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Myanmar industry on a warning

Myanmar industry on a warning

| August 18, 2016

The authorities in Myanmar have said that they will treat as contraband any cigarettes found not to have the appropriate health warnings, after the due date for the introduction of the warnings.

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Victorian government bullying vapers

Victorian government bullying vapers

| August 17, 2016

MPs in Victoria, Australia, have voted to make it ‘as hard as possible’ for smokers to give up their habit by heaping more unhelpful legislation on the one viable quitting device partly available.

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Paying smokers to quit habit

Paying smokers to quit habit

| August 17, 2016

Why would you pay smokers to quit their habit when you can make it possible for them to pay their own way by allowing them access to good vaping devices?

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Smokers get bullet from trains

Smokers get bullet from trains

| August 17, 2016

Fines and the threat of fines have not been enough to discourage smokers from indulging their habit on bullet trains in China; so now offenders are going to be shown the door.

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Who can attend FCTC meetings?

Who can attend FCTC meetings?

| August 17, 2016

First they threw out the tobacco-company representatives; then they threw out the journalists; then they threw out the people from Interpol; now they are throwing out the delegates.

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Stay fit if you want to keep smoking

Stay fit if you want to keep smoking

| August 16, 2016

There was a time when a person would walk a mile for a Camel. Now, apparently, things are different. Are we becoming lazier, less fit – more obese perhaps?

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Kenya average leaf price increased

Kenya average leaf price increased

| August 16, 2016

The average price paid by British American Tobacco for the leaf bought from growers in Kenya this year was increased by about 4.8 percent on that of the previous purchasing season.

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Warning on cigarette tax proposal

Warning on cigarette tax proposal

| August 16, 2016

Governments are always in need of additional revenue and more often than not they turn to smokers for their fix. But an economist in Indonesia has said the government there should consider taxing other products.

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Rules deemed unfit for purpose

Rules deemed unfit for purpose

| August 16, 2016

It seems to be the case that whenever the US Food and Drug Administration’s vapor-products deeming rules are given a reality check; they fail. It must be time for a rethink.

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Vaping not a gateway to smoking

Vaping not a gateway to smoking

| August 15, 2016

When a tobacco treatment specialist in Australia says that vaping is not a gateway to smoking; it is surely time to allow electronic cigarettes to be sold to those people who can benefit from them – smokers.

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Dual sales system set to stay

Dual sales system set to stay

| August 15, 2016

During the past 11 years, the contract system has captured 80 percent of the volume of flue-cured sales in Zimbabwe, but the auction system is to be retained.

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Kuwait prepares for tax increase

Kuwait prepares for tax increase

| August 15, 2016

An ordinance being prepared in Kuwait is expected to double the current level of minimum tobacco taxes currently imposed under a unified Gulf Co-operation Council arrangement.

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Ugly taxes in Sri Lanka

Ugly taxes in Sri Lanka

| August 15, 2016

In many – perhaps most – countries of the world, smokers comprise a put-upon minority that the majority of people feel should be taxed whenever the general budget needs topping-up.

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BAT tobacco manager attacked

BAT tobacco manager attacked

| August 12, 2016

An attack and attempted kidnapping of a British American Tobacco manager in Sydney, Australia, is being linked to criminals involved in the illegal trade in tobacco.

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FDA rules bad for public health

FDA rules bad for public health

| August 12, 2016

Jacob Sullum, writing for Forbes, has joined the army of people who have publicly condemned the US Food and Drug Administration’s attitude towards vapor products.

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CTP launches newsletter

CTP launches newsletter

| August 12, 2016

Has the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products been studying the science of irony? Its new newsletter has a piece entitled, Help FDA protect public health.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| August 12, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume during the first seven months of this year was down by 1.8 percent, but its domestic cigarette revenue was increased by 1.0 percent.

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Essentra launches new website

Essentra launches new website

| August 12, 2016

The offerings of the various businesses that make up the Essentra group can be complementary; so it is logical that they should have been brought together under a single website.

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Domino builds factory in China

Domino builds factory in China

| August 11, 2016

The new regional manufacturing base is a key part of a strategy to strengthen the company’s relationships with its customers.

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Grower prices way down

Grower prices way down

| August 11, 2016

It is difficult to explain why tobacco growers in Zimbabwe this year were paid an average per kg price for their flue-cured that was down by more than nine percent on that of eight years ago.

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A growing problem in New Zealand

A growing problem in New Zealand

| August 11, 2016

Perhaps the answer to the seemingly perpetual problem of low grower-prices is for tobacco to enter a looser, post-modern era where people grow and ‘manufacture’ – but not sell – their own tobacco.

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Nigeria to get tough on tobacco

Nigeria to get tough on tobacco

| August 11, 2016

The Nigerian presidency has promised all necessary support to ensure that the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 is effectively implemented.

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Ireland ponders e-liquids tax

Ireland ponders e-liquids tax

| August 11, 2016

Ireland, which, among the EU group of countries, levies the second highest excise tax on tobacco-related products, is now considering taxing e-liquids.

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The end of vapor-product history?

The end of vapor-product history?

| August 10, 2016

While people argue about whatever else the US Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule might cause to happen; most seem to agree that it will put a brake on vapor-product innovation.

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Consumers challenge e-cigarette ban

Consumers challenge e-cigarette ban

| August 10, 2016

Electronic cigarette consumers in the Indian state of Karnataka have won a small victory by apparently proving that a government ban on these products was not based on scientific evidence of their risks.

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