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Auctions to boost exports

Auctions to boost exports

| May 4, 2018

From the point of view of Vietnam, it makes perfect sense to auction the high-quality, illicit cigarettes that it intercepts – and to make sure they end up in a country far away.

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One appointment today

One appointment today

| May 4, 2018

To help it move forward with its recently-announced ‘One Tomorrow’ initiative, Alliance One International has taken on an executive vice president, global speciality products.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| May 4, 2018

CORESTA reports, methods and information on projects that the scientific organization has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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Corrective statements online

Corrective statements online

| May 3, 2018

Applying the epithet ‘so-called’ to a low-tar cigarette seems to confuse rather than correct in a so-called ‘corrective statement’ that US tobacco manufacturers are having to make.

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Illegal trade rising

Illegal trade rising

| May 3, 2018

If governments believe they can force people to quit smoking completely by increasing the prices of cigarettes, they must believe also that tobacco addiction is not strong.

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Illegal trade alarming

Illegal trade alarming

| May 3, 2018

One of the consequences of tax ‘manipulation by certain players’ is that South Africa’s licit, tax-compliant tobacco sector is losing market share to the illicit sector ‘at an alarming rate’.

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Youngsters smoking less

Youngsters smoking less

| May 3, 2018

Anti-tobacco activists in Ireland believe that the Tobacco Free Ireland strategy can succeed – at least in respect of youngsters.

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PMI to webcast meeting

PMI to webcast meeting

| May 3, 2018

Louis C. Camilleri, chairman of Philip Morris International’s Board of Directors, will address shareholders and answer questions at the company’s annual meeting.

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Focus on NGPs

Focus on NGPs

| May 2, 2018

Next-generation products will feature prominently during InterTabac in Dortmund, Germany, this fall.

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Industry meddled in UNICEF

Industry meddled in UNICEF

| May 2, 2018

Whatever its intentions, the tobacco industry should realize that there is a big, flashing warning over anything even remotely connected with children.

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Youngsters targeted

Youngsters targeted

| May 2, 2018

Whatever its intentions, the nicotine industry should realize that there is a big, red, flashing warning over anything even remotely connected with children.

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Smoking ban takes off

Smoking ban takes off

| May 2, 2018

It seems odd to consider as a healthy trend a ban on smoking and vaping at an airport – surely a hub of unnecessary consumption if there ever was one.

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Seven million deaths

Seven million deaths

| May 2, 2018

The World Health Organization believes that pollution causes the deaths of seven million people annually; so why is there no Framework Convention on Pollution Control?

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New product promised

New product promised

| May 1, 2018

In reporting its first-quarter results, Japan Tobacco Inc said that it was looking to launch a new heated tobacco product in under a year.

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Preconceived flavors

Preconceived flavors

| May 1, 2018

A story from South Korea says that the flavor of a smoker’s cigarette of choice is influential in her trying it for the first time. This seems odd since there are no flavour descriptors on packs.

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Grime and punishment

Grime and punishment

| May 1, 2018

One way to fill up your jails is to incarcerate people for minor offences, such as dropping litter, including cigarette butts.

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Cantonal smoking ban

Cantonal smoking ban

| May 1, 2018

A public-places tobacco-smoking ban in the Swiss canton of Ticino will cover many administrative, recreational and transport facilities.

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Secretive science deposed

Secretive science deposed

| April 30, 2018

Taken on its own, the idea that the science underlying regulations should be made publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation cannot be faulted.

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Regulations proposed

Regulations proposed

| April 30, 2018

A tobacco- and nicotine-product control-bill is being put out for public comment in South Africa.

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Regulations challenged

Regulations challenged

| April 30, 2018

A court challenge by tobacco manufacturers to regulations imposed in Kenya is aimed in part at a requirement that they contribute two percent of their revenues to a consolidated fund.

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