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Malawi’s leaf smugglers threatened with arrest

Malawi’s leaf smugglers threatened with arrest

| March 12, 2015

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has warned cross border traders that they will be arrested if they are found to be smuggling leaf tobacco out of the country, according to a Star Africa story. Traders are said to have been smuggling leaf tobacco to Zambia and Mozambique because the prices that are offered on the […]

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AOI to supply processed Brazilian Burley to PMI

AOI to supply processed Brazilian Burley to PMI

| March 12, 2015

Alliance One International said yesterday that the company’s subsidiary, Alliance One Brasil Exportadora de Tabacos (AOB), was to supply Brazilian Burley to Philip Morris International Management (PMIMSA), as PMIMSA adopted a new leaf supply arrangement in Brazil. Previously, Philip Morris Brasil Indústria e Comércio had directly contracted and purchased a portion of its Burley tobacco […]

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Australia told to harness e-cigarettes’ quitting power

Australia told to harness e-cigarettes’ quitting power

| March 12, 2015

There seem to be signs that the tide is turning once again in favour of electronic cigarettes. A report yesterday told how New Zealand’s ban on electronic cigarettes with nicotine had come under fire from a visiting health professional from Australia, where a similar ban is in place. Now, another report describes how Australia has […]

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B.C. restricts use and sale of e-cigarettes

B.C. restricts use and sale of e-cigarettes

| March 11, 2015

British Columbia, Canada, will ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prohibit e-cigarette use in buildings throughout the province by the end of 2015. The crackdown on vapor products is intended primarily to prevent minors from being exposed to such products and the unknown health effects they may have on users in the long […]

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Ban on e-cigarettes with nicotine “frankly bizarre”

Ban on e-cigarettes with nicotine “frankly bizarre”

| March 11, 2015

New Zealand’s ban on electronic cigarettes with nicotine has come under fire from a visiting health professional from Australia, where a similar ban is in place. According to a story by Josh Fagan for Stuff.co.nz, University of Queensland Professor Wayne Hall, who is due to make a presentation at an electronic cigarette symposium at the […]

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Nepal standing firm on 90 percent health warnings

Nepal standing firm on 90 percent health warnings

| March 11, 2015

Nepal’s Minister for Health and Population Khaga Raj Adhikari said yesterday that the government had no plans to reverse a directive requiring cigarette manufacturers to increase the size of pack health warnings from 75 percent to 90 percent, presumably of the two main faces. According to a story in the Himalayan Times relayed by the […]

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