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CNT creates UTC International

CNT creates UTC International

| March 29, 2017

CNT has become a shareholder in the UTC Group by founding UTC International in Wilson, North Carolina, USA.

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Concern about TTM reforms

Concern about TTM reforms

| March 29, 2017

Anti-tobacco activists in Thailand are urging government to reconsider plans to relax its control of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly.

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Maneson to lead JR Cigar

Maneson to lead JR Cigar

| March 28, 2017

Tabacalera USA has appointed Rob Maneson CEO of its JR Cigar unit.

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Promise highlighted

Promise highlighted

| March 28, 2017

PMI data shows the potential of the company’s carbon-heated tobacco product to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to this product versus continued cigarette smoking.

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Glowing reviews

Glowing reviews

| March 28, 2017

Demand for Glo in Japan is exceeding supply, according to BAT, which launched the tobacco-heating product in that market four months ago.

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Parting shot

Parting shot

| March 28, 2017

The UK will leave at least one legacy to the EU. An EU chapter of the 38-year-old UK smokers’ rights group, Forest, has been launched in Brussels.

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Duterte willing to settle

Duterte willing to settle

| March 27, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has indicated that he is willing to settle a tax-evasion court case against cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp.

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Nicotine remains illegal

Nicotine remains illegal

| March 24, 2017

Australian authorities have refused to legalize nicotine-containing e-liquid despite appeals to support e-cigarettes for harm reduction.

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InterTabac in September

InterTabac in September

| March 23, 2017

InterTabac will take place at Messe Westfalenhallen in Dortmund, Germany, Sept. 22-24

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Mighty investigation

Mighty investigation

| March 23, 2017

The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed a case against Mighty Corp. for the alleged use of counterfeit tax stamps and non-payment of excise tax,

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Qarimi joins Swisher

Qarimi joins Swisher

| March 23, 2017

Swisher International has appointed Stephan Qarimi as an international market manager and director of travel retail.

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Papastratos HeatSticks

Papastratos HeatSticks

| March 23, 2017

PMI will invest €300 million to convert its Papastratos cigarette factory into a manufacturing facility for the tobacco sticks to be used with its IQOS tobacco-heating product.

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Optimism in Malawi

Optimism in Malawi

| March 22, 2017

Lower production may bring higher prices

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Green light for deliberations

Green light for deliberations

| March 22, 2017

Indonesian tobacco bill seeks to triple cigarette production.

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Fewer smokers in Philippines

Fewer smokers in Philippines

| March 21, 2017

The number of smokers aged 15 and above in the Philippines declined from 29.7 percent of the population in 2009 to 23.8 percent, in 2015,

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Longer compliance period

Longer compliance period

| March 21, 2017

Hong Kong will extend to 12 months from six months the compliance period for proposed new labeling rules.

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Extending suspense

Extending suspense

| March 21, 2017

The FDA is delaying until March 19, 2018, its final rule for clarification of when products made or derived from tobacco are regulated as drugs, devices, or combination products

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Tews creates U.S. subsidiary

Tews creates U.S. subsidiary

| March 20, 2017

Tews Elektronik has established a U.S. subsidiary, Tews of America, to serve its growing client base in that market.

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E-cigs vital quit-factor

E-cigs vital quit-factor

| March 20, 2017

With electronic cigarettes available in the UK, the smoking prevalence there would be expected to drop off more quickly than if they weren’t available.

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Less than graphic warnings

Less than graphic warnings

| March 20, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh are apparently printing grainy images as part of graphic health warnings, and thereby lessening their impact.

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