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Qarimi joins Swisher

Qarimi joins Swisher

| March 23, 2017

Swisher International has appointed Stephan Qarimi as an international market manager and director of travel retail.

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Papastratos HeatSticks

Papastratos HeatSticks

| March 23, 2017

PMI will invest €300 million to convert its Papastratos cigarette factory into a manufacturing facility for the tobacco sticks to be used with its IQOS tobacco-heating product.

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Optimism in Malawi

Optimism in Malawi

| March 22, 2017

Lower production may bring higher prices

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Green light for deliberations

Green light for deliberations

| March 22, 2017

Indonesian tobacco bill seeks to triple cigarette production.

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Fewer smokers in Philippines

Fewer smokers in Philippines

| March 21, 2017

The number of smokers aged 15 and above in the Philippines declined from 29.7 percent of the population in 2009 to 23.8 percent, in 2015,

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Longer compliance period

Longer compliance period

| March 21, 2017

Hong Kong will extend to 12 months from six months the compliance period for proposed new labeling rules.

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Extending suspense

Extending suspense

| March 21, 2017

The FDA is delaying until March 19, 2018, its final rule for clarification of when products made or derived from tobacco are regulated as drugs, devices, or combination products

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Tews creates U.S. subsidiary

Tews creates U.S. subsidiary

| March 20, 2017

Tews Elektronik has established a U.S. subsidiary, Tews of America, to serve its growing client base in that market.

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E-cigs vital quit-factor

E-cigs vital quit-factor

| March 20, 2017

With electronic cigarettes available in the UK, the smoking prevalence there would be expected to drop off more quickly than if they weren’t available.

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Less than graphic warnings

Less than graphic warnings

| March 20, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh are apparently printing grainy images as part of graphic health warnings, and thereby lessening their impact.

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First speakers announced

First speakers announced

| March 20, 2017

The names of the first speakers to have confirmed their participation at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2017 have been made available by the organizers.

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Looking to ‘scrape through’

Looking to ‘scrape through’

| March 17, 2017

After two years of heavy losses, tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh, India, are simply looking to ‘scrape through’ this year’s sales season.

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Tobacco market opens

Tobacco market opens

| March 17, 2017

Grower sales of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco crop, which this year is estimated at 205 million kg, have got under way in Harare.

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New factory proposed

New factory proposed

| March 17, 2017

A Malawian businessman based in South Africa is planning to build a cigarette factory in Malawi that is due to open in 2018.

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Road map off track

Road map off track

| March 17, 2017

In the past, it has been difficult to oppose tobacco in Indonesia because, in part, the industry employs millions of people. But now the President seems to have sided with those opposed to tobacco.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| March 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s February domestic cigarette volume was down by 12.4 percent on that of February 2016, while its January-February volume was down by 12.1 percent.

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End-game report’s missing link

End-game report’s missing link

| March 17, 2017

No Internet link was available when a story appeared here on the report, Ending cigarette use by adults in a generation is possible. But that link has now been released.

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CFO resumes duties

CFO resumes duties

| March 16, 2017

Universal Corp.’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David C. Moore has returned from a temporary medical leave of absence.

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Smoking plummets in Sweden

Smoking plummets in Sweden

| March 15, 2017

Snus is banned in the EU outside of Sweden where this product has been largely credited with reducing the incidence of smoking among one group of men to five percent.

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iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

| March 15, 2017

The innovative nature of Philip Morris International’s iQOS heated-tobacco device is causing market teething problems in some countries as regulators scramble to catch up.

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