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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| April 19, 2017

Discussion of Altria’s first-quarter results will be the subject of a webcast on May 2.

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JT market share solid

JT market share solid

| April 18, 2017

At 8.5 billion, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales last month were down on those of March 2016, but the company’s market share remained solid.

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Vapor far less toxic

Vapor far less toxic

| April 18, 2017

British American Tobacco is continuing its quest to establish scientifically whether or not vapor is less risky than is smoke. To date; all the signs are that vapor is far less risky.

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Widow to be compensated

Widow to be compensated

| April 18, 2017

The Royal Australian Navy has been found by a tribunal to have contributed significantly to a young sailor’s having taken up tobacco smoking, which is said to have led to his death.

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Tobacco-free by 2025

Tobacco-free by 2025

| April 18, 2017

Turkmenistan is looking to reduce the incidence of smoking in the country to five percent or lower by 2025.

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Same sad story in Malawi

Same sad story in Malawi

| April 18, 2017

The hugely-wealthy tobacco industry is once again paying pitiful prices to the largely financially-impoverished tobacco farmers of Malawi.

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PMI shares data

PMI shares data

| April 13, 2017

Cigarette manufacturer says its initiative opens the door on scientific research into next-generation nicotine products.

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Plain packs appeal disallowed

Plain packs appeal disallowed

| April 13, 2017

The tobacco industry has run out of UK domestic legal avenues for challenging the government on standardized tobacco packaging.

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Andhra Pradesh prices up

Andhra Pradesh prices up

| April 13, 2017

The shortness of the flue-cured tobacco crop in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh seems to have pushed the average grower price up to a more satisfactory level than that of last season.

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Numbers game in Hong Kong

Numbers game in Hong Kong

| April 13, 2017

Do tar- and nicotine-delivery numbers provide useful information for smokers or are they misleading? Well, the Hong Kong government believes they are useful.

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BAT buys Bulgarian brands

BAT buys Bulgarian brands

| April 13, 2017

The purchase by British American Tobacco of ‘several’ cigarette brands owned by Bulgartabac will increase significantly BAT’s market share in Bulgaria.

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GFN program nearly complete

GFN program nearly complete

| April 13, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is almost complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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Australia taxing the poor

Australia taxing the poor

| April 12, 2017

There seems to be a growing realization that taxing financially-poor smokers to fill the holes in governments’ budgets is less than fair – is majoritarianism at its worst.

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Georgia mulls stricter controls

Georgia mulls stricter controls

| April 12, 2017

Georgia’s parliament is to consider a draft bill that would eventually ban smoking in indoor public spaces and some outdoor spaces, such as stadiums.

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Smoking shifts

Smoking shifts

| April 12, 2017

If you are a South Korean female shift worker in your 50s, you are 5.55 times more likely to smoke than if you are a female daytime worker.

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Malawi confidence wobbles

Malawi confidence wobbles

| April 12, 2017

Talk of Malawi’s borders being manned to stop the ‘export’ of leaf tobacco seems to undermine claims that this year’s grower prices are going to be better than the miserly prices of last year.

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A new year, another promise

A new year, another promise

| April 11, 2017

Once again, the tobacco marketing season in Malawi is being held out as one in which farmers will be paid better prices, but since prices last year were down by more than 20 percent, that shouldn’t be difficult.

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Proposed tobacco tax unfair

Proposed tobacco tax unfair

| April 11, 2017

A question has been raised in Montana, US, about whether it is fair to apply punitive taxes to tobacco products in order to balance the state’s budget.

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Relative fire risks explained

Relative fire risks explained

| April 11, 2017

The London Fire Brigade has never attended a fire caused by an electronic cigarette in which a person was killed or injured, but it has some advice for helping to prevent such fires.

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CEO collects $27.6 million

CEO collects $27.6 million

| April 10, 2017

Altria’s CEO Martin Barrington saw his pay rise by 107 percent between 2015 and 2016, to US$27.6 million.

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