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API completes Hazen acquisition

API completes Hazen acquisition

| July 29, 2016

API Group has completed the acquisition of Hazen Paper Co.’s paperboard lamination facilities and business in Osgood, Indiana, USA.

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New VP marketing & sales at ITG

New VP marketing & sales at ITG

| July 29, 2016

Kathleen A. Sparrow has been promoted to executive vice president, marketing and sales, at ITG Brands.

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Tobacco renders farmers poorer

Tobacco renders farmers poorer

| July 29, 2016

The prices paid to tobacco farmers in Malawi are, according to one report, making them poorer. And the miserliness of buyers is reportedly not confined to those operating on the auction floors.

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Lower price ‘compares favorably’

Lower price ‘compares favorably’

| July 29, 2016

The concept of low leaf tobacco prices has apparently become so embedded in the psyche of industry observers that an average price this year of $2.94 per kg is seen to compare favorably with an average of $2.95 per kg last year.

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Universal to host results webcast

Universal to host results webcast

| July 29, 2016

Starting at 17.00 on August 4, Universal is due to host a conference-call webcast of its first quarter results.

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BAT announces board appointment

BAT announces board appointment

| July 29, 2016

British American Tobacco has appointed Dr. Marion Helmes to its board as a non-executive director.

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E-Vapor Coalition challenges FDA

E-Vapor Coalition challenges FDA

| July 28, 2016

On behalf of the Right to be Smoke Free Coalition and 10 vapor-industry trade associations (the “E-Vapor Coalition”), Keller and Heckman has filed a motion for summary judgement in a lawsuit challenging parts of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recently published deeming rule .

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Aichholzer sets slow-smoking record

Aichholzer sets slow-smoking record

| July 28, 2016

In her first attempt at the slow-smoking challenge, Cosima Aichholzer beat the previous world record held by Christina Bartnikowski by six minutes. With a smoking time of two hours, nine minutes and six seconds, she joined the world’s top 15 slow smokers.

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BAT volumes up 3.4 percent

BAT volumes up 3.4 percent

| July 28, 2016

During the first six months of this year, British American Tobacco increased its cigarette volume by 3.4 percent while strongly developing its Next Generation Products.

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US Marlboro volume down 5.5 percent

US Marlboro volume down 5.5 percent

| July 28, 2016

Marlboro shipments in the US were down by 5.5 percent during the second quarter of this year, and the brand lost 0.1 of a percentage point of market share.

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Slight increase in women smokers

Slight increase in women smokers

| July 28, 2016

There was a slight increase in the number of women smokers in Japan between last year and this year, but overall the number of adult smokers in the country was down.

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Newport lifts Reynolds’ 2Q volume

Newport lifts Reynolds’ 2Q volume

| July 27, 2016

Newport and Natural American Spirit provided the high points of Reynolds American’s second quarter, which otherwise was characterized by falling cigarette and smokeless volumes.

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France comes down on side of e-cigs

France comes down on side of e-cigs

| July 27, 2016

Electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit or reduce their habit, and in doing so can help them reduce the risk of developing serious illnesses, according to Public Health France.

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Call to bar smokers from jobs market

Call to bar smokers from jobs market

| July 27, 2016

A proposal has been made in Malaysia that smokers should be barred from getting jobs, a level of denormalization that could be ‘bettered’ only by internal or external exile.

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Land of opportunity: Latin America

Land of opportunity: Latin America

| July 27, 2016

Calumet Advisors, a strategic consulting group dedicated to smoking alternatives and the vaping segment, has published a new white paper that explores market entry challenges and opportunities for e-cigarette business in Latin America.

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Borgwaldt adds Burghart equipment

Borgwaldt adds Burghart equipment

| July 26, 2016

Borgwaldt KC has added to its portfolio several devices that were previously offered by Burghart Tabaktechnik.

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Sarajevo factory shares to be sold

Sarajevo factory shares to be sold

| July 26, 2016

The 39.9 percent stake that the government has in the Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo tobacco factory is to be sold off as part of a wider privatization strategy.

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Local cigarette monopoly

Local cigarette monopoly

| July 26, 2016

Perhaps you could buy a foreign cigarette in South Korea if you were willing to walk a mile. But if you’re driving you’ll be lucky to find one at all on the country’s highway network.

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Growers want only reasonable prices

Growers want only reasonable prices

| July 26, 2016

Tobacco rejection seems to be the in-fashion way of keeping farmer prices low. Certainly, it has become one of the major complaints of farmers in a number of countries, including Pakistan.

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Flue-cured deliveries pass estimate

Flue-cured deliveries pass estimate

| July 26, 2016

Flue-cured deliveries in Zimbabwe have already passed earlier estimates for this season, but don’t mention farmer prices, which, against all predictions, have fallen as quality has risen.

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Iggesund to open Japanese office

Iggesund to open Japanese office

| July 26, 2016

Iggesund will employ only Japanese people when it opens its sales office in Japan on September 1 – out of respect for Japanese business culture.

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Farmer prices ‘not favorable’

Farmer prices ‘not favorable’

| July 25, 2016

What has happened during Malawi’s sales season has been described as ‘not a good development’; buyers are said to be using ‘a selective type of buying’; and prices are said to be ‘not favorable’ to farmers.

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Beijing vendor controls not enforced

Beijing vendor controls not enforced

| July 25, 2016

About 400 primary and high schools in Beijing have a tobacco outlet within 100 meters of them, but, presumably, many of those outlets were in existence before last year’s 100-meter exclusion zone was established.

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Tax-revenue boost in Greece

Tax-revenue boost in Greece

| July 25, 2016

Advance warning of a tobacco tax hike in January next year has provided a boost for Greece’s revenues, but the downside is that revenues are likely to suffer next year.

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Why do smokers pay so much tax?

Why do smokers pay so much tax?

| July 25, 2016

Smokers are often found among the financially less well-off sections of society, yet they are expected by those in the upper-echelons – those who make the laws – to pay far more than their fair share in taxes. Why?

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