Category: Breaking News

Zimbabwe disease alert

Zimbabwe disease alert

| February 15, 2018

A resurgence of a viral disease in Zimbabwe’s tobacco is being blamed on growers, but those who claim to be overseeing production must surely shoulder some of the blame.

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SM snus volumes up

SM snus volumes up

| February 15, 2018

In announcing Swedish Match’s results for 2017, CEO Lars Dahlgren took the opportunity to mention that his company had pioneered the vision of a world without cigarettes.

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Increasing tobacco control

Increasing tobacco control

| February 15, 2018

Sierra Leone is one of 15 low- and middle-income countries that are due to benefit from the UK-funded FCTC 2030 project, which seeks to reduce tobacco consumption.

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PMI to make presentation

PMI to make presentation

| February 15, 2018

Three top executives from Philip Morris International are due to take part in a consumer analyst group conference later this month.

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Dutch reinforce ban

Dutch reinforce ban

| February 14, 2018

The mindset of Dutch anti-smokers is probably best defined by the requirement that a separate smoking area in a café should be less-attractively decorated than the rest of the café.

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Czechs rethink ban

Czechs rethink ban

| February 14, 2018

Less than a year after the Czech Republic introduced a ban on tobacco smoking in enclosed public places, a number of politicians have indicated that they would prefer smoking restrictions.

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Price war in Kuwait

Price war in Kuwait

| February 14, 2018

An inverted cigarette price-war that has included an illegal price increase and the withdrawal from sale of brands whose prices have not been increased, has broken out in Kuwait.

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Illicit factory raided

Illicit factory raided

| February 14, 2018

The Philippines’ Finance Secretary has said that following tax-induced price rises on cigarettes, the authorities were having to be on the lookout for illicit cigarettes.

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Safer nicotine analysis

Safer nicotine analysis

| February 13, 2018

SEAL Analytical has released a method for total alkaloids (as nicotine) in tobacco analysis that avoids the use of highly toxic reagents.

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Golden anniversary

Golden anniversary

| February 13, 2018

General Cigar’s Macanudo brand turns 50 this year.

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U.K. stance questioned

U.K. stance questioned

| February 13, 2018

Professor Stanton Glantz calls U.K. health authorities’ policies of promoting e-cigarettes for smoking cessation “dangerous” and “irresponsible.”

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Call for decentralization

Call for decentralization

| February 13, 2018

Creating auctions in Zimbabwe’s growing regions would reduce farmers’ transportation costs, according to the Tobacco Industry Development Support Institute for Southern Africa.

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Character assassination

Character assassination

| February 13, 2018

Nigeria is considering a ban on characterizing tobacco flavors.

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Tooling up

Tooling up

| February 12, 2018

With the inauguration of its tooling division PMP Dominicana, ITM Group is now able to offer high-quality, precision machine parts to customers throughout Latin America.

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More support for lawsuit

More support for lawsuit

| February 12, 2018

A lawsuit in the Netherlands is seeking to change the behavior of tobacco companies rather than force them to pay damages.

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Considering plain packs

Considering plain packs

| February 12, 2018

In declaring that the state should protect its citizens against tobacco as it does against crimes such as theft, the President of Turkey seems to have ignored the fact that tobacco use is legal.

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Pressing the vapor case

Pressing the vapor case

| February 12, 2018

Vapers in the Philippines are using a Public Health England review to press their case for vaping devices to become a part of the Philippines’ tobacco control program.

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Vaping controls sought

Vaping controls sought

| February 12, 2018

It is ironic that anti-smoking groups in Myanmar are calling for controls on electronic cigarettes, one product that could help people to stop smoking.

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Scholarships on offer

Scholarships on offer

| February 12, 2018

People with an interest in tobacco harm reduction are being invited to apply for scholarships that will begin at the start of the Global Forum on Nicotine in June.

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Production deal

Production deal

| February 9, 2018

Next Generation Labs has entered into an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Lab Express, an FDA-approved specialty chemical and pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturer, to produce synthetic TFN Nicotine.

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Zimbabwe moving on

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Boosting the tobacco sector is one of the goals of new and proposed policies aimed at attracting business and investment to Zimbabwe, while encouraging exports.

| February 20, 2018
Zimbabwe plantings down

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Unhelpful weather in Zimbabwe means that flue-cured tobacco plantings are down by more than five percent this season.

| February 19, 2018
Zimbabwe disease alert

Zimbabwe disease alert

A resurgence of a viral disease in Zimbabwe’s tobacco is being blamed on growers, but those who claim to be overseeing production must surely shoulder some of the blame.

| February 15, 2018
Seeking new alliances

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Alliance One International, which yesterday announced a rise in volume sales, is seeking to expand into new, added-value business lines that offer improved margins and good growth potential.

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Watching the weather

Watching the weather

Local observers believe that Indonesia, which grew 70,000 tons of tobacco in 2016, could grow 200,000 tons this year – if the weather is co-operative.

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