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Vapers are not smokers

Vapers are not smokers

| July 14, 2016

From the point of view of governments; the great thing about lumping vapers together with smokers when considering legislation is that those governments don’t have to think too much about what they’re doing.

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BAT to relocate Bayreuth production

BAT to relocate Bayreuth production

| July 14, 2016

Four hundred workers at British American Tobacco’s plant in Bayreuth, Germany, are being encouraged to leave because the company is planning to move cigarette production elsewhere.

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Speakers named for Tax-Free event

Speakers named for Tax-Free event

| July 14, 2016

The former UK foreign secretary, David Miliband, will be one of the speakers at the TFWA conference at Cannes, France, in October.

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Altria to host results webcast

Altria to host results webcast

| July 14, 2016

The release of Altria’s second-quarter results in a press note at 07.00 Eastern Time on July 27 will be followed at 09.00 by a live audio webcast discussion of those results.

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Vaping ‘significantly less harmful’

Vaping ‘significantly less harmful’

| July 13, 2016

Millions of smokers are under the impression that vaping is as dangerous as smoking, whereas the reality, according to UK public health organizations, is that it is ‘significantly less harmful’.

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More street smoking bans proposed

More street smoking bans proposed

| July 13, 2016

Eighty-five percent of people have expressed support for increasing the number of smoke-free zones in Melbourne, Australia, but then 85.3 percent of the country’s adults don’t smoke.

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AOI sees opportunities for growth

AOI sees opportunities for growth

| July 13, 2016

Alliance One International’s earnings per share during the 2016 fiscal year, at $7.38, were up from a net loss of $3.16 the previous year. And the company sees opportunities for growth.

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Results webcasts scheduled

Results webcasts scheduled

| July 13, 2016

Philip Morris International and Reynolds American are each to host webcasts to discuss their second-quarter results: the former on July 19, the latter on July 26.

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EU to invoke illegal-trade plan B

EU to invoke illegal-trade plan B

| July 12, 2016

The European Commission believes that it has the tools to combat the illegal trade in tobacco products without the help of Philip Morris International.

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Smokers adjust to higher prices

Smokers adjust to higher prices

| July 12, 2016

It is perhaps surprising how quickly Korean smokers have got used to the tax hike of January 2015 that led to the almost-doubling of cigarette prices in that month.

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Prices still down in Zimbabwe

Prices still down in Zimbabwe

| July 12, 2016

Although Zimbabwe’s growers were told that they could expect to earn higher prices for their tobacco if they improved its quality, while quality has gone up, prices have gone down.

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Universal Hungary workers lose jobs

Universal Hungary workers lose jobs

| July 12, 2016

Fifty-two permanent workers and 150 seasonal workers are losing their jobs as Universal Leaf Tobacco Hungary looks to increase its supply chain efficiencies.

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PMI dispute ruling favors Uruguay

PMI dispute ruling favors Uruguay

| July 11, 2016

Philip Morris International has accepted a ruling made against it by an international investment disputes tribunal and says that it is no longer a party to any investment protection claims.

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Buyers asked to honor contracts

Buyers asked to honor contracts

| July 11, 2016

A story from Malawi indicates that some contracted farmers are being forced to sell their tobacco at auction, which usually means lower prices.

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Tobacco quit line running hot

Tobacco quit line running hot

| July 11, 2016

A lot of people are calling Turkey’s tobacco quit line, but they don’t seem to be spending too much time asking for advice. The average length of call is 95.2 seconds.

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Health warning on health insurance

Health warning on health insurance

| July 11, 2016

A health insurance system that is supposed to encourage people in the US to quit smoking is, in some cases, encouraging smokers to quit health insurance.

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Where there’s a smoker there’s a way

Where there’s a smoker there’s a way

| July 8, 2016

Smokers in South Korea are being offered the opportunity of sitting down while they smoke and sip a cup of coffee, thanks to an ingenious approach to the country’s public-places smoking ban.

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Tobacco-sales compromise sought

Tobacco-sales compromise sought

| July 8, 2016

The Tasmanian politician who sponsored a bill to ban sales of tobacco to those born after 2000 has indicated that he might be willing to settle for a minimum purchase age of 25.

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Macau smokers prove very law abiding

Macau smokers prove very law abiding

| July 8, 2016

Smokers in Macau, like those in most places, are very law abiding when it comes to their habit. Only two percent of smoking-ban inspections have discovered violations taking place.

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US deeming-regulations webinar

US deeming-regulations webinar

| July 8, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration is due to hold a webinar so as to answer questions about how companies affected by the agency’s deeming regulations can comply with them.

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Vaping is not smoking – firms told

Vaping is not smoking – firms told

| July 7, 2016

Public Health England is advising employers to distinguish between vaping and smoking when making policy decisions because vaping has the potential to improve public health.

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Low-nicotine strategy questioned

Low-nicotine strategy questioned

| July 7, 2016

More research needs to be done before unleashing a low-nicotine strategy recommended by a World Health Organization panel, because smokers’ reaction to it is largely unknown.

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EU-PMI trade agreement to end

EU-PMI trade agreement to end

| July 7, 2016

The EU Commission has decided not to renew an anti-illegal-trade agreement with Philip Morris International, partly because it has been successful.

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Smoking a weighty issue in Malaysia

Smoking a weighty issue in Malaysia

| July 6, 2016

Teenagers in Malaysia are being told that regular exercise rather than smoking is the route to maintaining an ideal body weight, but teenage girls at least seem not to be listening.

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Saudis told no advantage in e-cigs

Saudis told no advantage in e-cigs

| July 6, 2016

Another day and another case of people being warned about nicotine and told that the use of electronic cigarettes is no less risky than is smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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