Category: Breaking News

Price disparities

Price disparities

| July 7, 2017

Cigarettes are the least expensive in Ukraine and most expensive in Norway, according to a study of cigarette prices in Europe.

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Warnings on top

Warnings on top

| July 7, 2017

The government of Bangladesh has ordered tobacco companies to print graphic health warnings on the upper half of the front and back of the tobacco packs from Sept. 19.

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Out of sight

Out of sight

| July 6, 2017

Effective 2020, supermarkets in the Netherlands will no longer be allowed to display cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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MHRA guidance for vapor

MHRA guidance for vapor

| July 6, 2017

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published a new guidance on vapor products and refill containers regulations that impact retailers and manufacturers.

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Cutting credit

Cutting credit

| July 6, 2017

The Dutch bank ABN Amro will no longer extend credit to clients in the tobacco industry on health grounds.

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Fire safety questioned

Fire safety questioned

| July 6, 2017

A recent study found no evidence that reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes helped curb the incidence of fires in the states where they were mandated.

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New leadership at RTI

New leadership at RTI

| July 6, 2017

Santiago Sanchez succeeds Philippe Parcevaux as president of Republic Technologies International.

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E-fraud down

E-fraud down

| July 5, 2017

Machine learning contributes to decline.

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Minister ‘thrilled’ with prices

Minister ‘thrilled’ with prices

| July 5, 2017

Malawi’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Aggrey Massi expressed satisfaction with tobacco prices during a tour of the Lilongwe Auction Floors earlier this week.

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Grand River lawsuit

Grand River lawsuit

| July 5, 2017

Canadian government required license despite cigarette manufacturer’s tax-exempt status.

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Tokyo push for smoking ban

Tokyo push for smoking ban

| July 5, 2017

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will push for a smoking ban in public places in Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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TR publisher recognized

TR publisher recognized

| July 5, 2017

Tobacco Reporter’s publisher, Elise Rasmussen, received a “Voices of Freedom” award during the annual “Freedom Dinner,” organized by Forest, a U.K. smokers’ rights group.

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Illicit trade down

Illicit trade down

| July 5, 2017

The illicit cigarette trade has declined in the EU, Norway and Switzerland, according to a KPMG study.

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Bhutan tops smoking league

Bhutan tops smoking league

| July 5, 2017

Despite its ban on tobacco, Bhutan has the highest share of smokers in Southeast Asia.

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‘Positive’ tax

‘Positive’ tax

| July 4, 2017

India’s new goods and services tax will benefit cigarette companies, says equity research analyst.

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Nicoventures buys VIP

Nicoventures buys VIP

| July 4, 2017

Nicoventures Retail will pay £11.9 million for the business and assets of VIP, a vapor company that went into administration earlier this year.

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Investing in Romania

Investing in Romania

| July 4, 2017

BAT Romania will invest €60 million in updating and expanding its Ploiesti factory

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CSR banned

CSR banned

| July 4, 2017

Thailand has raised the legal age to buy cigarettes to 20 and barred tobacco firms from participating in CSR activities.

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Calling all tobacco golfers

Calling all tobacco golfers

| July 4, 2017

The Tobacco Trade Golf Association invites players to participate in its annual charity golf day on Sept. 14 at the Berkshire Golf Course, in Ascot, U.K.

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Turning up the heat

Turning up the heat

| July 3, 2017

Tobacco heating products may be even more effective in helping smokers quit than are e-cigarettes.

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