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Malaysia losing billions to smuggling

Malaysia losing billions to smuggling

| June 20, 2016

The illegal cigarette trade has caused the Malaysian government to lose about myr2.5 billion ($615.824 million) in tax revenue last year, according to Mohd Adhan Kechik, chairman of the National Kenaf and Tobacco Board.

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BAT criticizes science censorship

BAT criticizes science censorship

| June 20, 2016

A culture of greater—not less— transparency in tobacco and tobacco-industry funded research is needed if society is to realize the reduced risk potential of e-cigarettes and other next-generation products. This is what Chris Proctor, chief scientific officer of British American Tobacco (BAT), said on Friday during the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw.

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Kretek community fears for heritage

Kretek community fears for heritage

| June 16, 2016

Komunitas Kretek, Indonesia’s clove cigarette community, has rejected any call for ratifying the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), The organization’s representatives cautioned Indonesia would lose its cultural heritage if the government ratifies the treaty.

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Dalligate still casts shadow over TPD

Dalligate still casts shadow over TPD

| June 15, 2016

More allegations have emerged about the discussions that were held in the run-up to the finalization of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive.

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Karnataka to ban e-cigarettes

Karnataka to ban e-cigarettes

| June 15, 2016

Comments at the bottom of a Times of India story about a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes suggest that many readers are better informed than are those making the rules.

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Indonesia considering FCTC options

Indonesia considering FCTC options

| June 15, 2016

Indonesia is not going to be rushed into ratifying the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, though it is going to implement some of the treaty’s recommendations.

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Korea opts for graphic warnings

Korea opts for graphic warnings

| June 15, 2016

Arguments arose in South Korea over the size of proposed graphic warnings, their positioning, and even whether they were appropriate, culturally. Now the government has made its decision.

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Teenagers encouraged by warnings

Teenagers encouraged by warnings

| June 14, 2016

There is no guarantee that listeners will interpret what they are told in a particular way and, in Australia, some small mothers-to-be take low-birth-weight messages as a positive.

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Teenagers who try things, try things

Teenagers who try things, try things

| June 14, 2016

Research that, on the surface, would seem to link vaping trial with later smoking, probably more likely indicates that those who tend to be drawn to new experiences are drawn to a variety of experiences.

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Duty-free event registration open

Duty-free event registration open

| June 14, 2016

Registration is open for the 2016 World Exhibition and Conference, which is due to be held at Cannes, France, in October, a little earlier in the year than the 2015 event was held.

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Flextrus partners with Mediaköket

Flextrus partners with Mediaköket

| June 13, 2016

Flextrus has signed a partnership agreement with the Mediaköket Grafiska.

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On track

On track

| June 13, 2016

International tax stamp standard expected in 2017

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BAT starts work on new Korea plant

BAT starts work on new Korea plant

| June 13, 2016

A new British American Plant in South Korea will boost the country’s cigarette export credentials while providing new jobs and a shot in the arm for the Sacheon economy.

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BAT agrees to sell Malaysia plant

BAT agrees to sell Malaysia plant

| June 13, 2016

BAT has entered into a conditional agreement to sell its manufacturing plant in Malaysia. The plant is due to stop production towards the end of next year with the loss of about 230 jobs.

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Illegal trade treaty welcomed

Illegal trade treaty welcomed

| June 13, 2016

The first international treaty on fighting the illegal trade in tobacco has been described by an EU commissioner as a key tool in the battle against a global problem.

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Graphic fall in legal trade

Graphic fall in legal trade

| June 13, 2016

The implementation of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs in the Philippines seems to have had a dramatic and immediate effect.

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Time for KT&G sales push in US

Time for KT&G sales push in US

| June 10, 2016

KT&G has increased its annual cigarette sales in the US by 13 times since it launched there in 1999, and it is still hungry for a bigger slice of the American pie.

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Malawi prices said to have risen

Malawi prices said to have risen

| June 10, 2016

A report from Malawi says that auction tobacco prices have started to improve, though the report gives no comparative prices; or prices of any sort.

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Plain packs, plain risky

Plain packs, plain risky

| June 10, 2016

Malaysians have realized that the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging is likely further to feed the illegal cigarette trade, already gorging on a tobacco excise hike.

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Plain packs, plain uncomfortable

Plain packs, plain uncomfortable

| June 10, 2016

The idea of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs seems not to sit easily with Japanese culture, as it hasn’t in some other countries in the Far East and Southeast Asia.

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Essentra in profit warning

Essentra in profit warning

| June 10, 2016

Profits could be down by roughly 4-10 percent at Essentra this year, partly because challenging market conditions are impacting its filter products.

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PMI declares dividend

PMI declares dividend

| June 10, 2016

PMI’s next quarterly dividend is payable on July 11.

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FDA regulations threat to vaping

FDA regulations threat to vaping

| June 9, 2016

A recent poll in the US has indicated that almost half of vapers would return to smoking if electronic cigarettes were no longer available, an outcome threatened by new FDA rules.

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EU illegal trade down in 2015

EU illegal trade down in 2015

| June 9, 2016

An enormous effort involving governments, law enforcement agencies, tobacco manufacturers and retailers managed last year to reduce the EU’s illegal trade in tobacco ‘marginally’.

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Mauritius looking at plain packs

Mauritius looking at plain packs

| June 9, 2016

A smoking-prevalence fall of two percentage points in five years is not enough for Mauritius’ Health Minister, who now has his eyes set on introducing standardized packaging.

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