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Malkin joins Arent Fox

Malkin joins Arent Fox

| February 10, 2017

Brian J. Malkin has joined Arent Fox’s food, drug, medical device and agriculture practice.

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HNB hinges on regulation

HNB hinges on regulation

| February 10, 2017

New study says HNB products are promising harm-reduction tools–provided that regulators treat them appropriately.

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Newport lifts RJR volumes

Newport lifts RJR volumes

| February 10, 2017

Cigarette shipments by R.J Reynolds Tobacco were up significantly in 2016, the company’s first full year to include the Newport brand. But Newport’s volume was down slightly in the final quarter.

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BAT top employer

BAT top employer

| February 10, 2017

The Top Employers’ Institute has awarded British American Tobacco the Top Employer Europe seal of recognition.

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Workers settle wage dispute

Workers settle wage dispute

| February 10, 2017

Settlement has been reached in a lawsuit in which 39 guest Mexican workers had claimed that they had been underpaid while working on five tobacco farms in Kentucky, US.

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Linx ready for Interpack

Linx ready for Interpack

| February 10, 2017

Linx Printing Technologies will display its coding and marking systems when it exhibits at this year’s Interpack processing and packaging trade fair.

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Altria to host webcast

Altria to host webcast

| February 10, 2017

Marty Barrington, Altria’s chairman, CEO and president, is due to make a presentation at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Where four is a big number

Where four is a big number

| February 9, 2017

There is a danger that the US’ smoking and vaping policies could be based partly on the fact that four – yes, four – youngsters apparently tried a cigarette after vaping.

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Swedish Match to appeal

Swedish Match to appeal

| February 9, 2017

A product labeling initiative by Swedish Match that was introduced in 2012 has been found to be in breach of competition legislation; but the company is to appeal.

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Tax-free conference

Tax-free conference

| February 9, 2017

The Tax-Free World Association’s China’s Century Conference is scheduled to be held in Guangzhou on March 7-9.

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Swedish Match urges caution about snus-diabetes finding

Swedish Match urges caution about snus-diabetes finding

| February 8, 2017

Other studies show no link, says company.

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E-cig study ‘important’

E-cig study ‘important’

| February 8, 2017

A study that compared the health impacts of using traditional tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapies has been welcomed by public health experts.

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Snus linked with diabetes

Snus linked with diabetes

| February 8, 2017

A study conducted in Sweden has found that the use of snus increases the risk of a person’s developing type 2 diabetes.

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Leaf volumes increased

Leaf volumes increased

| February 8, 2017

Universal Corporation reports that volumes during its third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2017 were increased, but it expects that its full-year volume will be down ‘modestly’.

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JT volumes to drop further

JT volumes to drop further

| February 8, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette volume sales are expected to fall below 100 billion for the first time this year, partly in the face of competition from vapor devices.

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Vaping given ‘thumbs-up’

Vaping given ‘thumbs-up’

| February 7, 2017

A new study has given weight to the argument that electronic cigarettes can be effective, risk-reducing replacements for traditional cigarettes.

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