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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| December 16, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s November domestic cigarette volume was down on that of November 2015, but, at the same time, its domestic cigarette revenue was increased.

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Youngsters spurn cigarettes

Youngsters spurn cigarettes

| December 16, 2016

Whereas 19 percent of young people – aged 8 to 15 years – in England had tried tobacco cigarettes in 2003, that figure is now down to four percent.

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New e-cigarette report

New e-cigarette report

| December 15, 2016

Beige Market Intelligence has published a new report on the e-cigarette market, titled “Global vapor market (e-cigarette and vaporizer) strategic assessment and forecast till 2021.”

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U.K. requires OK

U.K. requires OK

| December 15, 2016

Starting April 17, business and individuals carrying out any operation in the U.K. using raw tobacco must get approval from HM Revenue and Customs.

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E-cigarette info for parents

E-cigarette info for parents

| December 15, 2016

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in New York launched a new online resource, called “Expert views: e-cigarettes,” as part of efforts to help parents better understand vapor products.

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Auctions licensed

Auctions licensed

| December 15, 2016

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has licensed three auction floors and 19 contract buyers for the 2017 marketing season.

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Lauterbach and Sherwood join forces

Lauterbach and Sherwood join forces

| December 15, 2016

Lauterbach & Associates has teamed up with Neil Sherwood Consulting of Switzerland.

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FDA puts off modified risk decision

FDA puts off modified risk decision

| December 15, 2016

A decision on whether it can be stated officially in the US that the use of snus is less risky than is smoking, which is officially said to cause more than 400,000 deaths a year in the country, has been put off – possibly for years.

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Zero spend on tobacco prevention

Zero spend on tobacco prevention

| December 15, 2016

Much is said about the importance of tobacco-use prevention programs, but US states in fact spend less than 2 percent of their tobacco revenues on such programs.

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Smoking down among US teens

Smoking down among US teens

| December 15, 2016

Smoking – defined as consuming half a pack or more of tobacco cigarettes a day – among US high-school seniors has fallen from 10.7 percent in 1991 to 1.8 percent in 2016.

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Czech bill passed in lower house

Czech bill passed in lower house

| December 14, 2016

The approval of an anti-smoking bill in the lower house of the Czech parliament was a victory for the protection of people’s health over commercial interests, the prime minister has claimed.

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Tobacco road map leads to dead end

Tobacco road map leads to dead end

| December 14, 2016

Although an anti-tobacco coalition has enjoyed a court victory against an Indonesian ‘tobacco road map’, it believes that ‘the fight against tobacco is like a never-ending story’.

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Factual warnings most effective

Factual warnings most effective

| December 14, 2016

New research has shown that factual, testimonial-based graphic health warnings are better at encouraging smokers to quit than are non-factual, contrived images.

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Christmas snowflakes on the cards

Christmas snowflakes on the cards

| December 14, 2016

With Iggesund’s 2016 Christmas cards offering the possibility of 44,000 different snowflake patterns, this year is going to be a unique Christmas, as well as a white one.

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Smoking down in Russia

Smoking down in Russia

| December 13, 2016

Health experts credit 2013 tobacco law.

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Marshall joins Nerudia

Marshall joins Nerudia

| December 13, 2016

Paul Marshall has joined Nerudia as regulatory principal to support customers with medicinal, pre-market tobacco application and Tobacco Product Directive projects.

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Equity certificates for USTC growers

Equity certificates for USTC growers

| December 13, 2016

The board of directors of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative is offering to member growers its 2010 Certificates of Equity for voluntary redemption.

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Azerbaijani market going dark

Azerbaijani market going dark

| December 13, 2016

Azerbaijan is imposing a comprehensive, tobacco-products advertising, promotions and sponsorships ban while apparently developing its leaf growing sector.

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South Korea going graphic

South Korea going graphic

| December 13, 2016

Graphic health warnings are being introduced in South Korea where the prevalence of smoking among adult men stood at nearly forty percent at the end of 2015.

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Tobacco control policies working

Tobacco control policies working

| December 13, 2016

Between 2008 and 2014, tobacco control policies have helped 53 people quit smoking and, therefore, prevented the premature deaths from smoking of 22 million people.

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