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Young smoking more

Young smoking more

| May 8, 2017

It might be difficult for the Philippines to maintain its falling tobacco smoking prevalence among adults when the trend of youth smoking is upwards.

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GFN program complete

GFN program complete

| May 8, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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WTO upholds plain packs

WTO upholds plain packs

| May 5, 2017

The World Trade Organization is believed to have upheld Australia’s imposition of standardized tobacco packs, which first appeared there towards the end of 2012.

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Farm worker abuses alleged

Farm worker abuses alleged

| May 5, 2017

The US-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee says that not enough is being done to address the ‘numerous reports detailing human rights abuses’ on British American Tobacco’s contract farms.

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Looming health concerns

Looming health concerns

| May 5, 2017

A British Medical Journal editorial argues that an indirect result of Brexit could be that UK health policies are left more exposed to challenges by companies, including tobacco companies.

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RAI declares dividend

RAI declares dividend

| May 5, 2017

Reynolds American Inc.’s board of directors has declared its quarterly dividend and elected Susan M. Cameron non-executive chairman.

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Age-verification app

Age-verification app

| May 4, 2017

A number of interested parties in Denmark have come together to develop an age-verification app. Now, shop assistants need to be convinced that they should ask to see those apps.

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Monitoring bad behaviour

Monitoring bad behaviour

| May 4, 2017

The behavior of the tobacco industry and individual tobacco companies has often been pilloried, but now an article has focused on the behaviour of individual tobacco executives.

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RAI’s cigarette volume down

RAI’s cigarette volume down

| May 4, 2017

RAI’s honeymoon with Newport seems to be over. First quarter Newport volume was down by 2.9 percent, though the brand’s market share was up by 0.1 of a percentage point.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| May 3, 2017

PM USA’s first-quarter cigarette volumes fell in line with industry-wide trends, while its smokeless volumes took a hit because of a voluntary recall. Cigar volumes, however, were up.

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Imperial’s volume down

Imperial’s volume down

| May 3, 2017

Imperial Brands’ tobacco volume was down by 5.7 percent during its first six months, according to the company’s interim results issued today.

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E-liquids allergy guide

E-liquids allergy guide

| May 3, 2017

Some e-liquid ingredients have the potential to cause allergic reactions of varying severity; so British American Tobacco has produced a guide to help producers avoid the risks.

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PMI to webcast remarks

PMI to webcast remarks

| May 3, 2017

Jacek Olczak, CFO of Philip Morris International, will front the company’s presentation at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum.

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Zimbabwe sales continuing

Zimbabwe sales continuing

| May 2, 2017

Zimbabwe’ s flue-cured tobacco growers have been paid an average of US$2.76 per kg for the 70 million kg that they have so far delivered to market.

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High nicotine strategy

High nicotine strategy

| May 2, 2017

Efforts to reduce the harm caused by tobacco smoking by increasing the nicotine-to-tar ratio of cigarettes has a long history, and now the 22nd Century Group is to research its potential.

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Another illicit crop busted

Another illicit crop busted

| May 2, 2017

Another major illicit tobacco crop has been destroyed in Australia, where soaring cigarette prices are enticing criminals into commercial-scale growing.

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US vapor bill introduced

US vapor bill introduced

| May 2, 2017

A bill has been introduced to the US House of Representatives that aims to change the Food and Drug Administration’s approach to vapor products and harm reduction.

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New taxes add fuel to fire

New taxes add fuel to fire

| May 1, 2017

Despite having an illegal tobacco trade that is already burning furiously, the Canadian province of Ontario has decided to add fuel to the fire with further cigarette tax increases.

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Abstracts deadline nears

Abstracts deadline nears

| May 1, 2017

CORESTA’s Joint Study Group meetings are due to be held in October, but the deadline for the submission of paper abstracts is drawing near.

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Consumption increased

Consumption increased

| May 1, 2017

Sri Lanka is debating how it might reverse an increasing trend in cigarette consumption, which went from about 3.6 billion in 2014 to about 3.8 billion in 2016.

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