Category: Breaking News

Garcia joins Villiger

Garcia joins Villiger

| October 24, 2017

Former Habanos commercial vice president joins the Villiger International Handmade Cigar Division.

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Tobacco under pressure

Tobacco under pressure

| October 24, 2017

Some of Turkey’s tobacco growers, along with other farmers, are unhappy at some of the government’s agricultural policies.

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Illegal trade undercut

Illegal trade undercut

| October 24, 2017

One way to beat the illegal trade in cigarettes is to offer smokers licit products that sell for the same price as illicit ones; as has been happening in Morocco.

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Vaping-kit sales boosted

Vaping-kit sales boosted

| October 24, 2017

There can be few people who are not happy with the decision by the UK’s National Health Service to support the use of electronic devices as part of its major annual quit-smoking drive, Stoptober.

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PMI is environmental leader

PMI is environmental leader

| October 24, 2017

CDP has recognized Philip Morris International as a global leader in environmental action and awarded it ‘A’ scores for its efforts in respect of both climate and water.

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Growers have their say

Growers have their say

| October 23, 2017

Tobacco growers are urging regulators to enact only those tobacco-control measures that are effective; not those that only disrupt tobacco production.

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‘Hypocrisy’ highlighted

‘Hypocrisy’ highlighted

| October 23, 2017

Ontario’s emphasis on enforcement when it comes to cannabis legislation is said to contrast with its approach to the province’s ‘booming’ trade in contraband tobacco.

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HNB tax rise endorsed

HNB tax rise endorsed

| October 23, 2017

The consumable elements of heat-not-burn products look likely to incur a significant tax increase in South Korea.

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Tobacco tax over-inflated

Tobacco tax over-inflated

| October 23, 2017

Campaigners are concerned that UK smokers are going to be hit with a second tax rise this year, and one that might be based on a flawed measure of inflation.

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PMI’s 3Q volume down

PMI’s 3Q volume down

| October 20, 2017

On a volume basis, Philip Morris International’s sales of HeatSticks are almost making up for the fall in sales of cigarettes: almost, but not quite.

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Survey supports e-cigs

Survey supports e-cigs

| October 20, 2017

The most worrying issue to come out of a recent survey is that there is still a lack of public awareness around e-cigarettes, even in the UK, where official support for these devices has been solid.

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Hoist with his own petard

Hoist with his own petard

| October 20, 2017

Banning those affiliated with the Foundation for a Smoke-free World from attending the World Conference on Tobacco or Health seems counter-productive given that the organizations’ aims are aligned.

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Altria to hold Investor Day

Altria to hold Investor Day

| October 20, 2017

Altria’s Investor Day on November 2 is due to include a morning of presentations followed by a manufacturing-center tour.

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ILO told to cut tobacco ties

ILO told to cut tobacco ties

| October 19, 2017

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance has accused the tobacco industry of doing little to address poverty among tobacco farmers.

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Spotlight on acetate JV

Spotlight on acetate JV

| October 19, 2017

A proposed acetate joint venture between Celanese and Blackstone has been made the subject of an in-depth investigation by the European Commission.

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FDA offers disaster relief

FDA offers disaster relief

| October 19, 2017

The effects of recent natural disasters on tobacco businesses are being assessed by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Growing plans in Azerbaijan

Growing plans in Azerbaijan

| October 19, 2017

Azerbaijan plans to almost double the area it has under tobacco, presumably to help reduce its heavy dependence on imported tobacco products.

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Antis nose around homes

Antis nose around homes

| October 18, 2017

If smokers are not going to be allowed to smoke at work, at the pub, in their cars, in the park and in their homes, prohibition – through the back door – is nigh.

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Cigar festival announced

Cigar festival announced

| October 18, 2017

Cigar enthusiasts should block-off January 22-27 in their diaries to allow them to attend Nicaragua’s Puro Sabor Cigar Festival.

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Nicotine forum announced

Nicotine forum announced

| October 18, 2017

The organizers of the fifth Global Forum on Nicotine are making up to three scholarships available for early-career researchers who are chosen to make oral presentations.

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