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BAT-RAI deal approved

BAT-RAI deal approved

| July 20, 2017

As expected, shareholders in British American Tobacco and Reynolds Inc. have approved the acquisition of RAI by BAT.

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Discussing vaping locally

Discussing vaping locally

| July 20, 2017

People in Dublin, Ireland, and Durham and London, England, are being offered the opportunity of taking part in local dialogues that will seek to understand vaping.

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Industry accused of murder

Industry accused of murder

| July 19, 2017

In highlighting a complaint of murder filed in the Netherlands against the tobacco industry, Action on Smoking and Health says that criminal charges against the industry would be feasible in the US.

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You can’t please everybody

You can’t please everybody

| July 19, 2017

The UK government’s new Tobacco Control Plan for England has been welcomed by at least one vapers’ organization, but it has not gone down well with a smokers’ group.

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Smokers face discrimination

Smokers face discrimination

| July 19, 2017

Discrimination that would be unthinkable against certain groups of people is visited on smokers daily.

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Plea for common sense

Plea for common sense

| July 19, 2017

When people break the law and are sent to prison the punishment they suffer is their loss of freedom. To then not allow them to smoke smacks of vindictiveness rather than punishment.

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Change of tack

Change of tack

| July 18, 2017

It would be wrong to describe Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller as a game keeper turned poacher. He’s still a game keeper; he’s just added another weapon to his armoury.

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New end game in sight

New end game in sight

| July 18, 2017

Talk of the tobacco-smoking end-game has been around for some time, but lately it has taken on a different form: one that offers smokers alternative products rather than nothing.

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Tobacco production secure

Tobacco production secure

| July 18, 2017

Even though they have been offered incentives to diversify into other crops and even though some diversification has occurred, tobacco growers in the Philippines seem happy to keep growing tobacco.

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Casino risk lottery ending

Casino risk lottery ending

| July 18, 2017

Previously, it would seem that unlike their hoi polloi brothers, non-smokers among the ‘very important people’ visiting Macau’s gambling establishments were not afforded protection from smoke.

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Government accused

Government accused

| July 17, 2017

A law suit launched in Canada accuses the federal government of failing to stop, as agreed, the proliferation of contraband tobacco producers.

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Quit-services remote

Quit-services remote

| July 17, 2017

A rule-change in Japan to allow smokers access to quit-smoking services without first seeing a doctor seems to imply that these people are sick patients in need of treatment.

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Jail for misplaced smokers

Jail for misplaced smokers

| July 17, 2017

A law change in Jordan raises the question of whether a jail term could be defended morally in the case of a person who smokes in a public place.

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Jail for uniformed smoker

Jail for uniformed smoker

| July 17, 2017

A story from Kuwait raises the question of whether a jail term could be defended morally in the case of a person who smokes in a public place in uniform, rather than in mufti.

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Tracking questions

Tracking questions

| July 14, 2017

With time running out, questions are being asked about where the EU’ s tobacco-products tracking and tracing initiatives are heading.

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DIY smoking ban

DIY smoking ban

| July 14, 2017

It appears that in the Philippines businesses and other establishments are being asked to comply with the provisions of a smoking ban that are not yet in place.

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IQOS aimed at GCC states

IQOS aimed at GCC states

| July 14, 2017

Philip Morris International is aiming to introduce IQOS to Gulf Co-operation Council states, subject to capacity.

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France is smoking

France is smoking

| July 14, 2017

It sounds like the start of a joke: How do you stop a Frenchman from smoking? But it seems to be a serious question without an easy answer.

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JT’s June sales decimated

JT’s June sales decimated

| July 14, 2017

In June, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by just over 10 percent, while its domestic cigarette revenue was down by just under 10 percent.

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Results webcasts scheduled

Results webcasts scheduled

| July 14, 2017

Later this month both Philip Morris International and the Altria Group are due to webcast their second-quarter results: PMI on July 20; Altria on July 27.

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Discussing challenges

Discussing challenges

Tobacco growers convene in Indonesia.

| April 2, 2018
The promise of heated tobacco

The promise of heated tobacco

Peter Nixon, PMI’s U.K. and Ireland MD, praises England’s progressive approach to new technologies.

| February 28, 2018
Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Five days of factory tours, farm visits, recreational activities and many, many cigars.

| February 5, 2018
Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017

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From the leaf lands

Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

| April 17, 2018
Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Malawi’s tobacco sales season got off to an awful start on Monday with some prices well below a dollar a kg, which far from reflected the work that had gone into producing the leaf.

| April 10, 2018
Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

| April 10, 2018
Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

| April 9, 2018
Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

| April 6, 2018
Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

| April 5, 2018

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