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Fall in retail outlets

Fall in retail outlets

| March 1, 2017

A sharp fall in the number of outlets selling tobacco products in Singapore has led local industry players and smokers to the view that smoking has become an inconvenient habit.

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Demographic boost

Demographic boost

| March 1, 2017

Even with a tightening regulatory environment, volumes are set to climb in Myanmar.

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Cham reports growth

Cham reports growth

| February 28, 2017

The Cham Paper Group reported 2016 net revenue of chf198 million ($197 million), compared with chf194.3 million in 2015.

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Habanos sales up

Habanos sales up

| February 28, 2017

Habanos earned $445 million from Cuban cigar sales in 2016, 5 percent more than in 2015.

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U.S. government at a crossroads

U.S. government at a crossroads

| February 28, 2017

The US Congress and Administration are being called on to make tobacco harm reduction the policy norm throughout the federal government.

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End-game within reach

End-game within reach

| February 28, 2017

It is possible to end cigarette use by adults within a generation, according to a report that examined the views of 120 ‘key tobacco control leaders’ across the US.

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Pregnant testing initiative

Pregnant testing initiative

| February 28, 2017

Checking on whether pregnant women are smoking might seem like a good idea, but should it be compulsory or voluntary, and if it’s voluntary, is there a point to it?

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Hot-melt filter upgrade

Hot-melt filter upgrade

| February 28, 2017

An upgrade to a hot-melt-tank filter is said to eliminate contamination, blockages and, therefore, downtime.

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Cooperating on tobacco

Cooperating on tobacco

| February 27, 2017

Lebanon and Iran are looking into whether it would be advantageous for some Lebanese cigarettes to be produced in Iran while manufacturing some Iranian tobacco in Lebanon.

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Age restrictions enforced

Age restrictions enforced

| February 27, 2017

Authorities in Amman, the capital of Jordan, are making it a priority to monitor cafés and other establishments to ensure that argileh is not served to minors.

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Tobacco learning curve

Tobacco learning curve

| February 27, 2017

Some students in Indonesia are devising initiatives aimed at eliminating tobacco advertising that, according to one survey, is around nearly every school.

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Tighter tobacco controls

Tighter tobacco controls

| February 27, 2017

Smokers in Shanghai, China, are faced with even tighter controls on where they will be able to indulge their habit; both in indoor and outdoor public places.

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Seeking break-even prices

Seeking break-even prices

| February 24, 2017

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board has relayed a message from Zimbabwe’s farmers that this season’s flue-cured tobacco crop is of excellent quality.

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New control act for Papua

New control act for Papua

| February 24, 2017

The provisions of a new tobacco control act in Papua New Guinea will be introduced in a way that heeds the impact they will have on affected people and businesses.

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Smoking ban sought in China

Smoking ban sought in China

| February 24, 2017

By November, China’s proposed smoking control regulations will have been on the State Council’s website for three years seeking public feedback.

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Help of Belarus sought

Help of Belarus sought

| February 24, 2017

The EU, which oversees the imposition of levels of cigarette tax that create huge opportunities for those involved in the illegal trade, wants Belarus to do the same.

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Tobacco consultation

Tobacco consultation

| February 23, 2017

The government of Canada has launched a seven-week public consultation on the future of tobacco control.

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BAT volumes up in 2016

BAT volumes up in 2016

| February 23, 2017

Global Drive Brands, whose volumes were increased by 7.5 percent during 2016, now account for nearly half of British American Tobacco’s total cigarette volumes.

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Supporting the small guy

Supporting the small guy

| February 23, 2017

If implemented, the US Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on premium cigars would put small firms out of business and reduce consumer choice.

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Firms to fund treatment

Firms to fund treatment

| February 23, 2017

Tobacco companies operating in Kenya will have to pay into a fund that will be used to help treat cancer treatments.

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