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No price rise for Kenyan farmers

No price rise for Kenyan farmers

| May 16, 2016

In Kenya, British American Tobacco says that its policy of helping farmers improve the quality of their tobacco will lead to higher pay.

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Presumptive smoking ban

Presumptive smoking ban

| May 16, 2016

While tobacco smoking would be banned in public places in the Philippines under president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, most interest will likely center on what penalties will be handed out to violators.

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ITC again halts production

ITC again halts production

| May 6, 2016

No end is in sight for the saga surrounding the introduction in India of graphic health warnings increased in size from 40 percent to 85 percent of the two main surfaces of tobacco product packs.

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E-cigs sold under the counter

E-cigs sold under the counter

| May 6, 2016

Some retailers in Dubai are selling electronic cigarettes. They’re making a little money and breaking the law, but they are also almost certainly performing a public service.

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GFN conference program finalized

GFN conference program finalized

| May 6, 2016

Full details are now available for the conference program for the Global Forum on Nicotine, which is due to take place in Poland next month.

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SM’s sales up in first quarter

SM’s sales up in first quarter

| May 6, 2016

Swedish Match enjoyed a six percent increase in sales – seven percent calculated in local currencies – during its first quarter of 2016.

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Firms go for damage limitation

Firms go for damage limitation

| May 5, 2016

The ruling by the Court of Justice that the EU’s revised tobacco directive is lawful is final; so manufacturers are seeking to make clear what the ruling doesn’t mean.

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Fewer smokers in North Korea

Fewer smokers in North Korea

| May 5, 2016

The incidence of smoking is dropping significantly in North Korea despite the fact that the country’s revered leader is frequently seen in public apparently with a cigarette in his hand.

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Addis Ababa to introduce smoking ban

Addis Ababa to introduce smoking ban

| May 5, 2016

A newly-enforced law will ban tobacco advertising and smoking in public places in Addis Ababa. The legislation on which the bans are based was passed by Ethiopia’s lawmakers in 2014.

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Tobacco directive ruled lawful

Tobacco directive ruled lawful

| May 4, 2016

The EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive, which is currently being transposed into national laws in the union’s member states, has been ruled lawful by the European Court of Justice.

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Imperial’s volume down in first half

Imperial’s volume down in first half

| May 4, 2016

Despite the boost provided by the acquisition of a number of US brands, Imperial Brands’ volume was down in the first half to the end of March.

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Taxes go over the top ‘down under’

Taxes go over the top ‘down under’

| May 4, 2016

Australian smokers are expected to provide the country’s treasury with an additional A$4.7 billion of general revenue during the next four years.

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PMI to webcast forum presentation

PMI to webcast forum presentation

| May 4, 2016

CFO Jacek Olczak will front a PMI remarks and question-and-answer session at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum on May 10.

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Time running out for menthol

Time running out for menthol

| May 3, 2016

Menthol cigarettes seem likely to fall victim to their own success as the government in Canada announces a consultation on extending its ban on tobacco flavors.

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

| May 3, 2016

Lawyers and philosophers can be expected to have a field day in Austria as tobacco-products health warnings suffer an existential crisis.

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Depressing news

Depressing news

| May 3, 2016

If you’re feeling down, or worse, you might do well to put a little extra space between you and those tobacco smokers.

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Warning on cigarette seizures

Warning on cigarette seizures

| May 3, 2016

It is a measure of the confusion that has surrounded the introduction in India of new health warnings that state authorities have been seizing licit products.

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RAI to host conference webcast

RAI to host conference webcast

| May 3, 2016

Registration is now open for Reynolds American Inc.’s webcast of its presentations at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Summit in New York on May 10.

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Altria volumes up across the board

Altria volumes up across the board

| April 29, 2016

Cigarette, cigar and smokeless volumes were all increased at Altria’s operating companies during the first quarter.

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E-cig report praised and condemned

E-cig report praised and condemned

| April 29, 2016

A report supporting the use of electronic cigarettes as a way to quit smoking and therefore of reducing the harm caused by cigarette consumption has sparked a range of reactions.

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E-cigarette fears laid to rest

E-cigarette fears laid to rest

| April 28, 2016

A new report from the UK’s Royal College of Physicians has come out strongly in favor of encouraging smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes as a harm-reduction strategy.

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Industry calls for transparency

Industry calls for transparency

| April 28, 2016

During a conference on tobacco lobbying called by the EU’s Ombudsman, tobacco companies yesterday called for the EU’s transparency register to be made mandatory.

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Malawi sales resume on ‘good note’

Malawi sales resume on ‘good note’

| April 28, 2016

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission believes that tobacco growers are happy with the prices that have been offered at auction since the resumption of sales.

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PMI to webcast annual meeting

PMI to webcast annual meeting

| April 28, 2016

Chairman of the board, Louis C. Camilleri, and CEO, André Calantzopoulos, are due to make presentations during PMI’s annual meeting of shareholders, which will be webcast.

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Newport supercharges RAI results

Newport supercharges RAI results

| April 27, 2016

Sales of recently-acquired Newport boosted RAI’s volume during the first quarter. Sales of the company’s other RJR Tobacco drive brands were down, but sales at Santa Fe continued their increasing trend.

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