Category: Breaking News

Massive illegal trade in Ontario

Massive illegal trade in Ontario

| September 16, 2016

Currently, 31 percent of the cigarettes bought in Ontario, Canada, are illicit, and the situation could become worse following the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging.

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PMI initiative having impact

PMI initiative having impact

| September 16, 2016

More than 200 expressions of interest have been submitted in respect of Philip Morris International’s funding initiative for third party projects dedicated to fighting smuggling and related crimes.

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JT’s domestic volume increased

JT’s domestic volume increased

| September 16, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume during August was increased by 0.8 percent on that of August 2015, while, at the same time, its domestic cigarette revenue was up by 5.8 percent.

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BAT buys into Bosnian factory

BAT buys into Bosnian factory

| September 16, 2016

British American Tobacco has bought a 39.9 percent share in the Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo tobacco factory and expressed its willingness to buy the rest of the company.

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Liverpool lighting the way

Liverpool lighting the way

| September 16, 2016

There has been much talk in England about developing the potential of the north of the country, a quest that has been given a boost with the opening in Liverpool of the country’s largest specialist cigar shop.

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Former U.S. House speaker joins RAI

Former U.S. House speaker joins RAI

| September 15, 2016

John Boehner will serve on RAI board of directors, along with JeanMarc Levy, executive-in-residence at the IMD Business School in Lausanne,

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 Smoking areas withstand attack

 Smoking areas withstand attack

| September 15, 2016

Smokers in the Netherlands will be able to continue to enjoy their habit within designated areas of small bars and cafés following the dismissal of a court challenge aimed at removing this concession.

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Thai market expected to grow

Thai market expected to grow

| September 15, 2016

Thailand’s volume sales of cigarettes are expected to grow by six percent between 2015 and 2020, while, during the same period, the value of those sales is expected to rise by 30 percent.

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Tobacco flavor experts sought

Tobacco flavor experts sought

| September 15, 2016

Cigarettes are not allowed to have characterizing flavors under the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive; so the hunt is on for those who will have to determine whether flavors are characterizing.

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Non-smokers also get lung cancer

Non-smokers also get lung cancer

| September 15, 2016

The focus on smoking’s role in lung cancer has tended to deflect research away from other causes of this disease, and the resulting lack of knowledge is starting to be felt.

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Growers rate prices above volume

Growers rate prices above volume

| September 14, 2016

Flue-cured tobacco growers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh want minimum prices to be set so that they can make informed choices about whether or not to grow the crop.

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Many smokers using e-cigs to quit

Many smokers using e-cigs to quit

| September 14, 2016

British American Tobacco has welcomed a BMJ report indicating that large numbers of people in England are successfully using electronic cigarettes to give up smoking.

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Flavors under more pressure in US

Flavors under more pressure in US

| September 14, 2016

Characterizing tobacco flavors, including menthol, are once again under attack in the US; this time from the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

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PMI increases quarterly dividend

PMI increases quarterly dividend

| September 14, 2016

Philip Morris International has increased its quarterly dividend by two percent.

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Illegal trade protocol languishing

Illegal trade protocol languishing

| September 13, 2016

Despite the enthusiasm which greeted the adoption of an international protocol aimed at eliminating the illegal trade in tobacco products, four years on, it appears moribund.

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Illegal trade off the agenda

Illegal trade off the agenda

| September 13, 2016

The World Health Organization has been accused of holding secret meetings on tobacco matters that, because of their secrecy, are not properly informed about matters such as the illegal trade.

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Illegal trade under scrutiny

Illegal trade under scrutiny

| September 13, 2016

A committee has been set up in Afghanistan with the aim of helping to reduce the illegal trade in tobacco products and, thereby, boost government revenues.

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Illegal trade entrenched

Illegal trade entrenched

| September 13, 2016

The UK’s illegal trade in tobacco products, long fuelled by the government’s high taxation policy, is endemic across each of its regions and nations.

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FDA seeking committee members

FDA seeking committee members

| September 13, 2016

Voting members are being sought for the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, which provides advice on various matters for the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Deaths at packaging plant

Deaths at packaging plant

| September 12, 2016

About 50 people were thought to have been killed or injured on Saturday at a factory in Bangladesh apparently being used for packaging food and cigarettes.

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Timing is everything in quitting

Timing is everything in quitting

| September 12, 2016

A company is working on technology that would deliver nicotine through the skin in timed and personalized doses for those wishing to quit tobacco smoking.

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BAT tops Good Governance Report

BAT tops Good Governance Report

| September 12, 2016

A tobacco company has topped the corporate governance rankings of FTSE 100 companies while a supermarket chain has come in last. It’s not what you do but the way that you do it.

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Sustainability recognized

Sustainability recognized

| September 12, 2016

Two tobacco companies, Reynolds American Inc. and Japan Tobacco Inc. have been recognized for operating sustainably, on the basis of economic, environmental and social criteria.

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FDA issues revised guidance

FDA issues revised guidance

| September 12, 2016

A revised guidance on health document submission requirements has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration following the publication of its final deeming rule.

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Australian e-cig rules illogical

Australian e-cig rules illogical

| September 9, 2016

Banning the consumption of nicotine while vaping but allowing its consumption while smoking seems to lack logic given that, in most people’s estimation, vaping is far less risky than is smoking.

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