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Battle over sales to military

Battle over sales to military

| April 6, 2016

Philip Morris International Korea is taking to the courts over the awarding of a military cigarette concession, which seems to be out of step with the demands of soldiers.

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Correction

Correction

| April 5, 2016

Tobacco Reporter mistakenly relayed a statement from the Korea Tobacco Association concerning graphic health warnings, which in fact was never made.

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Call for apartment smoking ban

Call for apartment smoking ban

| April 5, 2016

There is no consensus in respect of a proposal by anti-smoking bodies that would ban tobacco smoking in multi-occupancy dwelling units in Western Australia.

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Another price crisis in Andhra

Another price crisis in Andhra

| April 5, 2016

Tobacco growers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh seem to be suffering the fallout from a dispute between the government and tobacco manufacturers over cigarette-pack health warnings.

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Tobacco grower loans questioned

Tobacco grower loans questioned

| April 5, 2016

Anti-tobacco activists are urging India’s Union government to reduce the loans granted to tobacco growers so as to put a brake on production and meet the country’s international obligations.

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Tobacco shortages in the pipeline

Tobacco shortages in the pipeline

| April 5, 2016

Already stories are breaking about shortages of cigarettes in India’s distribution pipeline; so what will the future bring given that it will take some time to overcome the problem that led to the current manufacturing shutdown?

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Doody named marketing director at Domino

Doody named marketing director at Domino

| April 4, 2016

Paul Doody has assumed the position of global marketing director at Domino Printing Sciences. In his new role, he will be defining and driving effective marketing campaigns for the coding and marking company.

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AR Packaging and Egem to cooperate

AR Packaging and Egem to cooperate

| April 4, 2016

AR Packaging Group, of Lund, Sweden, and Egem Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret, of Izmir, Turkey, have signed a deal to cooperate in the manufacture, purchasing, sale and marketing in Turkey of packaging made out of cardboard or other materials.

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API sells holographic business

API sells holographic business

| April 4, 2016

The API Group of the U.K. has completed the earlier announced sale of the security holographic business of API Holographics Limited to OpSec Security Group, a provider of anti-counterfeiting security solutions.

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Production halt after warning chaos

Production halt after warning chaos

| April 4, 2016

India’s cigarette manufacturers have been forced to halt production in the face of the chaotic handling by the government of the imposition of new, bigger health warnings.

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Smuggled cigarette crackdown

Smuggled cigarette crackdown

| April 4, 2016

Retailers in Mindanao, the Philippines, have apparently stopped trying to hide the sale of smuggled cigarettes, forcing the authorities to crack down on the trade.

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Duty-free has potential

Duty-free has potential

| April 4, 2016

With tobacco duty-free sections of some airports hidden away, it is easy for this sales channel to get overlooked, but travelers are still looking to make savings.

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Butts: ‘unnecessary toxic litter’

Butts: ‘unnecessary toxic litter’

| April 1, 2016

Products aimed at reducing the problems caused by smoking are often seen by some as encouraging smoking. Even butt receptacles are not immune. So is it time to ban filters?

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Korea unveils graphic warnings

Korea unveils graphic warnings

| April 1, 2016

South Korea took about 13 years to agree to introduce graphic health warnings as the country grappled with the question of whether the images were likely to cause disgust. That question might be raised again.

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Ombudsman examining tobacco lobby

Ombudsman examining tobacco lobby

| April 1, 2016

No tobacco industry speakers are listed to address an event being hosted by the EU Ombudsman to examine questions about tobacco lobbying.

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Cigarette litter can be reduced

Cigarette litter can be reduced

| March 31, 2016

A US program has shown that cigarette – and other – litter can be reduced, but to be successful such programs have to focus on changing behaviour.

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New grower payment system

New grower payment system

| March 31, 2016

It is going to take time for Zimbabwe’s new tobacco-grower payment system to be accepted by everyone, but, despite its drawbacks, it seems to offer growers greater protection than they previously had.

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India to impose 85 percent warnings

India to impose 85 percent warnings

| March 31, 2016

In keeping with its strong democratic traditions, India has gone through a long and involved process to choose the size of its tobacco-packaging graphic health warnings – 85 percent.

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TMA announces 2016 meeting

TMA announces 2016 meeting

| March 31, 2016

The 101st Annual Meeting and Conference of the TMA is scheduled to be held in Virginia, US, in May.

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Price favors tobacco cigarettes

Price favors tobacco cigarettes

| March 30, 2016

A new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, electronic cigarettes cost the consumer more than do combustible tobacco cigarettes, despite the huge tax burden heaped on the latter.

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Smoking lessons are très difficile

Smoking lessons are très difficile

| March 30, 2016

Some French students are being allowed to break the law by smoking tobacco on school grounds, where they are deemed to be less at risk from terrorist attacks than they would be if they were on the street.

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Pontianak mayor purges smokers

Pontianak mayor purges smokers

| March 30, 2016

Tobacco smokers are being purged from an Indonesian city’s administration, purportedly in an attempt to make the city child-friendly.

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Smokers being enfranchised

Smokers being enfranchised

| March 30, 2016

Smokers, more used to being ‘denormalized’, are being offered the chance to have their say on a wide range of issues, and all they need is a spent cigarette and a Ballot Bin.

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Andhra sales open with optimism

Andhra sales open with optimism

| March 29, 2016

After snapping up a below-target flue-cured tobacco crop in the Indian state of Karnataka, buyers have moved on to Andhra Pradesh with their enthusiasm undiminished.

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Call for standardized cigarettes

Call for standardized cigarettes

| March 29, 2016

According to a New Zealand group opposed to tobacco smoking, green is an unattractive color. The group has suggested, in part, that cigarette paper should be green so as to reduce the appeal of cigarettes.

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