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New board director

New board director

| March 31, 2017

T. Venkatesh has assumed charge as executive director of the Tobacco Board of India.

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New TA leadership

New TA leadership

| March 31, 2017

Hank Mozingo is the new president of Tobacco Associates, effective today.

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‘Time nigh’ for acquisition

‘Time nigh’ for acquisition

| March 30, 2017

There’s a good chance JTI will bid for Imperial Brands in 2017, according to industry analysts.

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NDC consolidates

NDC consolidates

| March 30, 2017

NDC Technologies will consolidate its Irwindale, California, USA, production and administration functions into its Dayton, Ohio facility, which will subsequently become the new company headquarters.

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CNT creates UTC International

CNT creates UTC International

| March 29, 2017

CNT has become a shareholder in the UTC Group by founding UTC International in Wilson, North Carolina, USA.

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Concern about TTM reforms

Concern about TTM reforms

| March 29, 2017

Anti-tobacco activists in Thailand are urging government to reconsider plans to relax its control of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly.

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Maneson to lead JR Cigar

Maneson to lead JR Cigar

| March 28, 2017

Tabacalera USA has appointed Rob Maneson CEO of its JR Cigar unit.

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Promise highlighted

Promise highlighted

| March 28, 2017

PMI data shows the potential of the company’s carbon-heated tobacco product to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to this product versus continued cigarette smoking.

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Glowing reviews

Glowing reviews

| March 28, 2017

Demand for Glo in Japan is exceeding supply, according to BAT, which launched the tobacco-heating product in that market four months ago.

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Parting shot

Parting shot

| March 28, 2017

The UK will leave at least one legacy to the EU. An EU chapter of the 38-year-old UK smokers’ rights group, Forest, has been launched in Brussels.

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Duterte willing to settle

Duterte willing to settle

| March 27, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has indicated that he is willing to settle a tax-evasion court case against cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp.

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Nicotine remains illegal

Nicotine remains illegal

| March 24, 2017

Australian authorities have refused to legalize nicotine-containing e-liquid despite appeals to support e-cigarettes for harm reduction.

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InterTabac in September

InterTabac in September

| March 23, 2017

InterTabac will take place at Messe Westfalenhallen in Dortmund, Germany, Sept. 22-24

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Mighty investigation

Mighty investigation

| March 23, 2017

The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed a case against Mighty Corp. for the alleged use of counterfeit tax stamps and non-payment of excise tax,

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Qarimi joins Swisher

Qarimi joins Swisher

| March 23, 2017

Swisher International has appointed Stephan Qarimi as an international market manager and director of travel retail.

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Papastratos HeatSticks

Papastratos HeatSticks

| March 23, 2017

PMI will invest €300 million to convert its Papastratos cigarette factory into a manufacturing facility for the tobacco sticks to be used with its IQOS tobacco-heating product.

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Optimism in Malawi

Optimism in Malawi

| March 22, 2017

Lower production may bring higher prices

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Green light for deliberations

Green light for deliberations

| March 22, 2017

Indonesian tobacco bill seeks to triple cigarette production.

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Fewer smokers in Philippines

Fewer smokers in Philippines

| March 21, 2017

The number of smokers aged 15 and above in the Philippines declined from 29.7 percent of the population in 2009 to 23.8 percent, in 2015,

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Longer compliance period

Longer compliance period

| March 21, 2017

Hong Kong will extend to 12 months from six months the compliance period for proposed new labeling rules.

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