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Farmers promised ‘decent incomes’

Farmers promised ‘decent incomes’

| April 14, 2016

After 125 years of producing leaf tobacco for export, Malawi’s farmers are being promised that this year they will earn decent incomes from their labor. But will buyers walk the talk?

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Quebec vaping rules challenged

Quebec vaping rules challenged

| April 14, 2016

New regulations in Quebec, Canada, that prevent would-be vapers from obtaining face-to-face advice about electronic cigarettes, are being challenged in the courts.

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Russia looks at timely ban

Russia looks at timely ban

| April 14, 2016

Smokers in Russia will have to plan their evenings more carefully than in the past if a proposed new law comes in banning the sale of tobacco products after 23.00.

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GTNF registration opens

GTNF registration opens

| April 14, 2016

This year’s GTNF is due to be held at the Hotel Metropole, Brussels, under the theme Managing Transformation.

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New digital tools for TFWA event

New digital tools for TFWA event

| April 14, 2016

Digital tools will this year guide participants as they explore all aspects of the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore – from exhibits to social events.

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Jobs at risk due to warnings limbo

Jobs at risk due to warnings limbo

| April 13, 2016

The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India said that the uncertainty surrounding graphic health warnings is threatening the livelihood of more than 45 million people engaged in the tobacco industry.

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Domino’s Bond joins Brother executive team

Domino’s Bond joins Brother executive team

| April 13, 2016

Nigel Bond, CEO of Domino Printing Sciences, has joined the Brother executive management team. Following Brother Industries’ acquisition of the coding, marking and digital printing company on June 11, 2015, the appointment reflects the importance the Japanese multinational company places on Domino as a growth platform in the portfolio of its businesses.

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Grower suicides rise sharply

Grower suicides rise sharply

| April 13, 2016

The halt in production by Indian tobacco manufacturers unable to meet new health-warning requirements is adding to the financial distress that already has seen a spike in tobacco-grower suicides.

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Swiss say ‘cheese’ to tobacco

Swiss say ‘cheese’ to tobacco

| April 13, 2016

The Swiss appear to be able to make a good living out of selling products that, in the opinion of some people, don’t smell too good, but are nevertheless greatly enjoyed by those who consume them.

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GFN speakers announced

GFN speakers announced

| April 13, 2016

The names of some of the speakers and chairpersons who will participate in this year’s Global Forum on Nicotine have been announced.

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PMI to host results webcast

PMI to host results webcast

| April 13, 2016

The 2016 first quarter results from Philip Morris International will be the subject of a webcast on April 19.

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RAI to host results webcast

RAI to host results webcast

| April 13, 2016

The 2016 first quarter results from Reynolds American will be the subject of a webcast on April 26.

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Shopkeepers jailed for selling tobacco

Shopkeepers jailed for selling tobacco

| April 12, 2016

Police in Thimphu, Bhutan, detained 10 betel-leaf shop owners for selling tobacco products. Bhutan banned the sale and consumption of tobacco products in December 2004.

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Quality up but prices down again

Quality up but prices down again

| April 12, 2016

Last year, low tobacco prices in Zimbabwe were said by buyers to be in line with the quality of the leaf. This year, the quality is better but prices have opened 14 percent down on those even of last year.

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Growers under ‘extreme stress’

Growers under ‘extreme stress’

| April 12, 2016

The worst hardships being caused by the chaotic imposition of new tobacco package health warnings in India are, of course, being felt by those least able to withstand such setbacks – tobacco growers.

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Higher tobacco taxes demanded

Higher tobacco taxes demanded

| April 12, 2016

People who consume tobacco have become so vilified in recent times that others feel justified in demanding that those consumers pay more taxes than they currently pay.

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Why no warnings on alcohol?

Why no warnings on alcohol?

| April 12, 2016

The tobacco industry in South Korea is crying foul because cigarettes are going to have to carry new health warnings while alcohol, which is more damaging socioeconomically, gets a free ride.

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2020 ban on cigarettes proposed

2020 ban on cigarettes proposed

| April 11, 2016

Sri Lanka seems to planning to ban the use of tobacco products, or at least the use of cigarettes, from 2020; and it has its eye, too, on alcohol consumption.

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Support for transport smoking ban

Support for transport smoking ban

| April 11, 2016

A news agency report has it that a Latvian parliamentary committee is not in favor of a ban on smoking in private cars, but would like to see a study into the effects that would be felt from a ban on smoking while driving.

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Indian bidi producers shut down

Indian bidi producers shut down

| April 11, 2016

Bidi manufacturers in India have joined their cigarette counterparts in shutting operations because of an inability to meet the government’s requirements on health warnings.

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CORESTA Congress dates set

CORESTA Congress dates set

| April 11, 2016

CORESTA will be marking its 60th anniversary when it holds its 2016 congress in Berlin in October.

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Dates set for TFWA China event

Dates set for TFWA China event

| April 11, 2016

The dates have been set for the third TFWA China’s Century Conference, which is due to be held in Guangzhou, a city that has played a pivotal role in the country’s economic development.

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IHMA updates hologram register

IHMA updates hologram register

| April 8, 2016

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association’s (IHMA) updated Hologram Image Register (HIR) allows for faster online registration and copyright checking of hologram designs.

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New designs for Mevius

New designs for Mevius

| April 8, 2016

Japan Tobacco is redesigning 16 Mevius products to celebrate the brand’s third anniversary. Next month, the company will also launch three new products in Japan

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Illegal-trade operation turns sour

Illegal-trade operation turns sour

| April 8, 2016

Quebec’s provincial police force and First National people are in dispute over statements made following what the police see as an operation aimed at the illegal trade in tobacco.

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