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Korea aims for top with warnings

Korea aims for top with warnings

| May 16, 2016

A South Korean government committee has decided to mandate tobacco companies to place graphic health warnings on the upper part of cigarette packets.

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Zambian leaf sales to decline

Zambian leaf sales to decline

| May 16, 2016

The Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) expects the trade to buy 1 million kg less tobacco from farmers during the 2016 selling season in Eastern Province.

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E-cig documentary debuts

E-cig documentary debuts

| May 12, 2016

A Billion Lives debuted May 11 in Wellington, New Zealand, as part of the Doc Edge Festival.

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Molins appoints new CEO

Molins appoints new CEO

| May 12, 2016

Molins’ board of directors has appointed Antony Steels as chief executive and a director, effective June 6, 2016.

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Stier seeks insight into FDA decisionmaking

Stier seeks insight into FDA decisionmaking

| May 12, 2016

Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, has filed a request with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Freedom of Information Act, to gain insight into how the agency weighed the cost and benefits in establishing its final rule.

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Nicopure challenges FDA rules

Nicopure challenges FDA rules

| May 11, 2016

‘The rulemaking process violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the First Amendment.’

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U.K. policymakers ‘years ahead’

U.K. policymakers ‘years ahead’

| May 10, 2016

‘FDA rules protect combustible cigarettes’

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Seita appeals against plain packaging

Seita appeals against plain packaging

| May 10, 2016

‘Decree violates manufacturers’ rights to intellectual property and freedom of expression, contravenes the principle of free enterprise, and deprives business owners of their constitutional rights.’

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Cigarette sales decline in China

Cigarette sales decline in China

| May 10, 2016

The number of cigarettes sold in China fell 3.3 percent in the year to March 2016 from the previous year, according to the World Health Organization.

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From the horse’s mouth

From the horse’s mouth

| May 9, 2016

View the original FDA document.

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Animal advocates fear more tests

Animal advocates fear more tests

| May 9, 2016

Regulations call for studies

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Seed sales plunge in Zimbabwe

Seed sales plunge in Zimbabwe

| May 9, 2016

Disappointed by prices, farmers who rushed into tobacco are returning to their traditional crops.

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Villiger expands in North America

Villiger expands in North America

| May 9, 2016

The company’s new, Miami new facility will focus on premium, handrolled cigars from Latin America, which will be sold in the United States alongside the machine-made cigars and cigarillos from Switzerland.

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JTI to stop manufacturing in Korea

JTI to stop manufacturing in Korea

| May 9, 2016

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has decided to stop producing cigarettes in South Korea as part of an effort to optimize its worldwide operations.

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New regulations ‘problematic’

New regulations ‘problematic’

| May 6, 2016

‘Rule pulls the rug out from smokers who have switched to vaping’

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‘Regs will ban 99 percent vapor products’

‘Regs will ban 99 percent vapor products’

| May 6, 2016

FDA should read Royal College of Physicians report.

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Xcaliber to acquire Tantus brands

Xcaliber to acquire Tantus brands

| May 6, 2016

New owner to benefit from Tantus’ ‘predicate’ brands.

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Curran joins USTC

Curran joins USTC

| May 6, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative has hired industry veteran Declan Curran as director of leaf quality.

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Vapor industry scrutinizes FDA rules

Vapor industry scrutinizes FDA rules

| May 6, 2016

Industry representatives share concerns about numerous provisions.

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Tobacco companies may litigate

Tobacco companies may litigate

| May 6, 2016

Court cases would prolong uncertainty.

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Uncertain future for ‘small vapor’

Uncertain future for ‘small vapor’

| May 6, 2016

‘SE pathway effectively closed’

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’Rules promote cigarettes’

’Rules promote cigarettes’

| May 6, 2016

Health expert calls deeming regulations “a disaster.”

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Deeming rule ‘manageable’

Deeming rule ‘manageable’

| May 6, 2016

But pace of innovation will likely slow down.

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Regs raise concerns about health, jobs

Regs raise concerns about health, jobs

| May 5, 2016

‘FDA rules will stifle innovation, risk jobs and prevent cessation.’

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Disputed grandfather date stays

Disputed grandfather date stays

| May 5, 2016

Products introduced after February 2007 require authorization.

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