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Empty shelves on price fears

Empty shelves on price fears

| March 14, 2016

Cigarettes disappeared from the shelves in some Saudi cities on Sunday amid speculation on social media that the government was about to raise prices on tobacco products.

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Partnering for compliance

Partnering for compliance

| March 14, 2016

Innokin and Nerudia have established a strategic partnership to ensure that some of the world’s most popular vaporizers achieve compliance with the new EU Tobacco Products Directive.

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Marbach continues expansion

Marbach continues expansion

| March 11, 2016

The Marbach Group, a specialist in die-cutting technology, reflects on a successful 2015–and looks forward to growth in 2016.

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New chapter in Dalligate saga

New chapter in Dalligate saga

| March 11, 2016

Stripped of diplomatic immunity, OLAF’s chief apparently has the option of trying to protect the organization’s independence by bringing legal action against the EU Commission.

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Finland looks to ban capsules

Finland looks to ban capsules

| March 11, 2016

The flavor capsules included in some cigarette filters are there to attract young people to smoking, according to Finland’s health ministry, and so the country is looking to ban them – soon.

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Doctors say e-cigs have quit role

Doctors say e-cigs have quit role

| March 11, 2016

US doctors are trending to the view that electronic cigarettes have a role to play in harm reduction, but they are looking for assurances about their safety and restrictions on their use.

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JT’s domestic volume increased

JT’s domestic volume increased

| March 11, 2016

February was a good month for Japan Tobacco Inc. as its domestic cigarette volume increased by nearly two percent and its market share stood almost two percentage points above that of the full year 2015.

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Two-thirds of vapers quit smoking

Two-thirds of vapers quit smoking

| March 10, 2016

The use of electronic cigarettes in Wales has been hugely successful in getting smokers to quit their tobacco habit, a No Smoking Day poll of smokers and vapers has revealed.

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Tobacco firm biggest tax provider

Tobacco firm biggest tax provider

| March 10, 2016

In taking about 88 percent of the value generated by the Ceylon Tobacco Company last year, the Sri Lankan government continued to be a ‘key’ stakeholder in the company.

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MEPs oppose anti-smuggling deal

MEPs oppose anti-smuggling deal

| March 10, 2016

MEPs have indicated that they are not in favor of renewing with Philip Morris International an agreement to help reduce the incidence of tobacco-products smuggling and counterfeiting within the EU.

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Tobacco firm in hospital operation

Tobacco firm in hospital operation

| March 10, 2016

By making a substantial donation, KT&G and its employees have set the stage for improved cultural performances at a hospital in South Korea.

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‘IQOS to revolutionize smoking’

‘IQOS to revolutionize smoking’

| March 9, 2016

Philip Morris International’s new heat-not-burn technology will revolutionize the tobacco industry, according to Wells Fargo Securities.

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Butt menace highlighted in Canada

Butt menace highlighted in Canada

| March 9, 2016

Manufacturers will be told to mind their butts if a campaigner in Canada has her way. A campaign group in New Zealand gave a similar warning earlier in the week.

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Securing water supplies in Brazil

Securing water supplies in Brazil

| March 9, 2016

Imperial Brands and Universal Leaf have put their weight behind a successful scheme to secure water supplies for communities in the south of Brazil, where most of the country’s export tobacco is grown.

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Ban-education for smokers

Ban-education for smokers

| March 9, 2016

Rather than just banning tobacco smoking in public places, the authorities in Cambodia are thinking about how they can best educate smokers about the new laws restricting where they can indulge their habit.

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Education key to healthy lifestyles

Education key to healthy lifestyles

| March 9, 2016

Figures from South Korea indicated that the better your education the wealthier you are, and the wealthier you are the less you indulge in unhealthy or risky habits, and the less you indulge in such habits the wealthier you are…

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ITM ‘Founding Father’ passes away

ITM ‘Founding Father’ passes away

| March 8, 2016

Arend van der Sluis Sr., founding father of ITM, passed away on March 3.

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EU e-cig tax proposal opposed

EU e-cig tax proposal opposed

| March 8, 2016

An EU proposal to tax electronic cigarettes has not gone down well in the UK’s upper house where some speakers made the point that the use of these products as quit-smoking aids should be encouraged rather than discouraged.

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Decision still pending on OLAF boss

Decision still pending on OLAF boss

| March 8, 2016

The lead-up to the finalization of the EU Commission’s Tobacco Product Directive was not the Commission’s finest hour, and even now, Dalligate will not go away.

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India’s smokers moving ‘up market’

India’s smokers moving ‘up market’

| March 8, 2016

India’s male tobacco smoking population has been increasing though the incidence of smoking has been in decline. At the same time, interest has been switching from bidis to cigarettes.

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IP body opposes plain packaging

IP body opposes plain packaging

| March 7, 2016

The ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN-IPA) wants Malaysia’s Health Ministry to reconsider its proposal to require plain packaging for tobacco products.

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Uncertain future for Premier Auction

Uncertain future for Premier Auction

| March 7, 2016

Premier Tobacco Auction Floors in Zimbabwe may fail to obtain a license for the upcoming marketing season due to financial constraints, reports The Herald Business.

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Appointments at hologram group

Appointments at hologram group

| March 7, 2016

Rohit Mistry and Manoj Kochar have joined the International Hologram Manufacturers Association as that group seeks to strengthen its position in Asia and other markets.

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Malaysia warning on plain packs

Malaysia warning on plain packs

| March 7, 2016

A proposal to introduce standardized tobacco packaging to Malaysia has met with opposition from the Asean Intellectual Property Association, which believes that such restrictions could spread to other consumer product packaging.

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Farmers turn backs on tobacco

Farmers turn backs on tobacco

| March 7, 2016

Weather problems, one of the reasons given to explain a farmer exodus from tobacco production in Zimbabwe this season, have again affected growing areas.

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