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JTI criticizes ‘closed shop’ COP

JTI criticizes ‘closed shop’ COP

| November 4, 2016

A worrying culture of censorship is emerging behind the scenes of the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to JTI.

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Illegal trade a growing revenue drain

Illegal trade a growing revenue drain

| November 4, 2016

The EU and its member states will do anything to try to reduce the illegal trade in tobacco – anything, it seems, but address the central issue of excise tax.

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The Times apologizes to GTNF health experts

The Times apologizes to GTNF health experts

| November 4, 2016

The Times of London today apologized for suggesting that the public health advocates who participated in Tobacco Reporter’s recent Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum are tainted by the influence of tobacco industry funding.

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FCTC to pull the blinds down further

FCTC to pull the blinds down further

| November 4, 2016

The secretariat of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is moving to vet the delegates that are sent by nation states to its conferences of the parties.

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New ‘deeming’ webinars from the FDA

New ‘deeming’ webinars from the FDA

| November 4, 2016

Webinars on cigars, product registration, product imports and media surveillance have been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Bali seminar on tobacco practices

Bali seminar on tobacco practices

| November 3, 2016

Far East Leaf Indonesia (FELI) and Tobacco Associates conducted a tobacco orientation seminar in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Oct 27-28.

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New president ITG Brands

New president ITG Brands

| November 3, 2016

Dan Carr, a veteran consumer packaged goods and tobacco industry leader, is joining ITG Brands as president, effective Nov. 7.

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Trade deal to provide tobacco boost

Trade deal to provide tobacco boost

| November 3, 2016

Leaf tobacco production in Cambodia has fallen precipitously, in line with demand, but farmers are hopeful that a new trade agreement with Vietnam will help revive their industry.

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Malawi sticking with leaf production

Malawi sticking with leaf production

| November 3, 2016

Malawi is sticking with leaf tobacco production and, in doing so, is making a distinction between a farming enterprise and efforts to reduce smoking around the world.

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Plantings point to big irrigated crop

Plantings point to big irrigated crop

| November 3, 2016

Plantings of Zimbabwe’s irrigated leaf tobacco crop are up by nine percent on those of the previous season, and nine percent more farmers have registered to grow the total irrigated and dry-land tobacco crop.

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New Cuba factory by 2018

New Cuba factory by 2018

| November 3, 2016

A $100 million cigarette factory in Cuba will elevate the efficiency of Brascuba’s production after 21 years of operations ‘not devoid of difficulties’.

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AOI appoints treasurer

AOI appoints treasurer

| November 3, 2016

Alliance One International has appointed as vice president and treasurer an ex-banker with extensive experience in ‘leverage finance origination and execution’.

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E-cig use among UK young is rare

E-cig use among UK young is rare

| November 1, 2016

There are still no signs in the UK of an electronic-cigarette ‘gateway’ effect drawing young people into smoking. Electronic cigarette experimenters tend to be those who have already smoked.

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RAI evaluating acquisition offer

RAI evaluating acquisition offer

| November 1, 2016

Reynolds American Inc. has formed a committee to evaluate the proposal by British American Tobacco to acquire all of the RAI stock it doesn’t already own.

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Tobacco a ‘strategic cash crop’

Tobacco a ‘strategic cash crop’

| November 1, 2016

The Zambian government has vowed to bring in regulations to help ensure the success of the tobacco growing sector. It sees tobacco as a ‘strategic cash crop’.

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Nice work if you can get it

Nice work if you can get it

| November 1, 2016

On average, over the month of September, 1,400 Seoul government officials each nabbed just under 1.2 smokers violating the city’s subway entrance smoking ban. That’s 0.04 violators per day per official.

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Farmers angry at WHO treatment

Farmers angry at WHO treatment

| October 31, 2016

Because leaf tobacco is produced as part of a huge, competitive, global business, it seems that a strategy based on preventing smoking by stopping leaf growing is doomed to failure.

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PM USA’s volume down in 3Q

PM USA’s volume down in 3Q

| October 31, 2016

While PM USA’s cigarette shipments were down in the third quarter by 1.0 percent, the company’s cigarette market share increased by 0.1 percent.

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Volumes down at JT but up at JTI

Volumes down at JT but up at JTI

| October 31, 2016

Japan Tobacco’s domestic cigarette volume was down by 1.9 percent during the first nine months of this year, while Japan Tobacco International’s cigarette and cigarette-equivalent volume was up by 2.9 percent.

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Weighty argument in favor of e-cigs

Weighty argument in favor of e-cigs

| October 27, 2016

An unfortunate side effect of giving up smoking can be weight gain, but one way around this problem could be to quit using nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes as a substitute for traditional cigarettes.

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