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JT aims to catch up

JT aims to catch up

| February 7, 2018

Japan Tobacco plans to spend big during the next three years in a race to get ahead in the reduced-risk product category.

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EU in denial over snus

EU in denial over snus

| February 6, 2018

It has long been known that snus use has almost ousted tobacco smoking in Sweden, along with the diseases caused by smoking. Now, the same seems to be happening in Norway.

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Vaping key to quitting

Vaping key to quitting

| February 6, 2018

How is that the up-take of a hugely less-risky, acceptable alternative to smoking is being held up by misinformation?

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JTI volumes down in 2017

JTI volumes down in 2017

| February 6, 2018

Japan Tobacco’s combustible-cigarette volume fell by 12.5 percent between 2016 and 2017, but the company outperformed the market so its share rose marginally.

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Tree levy opposed

Tree levy opposed

| February 6, 2018

Not one tree seedling has been planted in Zimbabwe as part of a government reforestation scheme funded to the tune of US$20 million by levies imposed on farmers since 2015.

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A glowing report on vapor

A glowing report on vapor

| February 5, 2018

While smoke triggered 2,809 changes in the expression of genes strongly involved in the development of disease, only two genes were affected by exposure to ‘glo’ vapor

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More spent on TV adverts

More spent on TV adverts

| February 5, 2018

Indonesia-based tobacco companies increased their spending on television advertising by 12 percent during 2017.

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Price hike due in Iran

Price hike due in Iran

| February 5, 2018

The number of cigarettes smuggled into Iran fell sharply during the first 10 months of the current financial year, but local cigarette prices are set to rise by 50 percent.

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Graphic pack proposal

Graphic pack proposal

| February 5, 2018

The trouble with public consultations on tobacco issues is that non-users are in the majority and they are happy to impose on users the tyranny of the majority.

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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| February 5, 2018

Philip Morris International’s CEO André Calantzopoulos will discuss the company’s outlook for 2018 during a results webcast on February 8.

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Global powerhouse

Global powerhouse

| February 2, 2018

KT&G Corp. reported record overseas sales last year, driven primarily the performance of its Esse and Pine brands in Russia and the Middle East.

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Volume down sharply

Volume down sharply

| February 2, 2018

At Altria last year: cigarettes shipments were down by 5.1 percent and shipments of smokeless tobacco were down by 1.4 percent, but shipments of cigars were increased by 9.9 percent.

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Pod-device is guaranteed

Pod-device is guaranteed

| February 2, 2018

A new pod-based, e-vapor device has been launched on to the US market supported by a lifetime device-warranty.

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Warning: middlemen

Warning: middlemen

| February 2, 2018

It is not just the weather that can turn a good season into a poor one for Zimbabwe’s tobacco growers. Middlemen blowing in after harvest time can do the same.

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Tax regime could backfire

Tax regime could backfire

| February 2, 2018

The Philippines’ government seems intent on burdening smokers with crippling levels of taxes as part of a policy that seems likely to backfire to the cost of the wider community.

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New marketing director

New marketing director

| February 1, 2018

Domino Printing Sciences has appointed Jeremy Jones as the business’ new global marketing director.

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Crackdown on backsliders

Crackdown on backsliders

| February 1, 2018

Unlike smokers in other countries, those in Greece do not seem to have taken kindly to public-places tobacco-smoking bans.

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Study is a ‘wakeup call’

Study is a ‘wakeup call’

| February 1, 2018

First-line smoking cessation medications have only a low rate of success after one year, according to the results of a new study, which has been described as a wakeup call for policymakers.

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‘Go after the SMUGGLERS’

‘Go after the SMUGGLERS’

| February 1, 2018

One of the problems with going after tobacco smugglers in the Philippines is perhaps the already-overcrowded conditions within the country’s jails.

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And the answer is?

And the answer is?

| January 31, 2018

It would seem that while the EU Commission is not officially in favor of banning smoking in films, it would not be unhappy if such scenes didn’t exist.

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