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EU awaiting e-cig developments

EU awaiting e-cig developments

| December 2, 2016

Given the rapid development of the vapor market, the EU Commission’s electronic-cigarette watching brief that is due to last until 2021 could be seen as nonchalant.

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RAI declares quarterly dividend

RAI declares quarterly dividend

| December 2, 2016

Reynolds American Inc. has announced a number of board changes and declared its latest quarterly dividend.

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Sign of the times

Sign of the times

| December 2, 2016

Have we seen (yet another) post-truth COP in Delhi?

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API completes AMP acquisition

API completes AMP acquisition

| December 1, 2016

API Group has completed the acquisition of the manufacturing assets and business of Amsterdam Metallized Products.

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Board changes at RAI

Board changes at RAI

| December 1, 2016

Thomas C. Wajnert will retire as a Reynolds American Inc. board director on Dec. 31.

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BAT launches ‘game changing’ Pebble

BAT launches ‘game changing’ Pebble

| December 1, 2016

British American Tobacco (BAT) is introducing a new vaping device, Vype Pebble, starting in the U.K., Italy, Poland, France and Germany. The launch coincides with the opening in Milan of the first retail outlet under BAT’s Vype Vapor brand

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Vaping debate heats up in UK

Vaping debate heats up in UK

| December 1, 2016

By having a very public launch of IQOS in the UK, Philip Morris International has intensified the debate about smoking and vaping.

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Plain packs ruling ‘disappointing’

Plain packs ruling ‘disappointing’

| December 1, 2016

British American Tobacco is considering its options after the loss of a court appeal against the UK government’s plan to impose standardized cigarette pack requirements.

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Imperial closing factories

Imperial closing factories

| December 1, 2016

Hundreds of people are set to lose their jobs as Imperial Brands makes ‘structural changes’ that are said by the company to be part of a ‘new phase of cost optimization’.

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Raising the bar

Raising the bar

| December 1, 2016

Informative, well-attended and transparent, the 2016 GTNF set new standards for tobacco-related events.

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Mission: possible

Mission: possible

| December 1, 2016

Emkon provides a peek into tomorrow’s factory.

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Innovating for tomorrow

Innovating for tomorrow

| December 1, 2016

Hauni stresses digitization, flexibility and efficiency at its in-house exhibition.

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One step ahead

One step ahead

| December 1, 2016

Celebrating 25 years in business, ITM Poland demonstrates it is ready for the future—in whatever form that may arrive.

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Embracing the future

Embracing the future

| December 1, 2016

Alliance One is keeping up with a rapidly changing tobacco industry.

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A passion to serve

A passion to serve

| December 1, 2016

As BMJ turns 25, CEO Rahmanadi reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Snus use beats smoking

Snus use beats smoking

| November 30, 2016

The EU continues to ban snus outside Sweden even though a major study from that country has shown that snus can help prevent the uptake of smoking and facilitate smoking cessation.

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Deeming regulations under threat

Deeming regulations under threat

| November 30, 2016

The first shot seems to have been fired in the battle to undo at least some of the US Food and Drug Administration’s vapor-device deeming regulations.

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Smoking rate going the wrong way

Smoking rate going the wrong way

| November 30, 2016

While health officials in Indonesia are trying to bring down the smoking prevalence among people under 18 years of age, it is currently rising.

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JTI announces new CEO

JTI announces new CEO

| November 29, 2016

Eddy Pirard will succeed Thomas A. McCoy as JTI’s president and CEO on April 1.

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Revenue issues trump health concerns

Revenue issues trump health concerns

| November 29, 2016

One barrier to reducing smoking through encouraging the use of vaping devices in Australia and New Zealand is the reluctance of governments to let go of their cash-cow smokers.

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