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GB smoking in long-term decline

GB smoking in long-term decline

| February 22, 2016

National statistics indicate that vaping has become popular in Great Britain but that smoking is in long-term decline. The only question is whether vapers should mix with the rest of the population.

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Concerns over directive delays

Concerns over directive delays

| February 22, 2016

Delays in transposing the new EU Tobacco Products Directive into Romanian law could disrupt the country’s cigarette industry and, therefore, its tax revenues.

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No smoking in Kuwait’s malls

No smoking in Kuwait’s malls

| February 22, 2016

Kuwait is this week starting to enforce a ban on tobacco smoking inside malls, and a ban on electronic-cigarette vaping in restaurants or cafés.

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E-cig sales rules to be relaxed

E-cig sales rules to be relaxed

| February 19, 2016

Belgium is relaxing its partially-ignored but stringent restrictions on the sale of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine.

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Workforce to be cut at ITG Brands

Workforce to be cut at ITG Brands

| February 19, 2016

ITG Brands employees are set to become the collateral damage from the much-hailed takeover of Lorillard by Reynolds Tobacco Inc.

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Swedish Match reports sales up

Swedish Match reports sales up

| February 19, 2016

Sales were up at Swedish Match during both the fourth quarter of 2015 – five percent – and the full year – nine percent.

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Smokers denied cancer drugs

Smokers denied cancer drugs

| February 18, 2016

Howls of protest have greeted new regulations in Turkey that have withdrawn state funding for drugs for lung-cancer sufferers who are smokers or ex-smokers.

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Addis Ababa to enforce smoke ban

Addis Ababa to enforce smoke ban

| February 18, 2016

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is to enforce a tobacco smoking ban that was voted into law in 2014. The country already has one of the lowest incidences of tobacco smoking.

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Relief over e-cigarettes ruling

Relief over e-cigarettes ruling

| February 18, 2016

The future of electronic cigarettes in Sweden is a little more secure following a court ruling that saves them from being subjected to regulatory oversight as pharmaceutical products.

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More tests needed on quit method

More tests needed on quit method

| February 18, 2016

A quit-smoking expert in Taiwan says that more tests should be conducted in respect of a system of ear acupuncture therapy. But is it needed, anyway? Taiwan’s current quit program is said to have a nearly-30 percent success rate.

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Punch Rare Corojo returns

Punch Rare Corojo returns

| February 17, 2016

General Cigar’s Punch Rare Corojo has begun making its annual return to retail in the U.S. The seasonal collection this year includes a new, limited edition frontmark, while one of its original sizes will be retired.

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Carrots and sticks can lower risk

Carrots and sticks can lower risk

| February 17, 2016

Public health researchers have suggested that tobacco manufacturers should be encouraged – with carrot and stick – to speed up development of lower risk products.

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Warning issued on snus warnings

Warning issued on snus warnings

| February 17, 2016

Swedish government proposals that would up the ante on snus warnings and possibly take electronic cigarettes out of the game seem to be gambling unnecessarily with tobacco harm reduction.

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Import curbs not thought through

Import curbs not thought through

| February 17, 2016

Restricting imports always seems like a good idea, and Indonesia is discussing doing just that with tobacco, but you need first to know what volumes your domestic industry is producing.

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UK smokers need a tax break

UK smokers need a tax break

| February 16, 2016

Tobacco taxes in the UK are punitive to the point of fleecing the consumer say campaigners who want tax increases stopped or put into reverse.

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Cost of smoking sky-high: study

Cost of smoking sky-high: study

| February 16, 2016

A study commissioned by a tobacco endgame organization has found that smoking carries a high cost – but one that is hard accurately to estimate.

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NZ plain packs law by year’s end

NZ plain packs law by year’s end

| February 16, 2016

Having previously been cautious on standardized packaging because of actions being taken against Australia, New Zealand’s Prime Minister is now ready to press on.

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Smoking booths to be allowed

Smoking booths to be allowed

| February 16, 2016

Seoul city council concedes that banning smoking around doorways moves the problem of second-hand smoke rather than solves it.

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USTC joins responsibility program

USTC joins responsibility program

| February 15, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, an industry leader in growing, processing and manufacturing flue-cured tobacco, is now a participant in the Social Responsibility in Tobacco Production program.

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Reynolds donates almost $11 million

Reynolds donates almost $11 million

| February 15, 2016

RAI, its affiliates, related private charitable foundations and employees donated approximately $10.8 million to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in 2015.

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New book takes on WHO policies

New book takes on WHO policies

| February 15, 2016

The WHO enables terrorism through the promotion of illicit trade-inducing measures, such as high cigarettes taxes and plain packaging, argues foreign policy expert Patrick Basham in his latest book.

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Smoking-cessation filter

Smoking-cessation filter

| February 15, 2016

A Florida inventor has designed a smoking-cessation aid that consists of an filter infused with a herbal formula.

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Strong dollar hits Amcor profits

Strong dollar hits Amcor profits

| February 15, 2016

Amcor reported a net profit decline of 4.9 percent to us$305.5 million in the six months that ended Dec. 31, according to The Australian Financial Review.

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Concerns over TPD requirements

Concerns over TPD requirements

| February 15, 2016

Answers sought on precise requirements of packaging provisions of EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive.

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€20 pack-price proposal in Ireland

€20 pack-price proposal in Ireland

| February 15, 2016

A tobacco smoking cessation therapist has called for a near-doubling of tobacco taxes in Ireland and for state investment in helping smokers quit their habit.

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