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Burley in short supply

Burley in short supply

| August 4, 2017

Overall, tobacco crop qualities are good and Burley looks like being in short supply.

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AOI volume stable

AOI volume stable

| August 4, 2017

Alliance One International says that it is well positioned to supply tobacco both for traditional-tobacco products and for new-generation products being developed.

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FDA on shaky ground

FDA on shaky ground

| August 4, 2017

Just seven days after the US Food and Drug Administration announced its new tobacco and nicotine agenda, there is speculation about court challenges.

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JT acquires kretek firms

JT acquires kretek firms

| August 4, 2017

The acquisition of a kretek manufacturer and its distributor is set to widen Japan Tobacco’s horizons within Indonesia’s huge cigarette market.

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Coesia acquires Molins

Coesia acquires Molins

| August 4, 2017

With its acquisition by Coesia, Molins has joined a stable of companies that includes G.D and Sasib.

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NZ to legalize smokeless

NZ to legalize smokeless

| August 3, 2017

The log jam that had been slowing the flow of tobacco harm-reduction seems to be clearing slowly. New Zealand is one of the latest countries to announce some bold new initiatives.

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Tax spending diverted

Tax spending diverted

| August 3, 2017

In theory, South Korea’s additional cigarette-tax revenues should be spent on health care associated with tobacco-related diseases; but in practice they aren’t.

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Illicit machines found

Illicit machines found

| August 3, 2017

A recent story from China about the arrest of gang members who had been building and selling illicit tobacco machinery has echoes of a story from 12 months ago.

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Schools show the way

Schools show the way

| August 3, 2017

Schools in the Philippines are taking a lead role in enforcing a public-places, tobacco-smoking ban that came into effect in May.

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Airy approach to holes

Airy approach to holes

| August 2, 2017

A discussion about the health implications of ventilation holes in cigarette filters seems to have descended into a debate about how to measure tar and nicotine levels.

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Red-letter day

Red-letter day

| August 2, 2017

Dr. Michael Siegel, who has been critical in the past about the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to harm reduction, believes that the agency has turned a corner.

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JT’s volume plummets

JT’s volume plummets

| August 2, 2017

The Japanese market for traditional cigarettes dropped like a stone during the first half of this year, partly in line with long-term trends but also because of the switch by smokers to heated-tobacco products.

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Earnings hit in Indonesia

Earnings hit in Indonesia

| August 2, 2017

A perfect storm of tax increases, anti-tobacco regulations and fierce competition have taken their toll on the earnings of Indonesia’s big cigarette manufacturers.

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No entry

No entry

| August 1, 2017

Recent evidence and expert opinion suggest vaping-gateway hypothesis is weak.

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Qualified support for FDA

Qualified support for FDA

| August 1, 2017

In announcing on Friday its plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation, the US Food and Drug Administration proved that it’s not possible to please all the people all the time.

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HNB status unclear

HNB status unclear

| August 1, 2017

In the Czech Republic, as in many other countries, regulatory authorities are having to get to grips with another nicotine device – heat-not-burn products.

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Illegal trade targeted

Illegal trade targeted

| August 1, 2017

UK travellers are this summer being warned about the consequences of becoming involved in the illegal trade in tobacco products.

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BAT under investigation

BAT under investigation

| August 1, 2017

The UK Serious Fraud Office has opened a formal investigation into allegations of misconduct by British American Tobacco.

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Nicotine takes Center stage

Nicotine takes Center stage

| July 31, 2017

Most observers have welcomed the announcement on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration is focusing on nicotine and recalibrating its approach to harm reduction.

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Bidis to be phased out

Bidis to be phased out

| July 31, 2017

Bangladesh is to phase out bidis and cheap cigarettes from its market as international cigarette brands take over.

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