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The high cost of smoking

The high cost of smoking

| January 31, 2017

A new report purports to answer the question of how much tobacco smoking costs the global economy, but the answer that is needed would address the question of what is the best way to go about reducing that cost.

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Tobacco profits being eyed

Tobacco profits being eyed

| January 31, 2017

Some people want tobacco manufacturers to contribute to a social-care funding crisis in England, but it is austerity that is at the root of the problem, and that was occasioned by the actions of banks.

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Universal results webcast

Universal results webcast

| January 31, 2017

Vice president and treasurer Candace C. Formacek is due to host a Universal Corporation webcast of the company’s third-quarter results.

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Vape Expo Poland dedicated to TPD

Vape Expo Poland dedicated to TPD

| January 30, 2017

Vapor exhibition will focus on TPD2 compliance.

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E-cigs a health benefit

E-cigs a health benefit

| January 30, 2017

Public Health Wales seems to have cleverly negotiated the minefield that is health-sector policy with respect to electronic cigarettes.

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Low prices cause concern

Low prices cause concern

| January 30, 2017

It is a familiar story; this time being played out in the Philippines, where tobacco growers are concerned about ‘very poor prices’.

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Imperial pay policy dumped

Imperial pay policy dumped

| January 30, 2017

Imperial Brands will not put its proposed new pay policy to a vote at Wednesday’s annual meeting because of fears over a sizeable shareholder revolt.

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Acquisition spoils to winner

Acquisition spoils to winner

| January 30, 2017

Job losses comprise the major downside of acquisitions, but there is typically also a siphoning and redirection of community support funds.

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State aid under scrutiny

State aid under scrutiny

| January 27, 2017

The EU Commission is checking on what if any state aid was offered to British American Tobacco when it decided to move its production away from Bayreuth, Germany.

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President intervenes

President intervenes

| January 27, 2017

The CEO of Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission has been redeployed following an intervention by the country’s President.

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BAT to buy Sarajevo plant

BAT to buy Sarajevo plant

| January 27, 2017

The tobacco assets of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo are to be acquired by British American Tobacco.

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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| January 27, 2017

Philip Morris International’s 2016 results and its 2017 outlook will both be under discussion during a live audio webcast due to be aired on February 2.

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UK challenge to snus ban

UK challenge to snus ban

| January 26, 2017

The EU bans the sale outside Sweden of snus, probably the least risky form of tobacco, while allowing the sale of cigarettes, probably the deadliest form. That ban is being challenged in the UK.

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The future is smoke-free

The future is smoke-free

| January 26, 2017

In reaffirming yesterday its commitment to working towards a tobacco-smoke-free future, Philip Morris International again asked for help from those in a position to give it.

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Improving age verification

Improving age verification

| January 26, 2017

The UK-based on-line vaping-products retailer, Shoreditch, has worked with Experian to develop a more effective and efficient age-verification system.

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Call for paper abstracts

Call for paper abstracts

| January 26, 2017

CORESTA’s Joint Study Group meetings are due to be held in October and the scientific association is now calling for the submission of paper abstracts.

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Zimbabwe plant planned

Zimbabwe plant planned

| January 26, 2017

Gold Leaf Tobacco is planning to establish a cigarette manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe just as fast as it can get the machinery that it needs.

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More than a quarter of U.S. adults use tobacco

More than a quarter of U.S. adults use tobacco

| January 26, 2017

More than one in four adults and nearly one in 10 youth use tobacco, according to findings from the PATH study,

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Cortès buys ECMI

Cortès buys ECMI

| January 26, 2017

Cortès has agreed to acquire ECMI, a cigar business in Ireland.

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Smoking ban preparations

Smoking ban preparations

| January 25, 2017

Shanghai is getting lots of advice on how to enforce its coming tobacco smoking ban, but all it really needs to do is make sure that smokers are aware of where they may or may not smoke.

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