Category: Breaking News

Perils of plain packaging publicized

Perils of plain packaging publicized

| September 20, 2016

JTI-Macdonald has launched a public awareness campaign in Canada to draw attention to what it sees as the perils of introducing standardized packaging for tobacco products.

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WHO warns of interference

WHO warns of interference

| September 20, 2016

The tobacco industry was intensifying its efforts aimed at diluting tobacco control policies, and countries needed to be careful that public health programs were not weakened, the World Health Organization has warned.

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Call for yellowy-brown rolling papers

Call for yellowy-brown rolling papers

| September 20, 2016

A marketing researcher in New Zealand has suggested, on the basis of interviews with 20 young adult smokers, that roll-your-own tobacco might have to be banned.

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Vype emissions 95 percent lower

Vype emissions 95 percent lower

| September 19, 2016

Whenever emissions from electronic cigarettes are measured in a scientific manner they are found to be hugely lower than are those of cigarette smoke. The evidence can no longer be ignored.

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FDA seminar on ENDS

FDA seminar on ENDS

| September 19, 2016

A seminar being put on by the US Food and Drug Administration is due to address the information needed for a new ENDS product application.

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Tobacco child-labor not a special case

Tobacco child-labor not a special case

| September 19, 2016

It seems that the EU will refer to the issue of child-labor in Indonesia’s tobacco fields only in the general context of the UN principles on business and human rights.

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E-cig pack is Carton of the Year

E-cig pack is Carton of the Year

| September 19, 2016

An electronic cigarette pack and a cigar pack were named respectively Carton of the Year and Non-food category winner at the 20th Pro Carton EMCA Award 2016.

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Massive illegal trade in Ontario

Massive illegal trade in Ontario

| September 16, 2016

Currently, 31 percent of the cigarettes bought in Ontario, Canada, are illicit, and the situation could become worse following the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging.

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PMI initiative having impact

PMI initiative having impact

| September 16, 2016

More than 200 expressions of interest have been submitted in respect of Philip Morris International’s funding initiative for third party projects dedicated to fighting smuggling and related crimes.

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JT’s domestic volume increased

JT’s domestic volume increased

| September 16, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume during August was increased by 0.8 percent on that of August 2015, while, at the same time, its domestic cigarette revenue was up by 5.8 percent.

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BAT buys into Bosnian factory

BAT buys into Bosnian factory

| September 16, 2016

British American Tobacco has bought a 39.9 percent share in the Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo tobacco factory and expressed its willingness to buy the rest of the company.

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Liverpool lighting the way

Liverpool lighting the way

| September 16, 2016

There has been much talk in England about developing the potential of the north of the country, a quest that has been given a boost with the opening in Liverpool of the country’s largest specialist cigar shop.

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Former U.S. House speaker joins RAI

Former U.S. House speaker joins RAI

| September 15, 2016

John Boehner will serve on RAI board of directors, along with JeanMarc Levy, executive-in-residence at the IMD Business School in Lausanne,

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 Smoking areas withstand attack

 Smoking areas withstand attack

| September 15, 2016

Smokers in the Netherlands will be able to continue to enjoy their habit within designated areas of small bars and cafés following the dismissal of a court challenge aimed at removing this concession.

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Thai market expected to grow

Thai market expected to grow

| September 15, 2016

Thailand’s volume sales of cigarettes are expected to grow by six percent between 2015 and 2020, while, during the same period, the value of those sales is expected to rise by 30 percent.

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Tobacco flavor experts sought

Tobacco flavor experts sought

| September 15, 2016

Cigarettes are not allowed to have characterizing flavors under the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive; so the hunt is on for those who will have to determine whether flavors are characterizing.

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Non-smokers also get lung cancer

Non-smokers also get lung cancer

| September 15, 2016

The focus on smoking’s role in lung cancer has tended to deflect research away from other causes of this disease, and the resulting lack of knowledge is starting to be felt.

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Growers rate prices above volume

Growers rate prices above volume

| September 14, 2016

Flue-cured tobacco growers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh want minimum prices to be set so that they can make informed choices about whether or not to grow the crop.

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Many smokers using e-cigs to quit

Many smokers using e-cigs to quit

| September 14, 2016

British American Tobacco has welcomed a BMJ report indicating that large numbers of people in England are successfully using electronic cigarettes to give up smoking.

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Flavors under more pressure in US

Flavors under more pressure in US

| September 14, 2016

Characterizing tobacco flavors, including menthol, are once again under attack in the US; this time from the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

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