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NTRM holding back prices

NTRM holding back prices

| August 25, 2016

The reasons given for why tobacco growers receive poor prices for their leaf usually have to do with quantity (too high) or quality (too low), but a subset of the latter is NTRM (any).

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Obama urged to intercede on menthol

Obama urged to intercede on menthol

| August 25, 2016

An African American group has written to President Obama asking him to direct the Food and Drug Administration to remove menthol cigarettes from the US market.

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Smoking could be history

Smoking could be history

| August 25, 2016

The only things standing in the way of the health benefits that would accrue from the ending of smoking are excessive regulation and bans on vapor products.

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SA industry accused of dirty tricks

SA industry accused of dirty tricks

| August 25, 2016

A story surrounding South Africa’s cigarette manufacturing industry has revealed allegations of espionage, double agents and dirty tricks, but no investigations.

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Altria to webcast presentation

Altria to webcast presentation

| August 25, 2016

Pre-event registration is necessary for those wishing to listen to Altria’s presentation to the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference on September 7.

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Dealers fight farmer price rise

Dealers fight farmer price rise

| August 24, 2016

Dealers in Tanzania seem to be holding the tobacco growing industry hostage by refusing to distribute tobacco seeds until their concerns over a proposed price increase are addressed.

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Switch to e-cigs to save your life

Switch to e-cigs to save your life

| August 24, 2016

The lead author of a new study has said that there is very strong evidence for telling smokers that substituting their tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes will save their lives.

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Report favors zero e-cig excise

Report favors zero e-cig excise

| August 24, 2016

The EU has been accused of not understanding the economics of its plan to raise the excise duty on electronic cigarettes to the level of that levied on traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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FDA recruiting for TPSAC

FDA recruiting for TPSAC

| August 24, 2016

Nominations are being sought for representatives of the tobacco growing industry to serve on the US Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee.

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China looks to healthy development

China looks to healthy development

| August 23, 2016

A story in the China Daily describing the country’s emerging Healthy China strategy was strong on generalizations but short on specifics, though smoking did warrant a passing reference.

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EU’s flavors ban up for discussion

EU’s flavors ban up for discussion

| August 23, 2016

Before the start of the official program of CORESTA’s 2016 Congress, the association will host a workshop on the characterising-flavor ban included in the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive.

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US TV shows under spotlight

US TV shows under spotlight

| August 23, 2016

A study of US television shows has indicated that age-ratings are failing properly to protect young people from exposure to depictions of violence, smoking and drinking.

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Quitting tobacco for beer in Kenya

Quitting tobacco for beer in Kenya

| August 23, 2016

Some of Kenya’s tobacco growers have, following the departure of Alliance One from the country, taken to growing sorghum for another product of a ‘sin’ industry – beer.

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Malawi tobacco farmers in misery

Malawi tobacco farmers in misery

| August 22, 2016

This has been a difficult – not to say disastrous – year for some tobacco farmers in Malawi, and some observers think that it is time to revert to a system under which the government controlled tobacco markets.

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Indonesian tax hike opposed

Indonesian tax hike opposed

| August 22, 2016

Some observers believe that a plan by the Indonesian government to hike cigarette prices threatens to bankrupt tobacco companies, reduce jobs, increase poverty and threaten state revenues.

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Warehouses burn in Plovdiv

Warehouses burn in Plovdiv

| August 22, 2016

Two warehouses in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, caught fire over the weekend, though it wasn’t clear how much tobacco, if any, was in the buildings at the time.

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Cigar pack up for award

Cigar pack up for award

| August 22, 2016

The pack of a Davidoff cigar made of Iggesund cartonboard and produced by PAWI Verpackungen has been shortlisted for a Pro Carton ECMA award.

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GTNF agenda published

GTNF agenda published

| August 19, 2016

Brussels event promises to be the most exciting GTNF to date.

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No vaping-smoking gateway

No vaping-smoking gateway

| August 19, 2016

Some tobacco control people fear that electronic cigarettes could provide a ‘gateway’ to smoking. But recent research suggests there is no gateway – just a brick wall.

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Is Turkey changing tobacco stance?

Is Turkey changing tobacco stance?

| August 19, 2016

In recent times, Turkey has been active to the point of obsession in its efforts to reduce tobacco consumption, but it seems to be lethargic when it comes to tobacco harm reduction.

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Lebanon’s tobacco industry booming

Lebanon’s tobacco industry booming

| August 19, 2016

The refugees that have had to flee from Syria to Lebanon are providing a ready and booming market for Lebanon’s monopoly tobacco manufacturer.

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Shopkeepers given a lesson

Shopkeepers given a lesson

| August 19, 2016

Malaysia’s Health Ministry has severely rebuked shopkeepers who were recently found to have sold cigarettes to schoolchildren. The children too are in trouble.

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Growers paid 0.3 percent more

Growers paid 0.3 percent more

| August 18, 2016

As things stand, and if their luck holds during one day of clean-up sales, Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco growers could end the season having received a pay rise of a fraction of one percent.

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Growers blamed for everything

Growers blamed for everything

| August 18, 2016

Tobacco growers always take the blame if too much tobacco is produced in any one season. But it is not possible for individual growers to determine the overall size of a country’s crop.

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FDA rules take on different hue

FDA rules take on different hue

| August 18, 2016

The appearance of tobacco packs is once more in the hands of US tobacco companies following a challenge to Food and Drug Administration rules.

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