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Winfried Hinz passes away

Winfried Hinz passes away

| February 20, 2017

Winfried Hinz, longtime managing director of the Mignot & De Block group, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 15, aged 72.

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Harm reduction emphasized

Harm reduction emphasized

| February 20, 2017

In presenting Swedish Match’s 2016 fourth-quarter and full-year results, CEO Lars Dahlgren said the company was committed to being a vocal proponent of the benefits of harm reduction in the tobacco industry.

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March 15 season opening

March 15 season opening

| February 20, 2017

Zimbabwe’s 2016 flue-cured tobacco marketing season will open about two weeks earlier than that of 2015, but it will be about four weeks later than had been hoped.

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Attempt to rescue e-cigs

Attempt to rescue e-cigs

| February 20, 2017

The health of millions of US smokers is at stake as two congressmen try to prevent the electronic-cigarette industry from being nearly obliterated by ‘deeming regulations’.

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GFN discounts on offer

GFN discounts on offer

| February 20, 2017

In a bid to encourage participation by people delivering and managing smoking cessation services, the organizers of the Global Forum on Nicotine are offering discounted registration fees.

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iQOS hurdle in Australia

iQOS hurdle in Australia

| February 17, 2017

In Australia, as in many other countries, smokers are being left to burn while the authorities fiddle with the definitions of alternative products, and smoking and vaping.

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Smoking a benefit

Smoking a benefit

| February 17, 2017

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good and one man has his tobacco smoking to thank for keeping him free of the anemia that his daughter has.

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Volume down steeply

Volume down steeply

| February 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc. started the year with its January domestic cigarette volume down by 11.9 percent on that of January 2016 and its domestic cigarette revenue down by 7.6 percent.

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TFWA registration opens

TFWA registration opens

| February 17, 2017

The TFWA’s Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference is attracting much interest, not least because the Asia Pacific is the only region in which business is increasing.

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Cautious on heated tobacco

Cautious on heated tobacco

| February 16, 2017

The European Commission is taking a ‘cautious approach’ to heated tobacco devices. Since these devices can substitute for combustible cigarettes, such caution might imply support, but it doesn’t.

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Vapers are over 40

Vapers are over 40

| February 16, 2017

A survey by a retailer of electronic cigarettes has found that two-thirds of the 500 vapers questioned in the UK were more than 40 years of age.

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Gambling on smoking

Gambling on smoking

| February 16, 2017

Macau has drawn back from an earlier plan that would have seen tobacco smoking banned from all casinos in the city, but smokers will have to smoke in special lounges, not while gambling.

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PMI presentation webcast

PMI presentation webcast

| February 16, 2017

Jacek Olczak, Philip Morris International’s CFO, is due to make a presentation at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference next week.

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Little to justify bans

Little to justify bans

| February 15, 2017

From a risk-reduction standpoint, there seems to be little justification for public-places smoking bans, and yet they are becoming more widespread and more extreme.

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E-cig ban a harsh blow

E-cig ban a harsh blow

| February 15, 2017

In Queensland, Australia, you can be fined up to A$9,108 for possessing nicotine for vaping; but it’s okay because nicotine is available through cigarettes, which are freely available.

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Commodity boards to merge

Commodity boards to merge

| February 15, 2017

The Tobacco Board looks set to be merged with four other commodity boards in India with the aim of boosting exports of tobacco, tea, coffee, rubber and spices.

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Flying into trouble

Flying into trouble

| February 15, 2017

Tobacco smoking is involved in three-quarters of the illegal acts committed aboard aircraft that result in an arrest by airport police in South Korea.

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Mizoram factories closed

Mizoram factories closed

| February 14, 2017

Factories in the Indian state of Mizoram producing a local form of oral tobacco have been closed because of concerns over water pollution.

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Nicotine dialogues

Nicotine dialogues

| February 14, 2017

The organizers of the annual Global Forum on Nicotine are scheduling three, thee-hour dialogues in the UK to help stimulate debate on nicotine and vaping.

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Price down in Karnataka

Price down in Karnataka

| February 14, 2017

A story reporting a decline in the average flue-cured tobacco price in the Indian state of Karnataka gave no reason why the decline had occurred.

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