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PMI’s 3Q volume down

PMI’s 3Q volume down

| October 20, 2017

On a volume basis, Philip Morris International’s sales of HeatSticks are almost making up for the fall in sales of cigarettes: almost, but not quite.

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Survey supports e-cigs

Survey supports e-cigs

| October 20, 2017

The most worrying issue to come out of a recent survey is that there is still a lack of public awareness around e-cigarettes, even in the UK, where official support for these devices has been solid.

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Hoist with his own petard

Hoist with his own petard

| October 20, 2017

Banning those affiliated with the Foundation for a Smoke-free World from attending the World Conference on Tobacco or Health seems counter-productive given that the organizations’ aims are aligned.

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Altria to hold Investor Day

Altria to hold Investor Day

| October 20, 2017

Altria’s Investor Day on November 2 is due to include a morning of presentations followed by a manufacturing-center tour.

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ILO told to cut tobacco ties

ILO told to cut tobacco ties

| October 19, 2017

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance has accused the tobacco industry of doing little to address poverty among tobacco farmers.

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Spotlight on acetate JV

Spotlight on acetate JV

| October 19, 2017

A proposed acetate joint venture between Celanese and Blackstone has been made the subject of an in-depth investigation by the European Commission.

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FDA offers disaster relief

FDA offers disaster relief

| October 19, 2017

The effects of recent natural disasters on tobacco businesses are being assessed by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Growing plans in Azerbaijan

Growing plans in Azerbaijan

| October 19, 2017

Azerbaijan plans to almost double the area it has under tobacco, presumably to help reduce its heavy dependence on imported tobacco products.

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Antis nose around homes

Antis nose around homes

| October 18, 2017

If smokers are not going to be allowed to smoke at work, at the pub, in their cars, in the park and in their homes, prohibition – through the back door – is nigh.

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Cigar festival announced

Cigar festival announced

| October 18, 2017

Cigar enthusiasts should block-off January 22-27 in their diaries to allow them to attend Nicaragua’s Puro Sabor Cigar Festival.

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Nicotine forum announced

Nicotine forum announced

| October 18, 2017

The organizers of the fifth Global Forum on Nicotine are making up to three scholarships available for early-career researchers who are chosen to make oral presentations.

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FDA discussion announced

FDA discussion announced

| October 18, 2017

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, is due to speak at an event examining the agency’s tobacco proposals, which were announced in July.

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Warning on filters

Warning on filters

| October 17, 2017

In a story published in Australia, cigarette filters have been charged with being counter-productive and a burden on the environment.

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E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

| October 17, 2017

New Zealand, which is encouraging the use of electronic cigarettes, and Australia, which is opposed to them, are conducting an interesting experiment in how to reduce tobacco smoking.

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UK GPs endorse e-cigs

UK GPs endorse e-cigs

| October 17, 2017

The use of electronic cigarettes as an aid in quitting tobacco smoking has been given another endorsement by the UK’s medical establishment.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| October 17, 2017

Altria’s chairman, CEO and president, and its CFO will discuss the company’s third-quarter results during a webcast on October 26.

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Prohibition a step closer

Prohibition a step closer

| October 16, 2017

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly is seeking to discourage people from smoking in their homes if people under 18 years of age are present.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| October 16, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by 13.6 percent during September, while its domestic cigarette revenue was down by 13.2 percent.

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Public statements sought

Public statements sought

| October 16, 2017

There is a widely-held view that tobacco companies will bear the costs of publishing so-called ‘corrective’ statements, whereas it is surely the smokers who will pay.

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Market forces apply

Market forces apply

| October 16, 2017

Maids – presumably foreign workers – are ‘running away’ from their employers in Kuwait to earn good money at mixed-gender shisha cafés.

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