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A growing problem in New Zealand

A growing problem in New Zealand

| August 11, 2016

Perhaps the answer to the seemingly perpetual problem of low grower-prices is for tobacco to enter a looser, post-modern era where people grow and ‘manufacture’ – but not sell – their own tobacco.

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Nigeria to get tough on tobacco

Nigeria to get tough on tobacco

| August 11, 2016

The Nigerian presidency has promised all necessary support to ensure that the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 is effectively implemented.

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Ireland ponders e-liquids tax

Ireland ponders e-liquids tax

| August 11, 2016

Ireland, which, among the EU group of countries, levies the second highest excise tax on tobacco-related products, is now considering taxing e-liquids.

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The end of vapor-product history?

The end of vapor-product history?

| August 10, 2016

While people argue about whatever else the US Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule might cause to happen; most seem to agree that it will put a brake on vapor-product innovation.

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Consumers challenge e-cigarette ban

Consumers challenge e-cigarette ban

| August 10, 2016

Electronic cigarette consumers in the Indian state of Karnataka have won a small victory by apparently proving that a government ban on these products was not based on scientific evidence of their risks.

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E-cigarettes sold to minors

E-cigarettes sold to minors

| August 10, 2016

The level of illegal sales of electronic cigarettes to minors in England earlier this year has been described as disappointing, but more than two thirds of those sales were made by informal retailers.

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Korea cracks down on illegal trade

Korea cracks down on illegal trade

| August 10, 2016

Is this a sensible policy? Increase cigarette prices hugely and in so doing force addicted smokers into the hands of the illegal trade; then crack down on the criminals created.

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Zeller touts deeming rules

Zeller touts deeming rules

| August 9, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products believes that restricting youth access to e-cigarettes will help reduce the public health toll of tobacco use.

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Alliance reports 1Q net loss

Alliance reports 1Q net loss

| August 9, 2016

The head of Alliance One International says that global leaf tobacco markets are tightening. What a lot of growers will want to know, however, is whether this will translate into higher prices.

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You know it makes sense

You know it makes sense

| August 9, 2016

It is being proposed in New Zealand that if smoking prevalence does not fall by a predetermined amount by 2020, then sales of cigarettes should be reduced by reducing the sales of cigarettes.

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Smoking gun license proposed

Smoking gun license proposed

| August 9, 2016

It will be interesting to see what is the reaction of smokers if, as is being proposed in Australia, they are required to hold a license. Would a license be seen as official acquiescence?

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Support for deeming-rules challenge

Support for deeming-rules challenge

| August 8, 2016

Two groups are supporting the challenge being brought by Nicopure Labs against the US FDA’s electronic-cigarette regulations that form part of the agency’s deeming rules.

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Today is deeming day

Today is deeming day

| August 8, 2016

From today in the US vapor products that don’t contain tobacco are ‘deemed’ to be tobacco products. Welcome to The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

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Indian farmers want place at CoP7

Indian farmers want place at CoP7

| August 8, 2016

Unsurprisingly, Indian tobacco farmers want to take part in the FCTC’s Conference of the Parties when it meets in Delhi on November 7-12 to discuss matters that could severely affect their livelihoods.

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Vaping a viable option to smoking

Vaping a viable option to smoking

| August 8, 2016

A new study has shown that many Malaysians, like their counterparts in the US and Europe, have enjoyed much success in shifting from smoking to vaping.

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Shisha blamed for divorce

Shisha blamed for divorce

| August 5, 2016

Saudi preacher cites cases in which marriages were dissolved once men discovered their wives smoked shisha.

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JTI Cambodia leaves industry group

JTI Cambodia leaves industry group

| August 5, 2016

Japan Tobacco International is ending its affiliation with the Association of the Tobacco Industry of Cambodia (ATIC), citing ATIC’s inaction on the continued sale of cigarette packaging without graphic health warnings.

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Health groups support legal challenge

Health groups support legal challenge

| August 5, 2016

TechFreedom and the National Center for Public Policy Research have filed an amicus brief in support of Nicopure Labs’ challenge to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new regulation of e-cigarettes.

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Broad leaf demand/supply in balance

Broad leaf demand/supply in balance

| August 5, 2016

Given the importance of Brazil within the global leaf supply chain; it is perhaps alarming that Universal believes that the country’s green leaf prices are ‘escalating and unsustainable’.

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Opposition to Taiwan factory lingers

Opposition to Taiwan factory lingers

| August 5, 2016

Opposition to a new tobacco manufacturing factory in Taiwan is being taken to the wire – on health grounds and because of taxpayer-funded incentives that are said to being granted to the manufacturer.

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Andhra dilemma over crop size

Andhra dilemma over crop size

| August 5, 2016

The Tobacco Board of India is going to have to decide whether or not it should cut further the Andhra Pradesh flue-cured target in an effort to encourage remunerative farm-level prices.

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Australia consulting on nicotine

Australia consulting on nicotine

| August 5, 2016

Up until last week, both Australia and New Zealand had in force what amounted to bans on the use of nicotine in vapor devices. Now, both seem to be rethinking their stances.

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Obama urged to ban child labor

Obama urged to ban child labor

| August 4, 2016

President Obama is being asked to ban child labor in US tobacco before he leaves office. If the US did introduce such a ban, it would be following in the footsteps of other countries, such as Brazil and India.

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White-colored cigarettes seen as pure

White-colored cigarettes seen as pure

| August 4, 2016

A number of anti-tobacco strategies suggested by university researchers in New Zealand seem to say more about the researchers than they do about smokers and their habit.

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Tobacco’s Julius Caesar warning

Tobacco’s Julius Caesar warning

| August 4, 2016

If you are a smoker and in the Philippines, you might in the future have to beware the ides of March, May, July and October – and the 15th of all the other months for that matter.

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