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Cheap TTM brand following tax hike

Cheap TTM brand following tax hike

| February 29, 2016

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly will launch a new, cheaper cigarette brand to keep smokers from rolling their own or buying illicit tobacco products due to higher prices from a recently imposed tax hike.

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PMI signs Greek oriental deal

PMI signs Greek oriental deal

| February 29, 2016

PMI has signed a three-year Greek oriental leaf purchase deal under which the government has committed to policies aimed at making such tobacco competitive on international markets.

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US smoking incidence down

US smoking incidence down

| February 29, 2016

The smoking incidence in the US fell by 1.5 percentage points between 2014 and 2015, and the level of never-smokers is now approaching 58 percent among men and 68 percent among women.

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Plain pack review on shaky ground

Plain pack review on shaky ground

| February 29, 2016

A Department of Health review of Australia’s standardized packaging policy has come to the conclusion that the policy will work over time – a conclusion that has been described by Japan Tobacco International as ‘shaky’.

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Cheaper brand to beat price hike

Cheaper brand to beat price hike

| February 29, 2016

A health defense used to justify the planned introduction of a cheaper cigarette by Thailand’s state tobacco producer has been scoffed at by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance.

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Higher quality, lower volumes in Zim

Higher quality, lower volumes in Zim

| February 26, 2016

Even as Zimbabwean tobacco volumes are forecast to decline, the industry can look forward to higher leaf quality, according to local sources.

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Quit clinic opens in Kuala Lumpur

Quit clinic opens in Kuala Lumpur

| February 26, 2016

As a smoking clinic was opened in Malaysia recently, non-smokers were called upon to ‘help’ their smoking friends and family members quit the habit.

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Qatar keeping smoking at bay

Qatar keeping smoking at bay

| February 26, 2016

In part, a proposed tobacco smoking ban around ‘important’ public buildings in Qatar is seen as helping to shade the eyes of VIPs from the sight of smokers.

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JTI Global Top Employer 2016

JTI Global Top Employer 2016

| February 26, 2016

For the second successive year, JTI has been certified as a Global Top Employer, a recognition that extends to its offices in 35 countries.

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Altria declares dividend

Altria declares dividend

| February 26, 2016

The Altria Group, whose tobacco- and nicotine-related subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA, US Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nu Mark, yesterday announced its latest dividend.

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Tobacco area shrinks

Tobacco area shrinks

| February 25, 2016

The area put under tobacco in Zimbabwe has dropped by about 14 percent to 92,160 hectares this season due to the late rainfall, reports The Chronicle.

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Indian government to sell ITC stake

Indian government to sell ITC stake

| February 25, 2016

The Indian government is planning to sell its 11.19 percent stake in ITC, reports The Economic Times.

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BAT ahead of the volume market

BAT ahead of the volume market

| February 25, 2016

Organic cigarette volume growth is an endangered species these days, but there was almost a sighting at BAT in 2015 as that company beat the overall market by some way.

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PMI-EU agreement under spotlight

PMI-EU agreement under spotlight

| February 25, 2016

The EU member states have been told by the Commission that a PMI-EU agreement worked in the past but might not be fit for purpose in the future. The question is; will member states be able to turn down €1 billion?

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Smokers out on a limb

Smokers out on a limb

| February 25, 2016

UK smokers are being urged to quit their habit because of the dangers of a vascular condition, but the message seems to say, too, that the condition affects smokers and ex-smokers.

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Vapers urged to vote UK out of EU

Vapers urged to vote UK out of EU

| February 24, 2016

There are 2.2 million vapers in the UK and they are being urged to vote for the country to leave the EU. In a tight-run contest, could they hold the balance of power?

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Iran to upgrade cigarette filters

Iran to upgrade cigarette filters

| February 24, 2016

The Iranian Tobacco Company says that it is upgrading its cigarette filters as part of a harm reduction strategy.

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Malaysia looking at plain packs

Malaysia looking at plain packs

| February 24, 2016

Until Malaysia tests the provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership it is going to assume that it can require tobacco products to be sold in standardized packs.

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‘Punitive’ taxation under attack

‘Punitive’ taxation under attack

| February 24, 2016

People in the UK are being urged to complain to their members of parliament about the increasingly ‘punitive’ taxes being applied to tobacco products.

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Illegal logging up in Zimbabwe

Illegal logging up in Zimbabwe

| February 23, 2016

Illegal logging for wood to cure leaf tobacco doubled to 98,100 hectares from 49,500 hectares a year over the past two years, according to the Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe.

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Tobacco for vaccine production

Tobacco for vaccine production

| February 23, 2016

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma of Japan is developing a process that uses tobacco leaves to produce influenza vaccines within one month—a sixth of the time typically needed.

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India urged to hike tobacco taxes

India urged to hike tobacco taxes

| February 23, 2016

Calls for the Indian government to hike tobacco taxes are coming at a time when the country’s cigarette market is already suffering at the hands of the illegal trade.

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Tip-off disrupts illegal trade

Tip-off disrupts illegal trade

| February 23, 2016

Australia’s illegal cigarette trade, which is said to account for 14 percent of the country’s market, has taken a hit following a tip-off from a tobacco company.

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GFN will open with film on lies

GFN will open with film on lies

| February 23, 2016

A documentary spelling out some of the lies being told to the general public about vapor devices is to be the subject of a special screening at this year’s Global Forum on Nicotine.

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End-game proposal ‘not…workable’

End-game proposal ‘not…workable’

| February 22, 2016

Tasmania is divided on its legal smoking age. Should the state phase-in a rise from 18 to 21 as the government has proposed; or should it be more ambitious?

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