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Smokers in Scotland heal themselves

Smokers in Scotland heal themselves

| October 6, 2016

One reason why the number of smokers in Scotland is falling while the use of official quit services is also falling could be down to the fact that smokers are self-prescribing electronic cigarettes.

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RAI to host results conference call

RAI to host results conference call

| October 6, 2016

A webcast of Reynolds American Inc.’s third-quarter results is due to be held on October 19.

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2045 end-game recommendation

2045 end-game recommendation

| October 5, 2016

Some of Malaysia’s anti-tobacco organizations want to end smoking in the country by 2045, which, time-wise, is a less ambitious plan than has been put forward in a number of other countries.

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Ireland prepares for plain packs

Ireland prepares for plain packs

| October 5, 2016

Ireland is to push ahead with plans to introduce standardized packaging for tobacco products with the aim of improving public health.

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Nepal to have 90 percent warnings

Nepal to have 90 percent warnings

| October 5, 2016

Anti-tobacco activists seem to have convinced the Nepalese government that pictorial health warnings work and that, therefore, bigger health warnings will work even better.

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Push for graphic warnings in US

Push for graphic warnings in US

| October 5, 2016

The first attempt to introduce graphic health warnings in the US ended in failure when the warnings were challenged in court. Now, anti-tobacco groups want the Food and Drug Administration to have another shot.

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Malawi growers failed by IPS

Malawi growers failed by IPS

| October 4, 2016

A call has been made for the ending of the integrated production system in Malawi, which is said to favor buyers over growers. But, as usual, low grower prices comprise the real issue.

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Graphic warning reprieve in Myanmar

Graphic warning reprieve in Myanmar

| October 4, 2016

The tobacco industry has been given six months to clear from Myanmar’s marketplace tobacco-product packs that do not carry new graphic health warnings introduced earlier this year.

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No place at COP7 for growers

No place at COP7 for growers

| October 4, 2016

The International Tobacco Growers’ Association says that it has appealed to the UN secretary-general after having written to the World Health Organization for four years without receiving a reply.

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Smuggling on increase in Vietnam

Smuggling on increase in Vietnam

| October 4, 2016

In part, the increase in tobacco smuggling being experienced in Vietnam is down to a change in the law, and the Vietnam Tobacco Association wants that change put into reverse.

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BAT providing e-cig leadership

BAT providing e-cig leadership

| October 3, 2016

British American Tobacco is in the vanguard of providing the high-quality research that is needed properly to evaluate what role electronic cigarettes can play in harm reduction.

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Canadian vapers encouraged

Canadian vapers encouraged

| October 3, 2016

Canada’s federal Minister for Health, Jane Philpott, has acknowledged that electronic cigarettes are a less harmful alternative to combustible cigarettes.

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Snus surfing good vibrations

Snus surfing good vibrations

| October 3, 2016

A pop-up shop at Venice Beach, California, is selling Swedish Match’s General snus while offering a place for people to work or chill-out.

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EU transparency register proposed

EU transparency register proposed

| October 3, 2016

The European Commission has invited the European Parliament and the Council to join it in introducing a mandatory transparency register for lobbyists.

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Hamshaw-Thomas joins Nicopure

Hamshaw-Thomas joins Nicopure

| September 27, 2016

Charles Hamshaw-Thomas has joined Nicopure Labs as head of corporate and legal affairs for Europe.

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Concerns over leaf tobacco prices

Concerns over leaf tobacco prices

| September 26, 2016

There is an unhelpful, circular argument going on within the leaf industry. Growers say they are not paid enough to meet compliance demands, while buyers mark down prices because of non-compliance.

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