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Imperial’s full-year volume down

Imperial’s full-year volume down

| November 8, 2016

Despite a strong boost from its acquired US products, overall, Imperial Brands’ volume was down by 3.0 percent during the full year to the end of September.

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AOI’s first half volumes increased

AOI’s first half volumes increased

| November 8, 2016

Increased full customer service requirements during the six months to the end of September helped Alliance One International increase its volumes by 6.8 percent.

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JTI criticizes WHO positions on trade

JTI criticizes WHO positions on trade

| November 7, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat’s reports on trade and the settlement of disputes are “veiled attempts at empire building,” according to Japan Tobacco International.

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ISO 14001 for Vrijdag

ISO 14001 for Vrijdag

| November 7, 2016

Vrijdag Premium Printing has received ISO 14001:2015 certification to add to the company’s long-standing ISO 9001 certification.

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WHO event kicks off in India

WHO event kicks off in India

| November 7, 2016

About 1,500 delegates from about 180 countries are this week meeting in India at the Conference to the Parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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Limited access to WHO conference

Limited access to WHO conference

| November 7, 2016

With tensions running high between Pakistan and India, the former’s representation at an international tobacco control meeting in the latter will be limited to India-based High Commission officials.

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Korea gaining on the swings but …

Korea gaining on the swings but …

| November 7, 2016

In South Korea, smoking is down among men, heavy drinking is up among women, and obesity is affecting one in three people. Is there a connection here?

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AOI to host results conference call

AOI to host results conference call

| November 7, 2016

A discussion of Alliance One International’s second quarter results to the end of September is due to be the subject of a conference call tomorrow.

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No DNA mutations in vapor test

No DNA mutations in vapor test

| November 4, 2016

E-cigarette vapor does not induce DNA mutations commonly observed with tobacco smoke exposures in lab-based tests.

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JTI criticizes ‘closed shop’ COP

JTI criticizes ‘closed shop’ COP

| November 4, 2016

A worrying culture of censorship is emerging behind the scenes of the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to JTI.

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Illegal trade a growing revenue drain

Illegal trade a growing revenue drain

| November 4, 2016

The EU and its member states will do anything to try to reduce the illegal trade in tobacco – anything, it seems, but address the central issue of excise tax.

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The Times apologizes to GTNF health experts

The Times apologizes to GTNF health experts

| November 4, 2016

The Times of London today apologized for suggesting that the public health advocates who participated in Tobacco Reporter’s recent Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum are tainted by the influence of tobacco industry funding.

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FCTC to pull the blinds down further

FCTC to pull the blinds down further

| November 4, 2016

The secretariat of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is moving to vet the delegates that are sent by nation states to its conferences of the parties.

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New ‘deeming’ webinars from the FDA

New ‘deeming’ webinars from the FDA

| November 4, 2016

Webinars on cigars, product registration, product imports and media surveillance have been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Bali seminar on tobacco practices

Bali seminar on tobacco practices

| November 3, 2016

Far East Leaf Indonesia (FELI) and Tobacco Associates conducted a tobacco orientation seminar in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Oct 27-28.

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Carr named president at ITG Brands

Carr named president at ITG Brands

| November 3, 2016

Dan Carr, a veteran consumer packaged goods and tobacco industry leader, is joining ITG Brands as president, effective Nov. 7.

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Trade deal to provide tobacco boost

Trade deal to provide tobacco boost

| November 3, 2016

Leaf tobacco production in Cambodia has fallen precipitously, in line with demand, but farmers are hopeful that a new trade agreement with Vietnam will help revive their industry.

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Malawi sticking with leaf production

Malawi sticking with leaf production

| November 3, 2016

Malawi is sticking with leaf tobacco production and, in doing so, is making a distinction between a farming enterprise and efforts to reduce smoking around the world.

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Plantings point to big irrigated crop

Plantings point to big irrigated crop

| November 3, 2016

Plantings of Zimbabwe’s irrigated leaf tobacco crop are up by nine percent on those of the previous season, and nine percent more farmers have registered to grow the total irrigated and dry-land tobacco crop.

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New Cuba factory by 2018

New Cuba factory by 2018

| November 3, 2016

A $100 million cigarette factory in Cuba will elevate the efficiency of Brascuba’s production after 21 years of operations ‘not devoid of difficulties’.

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AOI appoints treasurer

AOI appoints treasurer

| November 3, 2016

Alliance One International has appointed as vice president and treasurer an ex-banker with extensive experience in ‘leverage finance origination and execution’.

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Speaking up

Speaking up

| November 2, 2016

By making their voices heard, vapor companies and consumers can help save the industry.

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Sounding the alarm

Sounding the alarm

| November 2, 2016

Having severely curtailed tobacco, Canada is now going after vapor.

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E-cig use among UK young is rare

E-cig use among UK young is rare

| November 1, 2016

There are still no signs in the UK of an electronic-cigarette ‘gateway’ effect drawing young people into smoking. Electronic cigarette experimenters tend to be those who have already smoked.

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RAI evaluating acquisition offer

RAI evaluating acquisition offer

| November 1, 2016

Reynolds American Inc. has formed a committee to evaluate the proposal by British American Tobacco to acquire all of the RAI stock it doesn’t already own.

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