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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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JTI asked to set up tobacco plant

JTI asked to set up tobacco plant

| October 17, 2016

JTI is coming under pressure to build a tobacco plant in Zambia’s Eastern Province, where it has been providing support for tobacco-producing communities.

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Indonesian growers short- changed

Indonesian growers short- changed

| October 17, 2016

Some tobacco growers in Java, Indonesia, have this year been forced to take a more-than 70 percent cut in the prices paid for their tobacco, while others are holding on to their leaf in the hope that things will get better.

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New PMI MD for Malaysia, Singapore

New PMI MD for Malaysia, Singapore

| October 17, 2016

In taking up his appointment as MD for Philip Morris International’s Malaysia and Singapore operations, Kang TaeKoo said he recognized the increasingly challenging industry landscape he was entering.

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Japan considers smoking ban

Japan considers smoking ban

| October 14, 2016

Japan’s health ministry has proposed a total ban on smoking at public facilities in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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Domino technology recognized

Domino technology recognized

| October 14, 2016

The company’s SerialTrac intelligent serialization and compliance solution named “Most Innovative Processing or Packaging machine.”

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Premier to buy King Maker

Premier to buy King Maker

| October 14, 2016

Premier Manufacturing, the consumer products division of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, has reached an agreement to purchase King Maker Marketing (KMM) from ITC.

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AR Packaging acquires Maju Jaya

AR Packaging acquires Maju Jaya

| October 14, 2016

AR Packaging Group has entered into a binding agreement with PT Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika for the acquisition of a significant majority stake in the company.

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No stomach for more tobacco control

No stomach for more tobacco control

| October 14, 2016

Anti-tobacco activists in the UK want the government to bite off another chunk of tobacco control policies before it has finished chewing, let alone digested, the most recent mouthful.

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Smokers seek e-cig opportunity

Smokers seek e-cig opportunity

| October 13, 2016

The Australian government believes, no doubt, that it is doing the right thing by not allowing the sale of electronic cigarettes with nicotine, but is it possible that smokers know best?

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E-cigarettes deliver the goods

E-cigarettes deliver the goods

| October 13, 2016

A paper published by Tobacco Control says that the latest generations of electronic cigarettes are efficient at delivering nicotine while significantly lowering exposure to a potent toxicant.

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Smokers hit, drinkers given free rein

Smokers hit, drinkers given free rein

| October 13, 2016

Suggestions about subsidising electronic cigarettes and lowering the duty on alcohol were ignored in the Irish budget, which did increase sharply the duty on cigarettes.

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Malawi buying season extended

Malawi buying season extended

| October 13, 2016

Malawi’s tobacco buying season has been extended, purportedly because of overproduction; but the season would have moved along more quickly if growers had been offered a reasonable deal.

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Malawi prices down nearly 23 percent

Malawi prices down nearly 23 percent

| October 12, 2016

Whether you are a farmer or an academic, growing tobacco in Malawi seems to make little sense, especially this season, with prices down by nearly 23 percent.

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Proposed new rule ‘disastrous’

Proposed new rule ‘disastrous’

| October 12, 2016

The most dangerous threat facing vapor products in the US seems to stem from bureaucracy dressed up as science.

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PMI to host results webcast

PMI to host results webcast

| October 12, 2016

PMI’s third-quarter results are due to be discussed during a live audio webcast on October 18.

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PMI strengthens position in Nigeria

PMI strengthens position in Nigeria

| October 11, 2016

Last year, Philip Morris International started importing its Senegal-manufactured cigarette brands into Nigeria. By the end of this year, some of those brands will be manufactured in Nigeria.

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Tobacco interests seek seat at CoP7

Tobacco interests seek seat at CoP7

| October 11, 2016

The Conference of the Parties to the WHO’s FCTC is finding that holding its meeting in the biggest democracy has its drawbacks. Tobacco people in India don’t want to be dictated to.

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PMI to launch iQOS into US

PMI to launch iQOS into US

| October 11, 2016

Having enjoyed huge success in Japan, Philip Morris International’s iQOS and HeatSticks vapor system is to be launched in the US during 2017.

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TFWA visitor numbers down

TFWA visitor numbers down

| October 11, 2016

There was talk of being optimistic while carrying an umbrella at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, where exhibition visitor numbers were down slightly on those of last year.

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