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Tobacco flavors targeted

Tobacco flavors targeted

| April 20, 2017

Tobacco flavors are in the sights of some lawmakers in the US cities of San Francisco and Oakland.

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Illicit cigarettes take top spot

Illicit cigarettes take top spot

| April 20, 2017

The licit cigarette industry in Malaysia is facing what one company has described as ‘challenging times’; but, with illicit products having taken 57 percent of the market, that seems like an understatement.

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Tobacco divestments sought

Tobacco divestments sought

| April 20, 2017

A group of health experts has petitioned the High Court of Bombay in an effort to force the Indian government to divest its tobacco interests.

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RAI to publish results

RAI to publish results

| April 20, 2017

Reynolds American Inc. is due to publish its first quarter results on May 3.

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E-cigs preferred quit aid

E-cigs preferred quit aid

| April 19, 2017

A survey finding that electronic cigarettes are the quit aid of choice for US smokers seems to have been met with a lukewarm response from the researchers.

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Tobacco production attacked

Tobacco production attacked

| April 19, 2017

A local story has it that Kenya might quit tobacco production by 2025 if certain recommendations are accepted. But then the same recommendations were put forward 16 years ago.

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Iran hikes cigarette production

Iran hikes cigarette production

| April 19, 2017

Iran increased cigarette production by 50 percent during its most recent financial year, and its aim is to keep going along this road until it eliminates the need for imports.

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Smoking linked to earnings

Smoking linked to earnings

| April 19, 2017

As in many other parts of the world, in South Korea it is those on lower incomes who tend to make up most of the country’s smokers.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| April 19, 2017

Discussion of Altria’s first-quarter results will be the subject of a webcast on May 2.

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JT market share solid

JT market share solid

| April 18, 2017

At 8.5 billion, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales last month were down on those of March 2016, but the company’s market share remained solid.

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Vapor far less toxic

Vapor far less toxic

| April 18, 2017

British American Tobacco is continuing its quest to establish scientifically whether or not vapor is less risky than is smoke. To date; all the signs are that vapor is far less risky.

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Widow to be compensated

Widow to be compensated

| April 18, 2017

The Royal Australian Navy has been found by a tribunal to have contributed significantly to a young sailor’s having taken up tobacco smoking, which is said to have led to his death.

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Tobacco-free by 2025

Tobacco-free by 2025

| April 18, 2017

Turkmenistan is looking to reduce the incidence of smoking in the country to five percent or lower by 2025.

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Same sad story in Malawi

Same sad story in Malawi

| April 18, 2017

The hugely-wealthy tobacco industry is once again paying pitiful prices to the largely financially-impoverished tobacco farmers of Malawi.

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PMI shares data

PMI shares data

| April 13, 2017

Cigarette manufacturer says its initiative opens the door on scientific research into next-generation nicotine products.

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Plain packs appeal disallowed

Plain packs appeal disallowed

| April 13, 2017

The tobacco industry has run out of UK domestic legal avenues for challenging the government on standardized tobacco packaging.

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Andhra Pradesh prices up

Andhra Pradesh prices up

| April 13, 2017

The shortness of the flue-cured tobacco crop in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh seems to have pushed the average grower price up to a more satisfactory level than that of last season.

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Numbers game in Hong Kong

Numbers game in Hong Kong

| April 13, 2017

Do tar- and nicotine-delivery numbers provide useful information for smokers or are they misleading? Well, the Hong Kong government believes they are useful.

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BAT buys Bulgarian brands

BAT buys Bulgarian brands

| April 13, 2017

The purchase by British American Tobacco of ‘several’ cigarette brands owned by Bulgartabac will increase significantly BAT’s market share in Bulgaria.

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GFN program nearly complete

GFN program nearly complete

| April 13, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is almost complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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