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Reynolds to lead STG North America

Reynolds to lead STG North America

| December 20, 2016

General Cigar, Cigars International, STG Lane and STG Canada will intensify their collaboration on Jan. 1.

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Ibuprofen cuts lung cancer risk

Ibuprofen cuts lung cancer risk

| December 20, 2016

Former and current smokers might be able to reduce their risk of lung cancer by taking anti-inflammatory medication regularly.

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France going plain-pack route

France going plain-pack route

| December 20, 2016

Next year, cigarettes sold in France will appear in the sort of standardized livery that was first introduced in Australia four years ago and that comprises mainly graphic warnings and an olive-colored background.

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Plain packs challenge faltering

Plain packs challenge faltering

| December 20, 2016

A challenge that was mounted in the UK against the government’s imposition of standardized tobacco-products packaging seems to be running out of steam.

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Estonia to curb tobacco displays

Estonia to curb tobacco displays

| December 20, 2016

Tobacco-products display bans form part of draft legislation that is being table in Estonia this week and that also seeks to reduce the accessibility of electronic cigarettes.

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Social smoking on the rise

Social smoking on the rise

| December 19, 2016

An increasing number of people in Australia believe that smoking tobacco occasionally is not harmful to their health – and it is at this time of year that social smoking lights up.

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Synthetic nicotine off FDA hook

Synthetic nicotine off FDA hook

| December 19, 2016

A court brief by the US Food and Drug Administration seems to indicate that synthetic nicotine does not of itself fall under the remit of the deeming regulations.

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CORESTA documents available

CORESTA documents available

| December 19, 2016

News of CORESTA’s general activities and special projects, along with documents and reports, are now available for download from the organization’s website.

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Vapor Corp. appoints CFO

Vapor Corp. appoints CFO

| December 16, 2016

Vapor Corp. has appointed John A. Ollet to serve as its new chief financial officer.

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‘Hookah mislabeled’

‘Hookah mislabeled’

| December 16, 2016

Label information on many hookah tobacco products is misleading and may be misinterpreted by consumers, according to new research on nicotine and pH levels in hookah tobacco.

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No e-cigarette DNA damage

No e-cigarette DNA damage

| December 16, 2016

Researchers at British American Tobacco have shown that, unlike tobacco smoke, electronic cigarette vapor does not cause DNA damage in human cells.

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EU monitoring e-cigarettes

EU monitoring e-cigarettes

| December 16, 2016

Despite the fast development rate of electronic cigarettes, the EU Commission, which is monitoring usage developments, has no plans to report on them until 2021.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| December 16, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s November domestic cigarette volume was down on that of November 2015, but, at the same time, its domestic cigarette revenue was increased.

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Youngsters spurn cigarettes

Youngsters spurn cigarettes

| December 16, 2016

Whereas 19 percent of young people – aged 8 to 15 years – in England had tried tobacco cigarettes in 2003, that figure is now down to four percent.

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New e-cigarette report

New e-cigarette report

| December 15, 2016

Beige Market Intelligence has published a new report on the e-cigarette market, titled “Global vapor market (e-cigarette and vaporizer) strategic assessment and forecast till 2021.”

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U.K. requires OK

U.K. requires OK

| December 15, 2016

Starting April 17, business and individuals carrying out any operation in the U.K. using raw tobacco must get approval from HM Revenue and Customs.

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E-cigarette info for parents

E-cigarette info for parents

| December 15, 2016

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in New York launched a new online resource, called “Expert views: e-cigarettes,” as part of efforts to help parents better understand vapor products.

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Auctions licensed

Auctions licensed

| December 15, 2016

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has licensed three auction floors and 19 contract buyers for the 2017 marketing season.

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Lauterbach and Sherwood join forces

Lauterbach and Sherwood join forces

| December 15, 2016

Lauterbach & Associates has teamed up with Neil Sherwood Consulting of Switzerland.

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FDA puts off modified risk decision

FDA puts off modified risk decision

| December 15, 2016

A decision on whether it can be stated officially in the US that the use of snus is less risky than is smoking, which is officially said to cause more than 400,000 deaths a year in the country, has been put off – possibly for years.

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