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Bangladeshi children smoking

Bangladeshi children smoking

| June 13, 2017

With two in five Bangladeshi school children reporting that they smoke, calls are being made to strengthen tobacco-control programs in the country.

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Registration open

Registration open

| June 13, 2017

Reacting to what is now a ‘technology-centric world’, the TFWA is due to stage a ‘Digital Village’ alongside its main event in Cannes in October.

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Snus not appreciated

Snus not appreciated

| June 12, 2017

When it comes to snus and that product’s potential to massively reduce the harm caused by tobacco use, most authorities around the world have their heads in the sand.

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Smokers not appreciated

Smokers not appreciated

| June 12, 2017

A commentator in the US has posed a question that is rarely asked: Why aren’t smokers thanked for filling budget holes with funds that no other section of society is willing to provide.

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Tax hit on Saudi smokers

Tax hit on Saudi smokers

| June 12, 2017

With revenue from crude oil down, Saudi Arabia has turned to the usual suspects to help fill the coffers. Smokers have been hit by a tax that has doubled the price of cigarettes.

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Suit over ‘cessation fee’

Suit over ‘cessation fee’

| June 12, 2017

Smokers in Oklahoma are being asked to pay, indirectly, for helping to fill a budget hole. But that request is being challenged.

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Indonesia first

Indonesia first

| June 9, 2017

The government of Indonesia wants to require tobacco companies to use domestic tobacco before they can import leaf from other countries.

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Armenia to ban e-cigs

Armenia to ban e-cigs

| June 9, 2017

The government of Armenia plans to prohibit the use of vapor products.

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HNB takes off

HNB takes off

| June 9, 2017

After PMI and BAT, KT&G is set to introduce a heating-tobacco product in Korea.

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G.D to buy Molins instruments and machinery

G.D to buy Molins instruments and machinery

| June 8, 2017

G.D will acquire Molins PLC’s instrumentation and tobacco machinery business of for £30 million

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Support for local leaf

Support for local leaf

| June 8, 2017

Indonesian tobacco production is to be afforded a measure of protection with manufacturers being required to buy local leaf if they want to import leaf.

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OLAF tackling illegal trade

OLAF tackling illegal trade

| June 7, 2017

The European Anti-Fraud Office says that last year it made significant progress in its fight against the illegal trade in tobacco products.

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Zimbabwe prices down

Zimbabwe prices down

| June 7, 2017

The average grower price paid for Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco is this season down on that of last season, but there is an even bigger headache looming.

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Myanmar plans bans

Myanmar plans bans

| June 7, 2017

Twenty smoke-free zones are to be established in Myanmar’s former capital, Yangon.

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Bus stop

Bus stop

| June 7, 2017

Buses are being used in Jakarta, Indonesia, to carry a message about how smoking makes people financially poorer and, therefore, why they should quit.

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Non-GMO low nicotine

Non-GMO low nicotine

| June 6, 2017

22nd Century Group and North Carolina State University have developed several new very-low-nicotine tobacco varieties that contain no foreign DNA and no trace of genetic modification.

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Income surcharge proposed

Income surcharge proposed

| June 6, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh look likely to be hit with a 2.5 percent surcharge on their incomes from the sale of products such as cigarettes and bidis.

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Kenyan workers seek dues

Kenyan workers seek dues

| June 6, 2017

Former employees of Alliance One Tobacco (Kenya) are going to court to try to force the company to hand over severance pay, but the company seems to be questioning whether they all worked for it.

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Smoking incidence on rise

Smoking incidence on rise

| June 6, 2017

While in many countries the incidence of smoking is decreasing; in Israel, it is increasing. In fact, the incidence in smoking in Israel went up during three straight years to 2016.

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New CEO at PM USA

New CEO at PM USA

| June 6, 2017

Philip Morris USA has a new CEO and president.

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