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Plantings up in Zimbabwe

Plantings up in Zimbabwe

| December 23, 2016

The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco in Zimbabwe has increased by almost 15 percent this season, and the area planted to tobacco has risen by more than 11 percent.

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Hemp plantings up in Kentucky

Hemp plantings up in Kentucky

| December 23, 2016

A number of farmers in Kentucky are starting to plant hemp instead of tobacco because hemp is ‘taking off’ while the tobacco market is ‘flailing’.

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Zanders names marketing manager

Zanders names marketing manager

| December 22, 2016

Tobias Mueller is the new marketing manager at Zanders, a German manufacturer of specialty papers and boards for labels, packaging and graphical applications.

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Jury rules in Engle case

Jury rules in Engle case

| December 22, 2016

A jury in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida has ruled in favor of Mary Faricy Pardue in a case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA.

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Malawi’s tenancy system ‘evil’

Malawi’s tenancy system ‘evil’

| December 22, 2016

The tenancy labor system in Malawi has come under attack during a workshop called to discuss whether it should be regulated or abolished in respect of tobacco production.

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FCTC funding story ‘inaccurate’

FCTC funding story ‘inaccurate’

| December 22, 2016

A report claiming that most countries had not paid their contributions to an international tobacco control treaty did not take into account the payment schedules of the countries.

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Vaping/smoking ‘link’ doubtful

Vaping/smoking ‘link’ doubtful

| December 22, 2016

Young non-smokers appear to view vaping devices as products used only by those attempting to quit or reduce tobacco consumption.

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Tax Stamp Forum workshop in place

Tax Stamp Forum workshop in place

| December 22, 2016

The Tax Stamp Forum, scheduled to start at the end of next month in Berlin, Germany, will include a pre-conference workshop.

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U.S. warnings debate under way

U.S. warnings debate under way

| December 21, 2016

Is it possible to warn against the lack of effectiveness of warnings without destroying your own argument? Apparently, it depends on the nature of the warnings.

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Tax increases have limited effect

Tax increases have limited effect

| December 21, 2016

Fiscal and non-fiscal policies are needed to reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking in Indonesia, the country’s Finance Ministry believes.

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Safer batteries being designed

Safer batteries being designed

| December 21, 2016

The reason why lithium-ion batteries sometimes explode has been established. Now, researchers in the US are on their way to finding a solution to this problem.

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Abstract submission deadline nears

Abstract submission deadline nears

| December 21, 2016

The organizers of the Global Forum on Nicotine have announced that the deadline for the submission of oral presentation abstracts is January 31.

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‘PMI-Altria combo increasingly likely’

‘PMI-Altria combo increasingly likely’

| December 20, 2016

There is a 70 percent chance that Philip Morris International (PMI) and Altria Group will combine over the next six to 12 months, according to Wells Fargo Securities.

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Reynolds to lead STG North America

Reynolds to lead STG North America

| December 20, 2016

General Cigar, Cigars International, STG Lane and STG Canada will intensify their collaboration on Jan. 1.

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Ibuprofen cuts lung cancer risk

Ibuprofen cuts lung cancer risk

| December 20, 2016

Former and current smokers might be able to reduce their risk of lung cancer by taking anti-inflammatory medication regularly.

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France going plain-pack route

France going plain-pack route

| December 20, 2016

Next year, cigarettes sold in France will appear in the sort of standardized livery that was first introduced in Australia four years ago and that comprises mainly graphic warnings and an olive-colored background.

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Plain packs challenge faltering

Plain packs challenge faltering

| December 20, 2016

A challenge that was mounted in the UK against the government’s imposition of standardized tobacco-products packaging seems to be running out of steam.

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Estonia to curb tobacco displays

Estonia to curb tobacco displays

| December 20, 2016

Tobacco-products display bans form part of draft legislation that is being table in Estonia this week and that also seeks to reduce the accessibility of electronic cigarettes.

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Social smoking on the rise

Social smoking on the rise

| December 19, 2016

An increasing number of people in Australia believe that smoking tobacco occasionally is not harmful to their health – and it is at this time of year that social smoking lights up.

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Synthetic nicotine off FDA hook

Synthetic nicotine off FDA hook

| December 19, 2016

A court brief by the US Food and Drug Administration seems to indicate that synthetic nicotine does not of itself fall under the remit of the deeming regulations.

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