The Daily Populous

Sunday March 28th, 2021 day edition

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In 10 to 20 years there could be no smokers left in many markets, according to analysts at Jefferies.

Governments and tobacco companies are on the same side in this shift, as more countries adopt smokefree targets and companies push smokers over to reduced-risk products such as vaping and oral nicotine.

"With regulators and tobacco ambitions increasingly aligned, in many countries, no smokers within a generation could become a reality," analyst Owen Bennett wrote in a note on Friday.

"If smokefree is to happen, this is only achieved with the support of RRP.".

The view that cigarettes could become obsolete is also held by Citigroup Inc., which expects smoking to disappear by 2050 from the U.S., parts of Europe, Australia and large chunks of Latin America if the declining trend seen in recent decades continues.

"Smoking has been in decline for the past five decades because of what we call the ESG Squeeze: pressures from societal attitudes, regulation, and taxation," Citi analyst Adam Spielman wrote in a note this month.

In the same note, Bennett upgraded his recommendations on BAT and Altria Group Inc. to buy from hold. »

‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Sets Guinness World Record For Oscar-Nominated Film With Longest Title

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No matter what happens at the upcoming Academy Awards, the new Sacha Baron Cohen film is already a winner.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (UK/USA, 2020) has broken the Guinness World Record for longest title for a film nominated for an Oscar.

That film did not win its nomination for Best Writing Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. »

Scholastic pulls popular children's book from 'Captain Underpants' author

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“On Monday, March 22, 2021, with the full support of Dav Pilkey, Scholastic halted distribution of the 2010 book 'The Adventures of Ook and Gluk.'

Scholastic has removed the book from our websites, stopped fulfillment of any orders (domestically or abroad), contacted our retail partners to explain why this book is no longer available, and sought a return of all inventory.

Dav Pilkey is the author behind the "Captain Underpants," "Ricky Ricotta," "Dog Man," "Dragon," "Super Diaper Baby," and "Dumb Bunnies" book series for children. »