Category: Breaking News

Farmers seek protection

Farmers seek protection

| October 31, 2017

Tobacco farmers in Indonesia are calling for protection from imports. Why wouldn’t they? What has globalization done for them?

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Enough is enough

Enough is enough

| October 30, 2017

Have the people of the UK decided that enough is enough when it comes to persecuting smokers? Seventy six percent of them think that banning smoking at home is a step too far.

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Call for smoke-free homes

Call for smoke-free homes

| October 30, 2017

It seems that nothing has been done in the UAE to tackle underage smoking during the past 13-15 years, a period during which experimentation has remained about the same.

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After the Eclipse

After the Eclipse

| October 30, 2017

R.J Reynolds Tobacco is making an attempt to launch an improved version of Eclipse, one of several pioneering heat-not-burn products that the company developed.

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SM’s sales up and down

SM’s sales up and down

| October 30, 2017

At Swedish Match during the third quarter, volume snus sales were up, moist snuff sales were down, cigar sales were up and chewing tobacco sales were down.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| October 27, 2017

Altria’s cigarette shipments were down by 6.2 percent during the third quarter, while its cigar shipments were increased by 6.6 percent and its smokeless-products shipments were down by 1.8 percent.

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Leaf price up – and down

Leaf price up – and down

| October 27, 2017

Japan’s tobacco growers are due next year to be paid a per-kg price for leaf that will be about one percent lower than the price they were paid in 2014.

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Cigarette traders jailed

Cigarette traders jailed

| October 27, 2017

Three of the 400 people who have been fined in Fiji during the past 15 months for various offences against tobacco-control regulations have wound up in jail.

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Retailers face jail threat

Retailers face jail threat

| October 27, 2017

Although banning the sale of heat-not-ban devices to minors is laudable, the threat of jailing those that do so with three years in prison seems disproportionate.

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Neopac takes stake in 3D

Neopac takes stake in 3D

| October 26, 2017

Hoffmann Neopac has acquired a majority share in 3D Technopack in Mumbai.

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NGPs gaining prominence

NGPs gaining prominence

| October 26, 2017

British American Tobacco expects next-generation products to contribute 30 percent of its revenue by 2030.

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Illegal trade boosted

Illegal trade boosted

| October 26, 2017

The illegal trade in cigarettes, which in 2016 accounted for 12.1 percent of the Indonesian market, will be given a boost by tax hikes in the pipeline.

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E-cig consultation launched

E-cig consultation launched

| October 26, 2017

A lot of observers rightly say that there are gaps in the research into vapor products, but this is only to be expected in respect of a relatively new, fast-evolving category.

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Macau creates gray area

Macau creates gray area

| October 26, 2017

From next year, a smoker passing a bus stop will be required to extinguish her cigarette as she passes over a gray line delineating a 10-meter exclusion zone around that stop.

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Production ended

Production ended

| October 26, 2017

Japan Tobacco International has stopped cigarette manufacturing in Northern Ireland and moved production to Poland.

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Universal to webcast results

Universal to webcast results

| October 26, 2017

Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer of Universal Corporation, will host a second-quarter-results conference-call on November 7.

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Low-nicotine policy debated

Low-nicotine policy debated

| October 25, 2017

A new report raises interesting questions about the use of encouragement and coercion in efforts to migrate people from combustible to non-combustible products.

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Vaping blasts bugs

Vaping blasts bugs

| October 25, 2017

Vaping has for some time been promoted by many people as a method for curing smoking. But it seems that it might offer further healing qualities.

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A glowing example

A glowing example

| October 25, 2017

Reducing inhaled-toxicant levels by switching from smoking to vaping should in principle reduce consumer exposure, a potentially important factor in reducing risk.

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Grower registrations up

Grower registrations up

| October 25, 2017

Grower registrations for Zimbabwe’s 2017/18 flue-cured tobacco season are up sharply on those of the 2016/17 season.

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