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Same low prices

Same low prices

| May 22, 2017

Cambodian tobacco growers were expecting their incomes to rise on the back of a duty-free trade deal with Vietnam, but they now suspect that any additional profit is not reaching them.

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Iran names illicit brands

Iran names illicit brands

| May 22, 2017

Eighteen cigarette brands, including Marlboro, have been declared contraband products in Iran because they have neither import nor local-production permits.

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New rules needed

New rules needed

| May 22, 2017

Philip Morris New Zealand believes that action taken against its heat not burn product by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that existing regulations do not fit well with new technology.

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Calling for accountability

Calling for accountability

| May 19, 2017

With the EU’s revised tobacco products directive firmly in place from tomorrow, tobacco-industry voices are saying that a proper reckoning must be made when the directive’s review is published in 2021.

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Health funds unused

Health funds unused

| May 19, 2017

Money taken from smokers as part of a government ‘health development surcharge’ has done nobody any good because, three years down the line, it lies unused.

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Smoking restrictions

Smoking restrictions

| May 19, 2017

Tobacco smoking bans are to be brought in in certain cities of Myanmar, which, according to the World Health Organization, is one of the worst countries for air pollution.

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JT domestic volume down

JT domestic volume down

| May 19, 2017

In April, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic-market cigarette volume was down by 3.4 percent, while its domestic-market cigarette revenue was down by 3.1 percent.

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Time for EU to reflect

Time for EU to reflect

| May 18, 2017

New EU tobacco regulations have been described as a disgraceful attempt to denormalize both the product and legitimate consumers. It is said to be time for reflection.

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Sales open on good note

Sales open on good note

| May 18, 2017

The government of Malawi has said that it will continue with tobacco-industry reforms in order to create a win-win situation for buyers and farmers.

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Cutting out the middlemen

Cutting out the middlemen

| May 18, 2017

Tobacco farmers in the Philippines are being urged to sign up to the national government’s contract growing system so as to free themselves from the ‘abusive practices of middlemen’.

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Smoking rooms reprieved

Smoking rooms reprieved

| May 18, 2017

Taiwan was planning to close all of the country’s tobacco-smoking sanctuaries, but, after a public consultation, has changed its mind.

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New rules seen as infantile

New rules seen as infantile

| May 17, 2017

Brexit is being put forward as an opportunity for the UK government to dump new tobacco-control regulations that spring from the EU’s latest Tobacco Products Directive.

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Ray of hope for e-cigs

Ray of hope for e-cigs

| May 17, 2017

The new head of the US’ Food and Drug Administration has suggested that harm reduction should be explored in the case where smokers were unable or unwilling to quit smoking.

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Anti-tobacco bill passed

Anti-tobacco bill passed

| May 17, 2017

Azerbaijan is simultaneously clamping down on tobacco smoking at home while promoting exports of its leaf tobacco.

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Calling for tax increase

Calling for tax increase

| May 17, 2017

The direct and indirect costs of smoking in Indonesia amounts to trillions of rupiah; so the Health Ministry is calling for tax increases.

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June 5 launch for iQOS

June 5 launch for iQOS

| May 17, 2017

As expected, Philip Morris Korea is to launch iQOS in South Korea. It is due to go on sale in Seoul on June 5 before being rolled out to the rest of the country later this year.

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Tax key to illegal trade

Tax key to illegal trade

| May 16, 2017

A report by the EU Commission on the illegal trade in tobacco products recommends reducing the ‘incentives’ to those involved in the trade by reducing tax differentials.

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Greece investment sound

Greece investment sound

| May 16, 2017

A decision to invest €300 million in its Greek plant is paying off for Philip Morris International while helping to boost the country’s struggling economy.

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Opposition to vape factory

Opposition to vape factory

| May 16, 2017

A new factory in Malaysia is licensed to produce vapor devices and nicotine-free e-liquids, which hopefully it will be able to sell on the local market.

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Mighty in talks over future

Mighty in talks over future

| May 16, 2017

Some observers believe that Mighty Corp could alleviate its present problems with the Philippines’ tax authorities if it were to be acquired by another tobacco player.

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| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

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| November 1, 2017
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| October 1, 2017
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| October 1, 2017
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| August 30, 2017

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From the leaf lands

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

| January 17, 2018
Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

| January 17, 2018
Looking to quit

Looking to quit

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

| January 16, 2018
Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

| January 12, 2018
Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

| January 10, 2018
Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.

| December 29, 2017

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