Category: Breaking News

JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| November 11, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume and revenue were both down in October, but its January-October domestic cigarette revenue was ahead of that of the same period of 2015.

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Canada’s smoking rate at 13 percent

Canada’s smoking rate at 13 percent

| November 10, 2016

Although Canada’s smoking prevalence fell by two percentage points between 2013 and 2015, the rate of smoking among young people was unchanged.

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WHO forum is a closed system

WHO forum is a closed system

| November 10, 2016

A regulatory and market intelligence gatherer for the electronic cigarette sector has been denied the opportunity of attending an international forum where sector policies are likely to be formulated.

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Linx expanding in Africa

Linx expanding in Africa

| November 10, 2016

Linx Printing Technologies is expanding its sales territory into Mauritania and Mali where increasing automation is fueling demand for effective and efficient coding systems.

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PMI to webcast conference session

PMI to webcast conference session

| November 10, 2016

A consumer and retail conference presentation and question-and-answer session by Philip Morris International’s CFO Jacek Olczak is due to be webcast on November 16.

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‘WHO pursuing stealth prohibition’

‘WHO pursuing stealth prohibition’

| November 9, 2016

Japan Tobacco International has criticized the World Health Organization’s (WHO) approach toward so-called next-generation products.

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Leaf demand remains ‘soft’

Leaf demand remains ‘soft’

| November 9, 2016

Although demand for leaf tobacco remains soft after years of supply/demand imbalance, Universal Corporation reports that it has maintained a ‘very strong’ balance sheet.

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Smoking worker’s sacking upheld

Smoking worker’s sacking upheld

| November 9, 2016

A man who worked for a Turkish company for more than seven years but was sacked for smoking in a restroom will not be reinstated, following a Supreme Court ruling.

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No price rise for Japan’s growers

No price rise for Japan’s growers

| November 9, 2016

Japan’s growers are to receive ¥1,877.57 per kg for their 2017-season tobacco, the same price as they received in 2016 but down by 1.5 percent on what they received in 2013.

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BAT launching heat-not-burn product

BAT launching heat-not-burn product

| November 8, 2016

Japan has been selected as the launching-pad for a new heat-not-burn device that British American Tobacco describes as a revolution in simplicity.

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SM expanding ZYN distribution

SM expanding ZYN distribution

| November 8, 2016

ZYN, a tobacco-free pouch from Swedish Match, is being made more widely available in the US following ‘strong results’ in its introductory launch.

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Imperial’s full-year volume down

Imperial’s full-year volume down

| November 8, 2016

Despite a strong boost from its acquired US products, overall, Imperial Brands’ volume was down by 3.0 percent during the full year to the end of September.

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AOI’s first half volumes increased

AOI’s first half volumes increased

| November 8, 2016

Increased full customer service requirements during the six months to the end of September helped Alliance One International increase its volumes by 6.8 percent.

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JTI criticizes WHO positions on trade

JTI criticizes WHO positions on trade

| November 7, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat’s reports on trade and the settlement of disputes are “veiled attempts at empire building,” according to Japan Tobacco International.

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ISO 14001 for Vrijdag

ISO 14001 for Vrijdag

| November 7, 2016

Vrijdag Premium Printing has received ISO 14001:2015 certification to add to the company’s long-standing ISO 9001 certification.

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WHO event kicks off in India

WHO event kicks off in India

| November 7, 2016

About 1,500 delegates from about 180 countries are this week meeting in India at the Conference to the Parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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Limited access to WHO conference

Limited access to WHO conference

| November 7, 2016

With tensions running high between Pakistan and India, the former’s representation at an international tobacco control meeting in the latter will be limited to India-based High Commission officials.

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Korea gaining on the swings but …

Korea gaining on the swings but …

| November 7, 2016

In South Korea, smoking is down among men, heavy drinking is up among women, and obesity is affecting one in three people. Is there a connection here?

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AOI to host results conference call

AOI to host results conference call

| November 7, 2016

A discussion of Alliance One International’s second quarter results to the end of September is due to be the subject of a conference call tomorrow.

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No DNA mutations in vapor test

No DNA mutations in vapor test

| November 4, 2016

E-cigarette vapor does not induce DNA mutations commonly observed with tobacco smoke exposures in lab-based tests.

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JTI criticizes ‘closed shop’ COP

JTI criticizes ‘closed shop’ COP

| November 4, 2016

A worrying culture of censorship is emerging behind the scenes of the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to JTI.

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Illegal trade a growing revenue drain

Illegal trade a growing revenue drain

| November 4, 2016

The EU and its member states will do anything to try to reduce the illegal trade in tobacco – anything, it seems, but address the central issue of excise tax.

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The Times apologizes to GTNF health experts

The Times apologizes to GTNF health experts

| November 4, 2016

The Times of London today apologized for suggesting that the public health advocates who participated in Tobacco Reporter’s recent Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum are tainted by the influence of tobacco industry funding.

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FCTC to pull the blinds down further

FCTC to pull the blinds down further

| November 4, 2016

The secretariat of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is moving to vet the delegates that are sent by nation states to its conferences of the parties.

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New ‘deeming’ webinars from the FDA

New ‘deeming’ webinars from the FDA

| November 4, 2016

Webinars on cigars, product registration, product imports and media surveillance have been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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