Category: Breaking News

Three illicit factories uncovered

Three illicit factories uncovered

| August 31, 2016

Law enforcement authorities in Spain and Bulgaria have uncovered three illicit cigarette factories operating in Spain using in large part Bulgarian workers and machinery.

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Graphic warnings in Kenya

Graphic warnings in Kenya

| August 31, 2016

New tobacco regulations being introduced in Kenya next month include a requirement that tobacco manufacturers and importers pay compensation to the government based on their annual cigarette sales.

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‘Excess profits’ key to tax dispute

‘Excess profits’ key to tax dispute

| August 31, 2016

If there is one early lesson to be learnt from the current tax investigation in South Korea it is that it is better to raise taxes modestly, annually, rather than to hike them occasionally.

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Nationwide smoking ban sought

Nationwide smoking ban sought

| August 31, 2016

The newly-elected President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, introduced a smoking ban while mayor of Davao City, and anti-tobacco campaigners are hoping that he will now take that ban nationwide.

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‘Inventory profit’ being looked at

‘Inventory profit’ being looked at

| August 30, 2016

Foreign tobacco companies operating in South Korea are coming under scrutiny over their cigarette distribution strategies just before and just after a price hike on January 1, 2015.

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Learning not to smoke

Learning not to smoke

| August 30, 2016

Schoolchildren in Indonesia will be taught not to smoke as part of a character-building program that will form part of the general curriculum.

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Nicotine-like molecule sought

Nicotine-like molecule sought

| August 30, 2016

Scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Paris researching a method of preventing Alzheimer’s disease are on the look-out for a molecule that resembles nicotine but that doesn’t have any of its bad habits.

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Bees lethargic on neonicotinoids

Bees lethargic on neonicotinoids

| August 30, 2016

New research has spread more light on to the established but poorly-understood links between the use of neonicotinoid insecticides and the fall in bee numbers.

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Delfortgroup acquires Shamrock

Delfortgroup acquires Shamrock

| August 26, 2016

The acquisition, along with a planned expansion, is meant to enhance the group’s business objectives and commitments to its local and global customers from its Greensboro, North Carolina, facility.

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Indian growers want seat at COP7

Indian growers want seat at COP7

| August 26, 2016

An Indian farmer body has called for tobacco growers to be allowed representation at the upcoming FCTC conference in Delhi, but the question is whether India will be allowed any representation.

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Japan taking to heat-not-burn

Japan taking to heat-not-burn

| August 26, 2016

It might be frustrating for manufacturers, but not being able to keep up with demand must provide something of a warm glow; as is currently the case with heat-not-burn devices in Japan.

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Invercote is most valuable brand

Invercote is most valuable brand

| August 26, 2016

A survey designed to discover the most valuable brands on the European paperboard market has placed Iggesund’s Invercote and Incada in first and third places respectively.

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Altria increases its dividend

Altria increases its dividend

| August 26, 2016

In announcing an 8.0 percent rise in its upcoming regular quarterly dividend payment, Altria said yesterday that it had increased its dividend 50 times during the past 47 years.

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NTRM holding back prices

NTRM holding back prices

| August 25, 2016

The reasons given for why tobacco growers receive poor prices for their leaf usually have to do with quantity (too high) or quality (too low), but a subset of the latter is NTRM (any).

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Obama urged to intercede on menthol

Obama urged to intercede on menthol

| August 25, 2016

An African American group has written to President Obama asking him to direct the Food and Drug Administration to remove menthol cigarettes from the US market.

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Smoking could be history

Smoking could be history

| August 25, 2016

The only things standing in the way of the health benefits that would accrue from the ending of smoking are excessive regulation and bans on vapor products.

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SA industry accused of dirty tricks

SA industry accused of dirty tricks

| August 25, 2016

A story surrounding South Africa’s cigarette manufacturing industry has revealed allegations of espionage, double agents and dirty tricks, but no investigations.

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Altria to webcast presentation

Altria to webcast presentation

| August 25, 2016

Pre-event registration is necessary for those wishing to listen to Altria’s presentation to the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference on September 7.

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Dealers fight farmer price rise

Dealers fight farmer price rise

| August 24, 2016

Dealers in Tanzania seem to be holding the tobacco growing industry hostage by refusing to distribute tobacco seeds until their concerns over a proposed price increase are addressed.

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Switch to e-cigs to save your life

Switch to e-cigs to save your life

| August 24, 2016

The lead author of a new study has said that there is very strong evidence for telling smokers that substituting their tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes will save their lives.

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Report favors zero e-cig excise

Report favors zero e-cig excise

| August 24, 2016

The EU has been accused of not understanding the economics of its plan to raise the excise duty on electronic cigarettes to the level of that levied on traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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FDA recruiting for TPSAC

FDA recruiting for TPSAC

| August 24, 2016

Nominations are being sought for representatives of the tobacco growing industry to serve on the US Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee.

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China looks to healthy development

China looks to healthy development

| August 23, 2016

A story in the China Daily describing the country’s emerging Healthy China strategy was strong on generalizations but short on specifics, though smoking did warrant a passing reference.

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EU’s flavors ban up for discussion

EU’s flavors ban up for discussion

| August 23, 2016

Before the start of the official program of CORESTA’s 2016 Congress, the association will host a workshop on the characterising-flavor ban included in the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive.

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US TV shows under spotlight

US TV shows under spotlight

| August 23, 2016

A study of US television shows has indicated that age-ratings are failing properly to protect young people from exposure to depictions of violence, smoking and drinking.

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