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India’s smokers moving ‘up market’

India’s smokers moving ‘up market’

| March 8, 2016

India’s male tobacco smoking population has been increasing though the incidence of smoking has been in decline. At the same time, interest has been switching from bidis to cigarettes.

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IP body opposes plain packaging

IP body opposes plain packaging

| March 7, 2016

The ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN-IPA) wants Malaysia’s Health Ministry to reconsider its proposal to require plain packaging for tobacco products.

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Uncertain future for Premier Auction

Uncertain future for Premier Auction

| March 7, 2016

Premier Tobacco Auction Floors in Zimbabwe may fail to obtain a license for the upcoming marketing season due to financial constraints, reports The Herald Business.

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Appointments at hologram group

Appointments at hologram group

| March 7, 2016

Rohit Mistry and Manoj Kochar have joined the International Hologram Manufacturers Association as that group seeks to strengthen its position in Asia and other markets.

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Malaysia warning on plain packs

Malaysia warning on plain packs

| March 7, 2016

A proposal to introduce standardized tobacco packaging to Malaysia has met with opposition from the Asean Intellectual Property Association, which believes that such restrictions could spread to other consumer product packaging.

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Farmers turn backs on tobacco

Farmers turn backs on tobacco

| March 7, 2016

Weather problems, one of the reasons given to explain a farmer exodus from tobacco production in Zimbabwe this season, have again affected growing areas.

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