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BAT’s volume down

BAT’s volume down

| July 27, 2017

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volume was down sharply in the first six months of this year, but it says it has made good progress with its next-generation-product business.

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Taking on big business

Taking on big business

| July 27, 2017

The ‘Neighborhood Legislature’ initiative is being put forward in California, US, to tackle the ‘corruptive influence of special interests’, including ‘big tobacco’.

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Japan’s smoking rate falls

Japan’s smoking rate falls

| July 27, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s latest smoking-rate survey, which it has been conducting annually for more than 50 years, has confirmed that the long-term decline in the prevalence of smoking is continuing.

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E-cigarettes are quit aids

E-cigarettes are quit aids

| July 27, 2017

The evidence that they provide might be circumstantial, but the results of a recent survey suggest that at least some smokers can use vapor products to help them quit traditional cigarettes.

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Few state quit-aids

Few state quit-aids

| July 27, 2017

Despite the revenue provided by tobacco taxes and other imposts, the state of West Virginia is providing no funds for the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention.

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Taxing smokers

Taxing smokers

| July 26, 2017

Governments, it seems, must be convinced that they would be acting in their own best revenue-interests before they enact ‘effective’, tobacco-product taxation policies.

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Forum on securing taxes

Forum on securing taxes

| July 26, 2017

The 2018 Tax Stamp Forum is due to be held in Kenya, in May.

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Making smokers receptive

Making smokers receptive

| July 26, 2017

It seems that one side effect of smokers undergoing CT scans of their lungs is that it concentrates their minds and makes them more receptive to quit messages.

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BAT acquires RAI

BAT acquires RAI

| July 26, 2017

As had been expected, British American Tobacco yesterday completed its acquisition of Reynolds American Inc.

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Focus on the source

Focus on the source

| July 26, 2017

A professor of public health in the US has called for the focus of tobacco control to be shifted from smokers to cigarette manufacturers.

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Viceroy on way out

Viceroy on way out

| July 26, 2017

Viceroy Red cigarettes are to make way for Rothmans in Argentina.

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PLOOM in Switzerland

PLOOM in Switzerland

| July 25, 2017

As capacity issues are overcome, more and more consumers are going to find themselves with a range of heat-not-burn products from which to choose.

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HEETS capacity building

HEETS capacity building

| July 25, 2017

If, as seems logical, the expansion of the capacity of HEETS production is reflecting increasing demand for these products, then demand must be strong.

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Setback for vapor products

Setback for vapor products

| July 25, 2017

A judge in the US has upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to ‘deem’ vapor products to be tobacco products.

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An education in smoking

An education in smoking

| July 25, 2017

A head teacher at a school in Australia allows her students to smoke during breaks because that’s what it takes to get them to stay at school and continue their studies.

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CNTC, Habanos sign deal

CNTC, Habanos sign deal

| July 25, 2017

Cuba’s cigar exports to China are expected to increase following the signing of an agreement by the China National Tobacco Corporation and Habanos S.A.

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Psychiatrists say lift e-ban

Psychiatrists say lift e-ban

| July 24, 2017

Nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes could offer significant health benefits to people with mental illnesses in Australia – if they weren’t ­banned.

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Cigarettes top list of fakes

Cigarettes top list of fakes

| July 24, 2017

Nearly a quarter of the counterfeit products seized last year at the EU’s external borders were cigarettes.

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Hard times for smokers

Hard times for smokers

| July 24, 2017

New regulations being proposed in Israel would require cigarette advertisements in newspapers or online to be accompanied by public notices telling of the dangers of smoking.

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Profit up at Swedish Match

Profit up at Swedish Match

| July 24, 2017

Swedish Match’s operating profit during the second quarter to the end of June was up by eight percent on its profit for the second quarter of last year.

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