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Cost of smoking sky-high: study

Cost of smoking sky-high: study

| February 16, 2016

A study commissioned by a tobacco endgame organization has found that smoking carries a high cost – but one that is hard accurately to estimate.

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NZ plain packs law by year’s end

NZ plain packs law by year’s end

| February 16, 2016

Having previously been cautious on standardized packaging because of actions being taken against Australia, New Zealand’s Prime Minister is now ready to press on.

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Smoking booths to be allowed

Smoking booths to be allowed

| February 16, 2016

Seoul city council concedes that banning smoking around doorways moves the problem of second-hand smoke rather than solves it.

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USTC joins responsibility program

USTC joins responsibility program

| February 15, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, an industry leader in growing, processing and manufacturing flue-cured tobacco, is now a participant in the Social Responsibility in Tobacco Production program.

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Reynolds donates almost $11 million

Reynolds donates almost $11 million

| February 15, 2016

RAI, its affiliates, related private charitable foundations and employees donated approximately $10.8 million to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in 2015.

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New book takes on WHO policies

New book takes on WHO policies

| February 15, 2016

The WHO enables terrorism through the promotion of illicit trade-inducing measures, such as high cigarettes taxes and plain packaging, argues foreign policy expert Patrick Basham in his latest book.

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Smoking-cessation filter

Smoking-cessation filter

| February 15, 2016

A Florida inventor has designed a smoking-cessation aid that consists of an filter infused with a herbal formula.

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Strong dollar hits Amcor profits

Strong dollar hits Amcor profits

| February 15, 2016

Amcor reported a net profit decline of 4.9 percent to us$305.5 million in the six months that ended Dec. 31, according to The Australian Financial Review.

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Concerns over TPD requirements

Concerns over TPD requirements

| February 15, 2016

Answers sought on precise requirements of packaging provisions of EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive.

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€20 pack-price proposal in Ireland

€20 pack-price proposal in Ireland

| February 15, 2016

A tobacco smoking cessation therapist has called for a near-doubling of tobacco taxes in Ireland and for state investment in helping smokers quit their habit.

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Sri Lanka signs trade protocol

Sri Lanka signs trade protocol

| February 15, 2016

A protocol aimed at eliminating the illegal trade in tobacco products has attracted the signature of Sri Lanka.

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Loose cigarette sales cost $1,000

Loose cigarette sales cost $1,000

| February 15, 2016

Loose cigarette sales might assist the financially-impoverished buyer in Fiji, but they could contribute to the financial impoverishment of the seller.

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Young Chinese less keen to smoke

Young Chinese less keen to smoke

| February 12, 2016

A decline in smoking among young males could be a pointer to an eventual fall in China’s overall smoking incidence.

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Time to celebrate fine cigars

Time to celebrate fine cigars

| February 12, 2016

The 50th anniversary of Cohiba is due to be celebrated as part of the 18th Habanos Festival, a five day celebration of fine cigars in Havana, Cuba, starting on February 29.

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JT suffers domestic volume fall

JT suffers domestic volume fall

| February 12, 2016

A long-term decline in cigarette consumption in Japan was reflected in a modest drop in Japan Tobacco’s January volume.

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JT buys Brazil distributor

JT buys Brazil distributor

| February 12, 2016

Although it has only a modest share of Brazil’s cigarette market, JT has demonstrated its Brazilian ambitions by buying a local distributor.

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Manila publishes health-warning rules

Manila publishes health-warning rules

| February 11, 2016

The Philippine government has published its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on cigarette health warnings, The IRR define the space requirements for graphic health warnings, including photographic images on packaging and warnings in text, as well as the corresponding penalties for violations.

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KT&G expands in Iran

KT&G expands in Iran

| February 11, 2016

KT&G is expanding its business in Iran in the wake of relaxing sanctions against that country, according to a report in The Korea Herald. The company’s products have benefited from pricing, bold marketing and the popularity of Korean culture in the Islamic Republic.

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‘Transformational’ 2015 for RAI

‘Transformational’ 2015 for RAI

| February 11, 2016

Commenting on Reynolds American’s full-year and fourth-quarter results, CEO Susan Cameron describes 2015 as a ‘transformational’ year for the company.

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Tax up in Thailand

Tax up in Thailand

| February 11, 2016

Thailand’s excise tax on tobacco products has increased from 87 percent to 90 percent, reports The Nation. The government aims to raise revenue by about thb15 billion ($425.6 million) per year from thb60 billion.

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Drought forces marketing delay

Drought forces marketing delay

| February 11, 2016

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has deferred the 2016 marketing season of the crop to a date to be announced. Traditionally, Zimbabwe’s tobacco selling season begins in February. Last year, the tobacco selling season began on March 4 due to similar reasons.

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Imperial Brands’ 1Q volume down

Imperial Brands’ 1Q volume down

| February 11, 2016

Stick-equivalent volumes at Imperial Brands fell during the company’s first quarter, and, excluding the effect of acquisitions, they fell sharply. Imperial’s CEO said the company had continued to make good progress against its strategic objectives in the first quarter and was well placed to meet full year expectations.

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Cambodian PM leading by example

Cambodian PM leading by example

| February 11, 2016

Cambodia’s Prime Minister is using Facebook to encourage smokers to follow his example and quit their cigarette habit. He said he had been a heavy smoker for more than 40 years and had tried 12 times to quit

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PMI to participate in conference

PMI to participate in conference

| February 11, 2016

PMI’s CEO André Calantzopoulos is due to make a presentation at a consumer analyst conference on February 17. The presentation slides and script will also be available at www.pmi.com/presentations.

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Duty-free event breaking records

Duty-free event breaking records

| February 11, 2016

The list of companies that have reserved space at this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference is ‘longer than ever’. The exhibition and conference are to be held at the Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore on May 8-12.

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