Category: Breaking News

Canada bans menthol smokes

Canada bans menthol smokes

| April 6, 2017

Canada has added menthol to the list of additives that cannot be used in the manufacture of cigarettes, blunt wraps and most cigars.

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Tobacco control in court

Tobacco control in court

| April 6, 2017

British American Tobacco is challenging parts of Uganda’s Tobacco Control Act before the country’s Constitutional Court.

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Leaf tax threat withdrawn

Leaf tax threat withdrawn

| April 6, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco growers seem to have seen off a threat that those who didn’t produce a tax clearance certificate would be subject to a 10 percent impost on their current sales.

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Sustainable packaging valued

Sustainable packaging valued

| April 6, 2017

Sustainability is a much-prized factor in packaging according to a new survey that sought the opinions of brand owners and retailers.

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Japan okays acquisition

Japan okays acquisition

| April 6, 2017

British American Tobacco’s proposed acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. has moved a step closer with the Japanese authorities having given unconditional antitrust approval.

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Vaping risk suggestion ‘absurd’

Vaping risk suggestion ‘absurd’

| April 5, 2017

A suggestion that smoking cannot be said to be any more hazardous than is vaping has been described as an advertisement for tobacco cigarettes.

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Kenya proposes tax reduction

Kenya proposes tax reduction

| April 5, 2017

Proposals for reducing cigarette taxes don’t come along very often, and, in Kenya, where such a proposal has been made, some organizations are expressing their displeasure.

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Canada’s smoking rate down

Canada’s smoking rate down

| April 5, 2017

The question arises as to whether the recent fall in Canada’s smoking incidence is down to government interventions or despite them.

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India has new health warnings

India has new health warnings

| April 5, 2017

Manufacturers in India have been required since the beginning of this month to include a new set of health warnings on their packaging.

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Prison threat for vapers

Prison threat for vapers

| April 4, 2017

Under a new Manila city ordinance, a person merely in possession of a vaping device within a zone designated as non-smoking could be liable to a prison term.

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Countering the black market

Countering the black market

| April 4, 2017

A collaboration between the Romanian authorities and British American Tobacco Romania has reduced the country’s black market to about 17 percent. Now the aim is to reduce it to 10 percent.

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Anti-tobacco funding

Anti-tobacco funding

| April 4, 2017

Government funds allocated in Wales are to be used by the local chapter of Action on Smoking and Health to help smokers ‘choose’ to become smoke-free.

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Andhra prices increased

Andhra prices increased

| April 4, 2017

Observers in Andhra Pradesh, India, are attributing a rise in grower prices for flue-cured leaf to the fact that the tobacco acreage was down, which seems to give the lie to the idea that prices are based on quality.

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MRTPs for Camel Snus

MRTPs for Camel Snus

| April 3, 2017

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has submitted Modified Risk Tobacco Product applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration covering six styles of Camel Snus,

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Marketing order sought

Marketing order sought

| April 3, 2017

Philip Morris International has made an application to market its iQOS heated-tobacco product in the US while the product’s modified risk submission is being considered.

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All eyes on Japan

All eyes on Japan

| April 3, 2017

Retailers are being warned that the arrival of heat-not-burn products in the US could create ‘stiff headwinds’ for their businesses.

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Fake cigarettes on Facebook

Fake cigarettes on Facebook

| April 3, 2017

A number of counterfeit tobacco products sold through Facebook are said to have posed a bigger potential health risk, but this assessment was based on the presence of raised levels of only two toxic metals.

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Illegal trade growing

Illegal trade growing

| April 3, 2017

Illicit cigarettes sold in Malaysia are said to be more dangerous than licit ones because their tar and nicotine contents are ‘unknown’.

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P&K partners with NATO

P&K partners with NATO

| March 31, 2017

Phillips & King is partnering with the National Association of Tobacco Outlets to help customers address legislative issues affecting the tobacco industry.

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Risk down, stocks up

Risk down, stocks up

| March 31, 2017

Investors recognize PMI’s investments in tobacco harm-reduction.

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