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USTC declare patronage dividend

USTC declare patronage dividend

| June 28, 2016

The Board of Directors of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative has declared a patronage dividend of $0.185 per pound of tobacco sold to USTC during the 2015 crop season.

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EAS luanches Amaranth

EAS luanches Amaranth

| June 28, 2016

E-Alternative Solutions (EAS), a sister company of Swisher International, has launched Liquid Soul Amaranth Vapor Series.

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Woehrmann to lead Domino laser business

Woehrmann to lead Domino laser business

| June 28, 2016

Domino Printing Sciences has appointed Michael Woehrmann as the director of Domino’s Laser business.

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Butts could be subject of deposits

Butts could be subject of deposits

| June 28, 2016

A deposit-based, butt-return scheme proposed in British Columbia, Canada, aims to reduce the amount of cigarette litter contaminating local waterways.

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Cuba extends planting season

Cuba extends planting season

| June 28, 2016

Having suffered losses to unhelpful weather, Cuban tobacco farmers are extending the leaf-planting season to allow a full harvest to be reaped.

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Call for production licenses in India

Call for production licenses in India

| June 28, 2016

Sharp tax increases and a regulatory clampdown on cigarettes in India are helping to fuel demand for alternative tobacco products on which little or even no tax is paid to the government.

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Call for prison for hotel smokers

Call for prison for hotel smokers

| June 28, 2016

While a hotelier has called for prison terms for people who smoke illegally in their rooms, thus endangering others, there was no such call for the drunks who set off fire extinguishers, thus endangering others.

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Students learning not to smoke

Students learning not to smoke

| June 27, 2016

Within one group of students in Tasmania, Australia, the incidence of smoking is below the five percent level at which some consider smoking to have been ‘eliminated’.

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Tobacco growers priced out of market

Tobacco growers priced out of market

| June 27, 2016

After two consecutive years of being paid less than the cost of production for their tobacco, some growers in Andhra Pradesh, India, are looking to produce other crops.

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Macau told e-cigs no alternative

Macau told e-cigs no alternative

| June 27, 2016

In a move that seems to defy logic, the Macau Health Bureau has declared that electronic cigarettes shouldn’t be considered as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.

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Smoking ‘violations’ to increase

Smoking ‘violations’ to increase

| June 27, 2016

Turkey is planning to introduce a bonus scheme for inspectors charged with policing the country’s smoking bans; so violations – or reports of violations – are bound to increase.

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Proposed public vape ban condemned

Proposed public vape ban condemned

| June 24, 2016

Electronic-cigarette vapor isn’t smoke; so it seems unreasonable to ban vaping in public places in the same way that tobacco smoking has been banned.

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Former CEO cleared of bribery charges

Former CEO cleared of bribery charges

| June 24, 2016

A former CEO of the tobacco manufacturer KT&G has been cleared by a court in Seoul, South Korea, of charges that he offered and received bribes.

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Sri Lanka plans cigarette tax hike

Sri Lanka plans cigarette tax hike

| June 24, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health has said that he feels that a cigarette tax hike would benefit the people of the country; but, presumably, he wasn’t including cigarette smokers.

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Pakistan’s tobacco use low

Pakistan’s tobacco use low

| June 24, 2016

The incidence of tobacco use in Pakistan, where calls are being made for a ban on tobacco advertising, stands at 12.4 percent; while the incidence of cigarette smoking is about 8.1 percent.

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Indonesia’s clove heritage at risk

Indonesia’s clove heritage at risk

| June 24, 2016

Old age and pests are undermining Indonesia’s clove trees, and poor farming techniques are exacerbating the situation to the point where the country’s clove tradition is under threat.

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API adds shot-stamping foil color

API adds shot-stamping foil color

| June 23, 2016

Brand enhancement specialist API has added a new color to its PG range of pigment hot-stamping foils. The luxurious, deep red Amaranth shade provides eye-catching, on-trend tops that are relevant across a range of other hot stamping applications.

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ITC chairman’s pay down

ITC chairman’s pay down

| June 23, 2016

The two percent pay cut that the ITC chairman, YC Deveshwar, took in the 2016 financial year was down to a lower take-up of perks rather than a reflection of the company’s performance.

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Gujarat growers suffer price falls

Gujarat growers suffer price falls

| June 23, 2016

Tobacco price falls of 45-61 percent have hit growers in the Indian state of Gujarat. The falls are being blamed on health warnings, but they are down, too, to the way in which the warnings were introduced.

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AOI board member to retire

AOI board member to retire

| June 23, 2016

A member of Alliance One International’s board of directors, Norman A. Scher, is due to retire this year after being with the company and its predecessors for more than 40 years.

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Prices down on Zimbabwe’s market

Prices down on Zimbabwe’s market

| June 22, 2016

The average leaf tobacco price has fallen on Zimbabwe’s market despite claims that this year’s crop is of the highest quality seen in years.

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PMI seeks crime-fighting proposals

PMI seeks crime-fighting proposals

| June 22, 2016

Tobacco money is to be used in fighting a wide range of crimes that go beyond the illegal trade and beyond tobacco, according to PMI’s call for funding proposals.

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ITC CEO to step down

ITC CEO to step down

| June 22, 2016

The person who takes over as CEO of ITC next year will have a difficult job on his or her hands in so far as the company’s important tobacco division is concerned.

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Malawi tobacco growers in despair

Malawi tobacco growers in despair

| June 21, 2016

There’s no food on the table for some Malawi tobacco growers who find themselves at the back of the queue of a billion-dollar industry that pays out millions to those at the front of the queue.

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JT’s volume up in first five months

JT’s volume up in first five months

| June 21, 2016

Although Japan Tobacco Inc.’s cigarette volume was down in May; it was up slightly during the first five months of this year, January-May.

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