Category: Breaking News

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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‘Best harvest in decade’

‘Best harvest in decade’

| July 3, 2017

Cuban authorities are describing this year’s tobacco harvest as the best in a decade. The country is expecting around 19,000 tons of leaf this season.

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Nerudia opens U.S. office

Nerudia opens U.S. office

| June 30, 2017

Nerudia is opening a new office to serve U.S. clients across the FMCG, tobacco, vaping and pharmaceutical industries.

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Illegal trade on a high

Illegal trade on a high

| June 29, 2017

Following a cigarette tax increase and the introduction of VAT, sales of licit cigarettes in Sri Lanka have fallen sharply, while those of illicit products have taken wing.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

| June 29, 2017

Some of the major tobacco manufacturers are not only investing hugely in less-risky products, they are putting much effort into spreading the word about these products.

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Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

| June 29, 2017

Ploom Tech is re-entering the battle for the hearts of Japanese smokers looking to switch from cigarettes to lower-risk, vapor products.

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Zimbabwe prices stable

Zimbabwe prices stable

| June 29, 2017

Grower prices for Zimbabwe’s 2017 flue-cured tobacco crop are at the same level as they were in respect of the 2016 crop.

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Heated-tobacco tax threat

Heated-tobacco tax threat

| June 28, 2017

A move to equalize the tax on cigarettes and heated-tobacco products is likely to send a message to Korean smokers that these two products pose the same level of risk.

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Smoking incidence down

Smoking incidence down

| June 28, 2017

In Japan, tobacco smoking is a habit indulged by nearly 40 percent of men in their 30s, but by less than two percent of women 80 years of age or older.

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Guns yes, smoking no

Guns yes, smoking no

| June 28, 2017

Two policies being introduced at a US university on Saturday make sense from the point of view that tobacco products carry health warnings but handguns do not.

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Smokers out in the cold

Smokers out in the cold

| June 28, 2017

In Canberra, Australia, smoking is to be banned at bus stops, taxi shelters, train stations and light rail stops, while vaping is apparently to be banned only at bus stops.

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Huge investment in HEETS

Huge investment in HEETS

| June 27, 2017

The commitment of the tobacco industry to harm reduction seems no longer to be in doubt. Philip Morris International has just announced another huge investment in heated-tobacco products.

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