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ITM an industry powerhouse

ITM an industry powerhouse

| May 25, 2018

In the land of windmills, power can be generated easily using existing technologies, some of which are extremely old. Storing that power for future use is another matter.

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Graphic warnings fail

Graphic warnings fail

| May 25, 2018

It is hardly surprising that graphic health warnings aren’t working in Australia. They are way over the top. They need to get real.

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Vaping out of the shadows

Vaping out of the shadows

| May 25, 2018

Canada is moving from an environment where the sale of nicotine e-liquid was technically illegal to one where it will be possible to advertise it.

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Local Heets to go on sale

Local Heets to go on sale

| May 25, 2018

It seems odd that the government of South Korea should require graphic health warnings for heated-tobacco products at the same time as one locally-made product is due to go on sale.

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Imperial – a better offer

Imperial – a better offer

| May 24, 2018

A new report sets out Imperial Brands’ position on next generation products; or as it describes such products – something better.

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Lebanon suffers leaf losses

Lebanon suffers leaf losses

| May 24, 2018

A survey is to be carried out to determine the extent of losses incurred by tobacco growers in southern Lebanon, where viruses are said to have caused extensive damage.

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Universal presents results

Universal presents results

| May 24, 2018

Universal Corporation expects to make higher volume sales from the next tobacco-crop cycle, given that the global market remains stable.

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Nicotine policy flawed

Nicotine policy flawed

| May 24, 2018

Trying to change consumer behavior by making less-appealing the formulation of the products they like is not going to work if those consumers have easily-accessible alternatives.

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Altria Group restructures

Altria Group restructures

| May 23, 2018

A restructuring seems set to mark an historic break between Altria’s traditional tobacco products – its past and present – and its new-generation products – its present and future.

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E-cigs struggling in US

E-cigs struggling in US

| May 23, 2018

In the US, electronic cigarettes are struggling to hold onto the people who try them. Only 3.2 percent of people admit to being daily or occasional users.

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Jailed for smoking shisha

Jailed for smoking shisha

| May 23, 2018

It is difficult to understand what is the point of sending people to prison for smoking shisha, while it is easy to think of many reasons why they shouldn’t be jailed for indulging in such a habit.

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Call for ban by 2025

Call for ban by 2025

| May 23, 2018

Although the incidence of smoking has fallen in New Zealand; the present rate of decline is not going to be enough for the government to hit its tobacco-smoke-free target by 2025.

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JT on sustainability

JT on sustainability

| May 23, 2018

The Japan Tobacco Group is said to have made considerable progress across a wide range of measures that together make up its sustainability program.

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Expanding cannabis

Expanding cannabis

| May 22, 2018

An indirect subsidiary of Alliance One International is gearing up to satisfy expected increases in demand for medicinal and recreational cannabis in Canada.

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Contracting Burley

Contracting Burley

| May 22, 2018

Tennessee’s Burley crop is expected to fall by 20 percent or more following Alliance One International’s decision not to buy US Burley.

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Leaf prices increased

Leaf prices increased

| May 22, 2018

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Zimbabwe will be hoping that the “encouraging” prices being paid for their leaf will stand up for the rest of the season.

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BAT widens horizons

BAT widens horizons

| May 22, 2018

British American Tobacco has invested in a Chinese company that seeks to help early-stage technology firms develop products that could subsequently be sold to larger companies.

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Growers up in arms

Growers up in arms

| May 22, 2018

Some tobacco growers in Pakistan are claiming that tobacco manufacturers are exploiting them, and they have vowed to fight back.

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GFN registration open

GFN registration open

| May 22, 2018

The organisers of the Global Forum on Nicotine are putting on the most ambitious event in its five-year history.

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EU ticked off on trade talks

EU ticked off on trade talks

| May 21, 2018

Anti-tobacco lobbyists want the EU to exclude tobacco lobbyists from influencing policy positions on international trade.

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