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Study finds no profit in growing tobacco in Indonesia

Study finds no profit in growing tobacco in Indonesia

| November 2, 2015

A survey conducted by the Muhammadiyah Tobacco Control Center (MTCC) suggests that growing tobacco in Indonesia is no longer profitable, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The MTCC surveyed during June and July 391 tobacco farmers and 191 former tobacco farmers in the three main tobacco producing areas of Central Java, East Java […]

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No trace of EU tobacco tracking system as yet

No trace of EU tobacco tracking system as yet

| November 2, 2015

The EU Commission has said that it would be premature at this stage to indicate what system would be used meet tobacco track and trace requirements of the new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The Commission was responding to two questions by Mairead McGuinness, an Irish member of the European Parliament. In a preamble to her […]

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Passing the baton

Passing the baton

| November 1, 2015

–A note from GTNF advisory board chairman David O’Reilly As I step down as chairman of the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) advisory board, I would like to say that it has been a very real privilege to have had the opportunity to act as chairman for this fantastic forum over the past two […]

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PM USA’s cigarette shipments increased

PM USA’s cigarette shipments increased

| October 30, 2015

Philip Morris USA’s domestic cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter to the end of September, at 33.182 billion, was 0.1 percent higher than it was during the third quarter of 2014, 33.165 billion. Marlboro volume was down by 0.7 percent to 28.392 billion; while the volume of the company’s other premium brands was down […]

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VapeMentors to host free webinar on FDA regulations

VapeMentors to host free webinar on FDA regulations

| October 29, 2015

VapeMentors, the only educational resource exclusively devoted to the vape space, will host a free webinar on Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST to help vape space businesses prepare for upcoming U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. The FDA sent its final deeming regulations to the Office of Management and Budget last […]

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BAT’s third quarter cigarette volume increased

BAT’s third quarter cigarette volume increased

| October 29, 2015

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volumes during the nine months to the end of September, at 487 billion, were down by 1.8 percent on those of the nine months to the end of September 2014. According to an interim management statement posted on the company’s website, volumes were down in all of the company’s regions: by […]

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NDC’s Quality Management System recertified for ISO 9001:2008

NDC’s Quality Management System recertified for ISO 9001:2008

| October 28, 2015

NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, has announced that its Quality Management System (QMS) has been recertified for ISO 9001:2008 by DNV-GL Business Assurance for the design, manufacture and service of continuous process measurement and control equipment. This recertification applies to all of NDC’s manufacturing facilities, including its headquarters […]

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Newport boost to RAI’s third quarter

Newport boost to RAI’s third quarter

| October 28, 2015

Reynolds American Inc (RAI) yesterday reported that R.J. Reynolds’ domestic cigarette volume shipments during the three months to the end of September, at 21.1 billion, were increased by 30.2 percent on those of the three months to the end of September 2014, 16.2 billion. The increase occurred because of RAI’s acquisition on June 12 of […]

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Electronic cigarette deeming regulations ‘onerous’

Electronic cigarette deeming regulations ‘onerous’

| October 27, 2015

The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA), a coalition of private sector companies engaged in electronic cigarette technologies, is publishing on its website (http://www.tveca.com/) a preliminary version of the US Food and Drug Administration’s yet-to-be released final ‘deeming regulations’ on currently unregulated tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes, according to an association press note carried […]

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Universal to webcast Q2 results conference call

Universal to webcast Q2 results conference call

| October 27, 2015

Universal Corporation is due to webcast at www.universalcorp.com a conference call starting at 17.00 Eastern Time on November 5 following the release of its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 after market close on that date. The conference call, which will be available on a listen-only basis, will be hosted by Candace […]

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TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2015 hailed as success

TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2015 hailed as success

| October 26, 2015

The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2015, which was held from Oct. 18-23 in Cannes, France, concluded with high levels of exhibitor and visitor satisfaction, despite a 2 percent drop in visitors, according to the Tax Free World Association (TFWA). “The slight reduction in the total number of visitors compared with last year’s record figure […]

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Fewer tobacco growers register in Zimbabwe

Fewer tobacco growers register in Zimbabwe

| October 26, 2015

Tobacco production in Zimbabwe is likely to be scaled back during the 2015-16 season, according to a story in The Zimbabwe Daily citing Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) data. TIMB figures indicate that 56,000 growers have registered to produce tobacco during 2015-16, down from 72,000 by the same time last year. Tobacco Research Board […]

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EU Commission asked to clarify heat-not-burn status

EU Commission asked to clarify heat-not-burn status

| October 26, 2015

The EU Commission has been asked to clarify into which ‘category of manufactured tobacco’ heat-not-burn products are to be included. Nesa Childers, an Irish member of the European Parliament, asked also how existing EU laws would apply to this product. She had earlier asked whether the Commission was aware of these products and whether it […]

