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Magic bullet?

Magic bullet?

| February 1, 2017

Will iQOS end combustibles?

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Trailblazer

Trailblazer

| February 1, 2017

Swedish Match’s MRTP application offers a path for other tobacco companies.

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Ready to roll

Ready to roll

| February 1, 2017

Tipping suppliers meet increasingly complex requirements with innovation.

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Race to the bottom

Race to the bottom

| February 1, 2017

Is lowering nicotine a realistic harm reduction strategy?

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Smoking freely

Smoking freely

| January 31, 2017

Pollution levels in Poland are being equated with cigarette smoking levels, which raises a question about how causes of death can be determined confidently in some instances.

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The high cost of smoking

The high cost of smoking

| January 31, 2017

A new report purports to answer the question of how much tobacco smoking costs the global economy, but the answer that is needed would address the question of what is the best way to go about reducing that cost.

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Tobacco profits being eyed

Tobacco profits being eyed

| January 31, 2017

Some people want tobacco manufacturers to contribute to a social-care funding crisis in England, but it is austerity that is at the root of the problem, and that was occasioned by the actions of banks.

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Universal results webcast

Universal results webcast

| January 31, 2017

Vice president and treasurer Candace C. Formacek is due to host a Universal Corporation webcast of the company’s third-quarter results.

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WTF

WTF

| January 31, 2017

Lessons for the tobacco industry—and the world at large—from a tumultuous 2016.

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Vape Expo Poland dedicated to TPD

Vape Expo Poland dedicated to TPD

| January 30, 2017

Vapor exhibition will focus on TPD2 compliance.

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E-cigs a health benefit

E-cigs a health benefit

| January 30, 2017

Public Health Wales seems to have cleverly negotiated the minefield that is health-sector policy with respect to electronic cigarettes.

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Low prices cause concern

Low prices cause concern

| January 30, 2017

It is a familiar story; this time being played out in the Philippines, where tobacco growers are concerned about ‘very poor prices’.

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Imperial pay policy dumped

Imperial pay policy dumped

| January 30, 2017

Imperial Brands will not put its proposed new pay policy to a vote at Wednesday’s annual meeting because of fears over a sizeable shareholder revolt.

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Acquisition spoils to winner

Acquisition spoils to winner

| January 30, 2017

Job losses comprise the major downside of acquisitions, but there is typically also a siphoning and redirection of community support funds.

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State aid under scrutiny

State aid under scrutiny

| January 27, 2017

The EU Commission is checking on what if any state aid was offered to British American Tobacco when it decided to move its production away from Bayreuth, Germany.

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President intervenes

President intervenes

| January 27, 2017

The CEO of Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission has been redeployed following an intervention by the country’s President.

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BAT to buy Sarajevo plant

BAT to buy Sarajevo plant

| January 27, 2017

The tobacco assets of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo are to be acquired by British American Tobacco.

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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| January 27, 2017

Philip Morris International’s 2016 results and its 2017 outlook will both be under discussion during a live audio webcast due to be aired on February 2.

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UK challenge to snus ban

UK challenge to snus ban

| January 26, 2017

The EU bans the sale outside Sweden of snus, probably the least risky form of tobacco, while allowing the sale of cigarettes, probably the deadliest form. That ban is being challenged in the UK.

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The future is smoke-free

The future is smoke-free

| January 26, 2017

In reaffirming yesterday its commitment to working towards a tobacco-smoke-free future, Philip Morris International again asked for help from those in a position to give it.

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