Appeal package

Appeal package

| May 10, 2018

Four countries are expected to appeal against the World Trade Organization’s decision on Australia’s standardized-tobacco-packaging law – a decision that hasn’t been announced yet.

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Business heating up

Business heating up

| May 9, 2018

In announcing its first-half results, Imperial Brands said it was continuing to develop its ‘pipeline of proprietary innovations’, including those in the heated tobacco sector.

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Snus sales increased

Snus sales increased

| May 9, 2018

Swedish Match’s Scandinavian shipments of snus during the first quarter were up by about nine percent, year-on-year.

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Promoting innovation

Promoting innovation

| May 9, 2018

A number of voices are currently calling on the EU to impose and police Union-wide standards on vapor devices and products.

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Vapers to have their say

Vapers to have their say

| May 9, 2018

Vapers and representatives of the vaping industry will have the chance today to present their views to a UK parliamentary select committee.

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Growers exploited

Growers exploited

| May 8, 2018

In a country where the average price paid to growers for flue-cured tobacco has hardly increased in 20 years; a story telling how growers are being exploited is hardly news.

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Improving the TPD

Improving the TPD

| May 8, 2018

Japan Tobacco International’s vice president, reduced-risk products, has suggested a number of ways in which the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive might be improved in respect of vapor products.

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Shisha popular with young

Shisha popular with young

| May 8, 2018

Young people in Zimbabwe are bypassing cigarettes and heading for shisha, sometimes unaware of the risks involved.

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FDA submissions update

FDA submissions update

| May 8, 2018

An updated electronic document submission system is said to have taken into account industry feedback to the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.

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Diplomatic boost

Diplomatic boost

| May 7, 2018

Cigar manufacturers in the Dominican Republic are anticipating greater sales in the wake of their country’s diplomatic recognition of China.

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Digital tax stamps

Digital tax stamps

| May 7, 2018

The United Arab Emirates will introduce a new electronic tracking system for ensuring compliance on tobacco products.

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Dutch retreat

Dutch retreat

| May 7, 2018

The Netherlands is withdrawing from an international advisory committee, citing “massive influence” of the tobacco industry.

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Marlboro in Iran

Marlboro in Iran

| May 7, 2018

Philip Morris International has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iranian Tobacco Co. for the import and the joint production of Marlboro cigarettes.

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Time to take the initiative

Time to take the initiative

| May 4, 2018

Those with a stake in the health of the US have an ethical duty to speak out loudly and often about the different levels of risk posed by combustible and non-combustible products.

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Modest price increase

Modest price increase

| May 4, 2018

At least one observer believes that a modest price increase in the average price being paid to Zimbabwe growers for their flue-cured tobacco is down to concerns that the crop might be relatively small.

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Auctions to boost exports

Auctions to boost exports

| May 4, 2018

From the point of view of Vietnam, it makes perfect sense to auction the high-quality, illicit cigarettes that it intercepts – and to make sure they end up in a country far away.

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One appointment today

One appointment today

| May 4, 2018

To help it move forward with its recently-announced ‘One Tomorrow’ initiative, Alliance One International has taken on an executive vice president, global speciality products.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| May 4, 2018

CORESTA reports, methods and information on projects that the scientific organization has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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Corrective statements online

Corrective statements online

| May 3, 2018

Applying the epithet ‘so-called’ to a low-tar cigarette seems to confuse rather than correct in a so-called ‘corrective statement’ that US tobacco manufacturers are having to make.

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Illegal trade rising

Illegal trade rising

| May 3, 2018

If governments believe they can force people to quit smoking completely by increasing the prices of cigarettes, they must believe also that tobacco addiction is not strong.

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