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22nd Century to partner with Anandia for cannabis research

22nd Century to partner with Anandia for cannabis research

| October 16, 2015

22nd Century Group, a leader in tobacco harm reduction, has entered into a new cannabis research collaboration with Anandia Laboratories. As a part of this research collaboration, Vancouver, Canada-based Anandia Laboratories will develop and grow cannabis strains that express highly desirable characteristics and will lead to potential commercialization opportunities. The initial focus of the collaboration will […]

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PMI cigarette volumes fall in third quarter

PMI cigarette volumes fall in third quarter

| October 16, 2015

Philip Morris International’s cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter (July-September), at 218,911 million was down by 1.5 percent on that of the third quarter of 2014, 222,300 million. Shipments were increased by 2.6 percent to 79,265 million in the company’s Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMA) region, but they were down by 0.8 […]

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Kreteks ousted from draft cultural heritage bill

Kreteks ousted from draft cultural heritage bill

| October 15, 2015

Articles acknowledging kreteks as part of Indonesia’s cultural heritage have been removed from a draft culture bill by the country’s House of Representatives, according to a story in The Jakarta Post citing a report by kompas.com. The decision was said to have been made by the House’s Commission X, which on Wednesday oversaw a meeting […]

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TFWA’s Cannes exhibition build-up on schedule

TFWA’s Cannes exhibition build-up on schedule

| October 15, 2015

The TFWA reported on Tuesday that the build-up to its October exhibition and conference was proceeding according to schedule. According to the report, the TFWA executive team was in Cannes supervising the final preparations for its World Exhibition & Conference, which is due to be staged in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès on […]

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Growers alarmed by planned TPP tobacco carve-out

Growers alarmed by planned TPP tobacco carve-out

| October 14, 2015

The Tobacco Growers’ Association of North Carolina (TGANC) has said that it is alarming and un-American that for the first time in history the White House is actively working to discriminate against its own farmers in trade agreement negotiations. In a letter to a 15-member North Carolina Congressional Delegation, the TGANC said it had learned […]

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Innovia in security partnership with Rolling Optics

Innovia in security partnership with Rolling Optics

| October 14, 2015

The Innovia Group said yesterday that it had secured a partnership with Rolling Optics, a high-tech firm based in Stockholm, Sweden. In a press note, Innovia said that Rolling Optics’ expertise lay in the design and production of unique technologies and processes to produce 3D micro-optical designs and 3D effects for the protection of products […]

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