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Call for review of e-cig status

Call for review of e-cig status

| October 24, 2016

Regulating electronic cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco, within the Tobacco Products Directive could be seen as contradicting the EU Commission’s stated objective of public health protection.

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Tobacco growers fight for livelihoods

Tobacco growers fight for livelihoods

| October 24, 2016

Tobacco farmers in India are fighting through the courts to save their livelihoods as the government considers phasing out production in line with the diktats of the FCTC.

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Altria increases stake in AB InBev

Altria increases stake in AB InBev

| October 24, 2016

Altria has increased its stake in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV so as to benefit from foreign tax credits available in connection with the dividends it receives.

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‘BAT offer about scale’

‘BAT offer about scale’

| October 21, 2016

Deal would provide significant participation in the world’s largest profit pool, according to Berenberg Bank

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BAT proposes to buy Reynolds

BAT proposes to buy Reynolds

| October 21, 2016

The combined group would be the world’s largest listed tobacco and next-generation products business by net turnover and operating profit

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RAI implements succession plan

RAI implements succession plan

| October 21, 2016

The board of directors of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) has approved a succession plan for key members of the company’s senior leadership team and board of directors.

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RJR’s 3Q volume down 2.5 percent

RJR’s 3Q volume down 2.5 percent

| October 20, 2016

While R.J. Reynolds’ cigarette volume fell by 2.5 percent in the third quarter, American Snuff’s moist snuff volume was increased by 2.1 percent.

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Taking the sparkle out of packs

Taking the sparkle out of packs

| October 20, 2016

Tobacco companies in the Netherlands have been given an ultimatum: take the sparkle out of your packaging or prepare for standardized packaging.

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Vaping survey participants sought

Vaping survey participants sought

| October 20, 2016

An Australian university is seeking participants for a five-year, international study into vaping and how regulations affect vapers.

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FDA launches new submission system

FDA launches new submission system

| October 20, 2016

A portal has been launched through which documents can be submitted electronically to the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.

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Further call for US child labor ban

Further call for US child labor ban

| October 19, 2016

There is much talk in the US about protecting children from tobacco; yet the law allows them to work under hazardous conditions in tobacco fields.

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PMI’s 3Q volume down sharply

PMI’s 3Q volume down sharply

| October 19, 2016

HeatSticks enjoyed a 3.5 percent share of the Japanese market during the third quarter to the end of September, but PMI’s international sales of conventional cigarettes were down sharply.

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Firm accused of using illicit issue

Firm accused of using illicit issue

| October 19, 2016

Imperial Tobacco Canada has been accused of using the contraband issue to thwart tobacco-control policies, but why wouldn’t it if those policies were likely to increase contraband?

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Survey to seek smoker attitudes

Survey to seek smoker attitudes

| October 19, 2016

Even given that it is difficult to quit smoking, it seems odd that the incidence of smoking doesn’t fall faster when, it is said, 70 percent of smokers want to quit. Perhaps the numbers are wrong.

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Vizee to lead Coresta board

Vizee to lead Coresta board

| October 18, 2016

Huub Vizee has been elected president of the Coresta board for two years.

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Korea’s cigarette sales rebounding

Korea’s cigarette sales rebounding

| October 18, 2016

The government of South Korea believes the tax hike it imposed on cigarettes at the start of 2015 has reduced smoking, but others point out that sales of illicit and duty-free cigarettes have both increased.

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Japan’s domestic leaf uncontaminated

Japan’s domestic leaf uncontaminated

| October 18, 2016

Japan’s domestic leaf has been given a clean bill of health in this year’s pre-purchase radioactive-materials tests, which have been carried out since the 2011 accident at a nuclear plant.

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Swedish Match to open US R&D facility

Swedish Match to open US R&D facility

| October 18, 2016

A new Swedish Match research and development facility at Owensboro, Kentucky, has been established with the aim of creating new products, but it will create also more jobs.

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Smoking less and living longer

Smoking less and living longer

| October 17, 2016

Exposure to tobacco smoke has decreased significantly worldwide, but the habit is said nevertheless to have claimed 289,000 more lives in 2015 than it claimed in 2005.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| October 17, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume and revenue were both down in September, but its January-September revenue was ahead of that of the same period of 2015.

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