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Genetic link to nicotine dependence identified

Genetic link to nicotine dependence identified

| October 23, 2015

A smoker’s chances of developing nicotine dependence might be determined by genetics, according to a story by Miranda Escobar for yaledailynews.com citing a recent study published in the journal Translational Psychology. The study, the largest to date investigating the genetics of nicotine dependence and co-authored by Yale School of Medicine psychiatry professor Joel Gelernter, determined […]

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Views sought on outdoor public-places vaping ban

Views sought on outdoor public-places vaping ban

| October 23, 2015

A council in Wales is facing criticism for asking in a public consultation whether the use of electronic cigarettes should be banned in outdoor public places, according to a story by Oli Gross for the Morning Advertiser. The assembly member for South Wales, Peter Black, has questioned Swansea Council’s inclusion of vaping in a smoking […]

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One in three cigarettes in Macau is illegal, study finds

One in three cigarettes in Macau is illegal, study finds

| October 21, 2015

More than one-third of all cigarettes consumed is either illegally produced in Macau or smuggled into the city, giving Macau has the second-­highest incident rate of illegal cigarette consumption in Asia, according to a regional study. A report titled “Asia-16: Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2014” was commissioned to better understand the use of cigarettes in Macau […]

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US FDA deeming regulations inch forward

US FDA deeming regulations inch forward

| October 21, 2015

The US Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on Monday received from the Food and Drug Administration proposed regulations on tobacco and related products that the agency does not already regulate, according to a Reginfo.gov notification relayed by the TMA. In April last year, the FDA, which already regulates […]

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Study logs heated-products sidestream emissions

Study logs heated-products sidestream emissions

| October 20, 2015

Imperial Tobacco says that it has tested the heated-tobacco product, iQOS, and found that ‘a large number of different chemical compounds were released into the airspace around the … product during consumer use, indicating the generation of sidestream emissions,’ according to a EurekAlert story relayed by the TMA. The study was published on October 19 […]

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Launch of report on outdoor tobacco smoking bans

Launch of report on outdoor tobacco smoking bans

| October 20, 2015

The UK’s Manifesto Club and Forest (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Tobacco) are due to launch tomorrow a new report, Smoked out: The hyper-regulation of smoking in outdoor public places. Dolan Cummings, the author of the report, will speak at the event; as will the director of the Manifesto Club, Josie Appleton, and […]

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Billboards with cigarette ads to be dismantled in Indonesia

Billboards with cigarette ads to be dismantled in Indonesia

| October 19, 2015

Billboards that advertise cigarettes and are displayed around schools in North Jakarta, Indonesia, will be dismantled in the near future, according to a story in the daily Tempo. Mustafa Kemal, head of North Jakarta Education Sub-Department Regional I, stated that the existence of such billboards is unethical and could potentially influence students to smoke. “If […]

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Graphic warnings on cigarette packs due in the Philippines

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs due in the Philippines

| October 19, 2015

Health groups in the Philippines have reminded the government and the public that graphic images and warning texts should be printed on the labels of all tobacco products by Nov. 5, in compliance with the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law, according to a story in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Sections 6 and 15 of the […]

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Smoking among women set to rise in South Korea

Smoking among women set to rise in South Korea

| October 19, 2015

Although the smoking prevalence among South Korean woman is low compared to the smoking rates among women of other developed nations, there are fears that the Korean rate is going to increase, according to a story in The Korea Herald citing the results of a government study. About 10 percent of South Korean women in […]

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Italy to ban smoking in cars with pregnant women

Italy to ban smoking in cars with pregnant women

| October 19, 2015

Italy’s cabinet last week approved the introduction of a ban on tobacco smoking in cars in the presence of children or pregnant women, according to an ANSA story. Other measures to be introduced include a ban on smoking in the vicinity of paediatric hospitals and clinics, and of gynaecology, paediatric, obstetric and neonatal wards. And […]

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Ireland’s cigarette prices increased again

Ireland’s cigarette prices increased again

| October 19, 2015

The price of cigarettes in Ireland is being increased by 50c, bringing the cost of a 20-piece pack to €10.50, according to a story in The Journal. Cigarette duties have been increased in each of the past four budgets. The cigarette duty hike was the only tax increase in October’s budget. The Irish Cancer Society […]

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22nd Century to partner with Anandia for cannabis research

22nd Century to partner with Anandia for cannabis research

| October 16, 2015

22nd Century Group, a leader in tobacco harm reduction, has entered into a new cannabis research collaboration with Anandia Laboratories. As a part of this research collaboration, Vancouver, Canada-based Anandia Laboratories will develop and grow cannabis strains that express highly desirable characteristics and will lead to potential commercialization opportunities. The initial focus of the collaboration will […]

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