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E-cigarette fears laid to rest

E-cigarette fears laid to rest

| April 28, 2016

A new report from the UK’s Royal College of Physicians has come out strongly in favor of encouraging smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes as a harm-reduction strategy.

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Industry calls for transparency

Industry calls for transparency

| April 28, 2016

During a conference on tobacco lobbying called by the EU’s Ombudsman, tobacco companies yesterday called for the EU’s transparency register to be made mandatory.

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Malawi sales resume on ‘good note’

Malawi sales resume on ‘good note’

| April 28, 2016

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission believes that tobacco growers are happy with the prices that have been offered at auction since the resumption of sales.

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PMI to webcast annual meeting

PMI to webcast annual meeting

| April 28, 2016

Chairman of the board, Louis C. Camilleri, and CEO, André Calantzopoulos, are due to make presentations during PMI’s annual meeting of shareholders, which will be webcast.

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Newport supercharges RAI results

Newport supercharges RAI results

| April 27, 2016

Sales of recently-acquired Newport boosted RAI’s volume during the first quarter. Sales of the company’s other RJR Tobacco drive brands were down, but sales at Santa Fe continued their increasing trend.

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Bill seeks to protect leaf growers

Bill seeks to protect leaf growers

| April 27, 2016

In Indonesia, another attempt is being made to bring to fruition a draft tobacco bill that was abandoned at the end of last year. The bill would extend some price protection to tobacco growers.

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Vanuatu to embrace graphic warnings

Vanuatu to embrace graphic warnings

| April 27, 2016

If proof were needed that tobacco-pack graphic health warnings have become established; then that proof has surely arrived with news from Vanuatu that it is to require such warnings.

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‘The hunger is just beginning’

‘The hunger is just beginning’

| April 26, 2016

It seems unthinkable that those who provide the main raw material for an industry that generates billions of dollars in sales should go hungry, but that seems to be the case for some tobacco growers in Zimbabwe.

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BAT’s volume up 3.6 percent

BAT’s volume up 3.6 percent

| April 26, 2016

Volume-wise, British American Tobacco enjoyed a strong quarter to the end of March in respect of its traditional tobacco products; and it made good progress with its new generation products.

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Why are cigarettes still legal?

Why are cigarettes still legal?

| April 26, 2016

A question raised by the Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders makes uncomfortable reading for the tobacco industry. But at least he seems to oppose raising taxes on products bought by the financially less-well-off.

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Slovenia to deter switch to vapor

Slovenia to deter switch to vapor

| April 25, 2016

In the three-cornered fight between smoking, vaping and raking-in-revenue, Slovenia seems to have put its weight firmly behind revenue collection.

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Concerns over youngsters smoking

Concerns over youngsters smoking

| April 25, 2016

Jordan seems to have a problem with tobacco use among young people. Tobacco use is extremely high among young males; and high among young females, especially when set against an international benchmark.

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Auction system under threat

Auction system under threat

| April 25, 2016

Zimbabwe’s dual marketing system was introduced to help it through some turbulent times, but questions are being raised about whether auction sales can survive.

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Smoking rate down to 8.3 percent

Smoking rate down to 8.3 percent

| April 25, 2016

Some countries define being ‘tobacco free’ as having a smoking prevalence below five percent. If this is the case in Turkmenistan; the country seems to be well on the way to its goal.

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Layoffs at ITG Brands

Layoffs at ITG Brands

| April 22, 2016

ITG Brands will lay off approximately 375 employees at its manufacturing facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

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Making cigarettes less addictive

Making cigarettes less addictive

| April 22, 2016

The authorities in Canada are in the early stages of attempting something possibly never tried before: the ‘disinvention’ of a product; in particular, the cigarette.

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Nicotine inhaler testing the law

Nicotine inhaler testing the law

| April 22, 2016

In Australia, where the sale of electronic cigarettes delivering nicotine is banned, the authorities are going to have to take another look at whether they should allow a nicotine inhaler to be sold over the counter.

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Tobacco growers want a say

Tobacco growers want a say

| April 22, 2016

For a long time, tobacco growers have been asking to have their voices heard when COP meetings discuss leaf tobacco matters, and for just as long their requests have been ignored.

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Ingredient controls part of mix

Ingredient controls part of mix

| April 22, 2016

Implementing tobacco ingredient controls is one of six measures to be introduced in Thailand in an attempt to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the country.

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Vector to host results webcast

Vector to host results webcast

| April 22, 2016

The 2016 first quarter results from the Vector Group will be the subject of a webcast and conference call on April 28.

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Call for open attitude to e-cigs

Call for open attitude to e-cigs

| April 21, 2016

A European health expert has said that vaping can be a gateway out of smoking. He made his remarks in Hong Kong, but they have resonance around the world.

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Scotland opens further to vaping

Scotland opens further to vaping

| April 21, 2016

The largest health board in Scotland has lifted vaping restrictions within hospital grounds, and in doing so recognised vaping’s role in the battle to reduce smoking.

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Tobacco carcinogen inhibitor found

Tobacco carcinogen inhibitor found

| April 21, 2016

Researchers in the US have found what could be an ‘incredibly valuable’ weapon in the arsenal used to fight smoking-related cancers – watercress extract.

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Flue-cured prices up on last year’s

Flue-cured prices up on last year’s

| April 21, 2016

During early sales, flue-cured growers in Zimbabwe have this year received better prices than they received last year, but current prices are way below what they were five years ago.

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PMI’s volume down in first quarter

PMI’s volume down in first quarter

| April 20, 2016

PMI’s cigarette volume declined only modestly during the first quarter, and CEO André Calantzopoulos says that industry volume declines are tending to moderate.

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