Category: Breaking News

Funding applications sought

Funding applications sought

| October 2, 2017

The second funding round of Philip Morris International’s IMPACT initiative is focused on converging forms of illegal trade and related crimes.

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Duty-rise welcomed

Duty-rise welcomed

| October 2, 2017

An increase in duties on unmanufactured tobacco and tobacco refuse has been welcomed by the Zambia Association of Manufacturers.

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New language

New language

| September 29, 2017

Santa Fe drops ‘additive-free’ label to address FDA concern about consumer interpretation.  

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AR optimizes footprint

AR optimizes footprint

| September 29, 2017

AR Packaging is adjusting its operational footprint, upgrading and expanding some factories while closing others.

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WHO says no to Foundation

WHO says no to Foundation

| September 29, 2017

The World Health Organization has said it won’t engage with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t be influenced by the Foundation’s work.

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Support for tobacco control

Support for tobacco control

| September 29, 2017

Sri Lanka is one of 15 priority countries that will receive support for implementing the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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PMI reorganizes

PMI reorganizes

| September 29, 2017

Philip Morris International is to increase the number of its operational regions as part of its efforts to drive the company toward a future that is smoke-free.

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IQOS pops up in London

IQOS pops up in London

| September 29, 2017

With the launch of a third IQOS store in London, Philip Morris is trying to deliver on its pledge to convert 100,000 UK smokers to heated tobacco technology.

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Recruiting for nicotine study

Recruiting for nicotine study

| September 28, 2017

Up to 210 healthy adults are needed for a study due to be conducted in the US into the uptake of nicotine through the use of vaping and smoking devices and products.

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‘Cruel’ research suspended

‘Cruel’ research suspended

| September 28, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration has been carrying out ‘cruel and unnecessary’ research on ‘the effects of nicotine on squirrel monkeys’, even though monkeys don’t smoke or vape.

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Well-off using illegal trade

Well-off using illegal trade

| September 28, 2017

In the UK, cigarette taxes are now so high – so unfair – that few smokers, it seems, feel any obligation about reporting illicit products or illegal trading in them.

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Imperial Brands on track

Imperial Brands on track

| September 28, 2017

In a trading statement, Imperial Brands said today that it was ‘gearing up for new launches in an extended footprint’ of new generation products.

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Flue-cured prices up sharply

Flue-cured prices up sharply

| September 27, 2017

Flue-cured sales in India have become a year-round activity as those in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka overlap in March and September.

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Pack size matters

Pack size matters

| September 27, 2017

The authorities in Malaysia have been accused of fiddling while increasing numbers of illicit cigarettes burn in the hands of smokers.

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Neutral-packaging challenge

Neutral-packaging challenge

| September 27, 2017

In attempting to dismiss Swedish Match’s neutral-packaging challenge as just another try-on by a tobacco company, the authorities in Norway are conflating snus and cigarettes – two very different products.

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Mighty muddle

Mighty muddle

| September 27, 2017

The Philippines’ cigarette-tax-stamp supplier was apparently not expecting the rush of orders that ensued after the takeover of Mighty Corp by the Japan Tobacco group.

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Showing promise

Showing promise

| September 26, 2017

PMI research yields encouraging results for carbon heated tobacco as an alternative to cigarettes.

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Marijuana poses a challenge

Marijuana poses a challenge

| September 26, 2017

There are inconsistencies in the way that regulators in Canada approach tobacco and marijuana, according to the CEO of the country’s biggest tobacco manufacturer.

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Cigarette butts a resource

Cigarette butts a resource

| September 26, 2017

Most tobacco smokers will have observed that their smoke tends to deter annoying insects, and now it seems cigarette-butt extracts can be used to reduce mosquito populations.

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Leaf partnerships sought

Leaf partnerships sought

| September 26, 2017

One way of ‘encouraging’ Indonesian tobacco manufacturers to buy local leaf is to make such purchases a condition of importing tobacco.

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