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Graphic warning reprieve in Myanmar

Graphic warning reprieve in Myanmar

| October 4, 2016

The tobacco industry has been given six months to clear from Myanmar’s marketplace tobacco-product packs that do not carry new graphic health warnings introduced earlier this year.

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No place at COP7 for growers

No place at COP7 for growers

| October 4, 2016

The International Tobacco Growers’ Association says that it has appealed to the UN secretary-general after having written to the World Health Organization for four years without receiving a reply.

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Smuggling on increase in Vietnam

Smuggling on increase in Vietnam

| October 4, 2016

In part, the increase in tobacco smuggling being experienced in Vietnam is down to a change in the law, and the Vietnam Tobacco Association wants that change put into reverse.

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BAT providing e-cig leadership

BAT providing e-cig leadership

| October 3, 2016

British American Tobacco is in the vanguard of providing the high-quality research that is needed properly to evaluate what role electronic cigarettes can play in harm reduction.

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Canadian vapers encouraged

Canadian vapers encouraged

| October 3, 2016

Canada’s federal Minister for Health, Jane Philpott, has acknowledged that electronic cigarettes are a less harmful alternative to combustible cigarettes.

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Snus surfing good vibrations

Snus surfing good vibrations

| October 3, 2016

A pop-up shop at Venice Beach, California, is selling Swedish Match’s General snus while offering a place for people to work or chill-out.

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EU transparency register proposed

EU transparency register proposed

| October 3, 2016

The European Commission has invited the European Parliament and the Council to join it in introducing a mandatory transparency register for lobbyists.

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Hamshaw-Thomas joins Nicopure

Hamshaw-Thomas joins Nicopure

| September 27, 2016

Charles Hamshaw-Thomas has joined Nicopure Labs as head of corporate and legal affairs for Europe.

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Concerns over leaf tobacco prices

Concerns over leaf tobacco prices

| September 26, 2016

There is an unhelpful, circular argument going on within the leaf industry. Growers say they are not paid enough to meet compliance demands, while buyers mark down prices because of non-compliance.

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Award for non-smoking passengers

Award for non-smoking passengers

| September 26, 2016

Non-smoking passengers on Israel Railways are going to share NIS6 million after the train company was found by a court to have failed to do enough to stop people smoking in its stations.

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PMI ups reduced-risk ante

PMI ups reduced-risk ante

| September 26, 2016

In inaugurating its first factory for the large-scale production of heated-tobacco cigarettes, PMI is sending out a strong message that it is serious about harm reduction.

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KT&G is a rising multinational

KT&G is a rising multinational

| September 26, 2016

Focusing on slim-format, low-delivery cigarettes, KT&G has been meeting with a lot of overseas success in recent years. Perhaps a slim-format electronic cigarette would work for it too.

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COP7 secrecy severely criticised

COP7 secrecy severely criticised

| September 23, 2016

A report by the Australian Institute for Progress has criticised an international tobacco convention for refusing entry to those who want to discuss new developments that could save lives.

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Growers want place at COP7

Growers want place at COP7

| September 23, 2016

Farmers comprise just part of a long list of those with a stake in the tobacco industry who are unlikely to be allowed a seat at an international convention due to discuss tobacco.

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Campaign to stop street smoking ban

Campaign to stop street smoking ban

| September 23, 2016

A hospital in the UK is trying to extend its no-tobacco-smoking policy to the streets adjacent to it, which the smokers’ group Forest sees as a step too far.

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Commercial district quits smoking

Commercial district quits smoking

| September 23, 2016

If you’re a smoker planning to visit the Chianti Plaza of Taipei, you might want to take along a global positioning system to ensure that you don’t stray into a no-tobacco-smoking area.

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