoking before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Clearing the air in The Vatican: cigarette sales to be banned
Cigarette sales in The Vatican are to vanish into a puff of smoke from 2018.
New York hikes cigarette prices to 13 dollars per packet
A packet of cigarettes will now cost a minimum of 13 dollars, or arouund 10.80 euros.
British American Tobacco to merge with Reynolds
British American Tobacco takeover of US firm Reynolds will create the world's biggest listed tobacco company, overtaking Philip Morris International.
Smoking set to kill and cost more than ever
Smoking is on the rise according to the World Health Organisation and the costs far outweigh global revenues from tobacco taxes.
Smoking consolidation: British American Tobacco bids for Reynolds American
A huge cigarette merger is in the offing as British American Tobacco aims to roll up the 58 percent of Reynolds American that it does not already own.
Uruguay defeats tobacco giant in court dispute
The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled in favour of Uruguay after cigarette giant Philip Morris International tried to seek compensation from the
French insurer AXA to stop investing in tobacco industry
French insurer AXA has said it plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry with incoming Chief Executive Thomas Buberl saying: "The human cost of tobacco is tragic; its economic cost is huge."
The Brief from Brussels: NATO flexes military muscle
This is the Brief from Brussels – a daily round-up of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
Polish police uncovered illegal cigarette factory
Polish police say they have uncovered an illegal cigarette factory in the Warsaw area. Over seven million cigarettes and three tons of tobacco were
EU court backs tougher rules for tobacco packaging
The EU’s highest court has ruled in favour of tougher rules on cigarette packaging. The case is the result of a legal challenge by two major tobacco
EU officials 'hiding meetings' with tobacco industry lobbyists
EU officials have been concealing meetings with tobacco industry lobbyists, a watchdog has found. European Ombudsman Emma O’Reilly told the European
Paris in move to fine smokers for throwing away their butts
If you stub it out, don’t throw it away. That’s the message to smokers in Paris as the French capital starts a clean up campaign of cigarette butts
French tobacconists mount cigarette packaging protest
Angry French tobacconists are mounting a protest campaign against government moves to force cigarette companies to use plain, unbranded packaging