Category: Breaking News

Expanding cannabis

Expanding cannabis

| May 22, 2018

An indirect subsidiary of Alliance One International is gearing up to satisfy expected increases in demand for medicinal and recreational cannabis in Canada.

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Contracting Burley

Contracting Burley

| May 22, 2018

Tennessee’s Burley crop is expected to fall by 20 percent or more following Alliance One International’s decision not to buy US Burley.

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Leaf prices increased

Leaf prices increased

| May 22, 2018

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Zimbabwe will be hoping that the “encouraging” prices being paid for their leaf will stand up for the rest of the season.

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BAT widens horizons

BAT widens horizons

| May 22, 2018

British American Tobacco has invested in a Chinese company that seeks to help early-stage technology firms develop products that could subsequently be sold to larger companies.

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Growers up in arms

Growers up in arms

| May 22, 2018

Some tobacco growers in Pakistan are claiming that tobacco manufacturers are exploiting them, and they have vowed to fight back.

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GFN registration open

GFN registration open

| May 22, 2018

The organisers of the Global Forum on Nicotine are putting on the most ambitious event in its five-year history.

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EU ticked off on trade talks

EU ticked off on trade talks

| May 21, 2018

Anti-tobacco lobbyists want the EU to exclude tobacco lobbyists from influencing policy positions on international trade.

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Impulsive behavior

Impulsive behavior

| May 21, 2018

Impulsive behavior must play a part whenever a person buys something new. But any follow-up purchases of that product are down to whether the product worked for the buyer.

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Science losing to ideology

Science losing to ideology

| May 21, 2018

Scientific issues are being subverted by ideology in the vital debate on using electronic cigarettes to replace combustible cigarettes.

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Universal results webcast

Universal results webcast

| May 21, 2018

Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer at Universal Corporation, will host a results webcast on May 23.

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Fast-changing climate at JT

Fast-changing climate at JT

| May 21, 2018

After achieving its greenhouse gas emissions reduction-target three years ahead of schedule, Japan Tobacco has committed to continuing to develop its Long-Term Environment Plan.

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NCD strategy proposed

NCD strategy proposed

| May 18, 2018

The Heartland Institute has contributed to the World Health Organization’s study of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors by suggesting how some of the risk can be removed.

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Only one ‘option’

Only one ‘option’

| May 18, 2018

In devising regulations to govern heat-not-burn products, the Netherlands’ junior health minister seems to coming down on the side of a quit-or-die approach to smoking.

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Cigarette sales fall

Cigarette sales fall

| May 18, 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette volume and domestic cigarette revenue during April were each down by about 13 percent on those of April 2017.

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Springtime for CORESTA

Springtime for CORESTA

| May 18, 2018

CORESTA is to hold its 2018 Congress in the City of Eternal Spring, where the latest scientific findings will be presented for the benefit of both experienced and new scientists.

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New Altria CEO takes over

New Altria CEO takes over

| May 18, 2018

In a move signaled earlier this year, Howard Willard has succeeded Marty Barrington as Altria’s chairman and CEO.

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Vaping in the dark

Vaping in the dark

| May 17, 2018

A new law in Canada will allow the sale of nicotine-delivering e-cigarettes, but it won’t allow advertisements informing smokers why they should consider switching to such devices.

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HNB market heats up

HNB market heats up

| May 17, 2018

With sales of heat-not-burn products in South Korea predicted to grab 30 percent of the country’s tobacco market by 2020, it is little surprise that new products are all the go.

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Looking beyond TPD2

Looking beyond TPD2

| May 17, 2018

Following the failure of the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive to reduce smoking, there is a need to look at other ways of achieving health gains.

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Plain unpopular

Plain unpopular

| May 17, 2018

The UK’s standardized tobacco packaging legislation looks like a case of act in haste, look silly at leisure.

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