Category: Markets

JT playing catch up

JT playing catch up

| May 30, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume is expected to fall by nearly10 percent this year as consumers flock to heated-tobacco technology.

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Retailers call for restraint

Retailers call for restraint

| May 30, 2017

Retailers operating in Sri Lanka have called on the government to exercise restraint in respect of tobacco regulations so as not to eviscerate, suddenly and drastically, their businesses.

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Failing to enforce bans

Failing to enforce bans

| May 26, 2017

Despite being one of the first countries to sign up for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Greece apparently has a poor record on enforcing tobacco smoking bans.

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New line for Xcaliber

New line for Xcaliber

| May 25, 2017

At a time when US cigarette consumption is trending downwards, one US producer has found it necessary to invest in manufacturing machinery to lift its capacity by 30 percent.

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Smokers work around TPD

Smokers work around TPD

| May 23, 2017

Smokers in the UK seem to have been getting their retaliation in first. Illegal sales increased in the run-up to the full implementation of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive on May 20.

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Same low prices

Same low prices

| May 22, 2017

Cambodian tobacco growers were expecting their incomes to rise on the back of a duty-free trade deal with Vietnam, but they now suspect that any additional profit is not reaching them.

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Iran names illicit brands

Iran names illicit brands

| May 22, 2017

Eighteen cigarette brands, including Marlboro, have been declared contraband products in Iran because they have neither import nor local-production permits.

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New rules needed

New rules needed

| May 22, 2017

Philip Morris New Zealand believes that action taken against its heat not burn product by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that existing regulations do not fit well with new technology.

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Calling for accountability

Calling for accountability

| May 19, 2017

With the EU’s revised tobacco products directive firmly in place from tomorrow, tobacco-industry voices are saying that a proper reckoning must be made when the directive’s review is published in 2021.

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Time for EU to reflect

Time for EU to reflect

| May 18, 2017

New EU tobacco regulations have been described as a disgraceful attempt to denormalize both the product and legitimate consumers. It is said to be time for reflection.

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Sales open on good note

Sales open on good note

| May 18, 2017

The government of Malawi has said that it will continue with tobacco-industry reforms in order to create a win-win situation for buyers and farmers.

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Cutting out the middlemen

Cutting out the middlemen

| May 18, 2017

Tobacco farmers in the Philippines are being urged to sign up to the national government’s contract growing system so as to free themselves from the ‘abusive practices of middlemen’.

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New rules seen as infantile

New rules seen as infantile

| May 17, 2017

Brexit is being put forward as an opportunity for the UK government to dump new tobacco-control regulations that spring from the EU’s latest Tobacco Products Directive.

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Anti-tobacco bill passed

Anti-tobacco bill passed

| May 17, 2017

Azerbaijan is simultaneously clamping down on tobacco smoking at home while promoting exports of its leaf tobacco.

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Calling for tax increase

Calling for tax increase

| May 17, 2017

The direct and indirect costs of smoking in Indonesia amounts to trillions of rupiah; so the Health Ministry is calling for tax increases.

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June 5 launch for iQOS

June 5 launch for iQOS

| May 17, 2017

As expected, Philip Morris Korea is to launch iQOS in South Korea. It is due to go on sale in Seoul on June 5 before being rolled out to the rest of the country later this year.

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Tax key to illegal trade

Tax key to illegal trade

| May 16, 2017

A report by the EU Commission on the illegal trade in tobacco products recommends reducing the ‘incentives’ to those involved in the trade by reducing tax differentials.

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Opposition to vape factory

Opposition to vape factory

| May 16, 2017

A new factory in Malaysia is licensed to produce vapor devices and nicotine-free e-liquids, which hopefully it will be able to sell on the local market.

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Local grievances in Zambia

Local grievances in Zambia

| May 16, 2017

The general manager of a local cigarette manufacturer in Zambia has said that the government should discourage the export of tobacco without value addition.

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Good prices in Andhra

Good prices in Andhra

| May 15, 2017

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh have so far this season received good average prices for their leaf, which is part of a short crop.

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