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Volumes down at JT and JTI in first nine months

Volumes down at JT and JTI in first nine months

| November 6, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during the nine months to the end of September, at 81.3 billion, was down by 3.1 percent on that of the January-September period of 2014, 83.9 billion. In announcing its consolidated results on Wednesday, JT said that volume sales had fallen because of an industry-wide volume decline and […]

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Leaf tobacco markets headed for better balance

Leaf tobacco markets headed for better balance

| November 6, 2015

Weather patterns and reduced plantings in some parts of the world are expected to bring leaf tobacco markets largely into balance, according to George C. Freeman, III, chairman, president, and CEO of Universal Corporation. “We are monitoring weather conditions around the world that will likely have a negative impact on 2016 crop quality and production […]

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Indonesia unveils big tobacco excise increases

Indonesia unveils big tobacco excise increases

| November 5, 2015

The Indonesian government has said that it will impose an average 11 percent excise increase on tobacco products next year, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Indonesia has seen annual tobacco excise increases of about 11 percent since 2010, but the administration of President Joko Widodo had considered imposing a 23 percent increase […]

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Health Ministry calls for e-cigarette ban in Malaysia

Health Ministry calls for e-cigarette ban in Malaysia

| November 5, 2015

Malaysia’s Health Ministry has decided that electronic cigarettes containing nicotine should be banned, according to a Bernama story. The ministry’s deputy director-general of public health, Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman, said the decision had been reached on the basis of a study conducted by a technical committee tasked with reviewing the effects of electronic cigarettes […]

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BAT scientists propose new framework for assessing reduced-risk products

BAT scientists propose new framework for assessing reduced-risk products

| November 4, 2015

Scientists at British American Tobacco (BAT) have proposed a new scientific framework that could be used to assess the reduced-risk potential of nicotine and tobacco products currently being developed. The new assessment framework employs a four-stage process that uses lab-based and clinical tests along with real-world observations of individual and population perception and use, according […]

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Swedish Match enjoys snus and cigar volume growth

Swedish Match enjoys snus and cigar volume growth

| November 4, 2015

Swedish Match’s shipment volumes of snus in Scandinavia during the three months to the end of September, at 61.2 million cans, was five percent up on those of the three months to the end of September 2014. SM’s share of the snus market in Sweden during the three months to the end of September, at […]

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