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Generational ban a non-starter

Generational ban a non-starter

| May 31, 2016

The government in Norway has no plans to introduce an age-related ban on tobacco sales that is apparently supported by more than 60 percent of Norwegians.

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Canada displays health ‘hypocrisy’

Canada displays health ‘hypocrisy’

| May 31, 2016

Canada was one of the first countries to toy with the idea of plain packs for cigarettes, but back then, plain meant plain. Now Canada is thinking of imposing standardized packs.

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NZ prepares for standardized packs

NZ prepares for standardized packs

| May 31, 2016

While preparing the ground for standardized tobacco packaging, the New Zealand government is considering relaxing its stance on electronic cigarettes delivering nicotine.

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NZ tax plans morally questionable

NZ tax plans morally questionable

| May 27, 2016

Smokers in New Zealand who already pay more than three times the health costs of their habit are going to be hit with four successive, annual cigarette tax hikes.

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Cambodia warnings to go graphic

Cambodia warnings to go graphic

| May 27, 2016

In July, Cambodia is due to become one the last countries of Southeast Asia to require graphic health warnings on cigarette packs. Burma and Laos are due to introduce such warnings later this year.

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Smoking and vaping banned

Smoking and vaping banned

| May 27, 2016

Quebec has lumped vaping with smoking and banned both just about everywhere: from the outdoor areas of bars, to communal areas of residential buildings.

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RAI to webcast presentation

RAI to webcast presentation

| May 27, 2016

Chief financial officer Andrew Gilchrist is due to front a business presentation by Reynolds American at a consumer and retail conference in Boston next month.

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Tax hike spurs hoarding

Tax hike spurs hoarding

| May 26, 2016

Some cigarette brands are in short supply in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley as sellers have started hoarding cigarettes in anticipation of an excise duty hike.

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Liquid packaging specialist joins ITM

Liquid packaging specialist joins ITM

| May 26, 2016

ITM Group is teaming up with EME-Engel from Zaandam, the Netherlands.

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Children working in tobacco fields

Children working in tobacco fields

| May 26, 2016

Tobacco companies are being accused by Human Rights Watch of ‘making money off the backs and health of Indonesian child workers’.

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Vaping increasing in the EU

Vaping increasing in the EU

| May 26, 2016

The use of electronic cigarettes in the EU and the perception that their use is harmful are both increasing, which might indicate that consumers accept the concept of relative risk.

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Higher taxes demanded in Bangladesh

Higher taxes demanded in Bangladesh

| May 26, 2016

By raising tobacco taxes, the Bangladesh government could prevent premature deaths from tobacco consumption and increase its revenue significantly.

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Tobacco impact assessment sought

Tobacco impact assessment sought

| May 26, 2016

A parliamentary committee is proposing that India should look at the environmental impact that tobacco production has, and gradually reduce tobacco growing.

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North Korean women urge men to quit

North Korean women urge men to quit

| May 25, 2016

Reclusive state is trying new methods to decrease the share of North Korean male smokers, which stood at more than 50 percent.

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JT eyes Ethiopia

JT eyes Ethiopia

| May 25, 2016

Japan Tobacco has offered $510 million to buy a stake in National Tobacco Enterprise, which is 70 percent owned by Ethiopia’s government.

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Universal pleased with results

Universal pleased with results

| May 25, 2016

CEO reports improvements despite second year of oversupply.

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AOI reports nine-month results

AOI reports nine-month results

| May 25, 2016

Gross profit as a percentage of sales improved; selling, general and administrative expenses decreased; restructuring and efficiency improvement initiatives are are on track; but sales decreased.

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USTC buys marketing center

USTC buys marketing center

| May 24, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative has purchased a marketing center in Smithfield, North Carolina, USA. The facility will service more than 200 of the cooperative’s flue-cured tobacco growers in North Carolina.

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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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