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Scanlan joins Madvapes

Scanlan joins Madvapes

| March 16, 2016

Tony Scanlan has been appointed CEO of Madvapes U.K. to lead the company’s business expansion strategy in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Canada looks into plain packaging

Canada looks into plain packaging

| March 16, 2016

Canada’s Public Health Agency has posted a public tender for a “cost-benefit analysis of the plain packaging of tobacco products,” reports CBC News.

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Upgrade to Dortmund fair grounds

Upgrade to Dortmund fair grounds

| March 15, 2016

Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund is modernizing its exhibition grounds in Dortmund, Germany, the location of the Sept. 16-18 InterTabac trade fair.

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Tax stamp group expands

Tax stamp group expands

| March 15, 2016

The recently formed International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) has secured five new members since the start of 2016 as part of ambitious plans to highlight the global role and impact of tax stamp technology.

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New Hoyo de Monterrey

New Hoyo de Monterrey

| March 15, 2016

General Cigar will launch a new version of Hoyo de Monterrey exclusively for brick and mortar retailers in the U.S.

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Singapore bans tobacco displays

Singapore bans tobacco displays

| March 14, 2016

Singapore will require stores to hide their tobacco products, Tobacco retailers will be given a one-year grace period before the point-of-sale display ban takes effect.

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BAT invests in Mali

BAT invests in Mali

| March 14, 2016

British American Tobacco has signed a deal with Malian state tobacco company Sonatam to produce and distribute BAT’s Dunhill International cigarettes for the west African market.

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Empty shelves on price fears

Empty shelves on price fears

| March 14, 2016

Cigarettes disappeared from the shelves in some Saudi cities on Sunday amid speculation on social media that the government was about to raise prices on tobacco products.

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Partnering for compliance

Partnering for compliance

| March 14, 2016

Innokin and Nerudia have established a strategic partnership to ensure that some of the world’s most popular vaporizers achieve compliance with the new EU Tobacco Products Directive.

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Marbach continues expansion

Marbach continues expansion

| March 11, 2016

The Marbach Group, a specialist in die-cutting technology, reflects on a successful 2015–and looks forward to growth in 2016.

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‘IQOS to revolutionize smoking’

‘IQOS to revolutionize smoking’

| March 9, 2016

Philip Morris International’s new heat-not-burn technology will revolutionize the tobacco industry, according to Wells Fargo Securities.

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ITM ‘Founding Father’ passes away

ITM ‘Founding Father’ passes away

| March 8, 2016

Arend van der Sluis Sr., founding father of ITM, passed away on March 3.

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IP body opposes plain packaging

IP body opposes plain packaging

| March 7, 2016

The ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN-IPA) wants Malaysia’s Health Ministry to reconsider its proposal to require plain packaging for tobacco products.

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Uncertain future for Premier Auction

Uncertain future for Premier Auction

| March 7, 2016

Premier Tobacco Auction Floors in Zimbabwe may fail to obtain a license for the upcoming marketing season due to financial constraints, reports The Herald Business.

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Appointments at hologram group

Appointments at hologram group

| March 7, 2016

Rohit Mistry and Manoj Kochar have joined the International Hologram Manufacturers Association as that group seeks to strengthen its position in Asia and other markets.

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‘Tobacco’ aerosol with vapor characteristics

‘Tobacco’ aerosol with vapor characteristics

| March 5, 2016

A novel hybrid product that combines e-cigarette technology with fresh tobacco has been shown to deliver natural tobacco flavors without impacting the potentially reduced-risk nature of the aerosol, according to BAT.

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Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

| March 3, 2016

Neil McKeganey and Christopher Russell of the Centre for Substance Use Research in Glasgow, Scotland, have cautioned against a “new McCarthyism” in the area of e-cigarette research.

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Tobacco Reporter hits it big

Tobacco Reporter hits it big

| March 3, 2016

The Trade Association Business Publications International has included Tobacco Reporter in its “Big 95” list, highlighting the world’s most acclaimed business-to-business and trade publications.

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Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

| March 3, 2016

Konstantinos Farsalinos of Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece questioned the validity of a Hong Kong Baptist University claim that the level of PAHs in e-cigarettes is a million times higher than that in roadside air.

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Foundry Tobacco expands

Foundry Tobacco expands

| March 3, 2016

The company has added two sales brokers and a brand manager to drive growth of its innovative portfolio of cigars.

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John White passes away

John White passes away

| March 3, 2016

Tobacco veteran John White died Feb. 27, 2016.

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Sampoerna remains profitable

Sampoerna remains profitable

| March 3, 2016

Indonesia’s largest cigarette maker continued making profit last year despite heightened efforts from the government to curb cigarette sales.

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U.S. to ban in-flight vaping

U.S. to ban in-flight vaping

| March 3, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department plans to ban vaping on planes, “to protect airline passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes.”

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BAT Science & Technology Report

BAT Science & Technology Report

| March 3, 2016

Available today, British American Tobacco’s 2015 Science & Technology Report details significant strides in the science of tobacco harm reduction made by BAT’s R&D facility over the past year.

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Formaldehyde below WHO guideline

Formaldehyde below WHO guideline

| March 3, 2016

A new study shows that the daily exposure to formaldehyde from three different types of e-cigarettes is well below the levels considered safe by the World Health Organization (WHO), at less than a sixth of the indoor air quality standard.

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