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BAT acquires RAI

BAT acquires RAI

| July 26, 2017

As had been expected, British American Tobacco yesterday completed its acquisition of Reynolds American Inc.

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Focus on the source

Focus on the source

| July 26, 2017

A professor of public health in the US has called for the focus of tobacco control to be shifted from smokers to cigarette manufacturers.

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Viceroy on way out

Viceroy on way out

| July 26, 2017

Viceroy Red cigarettes are to make way for Rothmans in Argentina.

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PLOOM in Switzerland

PLOOM in Switzerland

| July 25, 2017

As capacity issues are overcome, more and more consumers are going to find themselves with a range of heat-not-burn products from which to choose.

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HEETS capacity building

HEETS capacity building

| July 25, 2017

If, as seems logical, the expansion of the capacity of HEETS production is reflecting increasing demand for these products, then demand must be strong.

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Setback for vapor products

Setback for vapor products

| July 25, 2017

A judge in the US has upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to ‘deem’ vapor products to be tobacco products.

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An education in smoking

An education in smoking

| July 25, 2017

A head teacher at a school in Australia allows her students to smoke during breaks because that’s what it takes to get them to stay at school and continue their studies.

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CNTC, Habanos sign deal

CNTC, Habanos sign deal

| July 25, 2017

Cuba’s cigar exports to China are expected to increase following the signing of an agreement by the China National Tobacco Corporation and Habanos S.A.

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Psychiatrists say lift e-ban

Psychiatrists say lift e-ban

| July 24, 2017

Nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes could offer significant health benefits to people with mental illnesses in Australia – if they weren’t ­banned.

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Cigarettes top list of fakes

Cigarettes top list of fakes

| July 24, 2017

Nearly a quarter of the counterfeit products seized last year at the EU’s external borders were cigarettes.

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Hard times for smokers

Hard times for smokers

| July 24, 2017

New regulations being proposed in Israel would require cigarette advertisements in newspapers or online to be accompanied by public notices telling of the dangers of smoking.

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Profit up at Swedish Match

Profit up at Swedish Match

| July 24, 2017

Swedish Match’s operating profit during the second quarter to the end of June was up by eight percent on its profit for the second quarter of last year.

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Universal to webcast results

Universal to webcast results

| July 24, 2017

Universal Corporation’s first-quarter results will be the subject of a webcast conference call on August 3.

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PMI’s volume down sharply

PMI’s volume down sharply

| July 21, 2017

A sharp drop in Philip Morris International’s second-quarter shipments of cigarettes was mitigated by a good increase in shipments of heated tobacco units.

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Itching to fine smokers

Itching to fine smokers

| July 21, 2017

Tobacco-control advocates in Cambodia are desperate for the first fines to be issued to smokers breaking the rules. They seem to forget that smokers are penalised already through the tax system.

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Illegal-trade crackdown

Illegal-trade crackdown

| July 21, 2017

China is cracking down on those involved in the illegal trade in tobacco products, some of whom could face severe punishments.

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2045 smoke-free target

2045 smoke-free target

| July 21, 2017

Compared with the targets being set by some other countries, Malaysia’s target of becoming tobacco-smoke-free by 2045 seems less than ambitious, but at least it’s something to aim at.

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Tax deal edges closer

Tax deal edges closer

| July 21, 2017

The acceptance of an initial payment of about P3.5 billion toward the liabilities of the Philippines’ Mighty Corp seems to be the harbinger of a final resolution of this tax dispute.

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WHO report published

WHO report published

| July 20, 2017

One of the most interesting questions to arise from the latest WHO tobacco report concerns why, after four and a half years, has its illegal-trade protocol not entered into force.

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Illegal trade exposed

Illegal trade exposed

| July 20, 2017

The revenues that governments and law-abiding manufacturers lose every year to the illegal trade in tobacco are huge, the US Commission on Security and Co-operation has been told.

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