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Illicit cigarettes lead market

Illicit cigarettes lead market

| January 18, 2018

Malaysia says that it is losing tax revenue to the illegal trade, but you cannot lose something you never had. In truth, Malaysia is forfeiting revenue by pushing tax rates too high.

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Belarus upping production

Belarus upping production

| January 18, 2018

Belarus is apparently increasing its production of cigarettes and at least one EU member of parliament is not happy that some EU member states are the target markets for these products.

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iQOS due for discussion

iQOS due for discussion

| January 18, 2018

Scientific aspects of Philip Morris Products’ modified risk tobacco product applications are due to be discussed at a meeting next week, which will be webcast by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Vapor marketing standards

Vapor marketing standards

| January 18, 2018

The Vapor Technology Association has developed and adopted marketing standards for its membership to ensure vapor products are appropriately marketed to adult smokers.

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Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

| January 17, 2018

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

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Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

| January 17, 2018

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

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Russians hit by health bug

Russians hit by health bug

| January 17, 2018

During the past five years, Russians have reduced significantly their drinking and tobacco smoking, and they have increased their interest in sports.

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HNB products less risky

HNB products less risky

| January 17, 2018

It is difficult not to agree with Action on Smoking and Health that the relative risks of traditional cigarettes, heat-not-burn products and electronic cigarettes should be investigated.

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‘Make’ them quit

‘Make’ them quit

| January 16, 2018

Previously, even the most gratuitous anti-smoking measures were given the veneer of ‘encouragement’; but now, in Denmark, some want to ‘make’ smokers quit.

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Looking to quit

Looking to quit

| January 16, 2018

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

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Lung-cancer data released

Lung-cancer data released

| January 16, 2018

A US company linked to tobacco firms and specializing in mathematical analysis of data used in regulation and litigation has been handed anonymised data on lung cancers in England.

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Qatar has high smoking rate

Qatar has high smoking rate

| January 16, 2018

About 37 percent of Qatar’s population above the age of 15 is said to smoke tobacco; so the inauguration of a new tobacco-control center marks a significant development.

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Fewer smokers in Beijing

Fewer smokers in Beijing

| January 15, 2018

The number of smokers in Beijing has fallen since the enforcement of a smoking ban in the city, but it is not clear whether the fall is due to the ban.

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Argileh crackdown in Jordan

Argileh crackdown in Jordan

| January 15, 2018

Jordan’s approach to regulating the smoking of argileh in public appears well-balanced. Restaurants and cafés may serve either argileh or food, but not both unless they set up separate areas.

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Control strategy launched

Control strategy launched

| January 15, 2018

Nepal took a while to come up with a tobacco-control strategy. Now it has to develop policies that align with that strategy.

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Blunt instruments preferred

Blunt instruments preferred

| January 15, 2018

In its quest to get people to quit smoking, the New Zealand government seems to be reverting to its tax-increase stick after having flirted briefly with the idea of e-cigarette carrots.

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In the bag

In the bag

| January 12, 2018

ITM Group has acquired RNT Machinery in the Dominican Republic, complementing the operations of its SCM subsidiary.

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In principle yes; but…

In principle yes; but…

| January 12, 2018

Since when has it been reasonable for an ordinary EU citizen to have to resort to the courts to sort out the imprecise rules on carrying excisable goods between member states?

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Another call for shisha ban

Another call for shisha ban

| January 12, 2018

Organizations in Ghana have become the latest voices in Africa to call for a ban on shisha products and their use.

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Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

| January 12, 2018

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

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Discussing challenges

Discussing challenges

Tobacco growers convene in Indonesia.

| April 2, 2018
The promise of heated tobacco

The promise of heated tobacco

Peter Nixon, PMI’s U.K. and Ireland MD, praises England’s progressive approach to new technologies.

| February 28, 2018
Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Five days of factory tours, farm visits, recreational activities and many, many cigars.

| February 5, 2018
Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017

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From the leaf lands

Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

| April 17, 2018
Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Malawi’s tobacco sales season got off to an awful start on Monday with some prices well below a dollar a kg, which far from reflected the work that had gone into producing the leaf.

| April 10, 2018
Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

| April 10, 2018
Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

| April 9, 2018
Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

| April 6, 2018
Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

| April 5, 2018

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