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Vaping a viable option to smoking

Vaping a viable option to smoking

| August 8, 2016

A new study has shown that many Malaysians, like their counterparts in the US and Europe, have enjoyed much success in shifting from smoking to vaping.

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Shisha blamed for divorce

Shisha blamed for divorce

| August 5, 2016

Saudi preacher cites cases in which marriages were dissolved once men discovered their wives smoked shisha.

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JTI Cambodia leaves industry group

JTI Cambodia leaves industry group

| August 5, 2016

Japan Tobacco International is ending its affiliation with the Association of the Tobacco Industry of Cambodia (ATIC), citing ATIC’s inaction on the continued sale of cigarette packaging without graphic health warnings.

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Health groups support legal challenge

Health groups support legal challenge

| August 5, 2016

TechFreedom and the National Center for Public Policy Research have filed an amicus brief in support of Nicopure Labs’ challenge to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new regulation of e-cigarettes.

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Broad leaf demand/supply in balance

Broad leaf demand/supply in balance

| August 5, 2016

Given the importance of Brazil within the global leaf supply chain; it is perhaps alarming that Universal believes that the country’s green leaf prices are ‘escalating and unsustainable’.

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Opposition to Taiwan factory lingers

Opposition to Taiwan factory lingers

| August 5, 2016

Opposition to a new tobacco manufacturing factory in Taiwan is being taken to the wire – on health grounds and because of taxpayer-funded incentives that are said to being granted to the manufacturer.

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Andhra dilemma over crop size

Andhra dilemma over crop size

| August 5, 2016

The Tobacco Board of India is going to have to decide whether or not it should cut further the Andhra Pradesh flue-cured target in an effort to encourage remunerative farm-level prices.

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Australia consulting on nicotine

Australia consulting on nicotine

| August 5, 2016

Up until last week, both Australia and New Zealand had in force what amounted to bans on the use of nicotine in vapor devices. Now, both seem to be rethinking their stances.

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Obama urged to ban child labor

Obama urged to ban child labor

| August 4, 2016

President Obama is being asked to ban child labor in US tobacco before he leaves office. If the US did introduce such a ban, it would be following in the footsteps of other countries, such as Brazil and India.

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White-colored cigarettes seen as pure

White-colored cigarettes seen as pure

| August 4, 2016

A number of anti-tobacco strategies suggested by university researchers in New Zealand seem to say more about the researchers than they do about smokers and their habit.

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Tobacco’s Julius Caesar warning

Tobacco’s Julius Caesar warning

| August 4, 2016

If you are a smoker and in the Philippines, you might in the future have to beware the ides of March, May, July and October – and the 15th of all the other months for that matter.

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Illicit machinery seized in China

Illicit machinery seized in China

| August 4, 2016

Shanghai police are said to have seized 19 cigarette-making machines when they busted a gang that was responsible for building the machines from ‘parts from elsewhere’.

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NZ government shifting to e-cigs

NZ government shifting to e-cigs

| August 3, 2016

Currently, nicotine-containing vaping devices cannot be sold legally in New Zealand, but the government is now consulting on how such devices should be regulated after the ban is lifted.

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Tobacco warnings for UK passengers

Tobacco warnings for UK passengers

| August 3, 2016

Smokers are used to being warned, but mostly the warnings are about trying to keep them out of hospital. Currently in the UK, warnings at departure points are aimed at keeping them out of prison.

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Pot – coming to a screen near you

Pot – coming to a screen near you

| August 3, 2016

Pot could one day be the subject of television advertising in California if the people of the state vote in November for the legalization of the possession of small quantities of marijuana.

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Impassioned plea for tobacco

Impassioned plea for tobacco

| August 3, 2016

The government of Indonesia is being urged to legislate on behalf of local tobacco growers whose livelihoods are seen as being at the mercy of increasing levels of leaf imports.

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Protocol and TPD ‘mismatches’

Protocol and TPD ‘mismatches’

| August 2, 2016

While, rightly or wrongly, arguments surround the minutiae of the introduction of tobacco-products tracking and tracing systems, those involved in the illegal trade in tobacco simply get on with it.

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Licensed to be killed off

Licensed to be killed off

| August 2, 2016

Retailers who sell tobacco in the Australian state of Tasmania are to pay hugely increased license fees to fund anti-tobacco activities aimed at reducing their sales of tobacco.

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Final rule’s August 8 deadline close

Final rule’s August 8 deadline close

| August 2, 2016

Tobacco products – and some products not everybody agrees are tobacco products – not previously under the US Food and Drug Administration’s authority will soon come within the agency’s embrace.

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Seoul’s smoking spaces shrinking

Seoul’s smoking spaces shrinking

| August 2, 2016

From September 1; smokers in Seoul, South Korea, will not be allowed to smoke within 10 meters of a subway entrance. How long will it be before that becomes 20 meters, 30 meters…?

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JT reports six-month results

JT reports six-month results

| August 1, 2016

Adjusted operating profit was down 3.2 percent to ¥318.3 billion, due to unfavorable local currency movements. At constant currency, adjusted operating profit increased 14.3 percent, driven by strong business momentum in the international tobacco business.

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API completes Hazen acquisition

API completes Hazen acquisition

| July 29, 2016

API Group has completed the acquisition of Hazen Paper Co.’s paperboard lamination facilities and business in Osgood, Indiana, USA.

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New VP marketing & sales at ITG

New VP marketing & sales at ITG

| July 29, 2016

Kathleen A. Sparrow has been promoted to executive vice president, marketing and sales, at ITG Brands.

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Tobacco renders farmers poorer

Tobacco renders farmers poorer

| July 29, 2016

The prices paid to tobacco farmers in Malawi are, according to one report, making them poorer. And the miserliness of buyers is reportedly not confined to those operating on the auction floors.

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Lower price ‘compares favorably’

Lower price ‘compares favorably’

| July 29, 2016

The concept of low leaf tobacco prices has apparently become so embedded in the psyche of industry observers that an average price this year of $2.94 per kg is seen to compare favorably with an average of $2.95 per kg last year.

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