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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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Tobacco firms among top employers

Tobacco firms among top employers

| February 10, 2016

The Top Employer Institute has recognized Philip Morris International (PMI) and Japan Tobacco International (JTI). PMI was recognized as a top employer in Europe for the fourth consecutive year, and for the first time in the Middle East; JTI was recognized as one of Europe’s top five employers.

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Azerbaijan to double leaf cultivation

Azerbaijan to double leaf cultivation

| February 10, 2016

Azerbaijan will increase tobacco prices and leaf cultivation in 2016, according to a local news report. The number of tobacco-related jobs is expected to grow to 8,000.

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Drones to hunt cigarette smugglers

Drones to hunt cigarette smugglers

| February 10, 2016

Hungary’s National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) has acquired drones to crack down on cigarette smugglers, reports Magyar Idők.

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US judge adamant on statements

US judge adamant on statements

| February 10, 2016

‘Corrective statements’ required of US tobacco manufacturers are being corrected, but the judge responsible is determined they should be enforced.

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Singles sales ban pre-empted

Singles sales ban pre-empted

| February 10, 2016

The appearance in India of single cigarettes in packs bearing health warnings has pre-empted a proposed ban on sales of loose cigarettes in Bihar.

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