Jessica Miller | December 11, 2012
Representative of the Tobacco Board of India, Manju Pillai stated that tobacco production is estimated to be about 100 million kg in Karnataka in comparison to the 127 million kg last year and auction prices already constitute Rs 20 per kg. The demand is increased for the Flue Cure Virginia (FCV), the finest tobacco crop used to produce cigarettes.
Jessica Miller | October 22, 2012
Rates of illegal tobacco products sales into the UK have dropped despite earlier requests from the tobacco company that tax increases would prompt a raise in the illicit tobacco trade, official figures showed. An estimated nine percent of cigarettes in the UK in 2010/11 were illegal, in comparison with 11 percent in the previous year, according to HM Revenue & Customs. There was also a decrease in smuggled hand-rolled tobacco products too, from 42 percent to 38 percent.
Jessica Miller | August 22, 2012
It has been 11 years since the Russian authorities passed an ordinance banning smoking tobacco, four years since Russia endorsed the anti-smoking agreement of the World Health Organization, and two years since Vladimir Putin signed the Governmental Concept for Restriction of Tobacco Consumption. However, according to Dmitry Yanin, the head of the international Confederation of Consumer, Russia continue to be one of the heaviest smoking countries in the world. According to Yanin’s data, more than 60 per cent of Russian men and 22 per cent of women are smokers, and the 85 per cent of them began smoking cigarette before they turned 20.
Jessica Miller | May 31, 2012
The lot of Israelis aged 21 and even older confessed that smoking dropped by 2.7 per cent from 2010. They sent 426 million packages of cigs up in smoke. The self-reported cigarettes smoking rate for Israelis aged over 21 attained an evidence low in 2011-2012, to just 20.6 per cent. But in general tobacco consumption increased by 0.1 per cent from the previous year. The figures are from a Health Ministry study, issued for World No Tobacco Day, May 31, and submitted by Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin. According to the recent study, which was based on a poll of 3,964 Israelis, the smokers rate for adults aged 21 and above was 27.1 per cent for men and 14.4 per cent for adult women. Fewer Jews reported smoking than Arabs, at 19.7 per cent and 25.2 per cent.
Jessica Miller | February 16, 2012
Chile has the highest level of tobacco consumption in all of America, according to a study done by the Pan-American Health Organization (OPS).The test results are the highest in the region among youth and adults and points out the importance of smoke-free areas. Compared with the other countries in this region, Chile is the country where people smoke the most often. The OPS compared the frequency of tobacco consumption among the 35 nations that are included in the association. The second annual report elaborated by OPS concentrates on nicotine poisoning in the region and meeting the commitments of the Marco Convention of the World Health Organization (OMS) to control the consumption of tobacco.