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Call for more transparency at WHO

Call for more transparency at WHO

| May 24, 2016

Meetings of the WHO’s Framework Conference on Tobacco Control are well known for their lack of transparency, and this is something that JTI would like to see changed.

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Licensing proposal under attack

Licensing proposal under attack

| May 24, 2016

A proposed tobacco-retailer licensing scheme in the UK would make life more difficult for consumers and businesses, and could hand an advantage to the illegal trade.

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Smuggling from Japan to China

Smuggling from Japan to China

| May 24, 2016

China is often seen as the source of smuggled cigarettes and certainly this is the view from Europe. But a smuggling ring recently uncovered was moving cigarettes from Japan to China.

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Missing the vaping opportunity

Missing the vaping opportunity

| May 24, 2016

Why is there a lack of enthusiasm – almost a hostility – towards vaping among certain governments? Vaping is the solution to what many of them would describe as one of the biggest health crises facing mankind.

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Mark Aldridge joins Garbuio

Mark Aldridge joins Garbuio

| May 23, 2016

Mark Aldridge will join the management of Garbuio Dickinson Group, headquartered in Treviso, Italy. He will succeed the current managing director, Mansueto Favaro.

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Smoking at the last-chance saloon

Smoking at the last-chance saloon

| May 23, 2016

People and establishments in Cambodia have been put on notice that smoking in public places will be penalized from September this year.

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Stamping down on counterfeiters

Stamping down on counterfeiters

| May 23, 2016

The introduction of severe penalties for counterfeiting cigarette excise tax stamps could be justified only in those countries where cigarette tax is not prohibitively high.

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Waiting for standardized packs

Waiting for standardized packs

| May 23, 2016

A 70-day political impasse that followed Ireland’s inconclusive election has put the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging on hold.

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Penalty threat over plain packs

Penalty threat over plain packs

| May 23, 2016

Under the impression that the introduction of standardized packaging in France will reduce tobacco-sector sales by a half, French tobacconists are threatening Euro 2016.

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Doctors call for higher taxes

Doctors call for higher taxes

| May 23, 2016

Higher tobacco taxes are being sought by Ghana’s family doctors concerned at an apparent rise in the number of tobacco-related diseases being diagnosed in the country.

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Twitter closes mock FDA account

Twitter closes mock FDA account

| May 20, 2016

Twitter suspends account mocking FDA e-cigarette policy.

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Display ban limits plain packs efficacy

Display ban limits plain packs efficacy

| May 20, 2016

Plain packaging is unlikely to materially affect U.K. consumption, given that the country already has in place a retail display ban, which prevents consumers from seeing packages on the shelf.

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Lost Art Liquids sues FDA

Lost Art Liquids sues FDA

| May 20, 2016

The suit challenges FDA’s purported authority to deem and regulate e-liquids and other vapor products as “tobacco products” under the Tobacco Control Act.

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TPD essentials

TPD essentials

| May 20, 2016

ECigIntelligence’s handy reference to the directive’s provisions

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Smokers taking lead from leader

Smokers taking lead from leader

| May 20, 2016

The fact that North Korea’s leader has not been seen in public with a cigarette in his hand for two months lends credence to recent stories of anti-tobacco campaigns in the country.

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Uganda bans sales of e-cigarettes

Uganda bans sales of e-cigarettes

| May 20, 2016

Under a policy that is being reflected in a considerable number of countries, the Ugandan government is discouraging smoking but, in effect, banning vaping.

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Farmers not drowning, just waving

Farmers not drowning, just waving

| May 20, 2016

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured prices are said to be showing signs of buoyancy, but this is partly because prices were low last year.

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JT’s domestic volume down in April

JT’s domestic volume down in April

| May 20, 2016

Set against Japan Tobacco Inc.’s strong domestic-market cigarette-volume sales in April 2015, those of April 2016 were down by more than 13 percent.

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FDA claims challenged

FDA claims challenged

| May 19, 2016

Critics are challenging FDA claims in relation to its final rule.

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Compliance conference

Compliance conference

| May 19, 2016

TMA will hold a conference on June 9 on the deeming regulations.

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Green light for plain packaging

Green light for plain packaging

| May 19, 2016

The U.K. High Court has dismissed a legal challenge against tobacco plain packaging, clearing the way for the new rules to be introduced on Friday,

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TPD2 summary

TPD2 summary

| May 19, 2016

CTSI and ASH have released guideliness summarizing the EU TPD2.

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TPD2 ‘attacks consumer freedom’

TPD2 ‘attacks consumer freedom’

| May 19, 2016

Japan Tobacco International called the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2), set to come into force tomorrow, an attack on adult consumers’ freedom of choice and “yet another example of extreme regulation.”

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UK cigarette factory closing

UK cigarette factory closing

| May 19, 2016

With Imperial Tobacco closing its UK cigarette factory this week and the UK due to vote on whether to leave the EU; this might be a good time for an entrepreneur to think of starting production.

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Smoking crack-down in Malaysia

Smoking crack-down in Malaysia

| May 19, 2016

Almost 200 officers have been involved in a crack-down in Malaysia on people smoking tobacco in places where smoking is banned, and on the failure of premises to display no-smoking signs.

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