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behind the numbers – smoking in south korea

DECREASING CIGARETTE VOLUME IN SOUTH KOREA On February 21, 2019, KT&G reported fourth quarter and full-year operating results for 2018. The data show that domestic cigarette industry volume is decreasing significantly – approximately 9% in 2018 and more than 14% over the last two years. What is happening? KT&G, British American Tobacco, and Philip Morris International introduced heated […]

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the possibilities for the greatest transformation in health may be emerging in china

普通话翻译/Mandarin Translation TOBACCO IN CHINA China continues to be a critically important player in global public health. It is home to more than 300 million smokers, and the health impacts are profound. Tobacco harm reduction and smoking cessation are two sides of the same coin, providing solutions to smokers that exercise empathy and respect for their […]

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behind the numbers – smoking in japan

UNPRECEDENTED DROP IN JAPANESE CIGARETTE VOLUME Last week, Japan Tobacco Inc. reported full-year operating results for 2018. The data show that domestic cigarette industry volume is dropping at an unprecedented rate – more than 12% in 2018 and nearly 24% over the last two years. What is happening? Heated tobacco product sales are driving double-digit annual percentage […]

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ending adult smoking is key to the attainment of several sustainable development goals

Progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to noncommunicable diseases requires concerted action to end adult smoking. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (hereafter, referred to as “the Foundation”) is ready to accelerate work to improve global health by ending smoking in this generation. The Foundation believes that the SDGs provide a thoughtful and […]

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smoking, taxation and the poor

As a follow-up to our April 10, 2018, blog, entitled “Thoughts on ‘Why are the poor blamed and shamed for their deaths?’,” we explore the data associated with smoking and the cost of tobacco products over time. Taxation is a key demand-reduction measure of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and taxes constitute a […]

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