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Vaping given ‘thumbs-up’

Vaping given ‘thumbs-up’

| February 7, 2017

A new study has given weight to the argument that electronic cigarettes can be effective, risk-reducing replacements for traditional cigarettes.

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Alliance volumes increased

Alliance volumes increased

| February 7, 2017

Despite its leaf volumes having fallen slightly in the third quarter to the end of December and despite challenging market conditions, Alliance One International’s nine-months volumes were increased.

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Korea awaits iQOS

Korea awaits iQOS

| February 7, 2017

Philip Morris International, which has stolen a march on its competitors by launching its iQOS device on the Japanese market, is now said to be eyeing the South Korean market.

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Festival time in Havana

Festival time in Havana

| February 7, 2017

This year’s Habanos Festival, which is scheduled to start on February 27, has a week-long program packed with traditional activities and a number of surprises.

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JTI volumes up in 2016

JTI volumes up in 2016

| February 6, 2017

Taken together, Japan Tobacco’s cigarette volume and Japan Tobacco’s total tobacco shipments during 2016 were increased on those of the previous year.

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The heat’s on in Japan

The heat’s on in Japan

| February 6, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc. will have to play catch-up in the heated-tobacco sector once it overcomes its Ploom-Tech capacity problems, which are some way from resolution.

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Iranian production up

Iranian production up

| February 6, 2017

Iran is increasing its production of cigarettes in an attempt to eliminate imports, which have fallen significantly already. Contraband is said to be down also.

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Vapor has limited impact

Vapor has limited impact

| February 6, 2017

The results of new research support the views of those in the public health community who believe that electronic cigarettes offer potential for reducing the public health impact of smoking.

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U.K. consumers leading in uptake of vaping

U.K. consumers leading in uptake of vaping

| February 6, 2017

British consumers are switching from traditional cigarettes to vaping devices faster than anyone in Europe, according to an EY study.

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Norris to lead Altadis USA premium cigars

Norris to lead Altadis USA premium cigars

| February 4, 2017

Tabacalera USA has appointed Rob Norris as general manager of its Altadis USA premium cigar division.

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PMI’s volumes down

PMI’s volumes down

| February 3, 2017

Reduced risk products are seen as the future as Philip Morris International reports cigarette volumes down by 4.1 percent in 2016.

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E-cig ban to remain

E-cig ban to remain

| February 3, 2017

An Australian backbencher has said that the electronic-cigarette ball is in parliament’s court following the decision by the country’s medicines regulator to maintain a ban on nicotine.

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iQOS legality questioned

iQOS legality questioned

| February 3, 2017

A discussion has started in New Zealand as to whether Philip Morris’ heated-tobacco product, iQOS, can be sold legally in the country.

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Imperial fine stands

Imperial fine stands

| February 3, 2017

A Taipei court has upheld a NT$5 million fine on Imperial Tobacco for having breached the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act while conducting a marketing survey.

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Apple files vaporizer patent

Apple files vaporizer patent

| February 2, 2017

Technology giant Apple has filed a patent application for a vaporizer.

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Shareholders ‘rewarded’

Shareholders ‘rewarded’

| February 2, 2017

At Altria last year: cigarette shipments were down 2.5 percent, but shipments of cigars and smokeless tobacco were increased by 5.9 percent and 4.9 percent respectively.

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Crop delayed by rain

Crop delayed by rain

| February 2, 2017

Unhelpful rains in Zimbabwe are threatening to delay the planned, mid-February opening of the marketing season and the quality of the tobacco that is eventually brought to market.

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Tobacco use is not smoking

Tobacco use is not smoking

| February 2, 2017

A recent 700-page report erroneously conflates tobacco and smoking, a type of conflation that would not be tolerated in any other serious scientific or medical debate.

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Video: Sweanor and Kovacevic discuss vapor

Video: Sweanor and Kovacevic discuss vapor

| February 1, 2017

Video: David Sweanor and Patricia Kovacevic discuss the vapor industry and Canadian law versus U.S. law.

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Cigarette tax take drops 

Cigarette tax take drops 

| February 1, 2017

The Philippine government collected less revenue from tobacco products in 2016 due to lower consumption, illicit trade and tax evasion.

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