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Help of Belarus sought

Help of Belarus sought

| February 24, 2017

The EU, which oversees the imposition of levels of cigarette tax that create huge opportunities for those involved in the illegal trade, wants Belarus to do the same.

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Tobacco consultation

Tobacco consultation

| February 23, 2017

The government of Canada has launched a seven-week public consultation on the future of tobacco control.

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BAT volumes up in 2016

BAT volumes up in 2016

| February 23, 2017

Global Drive Brands, whose volumes were increased by 7.5 percent during 2016, now account for nearly half of British American Tobacco’s total cigarette volumes.

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Supporting the small guy

Supporting the small guy

| February 23, 2017

If implemented, the US Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on premium cigars would put small firms out of business and reduce consumer choice.

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Firms to fund treatment

Firms to fund treatment

| February 23, 2017

Tobacco companies operating in Kenya will have to pay into a fund that will be used to help treat cancer treatments.

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Where contraband costs more

Where contraband costs more

| February 22, 2017

A tobacco-smoking ban in prisons in the Australian state of New South Wales seems not to have eliminated smoking, but it has raised the price of tobacco products enormously.

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Kenya takes a stand

Kenya takes a stand

| February 22, 2017

A pan-African anti-tobacco group has praised Kenya’s authorities for standing up for public health against the ‘intimidation of the tobacco industry’.

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Companies on benefits

Companies on benefits

| February 22, 2017

An environmental group operating in Nigeria has been told by the Federal High Court that it has the right to demand information about the export-program benefits enjoyed by tobacco companies.

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Leaf agreement signed

Leaf agreement signed

| February 22, 2017

The Extremadura region of Spain has been praised by Japan Tobacco International for its innovative local tobacco growing sector and the quality of its leaf.

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Tobacco trade denormalized

Tobacco trade denormalized

| February 22, 2017

Outside China, the major types of leaf tobacco are grown for export, but those exports are being put under pressure by the trend for tobacco to be written out of international trade agreements.

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FDA applications meeting

FDA applications meeting

| February 22, 2017

Interested people may submit data, information and views ahead of a meeting called by the US Food and Drug Administration to explain the processes used in reviewing tobacco-product applications.

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$14 a year in tobacco wages

$14 a year in tobacco wages

| February 21, 2017

Down at the mean end of the globalized tobacco economy, Malawi tobacco farm workers can expect to pick up $14 a year in wages. Food is supplied, but sans Michelin stars.

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Warnings on hold

Warnings on hold

| February 21, 2017

Anti-tobacco campaigners in Pakistan are urging the government to enforce regulations requiring huge graphic health warnings to be included on cigarette packs.

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Bus-stop smoking ban

Bus-stop smoking ban

| February 21, 2017

From next week, people waiting at bus stops in Taipei, Taiwan, will be protected from tobacco smoke. They just have to hope that the buses aren’t diesel-powered.

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Vietnam sets quotas

Vietnam sets quotas

| February 21, 2017

Vietnam is setting a 500-tons quota on imports of ‘tobacco material’ from countries of the Eurasian Economic Union during each of the next three years.

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Breathless in North Dakota

Breathless in North Dakota

| February 21, 2017

More US tobacco lawsuit settlement money could be set to head away from tobacco control as North Dakota considers shutting down its Breathe ND agency.

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Winfried Hinz passes away

Winfried Hinz passes away

| February 20, 2017

Winfried Hinz, longtime managing director of the Mignot & De Block group, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 15, aged 72.

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Harm reduction emphasized

Harm reduction emphasized

| February 20, 2017

In presenting Swedish Match’s 2016 fourth-quarter and full-year results, CEO Lars Dahlgren said the company was committed to being a vocal proponent of the benefits of harm reduction in the tobacco industry.

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March 15 season opening

March 15 season opening

| February 20, 2017

Zimbabwe’s 2016 flue-cured tobacco marketing season will open about two weeks earlier than that of 2015, but it will be about four weeks later than had been hoped.

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Attempt to rescue e-cigs

Attempt to rescue e-cigs

| February 20, 2017

The health of millions of US smokers is at stake as two congressmen try to prevent the electronic-cigarette industry from being nearly obliterated by ‘deeming regulations’.

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