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Vaping not a gateway to smoking

Vaping not a gateway to smoking

| August 15, 2016

When a tobacco treatment specialist in Australia says that vaping is not a gateway to smoking; it is surely time to allow electronic cigarettes to be sold to those people who can benefit from them – smokers.

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Dual sales system set to stay

Dual sales system set to stay

| August 15, 2016

During the past 11 years, the contract system has captured 80 percent of the volume of flue-cured sales in Zimbabwe, but the auction system is to be retained.

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Kuwait prepares for tax increase

Kuwait prepares for tax increase

| August 15, 2016

An ordinance being prepared in Kuwait is expected to double the current level of minimum tobacco taxes currently imposed under a unified Gulf Co-operation Council arrangement.

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Ugly taxes in Sri Lanka

Ugly taxes in Sri Lanka

| August 15, 2016

In many – perhaps most – countries of the world, smokers comprise a put-upon minority that the majority of people feel should be taxed whenever the general budget needs topping-up.

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BAT tobacco manager attacked

BAT tobacco manager attacked

| August 12, 2016

An attack and attempted kidnapping of a British American Tobacco manager in Sydney, Australia, is being linked to criminals involved in the illegal trade in tobacco.

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FDA rules bad for public health

FDA rules bad for public health

| August 12, 2016

Jacob Sullum, writing for Forbes, has joined the army of people who have publicly condemned the US Food and Drug Administration’s attitude towards vapor products.

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CTP launches newsletter

CTP launches newsletter

| August 12, 2016

Has the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products been studying the science of irony? Its new newsletter has a piece entitled, Help FDA protect public health.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| August 12, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume during the first seven months of this year was down by 1.8 percent, but its domestic cigarette revenue was increased by 1.0 percent.

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Essentra launches new website

Essentra launches new website

| August 12, 2016

The offerings of the various businesses that make up the Essentra group can be complementary; so it is logical that they should have been brought together under a single website.

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Domino builds factory in China

Domino builds factory in China

| August 11, 2016

The new regional manufacturing base is a key part of a strategy to strengthen the company’s relationships with its customers.

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Grower prices way down

Grower prices way down

| August 11, 2016

It is difficult to explain why tobacco growers in Zimbabwe this year were paid an average per kg price for their flue-cured that was down by more than nine percent on that of eight years ago.

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A growing problem in New Zealand

A growing problem in New Zealand

| August 11, 2016

Perhaps the answer to the seemingly perpetual problem of low grower-prices is for tobacco to enter a looser, post-modern era where people grow and ‘manufacture’ – but not sell – their own tobacco.

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Nigeria to get tough on tobacco

Nigeria to get tough on tobacco

| August 11, 2016

The Nigerian presidency has promised all necessary support to ensure that the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 is effectively implemented.

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Ireland ponders e-liquids tax

Ireland ponders e-liquids tax

| August 11, 2016

Ireland, which, among the EU group of countries, levies the second highest excise tax on tobacco-related products, is now considering taxing e-liquids.

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The end of vapor-product history?

The end of vapor-product history?

| August 10, 2016

While people argue about whatever else the US Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule might cause to happen; most seem to agree that it will put a brake on vapor-product innovation.

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Consumers challenge e-cigarette ban

Consumers challenge e-cigarette ban

| August 10, 2016

Electronic cigarette consumers in the Indian state of Karnataka have won a small victory by apparently proving that a government ban on these products was not based on scientific evidence of their risks.

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E-cigarettes sold to minors

E-cigarettes sold to minors

| August 10, 2016

The level of illegal sales of electronic cigarettes to minors in England earlier this year has been described as disappointing, but more than two thirds of those sales were made by informal retailers.

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Korea cracks down on illegal trade

Korea cracks down on illegal trade

| August 10, 2016

Is this a sensible policy? Increase cigarette prices hugely and in so doing force addicted smokers into the hands of the illegal trade; then crack down on the criminals created.

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Zeller touts deeming rules

Zeller touts deeming rules

| August 9, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products believes that restricting youth access to e-cigarettes will help reduce the public health toll of tobacco use.

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Alliance reports 1Q net loss

Alliance reports 1Q net loss

| August 9, 2016

The head of Alliance One International says that global leaf tobacco markets are tightening. What a lot of growers will want to know, however, is whether this will translate into higher prices.

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You know it makes sense

You know it makes sense

| August 9, 2016

It is being proposed in New Zealand that if smoking prevalence does not fall by a predetermined amount by 2020, then sales of cigarettes should be reduced by reducing the sales of cigarettes.

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Smoking gun license proposed

Smoking gun license proposed

| August 9, 2016

It will be interesting to see what is the reaction of smokers if, as is being proposed in Australia, they are required to hold a license. Would a license be seen as official acquiescence?

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Support for deeming-rules challenge

Support for deeming-rules challenge

| August 8, 2016

Two groups are supporting the challenge being brought by Nicopure Labs against the US FDA’s electronic-cigarette regulations that form part of the agency’s deeming rules.

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Today is deeming day

Today is deeming day

| August 8, 2016

From today in the US vapor products that don’t contain tobacco are ‘deemed’ to be tobacco products. Welcome to The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

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Indian farmers want place at CoP7

Indian farmers want place at CoP7

| August 8, 2016

Unsurprisingly, Indian tobacco farmers want to take part in the FCTC’s Conference of the Parties when it meets in Delhi on November 7-12 to discuss matters that could severely affect their livelihoods.

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