Episode from the podcastWorld Business Report

Menthol Cigarettes May Be Banned in US

Released Monday, 12th November 2018
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There are reports that US authorities plan to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes. Professor Robert West is director of tobacco studies at University College London, and tells us why the Food and Drug Administration has concerns about the product. Also in the programme, following a 20% fall in oil prices, Saudi Arabia says it's planning to cut oil production next month. Energy analyst Dr Carole Nakhle explains the background to the move. We find out why Tanzanian president John Magufuli has fired the country's agricultural and trade ministers, and pledged to buy cashew nuts at double the market rate. Indian Railways recently launched the world's largest recruitment drive, and our reporter went to meet some of the job hunters. Plus our regular workplace commentator Pilita Clarke considers how best to deal with a scenario where a temporary replacement for you at work turns out to do the job better than you.
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