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E-fraud down

E-fraud down

| July 5, 2017

Machine learning contributes to decline.

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Minister ‘thrilled’ with prices

Minister ‘thrilled’ with prices

| July 5, 2017

Malawi’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Aggrey Massi expressed satisfaction with tobacco prices during a tour of the Lilongwe Auction Floors earlier this week.

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Grand River lawsuit

Grand River lawsuit

| July 5, 2017

Canadian government required license despite cigarette manufacturer’s tax-exempt status.

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Tokyo push for smoking ban

Tokyo push for smoking ban

| July 5, 2017

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will push for a smoking ban in public places in Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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TR publisher recognized

TR publisher recognized

| July 5, 2017

Tobacco Reporter’s publisher, Elise Rasmussen, received a “Voices of Freedom” award during the annual “Freedom Dinner,” organized by Forest, a U.K. smokers’ rights group.

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Illicit trade down

Illicit trade down

| July 5, 2017

The illicit cigarette trade has declined in the EU, Norway and Switzerland, according to a KPMG study.

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Bhutan tops smoking league

Bhutan tops smoking league

| July 5, 2017

Despite its ban on tobacco, Bhutan has the highest share of smokers in Southeast Asia.

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‘Positive’ tax

‘Positive’ tax

| July 4, 2017

India’s new goods and services tax will benefit cigarette companies, says equity research analyst.

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Nicoventures buys VIP

Nicoventures buys VIP

| July 4, 2017

Nicoventures Retail will pay £11.9 million for the business and assets of VIP, a vapor company that went into administration earlier this year.

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Investing in Romania

Investing in Romania

| July 4, 2017

BAT Romania will invest €60 million in updating and expanding its Ploiesti factory

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CSR banned

CSR banned

| July 4, 2017

Thailand has raised the legal age to buy cigarettes to 20 and barred tobacco firms from participating in CSR activities.

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Calling all tobacco golfers

Calling all tobacco golfers

| July 4, 2017

The Tobacco Trade Golf Association invites players to participate in its annual charity golf day on Sept. 14 at the Berkshire Golf Course, in Ascot, U.K.

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Turning up the heat

Turning up the heat

| July 3, 2017

Tobacco heating products may be even more effective in helping smokers quit than are e-cigarettes.

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‘Best harvest in decade’

‘Best harvest in decade’

| July 3, 2017

Cuban authorities are describing this year’s tobacco harvest as the best in a decade. The country is expecting around 19,000 tons of leaf this season.

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Nerudia opens U.S. office

Nerudia opens U.S. office

| June 30, 2017

Nerudia is opening a new office to serve U.S. clients across the FMCG, tobacco, vaping and pharmaceutical industries.

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Illegal trade on a high

Illegal trade on a high

| June 29, 2017

Following a cigarette tax increase and the introduction of VAT, sales of licit cigarettes in Sri Lanka have fallen sharply, while those of illicit products have taken wing.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

| June 29, 2017

Some of the major tobacco manufacturers are not only investing hugely in less-risky products, they are putting much effort into spreading the word about these products.

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Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

| June 29, 2017

Ploom Tech is re-entering the battle for the hearts of Japanese smokers looking to switch from cigarettes to lower-risk, vapor products.

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Zimbabwe prices stable

Zimbabwe prices stable

| June 29, 2017

Grower prices for Zimbabwe’s 2017 flue-cured tobacco crop are at the same level as they were in respect of the 2016 crop.

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Heated-tobacco tax threat

Heated-tobacco tax threat

| June 28, 2017

A move to equalize the tax on cigarettes and heated-tobacco products is likely to send a message to Korean smokers that these two products pose the same level of risk.

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