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Quality up but prices down again

Quality up but prices down again

| April 12, 2016

Last year, low tobacco prices in Zimbabwe were said by buyers to be in line with the quality of the leaf. This year, the quality is better but prices have opened 14 percent down on those even of last year.

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Growers under ‘extreme stress’

Growers under ‘extreme stress’

| April 12, 2016

The worst hardships being caused by the chaotic imposition of new tobacco package health warnings in India are, of course, being felt by those least able to withstand such setbacks – tobacco growers.

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Higher tobacco taxes demanded

Higher tobacco taxes demanded

| April 12, 2016

People who consume tobacco have become so vilified in recent times that others feel justified in demanding that those consumers pay more taxes than they currently pay.

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Why no warnings on alcohol?

Why no warnings on alcohol?

| April 12, 2016

The tobacco industry in South Korea is crying foul because cigarettes are going to have to carry new health warnings while alcohol, which is more damaging socioeconomically, gets a free ride.

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2020 ban on cigarettes proposed

2020 ban on cigarettes proposed

| April 11, 2016

Sri Lanka seems to planning to ban the use of tobacco products, or at least the use of cigarettes, from 2020; and it has its eye, too, on alcohol consumption.

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Support for transport smoking ban

Support for transport smoking ban

| April 11, 2016

A news agency report has it that a Latvian parliamentary committee is not in favor of a ban on smoking in private cars, but would like to see a study into the effects that would be felt from a ban on smoking while driving.

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Indian bidi producers shut down

Indian bidi producers shut down

| April 11, 2016

Bidi manufacturers in India have joined their cigarette counterparts in shutting operations because of an inability to meet the government’s requirements on health warnings.

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CORESTA Congress dates set

CORESTA Congress dates set

| April 11, 2016

CORESTA will be marking its 60th anniversary when it holds its 2016 congress in Berlin in October.

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Dates set for TFWA China event

Dates set for TFWA China event

| April 11, 2016

The dates have been set for the third TFWA China’s Century Conference, which is due to be held in Guangzhou, a city that has played a pivotal role in the country’s economic development.

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IHMA updates hologram register

IHMA updates hologram register

| April 8, 2016

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association’s (IHMA) updated Hologram Image Register (HIR) allows for faster online registration and copyright checking of hologram designs.

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New designs for Mevius

New designs for Mevius

| April 8, 2016

Japan Tobacco is redesigning 16 Mevius products to celebrate the brand’s third anniversary. Next month, the company will also launch three new products in Japan

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Illegal-trade operation turns sour

Illegal-trade operation turns sour

| April 8, 2016

Quebec’s provincial police force and First National people are in dispute over statements made following what the police see as an operation aimed at the illegal trade in tobacco.

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Rebuilt paper machine restarted

Rebuilt paper machine restarted

| April 8, 2016

Iggesund Paperboard has made huge investments in its UK mill to improve efficiencies, quality and the mill’s environmental credentials. It has just been restarted after another rebuild.

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Zimbabwe decentralizes sales

Zimbabwe decentralizes sales

| April 8, 2016

Zimbabwean tobacco growers farming around Karoi and Mvurwi can now sell their tobacco locally, which helps them while helping to relieve congestion in Harare.

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PM USA wins in ‘Lights’ action

PM USA wins in ‘Lights’ action

| April 8, 2016

A ‘Lights’ cigarettes class action first filed in 2000 and alleging misrepresentation and damages has been thrown out by a jury in St. Louis.

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Farmers want seat at FCTC table

Farmers want seat at FCTC table

| April 7, 2016

Tobacco growers want to be part of the discussion whenever issues that might affect their livelihoods arise, but, seemingly, this is not the way the world works.

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‘Information quarantine’ in force

‘Information quarantine’ in force

| April 7, 2016

Harm reduction principles are readily applied to many products such as cars, pharmaceuticals and alcohol; so why is it seemingly so difficult to apply them to nicotine devices?

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Shanghai to extend smoking ban

Shanghai to extend smoking ban

| April 7, 2016

Smokers in Shanghai are going to find their options further restricted as the city extends its tobacco smoking bans to take in a wider range of venues both indoors and outdoors.

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Using science to aid innovation

Using science to aid innovation

| April 6, 2016

BAT’s top scientist has called for wide-ranging, rigorous testing of new types of next-generation products, but more focused testing of variant products based on the original.

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Job fears over factory shutdown

Job fears over factory shutdown

| April 6, 2016

Factory workers and tobacco growers face an uncertain future following Bulgartabac’s decision to shut a factory in Sofia and stop exports to the Middle East.

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Tobacco smoking ban academic

Tobacco smoking ban academic

| April 6, 2016

A public places tobacco smoking ban based on a 2005 act of parliament is making its way through Dhaka University’s halls of learning.

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Kenya to impose new tobacco rules

Kenya to impose new tobacco rules

| April 6, 2016

September has been earmarked for the introduction in Kenya of new regulations on the manufacture, advertising and sale of tobacco products.

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Battle over sales to military

Battle over sales to military

| April 6, 2016

Philip Morris International Korea is taking to the courts over the awarding of a military cigarette concession, which seems to be out of step with the demands of soldiers.

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Correction

Correction

| April 5, 2016

Tobacco Reporter mistakenly relayed a statement from the Korea Tobacco Association concerning graphic health warnings, which in fact was never made.

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Call for apartment smoking ban

Call for apartment smoking ban

| April 5, 2016

There is no consensus in respect of a proposal by anti-smoking bodies that would ban tobacco smoking in multi-occupancy dwelling units in Western Australia.

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