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Jobs targeted at Reynolds

Jobs targeted at Reynolds

| June 22, 2017

British American Tobacco estimates that its proposed acquisition of Reynolds American Inc will result in cost savings of $400 million by 2020.

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Turning swords into tobacco

Turning swords into tobacco

| June 21, 2017

The tobacco industry is playing its part in a program aimed at integrating former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia into the society they previously fought.

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Taxing smokers

Taxing smokers

| June 21, 2017

Governments around the world like nothing more than taxing smokers, even though smokers often make up the most financially disadvantaged groups.

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Tobacco under scrutiny

Tobacco under scrutiny

| June 21, 2017

It could take up to 18 months to get to the bottom of allegations that tobacco companies in Spain were involved in non-competitive practices.

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Shareholders go to court

Shareholders go to court

| June 21, 2017

Reynolds American Inc. shareholders are seeking more information than they have been given in respect of the proposed acquisition of the company by British American Tobacco.

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SM announces buy-back

SM announces buy-back

| June 21, 2017

A Swedish Match share buy-back program launched yesterday is due to run until July 21.

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Snus: safe but banned

Snus: safe but banned

| June 20, 2017

It is reckoned that if snus could be sold throughout the EU, 323,000 premature smoking-related deaths among men could be avoided annually. Is it time to set up an online ‘death clock’?

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National quit-line launched

National quit-line launched

| June 20, 2017

The Philippines now has a national tobacco-smoking quit-line; and an ambition that, with the help of this new tool, smoking prevalence will fall significantly.

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End ‘in sight’

End ‘in sight’

| June 20, 2017

A high take-up of vapor products in the UK has helped reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking to the point where some observers are able to contemplate the end game.

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Glo ready to go in Korea

Glo ready to go in Korea

| June 20, 2017

In South Korea, an August launch has been set for British American Tobacco’s glo tobacco-heating device.

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‘Heets’ facility in Germany

‘Heets’ facility in Germany

| June 19, 2017

Philip Morris International plans to invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce the tobacco units to be used with IQOS.

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MSA scam alert

MSA scam alert

| June 19, 2017

US state attorneys general have warned that an online advertisement could mislead people into believing they are eligible for thousands of dollars a month in tobacco settlement payments.

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Lower taxes, more revenue

Lower taxes, more revenue

| June 19, 2017

The government of Pakistan’s decision to lower cigarette taxes so that licit cigarettes can better compete price-wise with illicit cigarettes has come under fire.

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Questions over marijuana

Questions over marijuana

| June 19, 2017

In a piece for Motley Fool, Dan Caplinger argues both for and against the idea that major tobacco companies might become involved in marijuana.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| June 19, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic-market cigarette volume fell by 6.4 percent between May 2016 and May 2017.

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RAI calls takeover meeting

RAI calls takeover meeting

| June 19, 2017

British American Tobacco’s takeover of Reynolds American is expected to be completed by July 25, a week after RAI shareholders will be asked to approve the deal.

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Fewer students smoking

Fewer students smoking

| June 16, 2017

Youth tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, dropped during 2015-2016 in the United States.

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New API headquarters

New API headquarters

| June 16, 2017

API will open its new customer design center and group headquarters near Manchester Airport in the U.K. this month.

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Pollution austerity-fed

Pollution austerity-fed

| June 15, 2017

Harsh austerity measures could lie at the bottom of some negative health outcomes associated with pollution in the EU, but most of the attention is focused on environmental tobacco smoke.

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Sales down at Alliance

Sales down at Alliance

| June 15, 2017

Alliance One International was hit in fiscal 2017 by the triple whammy of smaller leaf tobacco crops in Brazil, Tanzania and the US, but the outlook for fiscal 2018 is brighter.

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