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MEPs oppose anti-smuggling deal

MEPs oppose anti-smuggling deal

| March 10, 2016

MEPs have indicated that they are not in favor of renewing with Philip Morris International an agreement to help reduce the incidence of tobacco-products smuggling and counterfeiting within the EU.

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Tobacco firm in hospital operation

Tobacco firm in hospital operation

| March 10, 2016

By making a substantial donation, KT&G and its employees have set the stage for improved cultural performances at a hospital in South Korea.

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‘IQOS to revolutionize smoking’

‘IQOS to revolutionize smoking’

| March 9, 2016

Philip Morris International’s new heat-not-burn technology will revolutionize the tobacco industry, according to Wells Fargo Securities.

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Butt menace highlighted in Canada

Butt menace highlighted in Canada

| March 9, 2016

Manufacturers will be told to mind their butts if a campaigner in Canada has her way. A campaign group in New Zealand gave a similar warning earlier in the week.

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Securing water supplies in Brazil

Securing water supplies in Brazil

| March 9, 2016

Imperial Brands and Universal Leaf have put their weight behind a successful scheme to secure water supplies for communities in the south of Brazil, where most of the country’s export tobacco is grown.

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Ban-education for smokers

Ban-education for smokers

| March 9, 2016

Rather than just banning tobacco smoking in public places, the authorities in Cambodia are thinking about how they can best educate smokers about the new laws restricting where they can indulge their habit.

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Education key to healthy lifestyles

Education key to healthy lifestyles

| March 9, 2016

Figures from South Korea indicated that the better your education the wealthier you are, and the wealthier you are the less you indulge in unhealthy or risky habits, and the less you indulge in such habits the wealthier you are…

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ITM ‘Founding Father’ passes away

ITM ‘Founding Father’ passes away

| March 8, 2016

Arend van der Sluis Sr., founding father of ITM, passed away on March 3.

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EU e-cig tax proposal opposed

EU e-cig tax proposal opposed

| March 8, 2016

An EU proposal to tax electronic cigarettes has not gone down well in the UK’s upper house where some speakers made the point that the use of these products as quit-smoking aids should be encouraged rather than discouraged.

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Decision still pending on OLAF boss

Decision still pending on OLAF boss

| March 8, 2016

The lead-up to the finalization of the EU Commission’s Tobacco Product Directive was not the Commission’s finest hour, and even now, Dalligate will not go away.

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India’s smokers moving ‘up market’

India’s smokers moving ‘up market’

| March 8, 2016

India’s male tobacco smoking population has been increasing though the incidence of smoking has been in decline. At the same time, interest has been switching from bidis to cigarettes.

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IP body opposes plain packaging

IP body opposes plain packaging

| March 7, 2016

The ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN-IPA) wants Malaysia’s Health Ministry to reconsider its proposal to require plain packaging for tobacco products.

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Uncertain future for Premier Auction

Uncertain future for Premier Auction

| March 7, 2016

Premier Tobacco Auction Floors in Zimbabwe may fail to obtain a license for the upcoming marketing season due to financial constraints, reports The Herald Business.

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Appointments at hologram group

Appointments at hologram group

| March 7, 2016

Rohit Mistry and Manoj Kochar have joined the International Hologram Manufacturers Association as that group seeks to strengthen its position in Asia and other markets.

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Malaysia warning on plain packs

Malaysia warning on plain packs

| March 7, 2016

A proposal to introduce standardized tobacco packaging to Malaysia has met with opposition from the Asean Intellectual Property Association, which believes that such restrictions could spread to other consumer product packaging.

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Farmers turn backs on tobacco

Farmers turn backs on tobacco

| March 7, 2016

Weather problems, one of the reasons given to explain a farmer exodus from tobacco production in Zimbabwe this season, have again affected growing areas.

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Filters attracting attention again

Filters attracting attention again

| March 7, 2016

New Zealand’s Ministry of health is being urged to join forces with the Ministry for the Environment in attacking the tobacco industry.

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Smoking restricted in Cambodia

Smoking restricted in Cambodia

| March 7, 2016

Cambodia, which has about 1.5 million smokers and about 0.5 million chewing tobacco users, has picked up the widespread habit of banning tobacco use in enclosed public places.

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‘Tobacco’ aerosol with vapor characteristics

‘Tobacco’ aerosol with vapor characteristics

| March 5, 2016

A novel hybrid product that combines e-cigarette technology with fresh tobacco has been shown to deliver natural tobacco flavors without impacting the potentially reduced-risk nature of the aerosol, according to BAT.

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Menthol battle heats up in Canada

Menthol battle heats up in Canada

| March 4, 2016

Three Canadian provinces have banned menthol cigarettes, two are lined up to do so and one is headed in that direction. Imperial Tobacco is trying to fight back through the courts.

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Selling season start announced

Selling season start announced

| March 4, 2016

The effect of drought conditions has set back the start of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured selling season by about 4-6 weeks, which will have repercussions for farmers, businesses and the country at large; so an expansion of irrigation is being urged.

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Graphic warnings now mandatory

Graphic warnings now mandatory

| March 4, 2016

From yesterday, all cigarettes entering the Philippines’ tobacco trade have had to bear new graphic health warnings. Retailers have until the beginning of November to clear their shelves of products without the new warnings.

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Tax take falls after taxes raised

Tax take falls after taxes raised

| March 4, 2016

The Netherlands seems to have dug down to the point of diminishing tobacco-tax returns. But rather than stop digging, it is planning to revisit its excavations next month.

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Young Vietnamese smoke too much

Young Vietnamese smoke too much

| March 4, 2016

A report has come to the conclusion that young Vietnamese people are not fit, partly because they smoke and drink too much, but a similar report could be conjured up – by old people – in most countries of the world.

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Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

| March 3, 2016

Neil McKeganey and Christopher Russell of the Centre for Substance Use Research in Glasgow, Scotland, have cautioned against a “new McCarthyism” in the area of e-cigarette research.

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