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Concerns over youngsters smoking

Concerns over youngsters smoking

| April 25, 2016

Jordan seems to have a problem with tobacco use among young people. Tobacco use is extremely high among young males; and high among young females, especially when set against an international benchmark.

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Auction system under threat

Auction system under threat

| April 25, 2016

Zimbabwe’s dual marketing system was introduced to help it through some turbulent times, but questions are being raised about whether auction sales can survive.

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Smoking rate down to 8.3 percent

Smoking rate down to 8.3 percent

| April 25, 2016

Some countries define being ‘tobacco free’ as having a smoking prevalence below five percent. If this is the case in Turkmenistan; the country seems to be well on the way to its goal.

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Layoffs at ITG Brands

Layoffs at ITG Brands

| April 22, 2016

ITG Brands will lay off approximately 375 employees at its manufacturing facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

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Making cigarettes less addictive

Making cigarettes less addictive

| April 22, 2016

The authorities in Canada are in the early stages of attempting something possibly never tried before: the ‘disinvention’ of a product; in particular, the cigarette.

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Nicotine inhaler testing the law

Nicotine inhaler testing the law

| April 22, 2016

In Australia, where the sale of electronic cigarettes delivering nicotine is banned, the authorities are going to have to take another look at whether they should allow a nicotine inhaler to be sold over the counter.

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Tobacco growers want a say

Tobacco growers want a say

| April 22, 2016

For a long time, tobacco growers have been asking to have their voices heard when COP meetings discuss leaf tobacco matters, and for just as long their requests have been ignored.

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Ingredient controls part of mix

Ingredient controls part of mix

| April 22, 2016

Implementing tobacco ingredient controls is one of six measures to be introduced in Thailand in an attempt to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the country.

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Vector to host results webcast

Vector to host results webcast

| April 22, 2016

The 2016 first quarter results from the Vector Group will be the subject of a webcast and conference call on April 28.

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Call for open attitude to e-cigs

Call for open attitude to e-cigs

| April 21, 2016

A European health expert has said that vaping can be a gateway out of smoking. He made his remarks in Hong Kong, but they have resonance around the world.

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Scotland opens further to vaping

Scotland opens further to vaping

| April 21, 2016

The largest health board in Scotland has lifted vaping restrictions within hospital grounds, and in doing so recognised vaping’s role in the battle to reduce smoking.

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Tobacco carcinogen inhibitor found

Tobacco carcinogen inhibitor found

| April 21, 2016

Researchers in the US have found what could be an ‘incredibly valuable’ weapon in the arsenal used to fight smoking-related cancers – watercress extract.

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Flue-cured prices up on last year’s

Flue-cured prices up on last year’s

| April 21, 2016

During early sales, flue-cured growers in Zimbabwe have this year received better prices than they received last year, but current prices are way below what they were five years ago.

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PMI’s volume down in first quarter

PMI’s volume down in first quarter

| April 20, 2016

PMI’s cigarette volume declined only modestly during the first quarter, and CEO André Calantzopoulos says that industry volume declines are tending to moderate.

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Reduced-harm message getting lost

Reduced-harm message getting lost

| April 20, 2016

There is a lack of perspective in the way that health officials in the US are depicting tobacco and nicotine products, which vary widely in respect of their risk profiles.

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Davidoff makes German appointment

Davidoff makes German appointment

| April 20, 2016

Davidoff, which is in the process of bringing its German business in house, has appointed a general manager who will take over its German operations at the start of next year.

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Committee passes new predicate date

Committee passes new predicate date

| April 19, 2016

The U.S. House Committee on Appropriations has approved an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill offered by Representatives Tom Cole and Sanford Bishop that would modify the predicate date for vapor products.

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USTC enhances grower-assessments

USTC enhances grower-assessments

| April 19, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTC) is expanding its grower-audit program to include an independent third-party assessment of all its farmers.

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Report causes fit of the vapers

Report causes fit of the vapers

| April 19, 2016

While the Australian Medical Association has dismissed industry research indicating that medical practitioners generally ‘support the use of e-cigarettes’, it says it would welcome independent research.

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Tanzania power outages costly

Tanzania power outages costly

| April 19, 2016

The government of Tanzania is being urged to ensure that the national grid delivers a stable power supply because power outages are proving costly in a competitive market.

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Discussing challenges

Discussing challenges

Tobacco growers convene in Indonesia.

| April 2, 2018
The promise of heated tobacco

The promise of heated tobacco

Peter Nixon, PMI’s U.K. and Ireland MD, praises England’s progressive approach to new technologies.

| February 28, 2018
Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Five days of factory tours, farm visits, recreational activities and many, many cigars.

| February 5, 2018
Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017

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From the leaf lands

Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

| April 17, 2018
Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Malawi’s tobacco sales season got off to an awful start on Monday with some prices well below a dollar a kg, which far from reflected the work that had gone into producing the leaf.

| April 10, 2018
Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

| April 10, 2018
Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

| April 9, 2018
Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

| April 6, 2018
Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

| April 5, 2018

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