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New grower payment system

New grower payment system

| March 31, 2016

It is going to take time for Zimbabwe’s new tobacco-grower payment system to be accepted by everyone, but, despite its drawbacks, it seems to offer growers greater protection than they previously had.

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India to impose 85 percent warnings

India to impose 85 percent warnings

| March 31, 2016

In keeping with its strong democratic traditions, India has gone through a long and involved process to choose the size of its tobacco-packaging graphic health warnings – 85 percent.

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TMA announces 2016 meeting

TMA announces 2016 meeting

| March 31, 2016

The 101st Annual Meeting and Conference of the TMA is scheduled to be held in Virginia, US, in May.

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Price favors tobacco cigarettes

Price favors tobacco cigarettes

| March 30, 2016

A new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, electronic cigarettes cost the consumer more than do combustible tobacco cigarettes, despite the huge tax burden heaped on the latter.

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Smoking lessons are très difficile

Smoking lessons are très difficile

| March 30, 2016

Some French students are being allowed to break the law by smoking tobacco on school grounds, where they are deemed to be less at risk from terrorist attacks than they would be if they were on the street.

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Pontianak mayor purges smokers

Pontianak mayor purges smokers

| March 30, 2016

Tobacco smokers are being purged from an Indonesian city’s administration, purportedly in an attempt to make the city child-friendly.

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Smokers being enfranchised

Smokers being enfranchised

| March 30, 2016

Smokers, more used to being ‘denormalized’, are being offered the chance to have their say on a wide range of issues, and all they need is a spent cigarette and a Ballot Bin.

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Andhra sales open with optimism

Andhra sales open with optimism

| March 29, 2016

After snapping up a below-target flue-cured tobacco crop in the Indian state of Karnataka, buyers have moved on to Andhra Pradesh with their enthusiasm undiminished.

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Call for standardized cigarettes

Call for standardized cigarettes

| March 29, 2016

According to a New Zealand group opposed to tobacco smoking, green is an unattractive color. The group has suggested, in part, that cigarette paper should be green so as to reduce the appeal of cigarettes.

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Heroic brand take-over fails

Heroic brand take-over fails

| March 29, 2016

Vinataba has failed in an innovative attempt to try to reduce tobacco smuggling. It had applied to register, in Vietnam, the names of two brands of cigarettes that the company claims make up 90 percent of the contraband market.

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Conference deadlines announced

Conference deadlines announced

| March 29, 2016

There are two days left in which to make submissions in relation to poster presentations or the Vaping Advocate of the Year Award at this year’s Global Forum on Nicotine.

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Zimbabwean exports up

Zimbabwean exports up

| March 27, 2016

Zimbabwe has exported 35.5 million kilograms worth $223.4 million of Virginia tobacco since the start of the selling season, slightly more than it exported during the comparable period last year.

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‘Illicit cigarettes to outsell legal ones’

‘Illicit cigarettes to outsell legal ones’

| March 27, 2016

Unless the government moderates its tax policies, illicit cigarette sales could soon overtake legal ones, according to the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers.

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Taxing question of e-cigarettes

Taxing question of e-cigarettes

| March 23, 2016

A new report from the US-based Tax Foundation looks at who is taxing vapor products and how they are applying those taxes. It asks whether such products should be taxed.

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J-V factory being built in Vietnam

J-V factory being built in Vietnam

| March 23, 2016

A tobacco factory being built in Vietnam is expected to boost domestic leaf production, provide jobs and training, and help the local economy. Its products are expected to help in the fight against the illegal trade.

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Healthy lifestyles a rarity in US

Healthy lifestyles a rarity in US

| March 23, 2016

Overall, US citizens’ approach to smoking is more sensible, and therefore healthier, than are their attitudes towards diet, exercise and body fat.

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Villiger Group has new CEO

Villiger Group has new CEO

| March 23, 2016

After 65 years in charge of the Villiger Group, Heinrich Villiger is handing over his role as CEO to Robert Suter.

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Malaysia to consult on IP rights

Malaysia to consult on IP rights

| March 22, 2016

Before standardized tobacco packaging is introduced in Malaysia, the government intends to negotiate with tobacco companies over intellectual property rights; but it is not known what will happen if agreement cannot be reached.

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Jakarta to expunge tobacco adverts

Jakarta to expunge tobacco adverts

| March 22, 2016

It is expected that Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, with more than nine million inhabitants, will, by the end of this year, allow no advertising for, or display of, tobacco products, either outdoors or indoors at points of sale.

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EU needs tobacco-firm agreements

EU needs tobacco-firm agreements

| March 22, 2016

Agreements between the EU and multinationals on combatting the illegal trade in tobacco does not put the fox in charge of the hen house – but it possibly prevents headless chicken syndrome.

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BAT issues sustainability summary

BAT issues sustainability summary

| March 22, 2016

A commitment by British American Tobacco to shared values is said to be at the heart of its sustainability summary, published today.

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Swedish Match to hold AGM

Swedish Match to hold AGM

| March 22, 2016

Swedish Match is due to hold its annual general meeting next month in Stockholm.

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Tobacco smoking rooms revisited

Tobacco smoking rooms revisited

| March 21, 2016

Ten years on from the introduction in Scotland of a ban on tobacco smoking in pubs and clubs, the majority of adults still believe that smokers should be accommodated.

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BAT pay-deal haggling continues

BAT pay-deal haggling continues

| March 21, 2016

British American Tobacco’s remuneration committee, in wanting to hike executive pay, seems to be at odds with the company’s investors, who believe that executives are already well paid.

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Ugly packs seen as ‘incompatible’

Ugly packs seen as ‘incompatible’

| March 21, 2016

China’s often attractive cigarette packs won’t be sullied with graphic health warnings in the near future, it seems, because such warnings are incompatible with Chinese cultural traditions.

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