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iQOS hurdle in Australia

iQOS hurdle in Australia

| February 17, 2017

In Australia, as in many other countries, smokers are being left to burn while the authorities fiddle with the definitions of alternative products, and smoking and vaping.

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Smoking a benefit

Smoking a benefit

| February 17, 2017

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good and one man has his tobacco smoking to thank for keeping him free of the anemia that his daughter has.

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Volume down steeply

Volume down steeply

| February 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc. started the year with its January domestic cigarette volume down by 11.9 percent on that of January 2016 and its domestic cigarette revenue down by 7.6 percent.

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TFWA registration opens

TFWA registration opens

| February 17, 2017

The TFWA’s Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference is attracting much interest, not least because the Asia Pacific is the only region in which business is increasing.

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Cautious on heated tobacco

Cautious on heated tobacco

| February 16, 2017

The European Commission is taking a ‘cautious approach’ to heated tobacco devices. Since these devices can substitute for combustible cigarettes, such caution might imply support, but it doesn’t.

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Vapers are over 40

Vapers are over 40

| February 16, 2017

A survey by a retailer of electronic cigarettes has found that two-thirds of the 500 vapers questioned in the UK were more than 40 years of age.

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Gambling on smoking

Gambling on smoking

| February 16, 2017

Macau has drawn back from an earlier plan that would have seen tobacco smoking banned from all casinos in the city, but smokers will have to smoke in special lounges, not while gambling.

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PMI presentation webcast

PMI presentation webcast

| February 16, 2017

Jacek Olczak, Philip Morris International’s CFO, is due to make a presentation at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference next week.

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Little to justify bans

Little to justify bans

| February 15, 2017

From a risk-reduction standpoint, there seems to be little justification for public-places smoking bans, and yet they are becoming more widespread and more extreme.

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E-cig ban a harsh blow

E-cig ban a harsh blow

| February 15, 2017

In Queensland, Australia, you can be fined up to A$9,108 for possessing nicotine for vaping; but it’s okay because nicotine is available through cigarettes, which are freely available.

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Commodity boards to merge

Commodity boards to merge

| February 15, 2017

The Tobacco Board looks set to be merged with four other commodity boards in India with the aim of boosting exports of tobacco, tea, coffee, rubber and spices.

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Flying into trouble

Flying into trouble

| February 15, 2017

Tobacco smoking is involved in three-quarters of the illegal acts committed aboard aircraft that result in an arrest by airport police in South Korea.

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Mizoram factories closed

Mizoram factories closed

| February 14, 2017

Factories in the Indian state of Mizoram producing a local form of oral tobacco have been closed because of concerns over water pollution.

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Nicotine dialogues

Nicotine dialogues

| February 14, 2017

The organizers of the annual Global Forum on Nicotine are scheduling three, thee-hour dialogues in the UK to help stimulate debate on nicotine and vaping.

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Price down in Karnataka

Price down in Karnataka

| February 14, 2017

A story reporting a decline in the average flue-cured tobacco price in the Indian state of Karnataka gave no reason why the decline had occurred.

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Paul Doody passes away

Paul Doody passes away

| February 13, 2017

Paul Doody, global marketing director at Domino Printing Sciences, passed away on Jan. 11, 2017.

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