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Sales bounce back

Sales bounce back

| January 24, 2017

Cigarette sales in South Korea increased by more than nine percent last year as smokers got used to the tax hike introduced at the start of 2015, which knocked sales in that year.

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Warning on non-compliance

Warning on non-compliance

| January 23, 2017

The bad news is that few tobacco-product packs are compliant fully with Bangladesh-government requirements, but the good news is that less than a fifth are fully non-compliant.

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Second warnings warning

Second warnings warning

| January 23, 2017

Tobacco producers operating in Cambodia are drinking at the last chance saloon when it comes to complying with government requirements on tobacco-pack warnings.

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You can’t please everybody

You can’t please everybody

| January 23, 2017

While some have welcomed KT&G’s increasing overseas cigarette sales, others are not so comfortable with its success.

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KT&G to be at TFWA event

KT&G to be at TFWA event

| January 23, 2017

With its eyes on expanding its already-considerable non-domestic sales, KT&G will be participating at the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in May.

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Vaglietti to lead Goebel

Vaglietti to lead Goebel

| January 23, 2017

Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme has appointed Daniele Vaglietti to the position of CEO. He will remain CEO of Goebel’s parent company, IMS Deltamatic.

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Cautious on heat-not-burn

Cautious on heat-not-burn

| January 20, 2017

If the launch in the UK of the iQOS heated-tobacco device is demonstrating one thing it is that it is difficult to get across to some people the workings of a new technology.

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$1 billion of tobacco exports

$1 billion of tobacco exports

| January 20, 2017

Turkey’s exports of tobacco products and leaf tobacco are buoyant at the moment and some believe that they could go much higher with legislative changes.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| January 20, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s December domestic cigarette volume was down on that of December 2015, but, over the same period, its domestic cigarette revenue increased.

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Sustainable position

Sustainable position

| January 20, 2017

Iggesund Paperboard, with its high-end packaging boards, can bathe in the glow of its parent company’s placement on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations.

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Supply network investment

Supply network investment

| January 19, 2017

British American Tobacco’s site at Southampton, UK, which has become a center for research, leaf-sourcing and supply operations, now employs more people than it used to as a manufacturing facility.

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Simple, effective technology

Simple, effective technology

| January 19, 2017

A new system from C. B. Kaymich has been designed to prevent the separation of particles suspended in liquids being used in tobacco manufacturing.

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Trying to Trump new rules

Trying to Trump new rules

| January 19, 2017

A lot of vapor businesses and believers in the concept of tobacco-harm reduction are pinning their hopes on convincing the new US administration to roll-back some of the more egregious regulations on vapor products.

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Altria to discuss results

Altria to discuss results

| January 19, 2017

Altria’s fourth-quarter and full-year results are scheduled to be discussed during a live audio webcast on February 1.

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Altria buys Nat Sherman

Altria buys Nat Sherman

| January 18, 2017

Altria Group has acquired the privately held Sherman Group Holdings and its subsidiaries.

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More growers in Zimbabwe

More growers in Zimbabwe

| January 18, 2017

The number of tobacco growers in Zimbabwe has increased by 15 percent to 81,301 this farming season, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board.

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Cambodian manufacturer breaks with Imperial

Cambodian manufacturer breaks with Imperial

| January 18, 2017

Usine de Tabac du Cambodge has severed ties with Imperial Brands, ending a three-year business relationship.

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BAT to acquire Reynolds

BAT to acquire Reynolds

| January 17, 2017

British American Tobacco expects that its acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. will result in at least $400 million of annualised ‘cost synergies’ by the end of year three.

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Brian Ace passes away

Brian Ace passes away

| January 16, 2017

Tobacco industry veteran Brian George Ace passed away on Jan. 15, aged 79, after a period of illness.

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An Irish cigar in the making

An Irish cigar in the making

| January 16, 2017

Tobacco crops have been grown in Sweden and are still grown in Canada and Poland; and now a cigar-tobacco crop and business is being developed in Ireland.

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