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Zimbabwe decentralizes sales

Zimbabwe decentralizes sales

| April 8, 2016

Zimbabwean tobacco growers farming around Karoi and Mvurwi can now sell their tobacco locally, which helps them while helping to relieve congestion in Harare.

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PM USA wins in ‘Lights’ action

PM USA wins in ‘Lights’ action

| April 8, 2016

A ‘Lights’ cigarettes class action first filed in 2000 and alleging misrepresentation and damages has been thrown out by a jury in St. Louis.

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Farmers want seat at FCTC table

Farmers want seat at FCTC table

| April 7, 2016

Tobacco growers want to be part of the discussion whenever issues that might affect their livelihoods arise, but, seemingly, this is not the way the world works.

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‘Information quarantine’ in force

‘Information quarantine’ in force

| April 7, 2016

Harm reduction principles are readily applied to many products such as cars, pharmaceuticals and alcohol; so why is it seemingly so difficult to apply them to nicotine devices?

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Shanghai to extend smoking ban

Shanghai to extend smoking ban

| April 7, 2016

Smokers in Shanghai are going to find their options further restricted as the city extends its tobacco smoking bans to take in a wider range of venues both indoors and outdoors.

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Using science to aid innovation

Using science to aid innovation

| April 6, 2016

BAT’s top scientist has called for wide-ranging, rigorous testing of new types of next-generation products, but more focused testing of variant products based on the original.

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Job fears over factory shutdown

Job fears over factory shutdown

| April 6, 2016

Factory workers and tobacco growers face an uncertain future following Bulgartabac’s decision to shut a factory in Sofia and stop exports to the Middle East.

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Tobacco smoking ban academic

Tobacco smoking ban academic

| April 6, 2016

A public places tobacco smoking ban based on a 2005 act of parliament is making its way through Dhaka University’s halls of learning.

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Kenya to impose new tobacco rules

Kenya to impose new tobacco rules

| April 6, 2016

September has been earmarked for the introduction in Kenya of new regulations on the manufacture, advertising and sale of tobacco products.

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Battle over sales to military

Battle over sales to military

| April 6, 2016

Philip Morris International Korea is taking to the courts over the awarding of a military cigarette concession, which seems to be out of step with the demands of soldiers.

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Correction

Correction

| April 5, 2016

Tobacco Reporter mistakenly relayed a statement from the Korea Tobacco Association concerning graphic health warnings, which in fact was never made.

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Call for apartment smoking ban

Call for apartment smoking ban

| April 5, 2016

There is no consensus in respect of a proposal by anti-smoking bodies that would ban tobacco smoking in multi-occupancy dwelling units in Western Australia.

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Another price crisis in Andhra

Another price crisis in Andhra

| April 5, 2016

Tobacco growers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh seem to be suffering the fallout from a dispute between the government and tobacco manufacturers over cigarette-pack health warnings.

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Tobacco grower loans questioned

Tobacco grower loans questioned

| April 5, 2016

Anti-tobacco activists are urging India’s Union government to reduce the loans granted to tobacco growers so as to put a brake on production and meet the country’s international obligations.

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Tobacco shortages in the pipeline

Tobacco shortages in the pipeline

| April 5, 2016

Already stories are breaking about shortages of cigarettes in India’s distribution pipeline; so what will the future bring given that it will take some time to overcome the problem that led to the current manufacturing shutdown?

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Doody named marketing director at Domino

Doody named marketing director at Domino

| April 4, 2016

Paul Doody has assumed the position of global marketing director at Domino Printing Sciences. In his new role, he will be defining and driving effective marketing campaigns for the coding and marking company.

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AR Packaging and Egem to cooperate

AR Packaging and Egem to cooperate

| April 4, 2016

AR Packaging Group, of Lund, Sweden, and Egem Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret, of Izmir, Turkey, have signed a deal to cooperate in the manufacture, purchasing, sale and marketing in Turkey of packaging made out of cardboard or other materials.

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API sells holographic business

API sells holographic business

| April 4, 2016

The API Group of the U.K. has completed the earlier announced sale of the security holographic business of API Holographics Limited to OpSec Security Group, a provider of anti-counterfeiting security solutions.

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Production halt after warning chaos

Production halt after warning chaos

| April 4, 2016

India’s cigarette manufacturers have been forced to halt production in the face of the chaotic handling by the government of the imposition of new, bigger health warnings.

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Smuggled cigarette crackdown

Smuggled cigarette crackdown

| April 4, 2016

Retailers in Mindanao, the Philippines, have apparently stopped trying to hide the sale of smuggled cigarettes, forcing the authorities to crack down on the trade.

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Duty-free has potential

Duty-free has potential

| April 4, 2016

With tobacco duty-free sections of some airports hidden away, it is easy for this sales channel to get overlooked, but travelers are still looking to make savings.

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Butts: ‘unnecessary toxic litter’

Butts: ‘unnecessary toxic litter’

| April 1, 2016

Products aimed at reducing the problems caused by smoking are often seen by some as encouraging smoking. Even butt receptacles are not immune. So is it time to ban filters?

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Korea unveils graphic warnings

Korea unveils graphic warnings

| April 1, 2016

South Korea took about 13 years to agree to introduce graphic health warnings as the country grappled with the question of whether the images were likely to cause disgust. That question might be raised again.

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Ombudsman examining tobacco lobby

Ombudsman examining tobacco lobby

| April 1, 2016

No tobacco industry speakers are listed to address an event being hosted by the EU Ombudsman to examine questions about tobacco lobbying.

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Cigarette litter can be reduced

Cigarette litter can be reduced

| March 31, 2016

A US program has shown that cigarette – and other – litter can be reduced, but to be successful such programs have to focus on changing behaviour.

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