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TPD2 text

TPD2 text

| May 19, 2016

Full text of the EU’s revised Tobacco Product Directive

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TPD2 summary

TPD2 summary

| May 19, 2016

CTSI and ASH have released guideliness summarizing the EU TPD2.

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TPD2 ‘attacks consumer freedom’

TPD2 ‘attacks consumer freedom’

| May 19, 2016

Japan Tobacco International called the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2), set to come into force tomorrow, an attack on adult consumers’ freedom of choice and “yet another example of extreme regulation.”

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‘Duty-free holds its own’

‘Duty-free holds its own’

| May 18, 2016

Despite the challenging business environment, the tobacco industry has reason for optimism, according to data unveiled during the 21st TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, which took place in Singapore last week.

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More smokers try vaping

More smokers try vaping

| May 18, 2016

In a March survey of U.K. adults, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that 61.1 percent of current cigarette smokers have tried vaping, up from 34.3 percent in 2013, and 19.4 percent of smokers report current use of vapor products, up from 10.7 percent in 2013.

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Deadline for TSRC abstracts approaching

Deadline for TSRC abstracts approaching

| May 18, 2016

The deadline for submitting abstracts for 70th Tobacco Science Research Conference (TSRC) is May 27.

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Vape Expo announces program

Vape Expo announces program

| May 18, 2016

Vape Expo Poland has announced the B2B program of its second international e-cigarette exhibition.

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EU countries urged to haste with TPD

EU countries urged to haste with TPD

| May 17, 2016

With the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive officially taking effect on May 20, tobacco manufacturers are urging EU countries to finish transposing the TPD, including packaging and labeling rules, into national law.

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Record-breaking attendance at TFWA

Record-breaking attendance at TFWA

| May 16, 2016

The success of the event underscored both the importance of Asia Pacific as a key focus for development, and the long-term opportunities presented by duty free and travel retail as a sector, according to TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen.

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TSAL opens European headquarters

TSAL opens European headquarters

| May 16, 2016

Tobacco Solutions Asia Ltd. (TSAL), the Engineering Subsidiary of Star Tobacco International (STI), has opened its new European headquarters in Ortaköy, Istanbul.

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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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