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Tobacco a ‘strategic cash crop’

Tobacco a ‘strategic cash crop’

| November 1, 2016

The Zambian government has vowed to bring in regulations to help ensure the success of the tobacco growing sector. It sees tobacco as a ‘strategic cash crop’.

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Nice work if you can get it

Nice work if you can get it

| November 1, 2016

On average, over the month of September, 1,400 Seoul government officials each nabbed just under 1.2 smokers violating the city’s subway entrance smoking ban. That’s 0.04 violators per day per official.

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Farmers angry at WHO treatment

Farmers angry at WHO treatment

| October 31, 2016

Because leaf tobacco is produced as part of a huge, competitive, global business, it seems that a strategy based on preventing smoking by stopping leaf growing is doomed to failure.

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PM USA’s volume down in 3Q

PM USA’s volume down in 3Q

| October 31, 2016

While PM USA’s cigarette shipments were down in the third quarter by 1.0 percent, the company’s cigarette market share increased by 0.1 percent.

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Volumes down at JT but up at JTI

Volumes down at JT but up at JTI

| October 31, 2016

Japan Tobacco’s domestic cigarette volume was down by 1.9 percent during the first nine months of this year, while Japan Tobacco International’s cigarette and cigarette-equivalent volume was up by 2.9 percent.

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Weighty argument in favor of e-cigs

Weighty argument in favor of e-cigs

| October 27, 2016

An unfortunate side effect of giving up smoking can be weight gain, but one way around this problem could be to quit using nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes as a substitute for traditional cigarettes.

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Dates for 2017 nicotine forum set

Dates for 2017 nicotine forum set

| October 27, 2016

The first International Symposium on Nicotine Technology will be held alongside the fourth Global Forum on Nicotine, scheduled for June next year in Warsaw, Poland.

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Smokers shanghaied

Smokers shanghaied

| October 27, 2016

Smokers traveling into, out of or through Shanghai’s two airports will be out in the cold from Sunday when the city’s terminals are due to close their indoor smoking rooms.

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Tobacco’s tariff-free status renewed

Tobacco’s tariff-free status renewed

| October 27, 2016

As part of a bilateral, wide-ranging trade agreement, Vietnam has agreed to renew the tariff-free status that it confers on the leaf tobacco that it imports from Cambodia annually.

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Concerns over WHO e-cigs report

Concerns over WHO e-cigs report

| October 26, 2016

The World Health Organization seems increasingly to be swimming against the tide of scientific opinion in its approach to electronic cigarettes.

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Concerns over FDA snus delay

Concerns over FDA snus delay

| October 26, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration seems to be treading water in respect of snus and, in doing so, swimming against the tide of scientific opinion in respect of this product.

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USTC expands Timberlake facility

USTC expands Timberlake facility

| October 25, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative broke ground today for a 150,000 square feet addition to its stemmery and manufacturing operations in Timberlake, North Carolina, USA.

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Huge illicit-trade rise in India

Huge illicit-trade rise in India

| October 25, 2016

The imposition of major tax increases and huge graphic health warnings on cigarettes are fuelling a massive rise in the consumption of illicit products in India.

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Sampoerna expects volume decline

Sampoerna expects volume decline

| October 25, 2016

The proportion of hand-rolled kreteks within Sampoerna’s volume sales fell during the third quarter of this year but the company has said that it is taking action to stabilize these sales.

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Malawi depends on tobacco

Malawi depends on tobacco

| October 25, 2016

While some Malawian farmers might look to move out of tobacco, production seems set to continue, given the vital role that this crop plays in the country’s economy.

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PMI is climate-change ‘A Lister’

PMI is climate-change ‘A Lister’

| October 25, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Philip Morris International has appeared on the CDP’s ‘Climate A List’ for its comprehensive actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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ITG Brands in hurricane relief

ITG Brands in hurricane relief

| October 25, 2016

Earlier this month, Hurricane Matthew swept through parts of the US; so ITG Brands has made a donation to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

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Scientists to sue over funding claims

Scientists to sue over funding claims

| October 24, 2016

The Times newspaper is facing legal action over a report that it published on Tobacco Reporter’s Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum that was held in Brussels in September.

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BAT’s nine-months’ volumes up

BAT’s nine-months’ volumes up

| October 24, 2016

British American Tobacco announced wide-ranging developments in its Next Generation Products portfolio while reporting, too, increased nine months’ sales of its traditional combustible cigarettes.

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Call for review of e-cig status

Call for review of e-cig status

| October 24, 2016

Regulating electronic cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco, within the Tobacco Products Directive could be seen as contradicting the EU Commission’s stated objective of public health protection.

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