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E-cigs boost long-term quit rates

E-cigs boost long-term quit rates

| March 1, 2016

Vaping is providing a boost to the number of people in England who are quitting smoking long-term, and the number of quitters could be increased further if electronic cigarettes were incorporated into specialist smoking cessation services.

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Pack row plainly set to continue

Pack row plainly set to continue

| March 1, 2016

Malaysia’s plan to require tobacco packaging to be sold in standardized packaging seems unlikely to settle the debate over the efficacy of this policy, but it is widening it.

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Display ban unlikely in Denmark

Display ban unlikely in Denmark

| March 1, 2016

The Danish parliament is likely to close the shutters on a proposal by the Social Democratic Party that cigarette displays in kiosks and stores should be banned.

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Cheap TTM brand following tax hike

Cheap TTM brand following tax hike

| February 29, 2016

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly will launch a new, cheaper cigarette brand to keep smokers from rolling their own or buying illicit tobacco products due to higher prices from a recently imposed tax hike.

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PMI signs Greek oriental deal

PMI signs Greek oriental deal

| February 29, 2016

PMI has signed a three-year Greek oriental leaf purchase deal under which the government has committed to policies aimed at making such tobacco competitive on international markets.

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US smoking incidence down

US smoking incidence down

| February 29, 2016

The smoking incidence in the US fell by 1.5 percentage points between 2014 and 2015, and the level of never-smokers is now approaching 58 percent among men and 68 percent among women.

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