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Decision still pending on OLAF boss

Decision still pending on OLAF boss

| March 8, 2016

The lead-up to the finalization of the EU Commission’s Tobacco Product Directive was not the Commission’s finest hour, and even now, Dalligate will not go away.

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India’s smokers moving ‘up market’

India’s smokers moving ‘up market’

| March 8, 2016

India’s male tobacco smoking population has been increasing though the incidence of smoking has been in decline. At the same time, interest has been switching from bidis to cigarettes.

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IP body opposes plain packaging

IP body opposes plain packaging

| March 7, 2016

The ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN-IPA) wants Malaysia’s Health Ministry to reconsider its proposal to require plain packaging for tobacco products.

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Uncertain future for Premier Auction

Uncertain future for Premier Auction

| March 7, 2016

Premier Tobacco Auction Floors in Zimbabwe may fail to obtain a license for the upcoming marketing season due to financial constraints, reports The Herald Business.

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Appointments at hologram group

Appointments at hologram group

| March 7, 2016

Rohit Mistry and Manoj Kochar have joined the International Hologram Manufacturers Association as that group seeks to strengthen its position in Asia and other markets.

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Malaysia warning on plain packs

Malaysia warning on plain packs

| March 7, 2016

A proposal to introduce standardized tobacco packaging to Malaysia has met with opposition from the Asean Intellectual Property Association, which believes that such restrictions could spread to other consumer product packaging.

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Farmers turn backs on tobacco

Farmers turn backs on tobacco

| March 7, 2016

Weather problems, one of the reasons given to explain a farmer exodus from tobacco production in Zimbabwe this season, have again affected growing areas.

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Filters attracting attention again

Filters attracting attention again

| March 7, 2016

New Zealand’s Ministry of health is being urged to join forces with the Ministry for the Environment in attacking the tobacco industry.

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Smoking restricted in Cambodia

Smoking restricted in Cambodia

| March 7, 2016

Cambodia, which has about 1.5 million smokers and about 0.5 million chewing tobacco users, has picked up the widespread habit of banning tobacco use in enclosed public places.

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‘Tobacco’ aerosol with vapor characteristics

‘Tobacco’ aerosol with vapor characteristics

| March 5, 2016

A novel hybrid product that combines e-cigarette technology with fresh tobacco has been shown to deliver natural tobacco flavors without impacting the potentially reduced-risk nature of the aerosol, according to BAT.

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Menthol battle heats up in Canada

Menthol battle heats up in Canada

| March 4, 2016

Three Canadian provinces have banned menthol cigarettes, two are lined up to do so and one is headed in that direction. Imperial Tobacco is trying to fight back through the courts.

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Selling season start announced

Selling season start announced

| March 4, 2016

The effect of drought conditions has set back the start of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured selling season by about 4-6 weeks, which will have repercussions for farmers, businesses and the country at large; so an expansion of irrigation is being urged.

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Graphic warnings now mandatory

Graphic warnings now mandatory

| March 4, 2016

From yesterday, all cigarettes entering the Philippines’ tobacco trade have had to bear new graphic health warnings. Retailers have until the beginning of November to clear their shelves of products without the new warnings.

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Tax take falls after taxes raised

Tax take falls after taxes raised

| March 4, 2016

The Netherlands seems to have dug down to the point of diminishing tobacco-tax returns. But rather than stop digging, it is planning to revisit its excavations next month.

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Young Vietnamese smoke too much

Young Vietnamese smoke too much

| March 4, 2016

A report has come to the conclusion that young Vietnamese people are not fit, partly because they smoke and drink too much, but a similar report could be conjured up – by old people – in most countries of the world.

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Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

| March 3, 2016

Neil McKeganey and Christopher Russell of the Centre for Substance Use Research in Glasgow, Scotland, have cautioned against a “new McCarthyism” in the area of e-cigarette research.

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Tobacco Reporter hits it big

Tobacco Reporter hits it big

| March 3, 2016

The Trade Association Business Publications International has included Tobacco Reporter in its “Big 95” list, highlighting the world’s most acclaimed business-to-business and trade publications.

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Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

| March 3, 2016

Konstantinos Farsalinos of Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece questioned the validity of a Hong Kong Baptist University claim that the level of PAHs in e-cigarettes is a million times higher than that in roadside air.

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Foundry Tobacco expands

Foundry Tobacco expands

| March 3, 2016

The company has added two sales brokers and a brand manager to drive growth of its innovative portfolio of cigars.

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John White passes away

John White passes away

| March 3, 2016

Tobacco veteran John White died Feb. 27, 2016.

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Sampoerna remains profitable

Sampoerna remains profitable

| March 3, 2016

Indonesia’s largest cigarette maker continued making profit last year despite heightened efforts from the government to curb cigarette sales.

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U.S. to ban in-flight vaping

U.S. to ban in-flight vaping

| March 3, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department plans to ban vaping on planes, “to protect airline passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes.”

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BAT Science & Technology Report

BAT Science & Technology Report

| March 3, 2016

Available today, British American Tobacco’s 2015 Science & Technology Report details significant strides in the science of tobacco harm reduction made by BAT’s R&D facility over the past year.

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Formaldehyde below WHO guideline

Formaldehyde below WHO guideline

| March 3, 2016

A new study shows that the daily exposure to formaldehyde from three different types of e-cigarettes is well below the levels considered safe by the World Health Organization (WHO), at less than a sixth of the indoor air quality standard.

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RJR Vapor presents new power unit

RJR Vapor presents new power unit

| March 3, 2016

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. is introducing its Vuse Fob power unit with Bluetooth technology in the United States.

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