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Antis nose around homes

Antis nose around homes

| October 18, 2017

If smokers are not going to be allowed to smoke at work, at the pub, in their cars, in the park and in their homes, prohibition – through the back door – is nigh.

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Cigar festival announced

Cigar festival announced

| October 18, 2017

Cigar enthusiasts should block-off January 22-27 in their diaries to allow them to attend Nicaragua’s Puro Sabor Cigar Festival.

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Nicotine forum announced

Nicotine forum announced

| October 18, 2017

The organizers of the fifth Global Forum on Nicotine are making up to three scholarships available for early-career researchers who are chosen to make oral presentations.

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FDA discussion announced

FDA discussion announced

| October 18, 2017

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, is due to speak at an event examining the agency’s tobacco proposals, which were announced in July.

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Warning on filters

Warning on filters

| October 17, 2017

In a story published in Australia, cigarette filters have been charged with being counter-productive and a burden on the environment.

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E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

| October 17, 2017

New Zealand, which is encouraging the use of electronic cigarettes, and Australia, which is opposed to them, are conducting an interesting experiment in how to reduce tobacco smoking.

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UK GPs endorse e-cigs

UK GPs endorse e-cigs

| October 17, 2017

The use of electronic cigarettes as an aid in quitting tobacco smoking has been given another endorsement by the UK’s medical establishment.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| October 17, 2017

Altria’s chairman, CEO and president, and its CFO will discuss the company’s third-quarter results during a webcast on October 26.

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Prohibition a step closer

Prohibition a step closer

| October 16, 2017

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly is seeking to discourage people from smoking in their homes if people under 18 years of age are present.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| October 16, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by 13.6 percent during September, while its domestic cigarette revenue was down by 13.2 percent.

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Public statements sought

Public statements sought

| October 16, 2017

There is a widely-held view that tobacco companies will bear the costs of publishing so-called ‘corrective’ statements, whereas it is surely the smokers who will pay.

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Market forces apply

Market forces apply

| October 16, 2017

Maids – presumably foreign workers – are ‘running away’ from their employers in Kuwait to earn good money at mixed-gender shisha cafés.

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High earners smoking

High earners smoking

| October 13, 2017

Bulgaria seems to break all the rules when it comes to tobacco smoking; so, for instance, it is the high earners of that country who make up the highest proportion of smokers.

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Guam bill targets vaping

Guam bill targets vaping

| October 13, 2017

Vaping will join smoking as an activity banned in public places on Guam if a new bill is successful in amending current legislation.

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Apple CEO visits Iggesund

Apple CEO visits Iggesund

| October 13, 2017

The tweet by Tim Cook @tim_cook that appears above the picture reads: ‘A visit to the breathtaking forests of northern Sweden with @IggesundAB, our partners in innovation and sustainable packaging’.

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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| October 13, 2017

CFO Jacek Olczak is due to discuss Philip Morris International’s third quarter results during a live audio webcast on October 19.

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Promotions at Swisher

Promotions at Swisher

| October 12, 2017

Tobacco manufacturer announces promotions in anticipation of the retirement of its president and CEO, Peter Ghiloni.

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Johnson Creek closes

Johnson Creek closes

| October 12, 2017

E-liquid manufacturer Johnson Creek Enterprises will cease its operations effective Oct. 11.

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Nicotine gene identified

Nicotine gene identified

| October 12, 2017

A report has described how a new study has linked a genetic variant to an increased risk of nicotine dependence, but it does not lay out how this information will be used.

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Tax-stamp roll-out deferred

Tax-stamp roll-out deferred

| October 12, 2017

The tweaking of the security features on new tax stamps in the Philippines is delaying their deployment.

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