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Mizoram factories closed

Mizoram factories closed

| February 14, 2017

Factories in the Indian state of Mizoram producing a local form of oral tobacco have been closed because of concerns over water pollution.

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Nicotine dialogues

Nicotine dialogues

| February 14, 2017

The organizers of the annual Global Forum on Nicotine are scheduling three, thee-hour dialogues in the UK to help stimulate debate on nicotine and vaping.

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Price down in Karnataka

Price down in Karnataka

| February 14, 2017

A story reporting a decline in the average flue-cured tobacco price in the Indian state of Karnataka gave no reason why the decline had occurred.

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Paul Doody passes away

Paul Doody passes away

| February 13, 2017

Paul Doody, global marketing director at Domino Printing Sciences, passed away on Jan. 11, 2017.

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Meridian opens in Uganda

Meridian opens in Uganda

| February 13, 2017

Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, founder of PanAfrican Tobacco, has announced the official opening of Meridian Tobacco Co. factory, together with its programs for farmer development and food crop and forestry improvement.

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BAT and PMI share award

BAT and PMI share award

| February 13, 2017

The PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) International Science Consortium has made an award to scientists at Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco.

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Manila bans smoking

Manila bans smoking

| February 13, 2017

At least some City Hall employees in the capital of the Philippines, Manila, have reportedly been empowered to arrest smokers violating a public-places tobacco smoking ban brought in today.

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BAT and PM fined in Korea

BAT and PM fined in Korea

| February 13, 2017

Phillip Morris Korea and British American Tobacco Korea are appealing against fines imposed on them for violating Korean laws on hoarding and price stabilization.

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Malkin joins Arent Fox

Malkin joins Arent Fox

| February 10, 2017

Brian J. Malkin has joined Arent Fox’s food, drug, medical device and agriculture practice.

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HNB hinges on regulation

HNB hinges on regulation

| February 10, 2017

New study says HNB products are promising harm-reduction tools–provided that regulators treat them appropriately.

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Newport lifts RJR volumes

Newport lifts RJR volumes

| February 10, 2017

Cigarette shipments by R.J Reynolds Tobacco were up significantly in 2016, the company’s first full year to include the Newport brand. But Newport’s volume was down slightly in the final quarter.

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BAT top employer

BAT top employer

| February 10, 2017

The Top Employers’ Institute has awarded British American Tobacco the Top Employer Europe seal of recognition.

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Workers settle wage dispute

Workers settle wage dispute

| February 10, 2017

Settlement has been reached in a lawsuit in which 39 guest Mexican workers had claimed that they had been underpaid while working on five tobacco farms in Kentucky, US.

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Linx ready for Interpack

Linx ready for Interpack

| February 10, 2017

Linx Printing Technologies will display its coding and marking systems when it exhibits at this year’s Interpack processing and packaging trade fair.

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Altria to host webcast

Altria to host webcast

| February 10, 2017

Marty Barrington, Altria’s chairman, CEO and president, is due to make a presentation at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Where four is a big number

Where four is a big number

| February 9, 2017

There is a danger that the US’ smoking and vaping policies could be based partly on the fact that four – yes, four – youngsters apparently tried a cigarette after vaping.

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Swedish Match to appeal

Swedish Match to appeal

| February 9, 2017

A product labeling initiative by Swedish Match that was introduced in 2012 has been found to be in breach of competition legislation; but the company is to appeal.

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Tax-free conference

Tax-free conference

| February 9, 2017

The Tax-Free World Association’s China’s Century Conference is scheduled to be held in Guangzhou on March 7-9.

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Swedish Match urges caution about snus-diabetes finding

Swedish Match urges caution about snus-diabetes finding

| February 8, 2017

Other studies show no link, says company.

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E-cig study ‘important’

E-cig study ‘important’

| February 8, 2017

A study that compared the health impacts of using traditional tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapies has been welcomed by public health experts.

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