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Editorial recognition for TR

Editorial recognition for TR

| July 21, 2016

Tobacco Reporter’s article “A remarkable journey” has won an honorable mention in a prominent editorial contest.

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Finland plans e-liquid tax

Finland plans e-liquid tax

| July 21, 2016

A planned e-liquid tax would significantly increase the retail prices of such products in Finland, where the goal apparently is to reduce the use of vapor products.

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More concerns over branding

More concerns over branding

| July 21, 2016

France appears to be planning to extend the ban on message-bearing, cigarette-brand names to near-subliminal levels. Even Gauloises could be under threat.

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Cigarette sales on the rebound

Cigarette sales on the rebound

| July 21, 2016

A huge tax increase in South Korea in January last year caused cigarette sales to plummet. But sales are on the rise again and some are predicting they could return to previous levels.

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License for e-liquid manufacturer

License for e-liquid manufacturer

| July 21, 2016

A UK-based manufacturer of e-liquids has been licensed by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

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Traffic in U.S. Circle K stores

Traffic in U.S. Circle K stores

| July 20, 2016

The consumer products division of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Premier Manufacturing of Chesterfield, Missouri, USA, is now supplying Traffic brand cigarettes to Circle K stores in 40 states.

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PMI’s volume down in second quarter

PMI’s volume down in second quarter

| July 20, 2016

During the second quarter to the end of June, PMI’s shipment volume was down by 4.8 percent on that of the second quarter of 2015, which was down by 1.3 percent on that of the second quarter of 2014.

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Young people push FCTC agenda

Young people push FCTC agenda

| July 20, 2016

Young people in Indonesia are being recruited to the cause of forcing Indonesia into ratifying the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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Bill equates vaping with smoking

Bill equates vaping with smoking

| July 20, 2016

A bill being put forward in Greece equates vaping with smoking and, in doing so, seems to fly in the face of the evidence. But then some contend that the bill’s writers didn’t garner enough evidence.

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Namibian tobacco project still on

Namibian tobacco project still on

| July 19, 2016

A proposal spearheaded by a Chinese company to grow tobacco in Namibia is still not off the ground despite the fact that it was supposed to start in 2014.

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Altria challenges deeming regulations

Altria challenges deeming regulations

| July 19, 2016

Although it is one of the few companies that could afford to put products through the US FDA’s pre-market applications, Altria wants the process to be more widely accessible.

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Invasive smoking restrictions

Invasive smoking restrictions

| July 19, 2016

In South Korea, tobacco smoking restrictions may be introduced in the public areas of apartment blocks if more than 50 percent of residents agree. The country has a smoking incidence of 20 percent.

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WHO ups ante on NCDs

WHO ups ante on NCDs

| July 19, 2016

The World Health Organization has welcomed action by some countries to ‘protect people’ from ‘physical inactivity’ – and from tobacco exposure, harmful levels of alcohol and unhealthy diets.

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JT Group takes Ethiopian stake

JT Group takes Ethiopian stake

| July 18, 2016

Japan Tobacco says that tobacco industry volumes in Ethiopia, where it has secured a 40 percent stake in the monopoly manufacturer, were ‘expected to continue to increase’.

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Cambodia ready with new warnings

Cambodia ready with new warnings

| July 18, 2016

Tobacco manufacturers in Cambodia are ready for a timely roll-out of packaging with new graphic health warnings but, nevertheless, anti-tobacco forces are chafing at the bit.

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Council cutting quitting service

Council cutting quitting service

| July 18, 2016

Quitting smoking is often seen as the most significant step that can be taken in improving public health, but quit-support services are often in the vanguard when health-budgets need to be cut.

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Mayan culture behind new cigarette

Mayan culture behind new cigarette

| July 18, 2016

A ‘potent’ variety of rainforest tobacco, Africa Mapacho, is at the heart of a new Mayan-themed cigarette introduced onto South Korea’s domestic market by KT&G.

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CORESTA Congress edges nearer

CORESTA Congress edges nearer

| July 18, 2016

The end of this month marks the end of lower-fee registration for the 2016 CORESTA Congress, which is due to be held in Berlin in October.

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USTC names McClintock VP of IT

USTC names McClintock VP of IT

| July 15, 2016

McClintock will be responsible for technology operations across all divisions within the company and the long term systems planning initiative.

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Saving lives with vapor products

Saving lives with vapor products

| July 15, 2016

A new study has found that ‘under plausible scenarios’, switching from smoking to vaping provides for a generally positive public health impact.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| July 15, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s cigarette volume in June was down by 4.6 percent from that of June 2015, but its first-half volume was down by a more modest 0.7 percent.

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US to get a flavor of France

US to get a flavor of France

| July 15, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration estimates that each pre-market application for vapor-related items will cost about $300,000; so a French e-liquid company’s launch in the US is a bold one.

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Innovia clearly focusing on BOPP

Innovia clearly focusing on BOPP

| July 15, 2016

Having completed the sale of its cellulose films business, Innovia is focusing its attention on its BOPP operations, which, in part, provides films for the tobacco industry.

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SFATA appoints board members

SFATA appoints board members

| July 14, 2016

The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association has appointed Mark Anton, April Meyers and Katharine York to its board of directors.

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$720 million for vapor applications

$720 million for vapor applications

| July 14, 2016

The bill for FDA pre-market tobacco applications for one company’s vapor products would be, at a conservative estimate, $720 million, according to a US public health expert.

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