Category: Breaking News

Extending suspense

Extending suspense

| March 21, 2017

The FDA is delaying until March 19, 2018, its final rule for clarification of when products made or derived from tobacco are regulated as drugs, devices, or combination products

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Tews creates U.S. subsidiary

Tews creates U.S. subsidiary

| March 20, 2017

Tews Elektronik has established a U.S. subsidiary, Tews of America, to serve its growing client base in that market.

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E-cigs vital quit-factor

E-cigs vital quit-factor

| March 20, 2017

With electronic cigarettes available in the UK, the smoking prevalence there would be expected to drop off more quickly than if they weren’t available.

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Less than graphic warnings

Less than graphic warnings

| March 20, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh are apparently printing grainy images as part of graphic health warnings, and thereby lessening their impact.

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First speakers announced

First speakers announced

| March 20, 2017

The names of the first speakers to have confirmed their participation at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2017 have been made available by the organizers.

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Looking to ‘scrape through’

Looking to ‘scrape through’

| March 17, 2017

After two years of heavy losses, tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh, India, are simply looking to ‘scrape through’ this year’s sales season.

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Tobacco market opens

Tobacco market opens

| March 17, 2017

Grower sales of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco crop, which this year is estimated at 205 million kg, have got under way in Harare.

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New factory proposed

New factory proposed

| March 17, 2017

A Malawian businessman based in South Africa is planning to build a cigarette factory in Malawi that is due to open in 2018.

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Road map off track

Road map off track

| March 17, 2017

In the past, it has been difficult to oppose tobacco in Indonesia because, in part, the industry employs millions of people. But now the President seems to have sided with those opposed to tobacco.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| March 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s February domestic cigarette volume was down by 12.4 percent on that of February 2016, while its January-February volume was down by 12.1 percent.

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End-game report’s missing link

End-game report’s missing link

| March 17, 2017

No Internet link was available when a story appeared here on the report, Ending cigarette use by adults in a generation is possible. But that link has now been released.

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CFO resumes duties

CFO resumes duties

| March 16, 2017

Universal Corp.’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David C. Moore has returned from a temporary medical leave of absence.

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Smoking plummets in Sweden

Smoking plummets in Sweden

| March 15, 2017

Snus is banned in the EU outside of Sweden where this product has been largely credited with reducing the incidence of smoking among one group of men to five percent.

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iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

| March 15, 2017

The innovative nature of Philip Morris International’s iQOS heated-tobacco device is causing market teething problems in some countries as regulators scramble to catch up.

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Gimme shelter

Gimme shelter

| March 15, 2017

Singapore’s on-street smoking-zone shelters are seen as a “good approach” because they protect bystanders from second-hand smoke, are fair to smokers, and are logistically simple.

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E-cig claim half-baked

E-cig claim half-baked

| March 14, 2017

The trouble with oven-ready ideas, such as the one that has it that electronic cigarettes are tobacco products, is that they’re not the real thing. And no amount of ketchup will make them right.

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Massive tax rise planned

Massive tax rise planned

| March 14, 2017

Is it ethical to force smokers to pay for a country’s long-term care plan when, given what is said about life expectancies, they are not going to benefit from such long-term care?

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Inspiring women

Inspiring women

| March 14, 2017

A woman working in the tobacco industry figured prominently when Women In Leadership this year held its third annual Inspiring Women Awards in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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PMI to webcast presentation

PMI to webcast presentation

| March 14, 2017

The Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London next week will include a presentation by Philip Morris International’s CFO Jacek Olczak.

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Glowing testimony

Glowing testimony

| March 13, 2017

In some places, indoor smoking bans do not apply to vaping, and it is important for the success of heated-tobacco products that they are allowed to be on the inside with electronic cigarettes.

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