Category: Breaking News

Sri Lanka plans cigarette tax hike

Sri Lanka plans cigarette tax hike

| June 24, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health has said that he feels that a cigarette tax hike would benefit the people of the country; but, presumably, he wasn’t including cigarette smokers.

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Pakistan’s tobacco use low

Pakistan’s tobacco use low

| June 24, 2016

The incidence of tobacco use in Pakistan, where calls are being made for a ban on tobacco advertising, stands at 12.4 percent; while the incidence of cigarette smoking is about 8.1 percent.

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Indonesia’s clove heritage at risk

Indonesia’s clove heritage at risk

| June 24, 2016

Old age and pests are undermining Indonesia’s clove trees, and poor farming techniques are exacerbating the situation to the point where the country’s clove tradition is under threat.

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API adds shot-stamping foil color

API adds shot-stamping foil color

| June 23, 2016

Brand enhancement specialist API has added a new color to its PG range of pigment hot-stamping foils. The luxurious, deep red Amaranth shade provides eye-catching, on-trend tops that are relevant across a range of other hot stamping applications.

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ITC chairman’s pay down

ITC chairman’s pay down

| June 23, 2016

The two percent pay cut that the ITC chairman, YC Deveshwar, took in the 2016 financial year was down to a lower take-up of perks rather than a reflection of the company’s performance.

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Gujarat growers suffer price falls

Gujarat growers suffer price falls

| June 23, 2016

Tobacco price falls of 45-61 percent have hit growers in the Indian state of Gujarat. The falls are being blamed on health warnings, but they are down, too, to the way in which the warnings were introduced.

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AOI board member to retire

AOI board member to retire

| June 23, 2016

A member of Alliance One International’s board of directors, Norman A. Scher, is due to retire this year after being with the company and its predecessors for more than 40 years.

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Prices down on Zimbabwe’s market

Prices down on Zimbabwe’s market

| June 22, 2016

The average leaf tobacco price has fallen on Zimbabwe’s market despite claims that this year’s crop is of the highest quality seen in years.

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PMI seeks crime-fighting proposals

PMI seeks crime-fighting proposals

| June 22, 2016

Tobacco money is to be used in fighting a wide range of crimes that go beyond the illegal trade and beyond tobacco, according to PMI’s call for funding proposals.

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ITC CEO to step down

ITC CEO to step down

| June 22, 2016

The person who takes over as CEO of ITC next year will have a difficult job on his or her hands in so far as the company’s important tobacco division is concerned.

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Malawi tobacco growers in despair

Malawi tobacco growers in despair

| June 21, 2016

There’s no food on the table for some Malawi tobacco growers who find themselves at the back of the queue of a billion-dollar industry that pays out millions to those at the front of the queue.

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JT’s volume up in first five months

JT’s volume up in first five months

| June 21, 2016

Although Japan Tobacco Inc.’s cigarette volume was down in May; it was up slightly during the first five months of this year, January-May.

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Guam raising tobacco purchase age

Guam raising tobacco purchase age

| June 21, 2016

From the start of next year people living on the US island territory of Guam will have to be 21 years of age if they want to buy tobacco products and electronic cigarettes.

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Lights turned off in Price case

Lights turned off in Price case

| June 21, 2016

The long-running ‘Lights’ case, which imposed a $10.1 billion judgment against PM USA that was subsequently overturned, has been effectively ended.

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CORESTA opens online registration

CORESTA opens online registration

| June 21, 2016

The 2016 CORESTA Congress is due to held in Berlin in October, and registration and accommodation bookings can now be made online.

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China drags down global market

China drags down global market

| June 20, 2016

Cigarette volumes in China declined in 2015 for the first time in more than two decades, according to new data published by Euromonitor International.

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Malawi farmers seek to sell abroad

Malawi farmers seek to sell abroad

| June 20, 2016

Tobacco farmers at Limbe Auction Floors in Malawi have asked the government to give them permission to sale their leaf abroad, reports The Nyasa Times. The request follows a high rate of tobacco rejection at the market.

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Malaysia losing billions to smuggling

Malaysia losing billions to smuggling

| June 20, 2016

The illegal cigarette trade has caused the Malaysian government to lose about myr2.5 billion ($615.824 million) in tax revenue last year, according to Mohd Adhan Kechik, chairman of the National Kenaf and Tobacco Board.

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BAT criticizes science censorship

BAT criticizes science censorship

| June 20, 2016

A culture of greater—not less— transparency in tobacco and tobacco-industry funded research is needed if society is to realize the reduced risk potential of e-cigarettes and other next-generation products. This is what Chris Proctor, chief scientific officer of British American Tobacco (BAT), said on Friday during the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw.

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Kretek community fears for heritage

Kretek community fears for heritage

| June 16, 2016

Komunitas Kretek, Indonesia’s clove cigarette community, has rejected any call for ratifying the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), The organization’s representatives cautioned Indonesia would lose its cultural heritage if the government ratifies the treaty.

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Dalligate still casts shadow over TPD

Dalligate still casts shadow over TPD

| June 15, 2016

More allegations have emerged about the discussions that were held in the run-up to the finalization of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive.

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Karnataka to ban e-cigarettes

Karnataka to ban e-cigarettes

| June 15, 2016

Comments at the bottom of a Times of India story about a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes suggest that many readers are better informed than are those making the rules.

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Indonesia considering FCTC options

Indonesia considering FCTC options

| June 15, 2016

Indonesia is not going to be rushed into ratifying the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, though it is going to implement some of the treaty’s recommendations.

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Korea opts for graphic warnings

Korea opts for graphic warnings

| June 15, 2016

Arguments arose in South Korea over the size of proposed graphic warnings, their positioning, and even whether they were appropriate, culturally. Now the government has made its decision.

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Teenagers encouraged by warnings

Teenagers encouraged by warnings

| June 14, 2016

There is no guarantee that listeners will interpret what they are told in a particular way and, in Australia, some small mothers-to-be take low-birth-weight messages as a positive.

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