Category: Breaking News

Iggesund to open Japanese office

Iggesund to open Japanese office

| July 26, 2016

Iggesund will employ only Japanese people when it opens its sales office in Japan on September 1 – out of respect for Japanese business culture.

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Farmer prices ‘not favorable’

Farmer prices ‘not favorable’

| July 25, 2016

What has happened during Malawi’s sales season has been described as ‘not a good development’; buyers are said to be using ‘a selective type of buying’; and prices are said to be ‘not favorable’ to farmers.

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Beijing vendor controls not enforced

Beijing vendor controls not enforced

| July 25, 2016

About 400 primary and high schools in Beijing have a tobacco outlet within 100 meters of them, but, presumably, many of those outlets were in existence before last year’s 100-meter exclusion zone was established.

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Tax-revenue boost in Greece

Tax-revenue boost in Greece

| July 25, 2016

Advance warning of a tobacco tax hike in January next year has provided a boost for Greece’s revenues, but the downside is that revenues are likely to suffer next year.

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Why do smokers pay so much tax?

Why do smokers pay so much tax?

| July 25, 2016

Smokers are often found among the financially less well-off sections of society, yet they are expected by those in the upper-echelons – those who make the laws – to pay far more than their fair share in taxes. Why?

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Nerudia gets MHRA license

Nerudia gets MHRA license

| July 22, 2016

Nerudia has been licensed by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to manufacture pharmaceuticals at its Liverpool facility for both clinical trials and commercial drug products.

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BAT developing vaping standards

BAT developing vaping standards

| July 22, 2016

Maintaining the momentum of the vaping sector will require the development and harmonization of product standards to reassure consumers about these products’ potential.

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New factory for Samoa

New factory for Samoa

| July 22, 2016

Not everyone is happy that a license has been issued for the establishment of a second cigarette factory in Samoa, but it will provide employment, use local leaf and generate revenue.

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Makers comply with menthol ban

Makers comply with menthol ban

| July 22, 2016

Manufacturers in two Canadian states where menthol cigarettes have been banned are coming under pressure for trying to offer former-menthol smokers alternative products.

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Editorial recognition for TR

Editorial recognition for TR

| July 21, 2016

Tobacco Reporter’s article “A remarkable journey” has won an honorable mention in a prominent editorial contest.

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Finland plans e-liquid tax

Finland plans e-liquid tax

| July 21, 2016

A planned e-liquid tax would significantly increase the retail prices of such products in Finland, where the goal apparently is to reduce the use of vapor products.

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More concerns over branding

More concerns over branding

| July 21, 2016

France appears to be planning to extend the ban on message-bearing, cigarette-brand names to near-subliminal levels. Even Gauloises could be under threat.

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Cigarette sales on the rebound

Cigarette sales on the rebound

| July 21, 2016

A huge tax increase in South Korea in January last year caused cigarette sales to plummet. But sales are on the rise again and some are predicting they could return to previous levels.

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License for e-liquid manufacturer

License for e-liquid manufacturer

| July 21, 2016

A UK-based manufacturer of e-liquids has been licensed by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

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Traffic in U.S. Circle K stores

Traffic in U.S. Circle K stores

| July 20, 2016

The consumer products division of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Premier Manufacturing of Chesterfield, Missouri, USA, is now supplying Traffic brand cigarettes to Circle K stores in 40 states.

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PMI’s volume down in second quarter

PMI’s volume down in second quarter

| July 20, 2016

During the second quarter to the end of June, PMI’s shipment volume was down by 4.8 percent on that of the second quarter of 2015, which was down by 1.3 percent on that of the second quarter of 2014.

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Young people push FCTC agenda

Young people push FCTC agenda

| July 20, 2016

Young people in Indonesia are being recruited to the cause of forcing Indonesia into ratifying the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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Bill equates vaping with smoking

Bill equates vaping with smoking

| July 20, 2016

A bill being put forward in Greece equates vaping with smoking and, in doing so, seems to fly in the face of the evidence. But then some contend that the bill’s writers didn’t garner enough evidence.

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Namibian tobacco project still on

Namibian tobacco project still on

| July 19, 2016

A proposal spearheaded by a Chinese company to grow tobacco in Namibia is still not off the ground despite the fact that it was supposed to start in 2014.

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Altria challenges deeming regulations

Altria challenges deeming regulations

| July 19, 2016

Although it is one of the few companies that could afford to put products through the US FDA’s pre-market applications, Altria wants the process to be more widely accessible.

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Invasive smoking restrictions

Invasive smoking restrictions

| July 19, 2016

In South Korea, tobacco smoking restrictions may be introduced in the public areas of apartment blocks if more than 50 percent of residents agree. The country has a smoking incidence of 20 percent.

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WHO ups ante on NCDs

WHO ups ante on NCDs

| July 19, 2016

The World Health Organization has welcomed action by some countries to ‘protect people’ from ‘physical inactivity’ – and from tobacco exposure, harmful levels of alcohol and unhealthy diets.

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JT Group takes Ethiopian stake

JT Group takes Ethiopian stake

| July 18, 2016

Japan Tobacco says that tobacco industry volumes in Ethiopia, where it has secured a 40 percent stake in the monopoly manufacturer, were ‘expected to continue to increase’.

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Cambodia ready with new warnings

Cambodia ready with new warnings

| July 18, 2016

Tobacco manufacturers in Cambodia are ready for a timely roll-out of packaging with new graphic health warnings but, nevertheless, anti-tobacco forces are chafing at the bit.

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Council cutting quitting service

Council cutting quitting service

| July 18, 2016

Quitting smoking is often seen as the most significant step that can be taken in improving public health, but quit-support services are often in the vanguard when health-budgets need to be cut.

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