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Cooperating on tobacco

Cooperating on tobacco

| February 27, 2017

Lebanon and Iran are looking into whether it would be advantageous for some Lebanese cigarettes to be produced in Iran while manufacturing some Iranian tobacco in Lebanon.

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Age restrictions enforced

Age restrictions enforced

| February 27, 2017

Authorities in Amman, the capital of Jordan, are making it a priority to monitor cafés and other establishments to ensure that argileh is not served to minors.

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Tobacco learning curve

Tobacco learning curve

| February 27, 2017

Some students in Indonesia are devising initiatives aimed at eliminating tobacco advertising that, according to one survey, is around nearly every school.

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Tighter tobacco controls

Tighter tobacco controls

| February 27, 2017

Smokers in Shanghai, China, are faced with even tighter controls on where they will be able to indulge their habit; both in indoor and outdoor public places.

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Seeking break-even prices

Seeking break-even prices

| February 24, 2017

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board has relayed a message from Zimbabwe’s farmers that this season’s flue-cured tobacco crop is of excellent quality.

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New control act for Papua

New control act for Papua

| February 24, 2017

The provisions of a new tobacco control act in Papua New Guinea will be introduced in a way that heeds the impact they will have on affected people and businesses.

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Smoking ban sought in China

Smoking ban sought in China

| February 24, 2017

By November, China’s proposed smoking control regulations will have been on the State Council’s website for three years seeking public feedback.

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Help of Belarus sought

Help of Belarus sought

| February 24, 2017

The EU, which oversees the imposition of levels of cigarette tax that create huge opportunities for those involved in the illegal trade, wants Belarus to do the same.

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Tobacco consultation

Tobacco consultation

| February 23, 2017

The government of Canada has launched a seven-week public consultation on the future of tobacco control.

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BAT volumes up in 2016

BAT volumes up in 2016

| February 23, 2017

Global Drive Brands, whose volumes were increased by 7.5 percent during 2016, now account for nearly half of British American Tobacco’s total cigarette volumes.

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Supporting the small guy

Supporting the small guy

| February 23, 2017

If implemented, the US Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on premium cigars would put small firms out of business and reduce consumer choice.

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Firms to fund treatment

Firms to fund treatment

| February 23, 2017

Tobacco companies operating in Kenya will have to pay into a fund that will be used to help treat cancer treatments.

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Where contraband costs more

Where contraband costs more

| February 22, 2017

A tobacco-smoking ban in prisons in the Australian state of New South Wales seems not to have eliminated smoking, but it has raised the price of tobacco products enormously.

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Kenya takes a stand

Kenya takes a stand

| February 22, 2017

A pan-African anti-tobacco group has praised Kenya’s authorities for standing up for public health against the ‘intimidation of the tobacco industry’.

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Companies on benefits

Companies on benefits

| February 22, 2017

An environmental group operating in Nigeria has been told by the Federal High Court that it has the right to demand information about the export-program benefits enjoyed by tobacco companies.

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Leaf agreement signed

Leaf agreement signed

| February 22, 2017

The Extremadura region of Spain has been praised by Japan Tobacco International for its innovative local tobacco growing sector and the quality of its leaf.

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Tobacco trade denormalized

Tobacco trade denormalized

| February 22, 2017

Outside China, the major types of leaf tobacco are grown for export, but those exports are being put under pressure by the trend for tobacco to be written out of international trade agreements.

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FDA applications meeting

FDA applications meeting

| February 22, 2017

Interested people may submit data, information and views ahead of a meeting called by the US Food and Drug Administration to explain the processes used in reviewing tobacco-product applications.

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$14 a year in tobacco wages

$14 a year in tobacco wages

| February 21, 2017

Down at the mean end of the globalized tobacco economy, Malawi tobacco farm workers can expect to pick up $14 a year in wages. Food is supplied, but sans Michelin stars.

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Warnings on hold

Warnings on hold

| February 21, 2017

Anti-tobacco campaigners in Pakistan are urging the government to enforce regulations requiring huge graphic health warnings to be included on cigarette packs.

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