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Sri Lanka to go tobacco-free

Sri Lanka to go tobacco-free

| March 17, 2016

The Health Ministry in Sri Lanka has been set the ambitious target of making the country tobacco-free by 2020. The Ministry of Finance, also, is likely to find the measure challenging.

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Information no protection

Information no protection

| March 17, 2016

Individuals told that DNA test results show them to be at higher-than-average risk from a certain activity don’t necessarily stop indulging in that activity; so questions must arise over the effectiveness of mere general health warnings.

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KT&G expanding boldly overseas

KT&G expanding boldly overseas

| March 17, 2016

The overseas success being enjoyed by KT&G is particularly significant, the company says, because it is entering cigarette markets in which multinationals are already established.

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Classification criteria questioned

Classification criteria questioned

| March 17, 2016

The misclassification of tobacco can prove to be expensive for the grower or the buyer, but, allegedly, in Tanzania it can be, too, a source of income for some.

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Tobacco aims higher

Tobacco aims higher

| March 16, 2016

Altria Group and Reynolds American may soon take another look at U.S. business opportunities in the production of marijuana-related products, according to Bloomberg Intelligence’s senior tobacco industry analyst, Kenneth Shea.

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Scanlan joins Madvapes

Scanlan joins Madvapes

| March 16, 2016

Tony Scanlan has been appointed CEO of Madvapes U.K. to lead the company’s business expansion strategy in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Canada looks into plain packaging

Canada looks into plain packaging

| March 16, 2016

Canada’s Public Health Agency has posted a public tender for a “cost-benefit analysis of the plain packaging of tobacco products,” reports CBC News.

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China’s cigarette sales down

China’s cigarette sales down

| March 16, 2016

Cigarette sales in China fell last year for much the same reasons that they have fallen elsewhere: taxes and prices have been increased and restrictions have been placed on where people are allowed to smoke.

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Fifty percent warnings suggested

Fifty percent warnings suggested

| March 16, 2016

India’s long-running battle over the size of graphic health warnings on tobacco products is continuing to play out as a Ministry of Health deadline for enforcement fast approaches.

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Parliament not a public place

Parliament not a public place

| March 16, 2016

Lawmaker’s in Jordan have approved, from the comfort of their smoke-filled chamber, a stricter version of a law banning smoking in public places.

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Malawi sales opening announced

Malawi sales opening announced

| March 16, 2016

The opening dates of Malawi’s tobacco auction floors have been announced against the backdrop of an estimated crop size of 211 million kg, which is nearly 40 percent higher than buyers wanted.

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Upgrade to Dortmund fair grounds

Upgrade to Dortmund fair grounds

| March 15, 2016

Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund is modernizing its exhibition grounds in Dortmund, Germany, the location of the Sept. 16-18 InterTabac trade fair.

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Tax stamp group expands

Tax stamp group expands

| March 15, 2016

The recently formed International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) has secured five new members since the start of 2016 as part of ambitious plans to highlight the global role and impact of tax stamp technology.

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New Hoyo de Monterrey

New Hoyo de Monterrey

| March 15, 2016

General Cigar will launch a new version of Hoyo de Monterrey exclusively for brick and mortar retailers in the U.S.

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Farmers in Cyprus return to tobacco

Farmers in Cyprus return to tobacco

| March 15, 2016

Farmers in Cyprus have spotted what they believe is a gap in the market for leaf tobacco; so they’re returning to growing the crop after a 12-year break.

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No cell stress from Vype vapor

No cell stress from Vype vapor

| March 15, 2016

Science-based support for the view that vaping is far less risky than is smoking has been provided by recent in-vitro testing by BAT of Vype vapor.

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No consensus on smoking zones

No consensus on smoking zones

| March 15, 2016

South Korea is discovering that it is easy to ban tobacco smoking in outdoor public spaces but more difficult then to define where people may smoke.

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Little support for tax increases

Little support for tax increases

| March 15, 2016

The British people have little appetite for increased tobacco taxes, and Forest says that increasing taxes to fund tobacco cessation services would be ‘economic madness’.

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Singapore bans tobacco displays

Singapore bans tobacco displays

| March 14, 2016

Singapore will require stores to hide their tobacco products, Tobacco retailers will be given a one-year grace period before the point-of-sale display ban takes effect.

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BAT invests in Mali

BAT invests in Mali

| March 14, 2016

British American Tobacco has signed a deal with Malian state tobacco company Sonatam to produce and distribute BAT’s Dunhill International cigarettes for the west African market.

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Empty shelves on price fears

Empty shelves on price fears

| March 14, 2016

Cigarettes disappeared from the shelves in some Saudi cities on Sunday amid speculation on social media that the government was about to raise prices on tobacco products.

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Partnering for compliance

Partnering for compliance

| March 14, 2016

Innokin and Nerudia have established a strategic partnership to ensure that some of the world’s most popular vaporizers achieve compliance with the new EU Tobacco Products Directive.

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Marbach continues expansion

Marbach continues expansion

| March 11, 2016

The Marbach Group, a specialist in die-cutting technology, reflects on a successful 2015–and looks forward to growth in 2016.

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New chapter in Dalligate saga

New chapter in Dalligate saga

| March 11, 2016

Stripped of diplomatic immunity, OLAF’s chief apparently has the option of trying to protect the organization’s independence by bringing legal action against the EU Commission.

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Finland looks to ban capsules

Finland looks to ban capsules

| March 11, 2016

The flavor capsules included in some cigarette filters are there to attract young people to smoking, according to Finland’s health ministry, and so the country is looking to ban them – soon.

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