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New API headquarters

New API headquarters

| June 16, 2017

API will open its new customer design center and group headquarters near Manchester Airport in the U.K. this month.

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Pollution austerity-fed

Pollution austerity-fed

| June 15, 2017

Harsh austerity measures could lie at the bottom of some negative health outcomes associated with pollution in the EU, but most of the attention is focused on environmental tobacco smoke.

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Sales down at Alliance

Sales down at Alliance

| June 15, 2017

Alliance One International was hit in fiscal 2017 by the triple whammy of smaller leaf tobacco crops in Brazil, Tanzania and the US, but the outlook for fiscal 2018 is brighter.

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A burning question

A burning question

| June 15, 2017

At the Global Forum on Nicotine, now being held in Poland, British American Tobacco is due to describe how to tell whether tobacco in a heated-tobacco product is being heated or burnt.

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ITGA calls for dialogue

ITGA calls for dialogue

| June 14, 2017

Tobacco farmers groups wants growers to be part of the discussions about them.

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Acting on child labor

Acting on child labor

| June 14, 2017

Another attempt is being made to change US law so that children will no longer be allowed to work in tobacco fields, with all the inherent dangers such work entails.

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BAT glowing in Japan

BAT glowing in Japan

| June 14, 2017

British American Tobacco says it is on track to make further rollouts of its glo heated-tobacco product in Japan and elsewhere.

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PMI investing in Russia

PMI investing in Russia

| June 14, 2017

A US42 million investment in Russia is aimed at increasing Philip Morris International’s capacity for manufacturing tobacco sticks for heated-tobacco products.

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Kaymich software extended

Kaymich software extended

| June 14, 2017

Newly-developed software from Kaymich allows users ‘to record production settings for later analysis and better understanding of each production batch’.

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Tobacco use falls in India

Tobacco use falls in India

| June 13, 2017

While the incidence of tobacco use in India has fallen significantly during the past seven years, the country still has about 267,000,000 users.

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Imperial appoints director

Imperial appoints director

| June 13, 2017

The chairman of PharmaCielo Limited, a Canada-based supplier of medicinal-grade cannabis oil extracts and related products, has been appointed to Imperial Brands’ board.

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Bangladeshi children smoking

Bangladeshi children smoking

| June 13, 2017

With two in five Bangladeshi school children reporting that they smoke, calls are being made to strengthen tobacco-control programs in the country.

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Registration open

Registration open

| June 13, 2017

Reacting to what is now a ‘technology-centric world’, the TFWA is due to stage a ‘Digital Village’ alongside its main event in Cannes in October.

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Snus not appreciated

Snus not appreciated

| June 12, 2017

When it comes to snus and that product’s potential to massively reduce the harm caused by tobacco use, most authorities around the world have their heads in the sand.

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Smokers not appreciated

Smokers not appreciated

| June 12, 2017

A commentator in the US has posed a question that is rarely asked: Why aren’t smokers thanked for filling budget holes with funds that no other section of society is willing to provide.

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Tax hit on Saudi smokers

Tax hit on Saudi smokers

| June 12, 2017

With revenue from crude oil down, Saudi Arabia has turned to the usual suspects to help fill the coffers. Smokers have been hit by a tax that has doubled the price of cigarettes.

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Suit over ‘cessation fee’

Suit over ‘cessation fee’

| June 12, 2017

Smokers in Oklahoma are being asked to pay, indirectly, for helping to fill a budget hole. But that request is being challenged.

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Indonesia first

Indonesia first

| June 9, 2017

The government of Indonesia wants to require tobacco companies to use domestic tobacco before they can import leaf from other countries.

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Armenia to ban e-cigs

Armenia to ban e-cigs

| June 9, 2017

The government of Armenia plans to prohibit the use of vapor products.

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HNB takes off

HNB takes off

| June 9, 2017

After PMI and BAT, KT&G is set to introduce a heating-tobacco product in Korea.

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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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