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Zimbabwe sales continuing

Zimbabwe sales continuing

| May 2, 2017

Zimbabwe’ s flue-cured tobacco growers have been paid an average of US$2.76 per kg for the 70 million kg that they have so far delivered to market.

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High nicotine strategy

High nicotine strategy

| May 2, 2017

Efforts to reduce the harm caused by tobacco smoking by increasing the nicotine-to-tar ratio of cigarettes has a long history, and now the 22nd Century Group is to research its potential.

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Another illicit crop busted

Another illicit crop busted

| May 2, 2017

Another major illicit tobacco crop has been destroyed in Australia, where soaring cigarette prices are enticing criminals into commercial-scale growing.

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US vapor bill introduced

US vapor bill introduced

| May 2, 2017

A bill has been introduced to the US House of Representatives that aims to change the Food and Drug Administration’s approach to vapor products and harm reduction.

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New taxes add fuel to fire

New taxes add fuel to fire

| May 1, 2017

Despite having an illegal tobacco trade that is already burning furiously, the Canadian province of Ontario has decided to add fuel to the fire with further cigarette tax increases.

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Abstracts deadline nears

Abstracts deadline nears

| May 1, 2017

CORESTA’s Joint Study Group meetings are due to be held in October, but the deadline for the submission of paper abstracts is drawing near.

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Consumption increased

Consumption increased

| May 1, 2017

Sri Lanka is debating how it might reverse an increasing trend in cigarette consumption, which went from about 3.6 billion in 2014 to about 3.8 billion in 2016.

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Tax increases ruled out

Tax increases ruled out

| April 28, 2017

A candidate in South Korea’s forthcoming presidential elections has vowed to return cigarette prices to the levels of 2014 – before a huge tax increase on January 1, 2015.

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Plain packs persuasive

Plain packs persuasive

| April 28, 2017

A new review has been lobbed on to the battlefield of standardized tobacco packaging – this one claiming that the UK’s imposition of such packaging could result in hundreds of thousands of smokers quitting their habit.

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TFWA Asia event imminent

TFWA Asia event imminent

| April 28, 2017

Nanyang Brothers Tobacco is one of the companies scheduled to exhibit at this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore.

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Graphic health warnings

Graphic health warnings

| April 28, 2017

Graphic health warnings are due to make an appearance in Laos from the start of next month.

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Smoking ban concessions

Smoking ban concessions

| April 28, 2017

With opposition from within some influential quarters and with time running out to pass legislation in the current parliamentary session, Japan’s Ministry of Health is looking at offering smoking-ban concessions.

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Criminals growing their own

Criminals growing their own

| April 27, 2017

In Australia, where tobacco production is illegal, the soaring prices of cigarettes is encouraging some criminals to start growing the crop on a commercial scale.

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E-cig evidence mounts

E-cig evidence mounts

| April 27, 2017

British American Tobacco, which has been assiduous during recent years in its nicotine-product research, has uncovered further evidence that vapor is hugely less risky than is smoke.

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Seed sales up hugely

Seed sales up hugely

| April 27, 2017

Flue-cured tobacco seed sales in Zimbabwe are running at more than 300 percent higher than they were last year, but it is not clear how this increase is likely to be reflected in the crop size.

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PMI to webcast meeting

PMI to webcast meeting

| April 27, 2017

Philip Morris International’s chairman, Louis C. Camilleri, and its CEO, André Calantzopoulos, will address the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on May 3.

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Prices taxing for vulnerable

Prices taxing for vulnerable

| April 26, 2017

There seems to be growing concern even outside tobacco-industry circles about the negative effects that cigarette tax hikes have on many vulnerable smokers.

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Losing the packaging fight

Losing the packaging fight

| April 26, 2017

It seems that even Intellectual Property insiders are concluding that businesses – especially tobacco businesses – are losing the battle against standardized packaging.

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Deeming rule targeted by bill

Deeming rule targeted by bill

| April 26, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule is expected to come under attack this week from a bill presented in the House of Representatives.

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Tobacco seeds zero rated

Tobacco seeds zero rated

| April 26, 2017

Tobacco seeds imported into Azerbaijan, which were subject to a three percent duty, will, from the end of next month, be zero rated.

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