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Tobacco growers want a say

Tobacco growers want a say

| April 22, 2016

For a long time, tobacco growers have been asking to have their voices heard when COP meetings discuss leaf tobacco matters, and for just as long their requests have been ignored.

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Ingredient controls part of mix

Ingredient controls part of mix

| April 22, 2016

Implementing tobacco ingredient controls is one of six measures to be introduced in Thailand in an attempt to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the country.

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Vector to host results webcast

Vector to host results webcast

| April 22, 2016

The 2016 first quarter results from the Vector Group will be the subject of a webcast and conference call on April 28.

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Call for open attitude to e-cigs

Call for open attitude to e-cigs

| April 21, 2016

A European health expert has said that vaping can be a gateway out of smoking. He made his remarks in Hong Kong, but they have resonance around the world.

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Scotland opens further to vaping

Scotland opens further to vaping

| April 21, 2016

The largest health board in Scotland has lifted vaping restrictions within hospital grounds, and in doing so recognised vaping’s role in the battle to reduce smoking.

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Tobacco carcinogen inhibitor found

Tobacco carcinogen inhibitor found

| April 21, 2016

Researchers in the US have found what could be an ‘incredibly valuable’ weapon in the arsenal used to fight smoking-related cancers – watercress extract.

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Flue-cured prices up on last year’s

Flue-cured prices up on last year’s

| April 21, 2016

During early sales, flue-cured growers in Zimbabwe have this year received better prices than they received last year, but current prices are way below what they were five years ago.

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PMI’s volume down in first quarter

PMI’s volume down in first quarter

| April 20, 2016

PMI’s cigarette volume declined only modestly during the first quarter, and CEO André Calantzopoulos says that industry volume declines are tending to moderate.

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Reduced-harm message getting lost

Reduced-harm message getting lost

| April 20, 2016

There is a lack of perspective in the way that health officials in the US are depicting tobacco and nicotine products, which vary widely in respect of their risk profiles.

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Davidoff makes German appointment

Davidoff makes German appointment

| April 20, 2016

Davidoff, which is in the process of bringing its German business in house, has appointed a general manager who will take over its German operations at the start of next year.

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Committee passes new predicate date

Committee passes new predicate date

| April 19, 2016

The U.S. House Committee on Appropriations has approved an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill offered by Representatives Tom Cole and Sanford Bishop that would modify the predicate date for vapor products.

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USTC enhances grower-assessments

USTC enhances grower-assessments

| April 19, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTC) is expanding its grower-audit program to include an independent third-party assessment of all its farmers.

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Report causes fit of the vapers

Report causes fit of the vapers

| April 19, 2016

While the Australian Medical Association has dismissed industry research indicating that medical practitioners generally ‘support the use of e-cigarettes’, it says it would welcome independent research.

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Tanzania power outages costly

Tanzania power outages costly

| April 19, 2016

The government of Tanzania is being urged to ensure that the national grid delivers a stable power supply because power outages are proving costly in a competitive market.

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$3.6 billion MSA payment made

$3.6 billion MSA payment made

| April 19, 2016

On Friday, billions of dollars were handed over by PM USA in MSA payments. This money is supposed to be used by the states to support tobacco programs, but little of it is used in this way.

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Hopes raised over Malawi’s prices

Hopes raised over Malawi’s prices

| April 19, 2016

A meeting between tobacco growers and buyers has raised hopes that the low farmer prices seen at initial tobacco sales in Malawi might be improved.

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Goebel reports biggest order yet

Goebel reports biggest order yet

| April 18, 2016

Goebel IMS, a global provider of slitting/rewinding equipment headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, recently completed the biggest order in its history.

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Turkey mulls ‘dark’ market

Turkey mulls ‘dark’ market

| April 18, 2016

Long a haven for smokers, Turkey is now considering plain tobacco packaging and other restrictions designed to curb tobacco use.

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Tobacco’s oligopoly questioned

Tobacco’s oligopoly questioned

| April 18, 2016

Consumers often appear to have a wide choice of cigarette brands, but in many countries those brands are manufactured by a limited number of companies. South Korea seems as if it is about to look at this issue.

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Malawi tobacco prices ‘pathetic’

Malawi tobacco prices ‘pathetic’

| April 18, 2016

Calls are being made from some quarters for the current, ‘pathetic’ tobacco prices in Malawi to be propped up by a kwacha devaluation. But a devaluation would have other, negative effects on the economy.

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General support for PMI agreement

General support for PMI agreement

| April 18, 2016

Although the European Parliament has opposed the renewal of an anti-smuggling agreement with PMI, there seems to be general support for it among the EU’s member states.

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Advertising ban plan attacked

Advertising ban plan attacked

| April 18, 2016

The cigarette industry is not alone in Germany in opposing plans being put forward by the government to further restrict tobacco advertising in the country.

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Poland to miss TPD deadline

Poland to miss TPD deadline

| April 18, 2016

It is not known when Poland will be able to transpose the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive into national law; but it is expected that the country will miss the May 20 ‘deadline’.

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Low prices make lives ‘unbearable’

Low prices make lives ‘unbearable’

| April 15, 2016

Despite 2016’s having been heralded as the year when tobacco farmers in Malawi would earn decent incomes, the opening day of sales was marked by low prices; or business as usual.

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Deeming rules could spell disaster

Deeming rules could spell disaster

| April 15, 2016

Instead of the release of the US FDA’s deeming regulations being anticipated as a vision of enlightenment; it is increasingly being seen as calling up an apparition from a Gothic horror story.

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