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Timing is everything in quitting

Timing is everything in quitting

| September 12, 2016

A company is working on technology that would deliver nicotine through the skin in timed and personalized doses for those wishing to quit tobacco smoking.

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BAT tops Good Governance Report

BAT tops Good Governance Report

| September 12, 2016

A tobacco company has topped the corporate governance rankings of FTSE 100 companies while a supermarket chain has come in last. It’s not what you do but the way that you do it.

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Sustainability recognized

Sustainability recognized

| September 12, 2016

Two tobacco companies, Reynolds American Inc. and Japan Tobacco Inc. have been recognized for operating sustainably, on the basis of economic, environmental and social criteria.

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FDA issues revised guidance

FDA issues revised guidance

| September 12, 2016

A revised guidance on health document submission requirements has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration following the publication of its final deeming rule.

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Australian e-cig rules illogical

Australian e-cig rules illogical

| September 9, 2016

Banning the consumption of nicotine while vaping but allowing its consumption while smoking seems to lack logic given that, in most people’s estimation, vaping is far less risky than is smoking.

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NZ votes for standardized packaging

NZ votes for standardized packaging

| September 9, 2016

Even New Zealand’s committed tobacco users are going to have to get used to buying their favorite products in standardized packs because parliament has decided that that is what’s good for them.

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Online registration deadline nears

Online registration deadline nears

| September 9, 2016

Would-be participants in the 2016 CORESTA Congress at Berlin, Germany, in October have until September 15 to register online, after which only onsite registration will be possible.

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Betting on more smoking lounges

Betting on more smoking lounges

| September 9, 2016

It must be a measure of the popularity of smoking among gamblers that gaming operators in Macau have applied for permission to establish 73 more smoking lounges in casinos.

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Malawi’s tobacco growers suffering

Malawi’s tobacco growers suffering

| September 8, 2016

The oversupply of tobacco should be irrelevant in relation to the prices paid if the amount of tobacco bought is the same as was requested by the buyers per-season, but the market doesn’t seem to work this way.

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Tanzania in tobacco talks with China

Tanzania in tobacco talks with China

| September 8, 2016

Tanzania is sounding conflicted over its leaf tobacco industry. On one hand it knows that leaf is a massive export earner; on the other it realizes that tobacco is under pressure worldwide.

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Cambodia on smoking offensive

Cambodia on smoking offensive

| September 8, 2016

A campaign has been launched in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap aimed at cementing a ban on tobacco smoking that was passed by the federal government earlier this year.

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Vape lobby taking to the road

Vape lobby taking to the road

| September 8, 2016

Opposition to the US Food and Drug Administration’s vape rules has been running high; now it is becoming organized and targeted as the Right to Vape campaign.

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TFWA event attracts record numbers

TFWA event attracts record numbers

| September 8, 2016

A record number of exhibitors is due to be on display when the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference opens on October 2, at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.

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Hayward to head BAT Korea

Hayward to head BAT Korea

| September 7, 2016

British American Tobacco Korea has appointed Tony Hayward as its new CEO effective Tuesday.

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PMI issues first scientific update

PMI issues first scientific update

| September 7, 2016

Philip Morris International is hoping to encourage feedback and further research by making available a summary of its development efforts in the field of reduced-risk products.

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Leaf buying linked to human rights

Leaf buying linked to human rights

| September 7, 2016

Leaf quality is often cited as a reason why tobacco attracts low prices, and if it isn’t down to quality it’s because of quantity. Now, low prices have been sparked by the absence from the market of two modest buyers.

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