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Further call for US child labor ban

Further call for US child labor ban

| October 19, 2016

There is much talk in the US about protecting children from tobacco; yet the law allows them to work under hazardous conditions in tobacco fields.

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PMI’s 3Q volume down sharply

PMI’s 3Q volume down sharply

| October 19, 2016

HeatSticks enjoyed a 3.5 percent share of the Japanese market during the third quarter to the end of September, but PMI’s international sales of conventional cigarettes were down sharply.

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Firm accused of using illicit issue

Firm accused of using illicit issue

| October 19, 2016

Imperial Tobacco Canada has been accused of using the contraband issue to thwart tobacco-control policies, but why wouldn’t it if those policies were likely to increase contraband?

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Survey to seek smoker attitudes

Survey to seek smoker attitudes

| October 19, 2016

Even given that it is difficult to quit smoking, it seems odd that the incidence of smoking doesn’t fall faster when, it is said, 70 percent of smokers want to quit. Perhaps the numbers are wrong.

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Vizee to lead Coresta board

Vizee to lead Coresta board

| October 18, 2016

Huub Vizee has been elected president of the Coresta board for two years.

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Korea’s cigarette sales rebounding

Korea’s cigarette sales rebounding

| October 18, 2016

The government of South Korea believes the tax hike it imposed on cigarettes at the start of 2015 has reduced smoking, but others point out that sales of illicit and duty-free cigarettes have both increased.

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Japan’s domestic leaf uncontaminated

Japan’s domestic leaf uncontaminated

| October 18, 2016

Japan’s domestic leaf has been given a clean bill of health in this year’s pre-purchase radioactive-materials tests, which have been carried out since the 2011 accident at a nuclear plant.

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Swedish Match to open US R&D facility

Swedish Match to open US R&D facility

| October 18, 2016

A new Swedish Match research and development facility at Owensboro, Kentucky, has been established with the aim of creating new products, but it will create also more jobs.

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Smoking less and living longer

Smoking less and living longer

| October 17, 2016

Exposure to tobacco smoke has decreased significantly worldwide, but the habit is said nevertheless to have claimed 289,000 more lives in 2015 than it claimed in 2005.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| October 17, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume and revenue were both down in September, but its January-September revenue was ahead of that of the same period of 2015.

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JTI asked to set up tobacco plant

JTI asked to set up tobacco plant

| October 17, 2016

JTI is coming under pressure to build a tobacco plant in Zambia’s Eastern Province, where it has been providing support for tobacco-producing communities.

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Indonesian growers short- changed

Indonesian growers short- changed

| October 17, 2016

Some tobacco growers in Java, Indonesia, have this year been forced to take a more-than 70 percent cut in the prices paid for their tobacco, while others are holding on to their leaf in the hope that things will get better.

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New PMI MD for Malaysia, Singapore

New PMI MD for Malaysia, Singapore

| October 17, 2016

In taking up his appointment as MD for Philip Morris International’s Malaysia and Singapore operations, Kang TaeKoo said he recognized the increasingly challenging industry landscape he was entering.

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Japan considers smoking ban

Japan considers smoking ban

| October 14, 2016

Japan’s health ministry has proposed a total ban on smoking at public facilities in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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Domino technology recognized

Domino technology recognized

| October 14, 2016

The company’s SerialTrac intelligent serialization and compliance solution named “Most Innovative Processing or Packaging machine.”

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Premier to buy King Maker

Premier to buy King Maker

| October 14, 2016

Premier Manufacturing, the consumer products division of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, has reached an agreement to purchase King Maker Marketing (KMM) from ITC.

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