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BAT volumes increased

BAT volumes increased

| February 22, 2018

Its acquisition of Reynolds American in 2017 meant that British American Tobacco reported volume growth for the year. But it enjoyed too ‘excellent progress in its next-generation-product business.

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More support for e-cigs

More support for e-cigs

| February 21, 2018

In a position statement that will no doubt be seen as all things to all men, the American Cancer Society does state that, in extremis, smokers should try e-cigarettes as a quit aid.

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Favoring combustibles

Favoring combustibles

| February 21, 2018

When it comes to electronic cigarettes, Western Australia seems to be headed somewhere beyond the black stump.

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New IQOS store in London

New IQOS store in London

| February 21, 2018

The tobacco debate is being re-heated in London, UK, today with the opening by Philip Morris Limited of a fourth IQOS store in the city.

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Debating smoking bans

Debating smoking bans

| February 21, 2018

Public places tobacco smoking bans in Japan have been and are still the subject of fierce debate, unlike in many other countries where such bans are simply imposed by the majority on a minority.

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Zimbabwe moving on

Zimbabwe moving on

| February 20, 2018

Boosting the tobacco sector is one of the goals of new and proposed policies aimed at attracting business and investment to Zimbabwe, while encouraging exports.

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Austria undecided

Austria undecided

| February 20, 2018

Austria seems to have a balanced, market-oriented approach to public-places smoking. There are separate venues and areas-within-venues for both smokers and non-smokers.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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Singapore taxes up

Singapore taxes up

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco excise has been increased by 10 percent in Singapore on the promise that such a rise will reduce demand for cigarettes by four percent.

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Taxing problems in Kenya

Taxing problems in Kenya

| February 19, 2018

What should a government – any government – do if its stated aim of using taxation to force smokers to quit comes into conflict with its less-well-advertised aim of increasing revenues?

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Licit cigarettes vanish

Licit cigarettes vanish

| February 19, 2018

One interpretation of what is going on in Kuwait is that the ‘illegal’ trade in cigarettes is supplying smokers while some licit traders are withdrawing cigarettes from the market – possibly illegally.

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Zimbabwe plantings down

Zimbabwe plantings down

| February 19, 2018

Unhelpful weather in Zimbabwe means that flue-cured tobacco plantings are down by more than five percent this season.

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FDA seeking feedback

FDA seeking feedback

| February 19, 2018

Feedback is being sought for the US Food and Drug Administration’s Nicotine Steering Committee as it tries to help develop and implement nicotine policy and regulation.

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‘Now is the time to act’

‘Now is the time to act’

| February 16, 2018

The National Tobacco Reform Initiative has said that smokers have been ‘horribly misled’ into believing that vaping is as harmful or more harmful than is smoking.

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Illegal trade ‘prevalent’

Illegal trade ‘prevalent’

| February 16, 2018

Those with responsibility for tackling the illegal trade in tobacco will never be successful while they claim that taxes are being ‘lost’ to this trade. You cannot lose something you never had.

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Volume down, share up

Volume down, share up

| February 16, 2018

January saw Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume fall by 14.3 percent, year-on-year, but its market share was up on that of January 2017.

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Selling pharmacies

Selling pharmacies

| February 16, 2018

More research is being called for into limiting tobacco retailing in New Zealand, even though the ‘positive’ results of the original research amounted to just 25 percent.

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Pipe filter purchase

Pipe filter purchase

| February 15, 2018

Gizeh Raucherbedarf has acquired the trademark rights to the pipe filter brands Blitz and Adsorba.

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Zimbabwe disease alert

Zimbabwe disease alert

| February 15, 2018

A resurgence of a viral disease in Zimbabwe’s tobacco is being blamed on growers, but those who claim to be overseeing production must surely shoulder some of the blame.

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SM snus volumes up

SM snus volumes up

| February 15, 2018

In announcing Swedish Match’s results for 2017, CEO Lars Dahlgren took the opportunity to mention that his company had pioneered the vision of a world without cigarettes.

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