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Aichholzer sets slow-smoking record

Aichholzer sets slow-smoking record

| July 28, 2016

In her first attempt at the slow-smoking challenge, Cosima Aichholzer beat the previous world record held by Christina Bartnikowski by six minutes. With a smoking time of two hours, nine minutes and six seconds, she joined the world’s top 15 slow smokers.

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BAT volumes up 3.4 percent

BAT volumes up 3.4 percent

| July 28, 2016

During the first six months of this year, British American Tobacco increased its cigarette volume by 3.4 percent while strongly developing its Next Generation Products.

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US Marlboro volume down 5.5 percent

US Marlboro volume down 5.5 percent

| July 28, 2016

Marlboro shipments in the US were down by 5.5 percent during the second quarter of this year, and the brand lost 0.1 of a percentage point of market share.

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Slight increase in women smokers

Slight increase in women smokers

| July 28, 2016

There was a slight increase in the number of women smokers in Japan between last year and this year, but overall the number of adult smokers in the country was down.

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Newport lifts Reynolds’ 2Q volume

Newport lifts Reynolds’ 2Q volume

| July 27, 2016

Newport and Natural American Spirit provided the high points of Reynolds American’s second quarter, which otherwise was characterized by falling cigarette and smokeless volumes.

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France comes down on side of e-cigs

France comes down on side of e-cigs

| July 27, 2016

Electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit or reduce their habit, and in doing so can help them reduce the risk of developing serious illnesses, according to Public Health France.

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Call to bar smokers from jobs market

Call to bar smokers from jobs market

| July 27, 2016

A proposal has been made in Malaysia that smokers should be barred from getting jobs, a level of denormalization that could be ‘bettered’ only by internal or external exile.

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Land of opportunity: Latin America

Land of opportunity: Latin America

| July 27, 2016

Calumet Advisors, a strategic consulting group dedicated to smoking alternatives and the vaping segment, has published a new white paper that explores market entry challenges and opportunities for e-cigarette business in Latin America.

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Borgwaldt adds Burghart equipment

Borgwaldt adds Burghart equipment

| July 26, 2016

Borgwaldt KC has added to its portfolio several devices that were previously offered by Burghart Tabaktechnik.

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Sarajevo factory shares to be sold

Sarajevo factory shares to be sold

| July 26, 2016

The 39.9 percent stake that the government has in the Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo tobacco factory is to be sold off as part of a wider privatization strategy.

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Local cigarette monopoly

Local cigarette monopoly

| July 26, 2016

Perhaps you could buy a foreign cigarette in South Korea if you were willing to walk a mile. But if you’re driving you’ll be lucky to find one at all on the country’s highway network.

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Growers want only reasonable prices

Growers want only reasonable prices

| July 26, 2016

Tobacco rejection seems to be the in-fashion way of keeping farmer prices low. Certainly, it has become one of the major complaints of farmers in a number of countries, including Pakistan.

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Flue-cured deliveries pass estimate

Flue-cured deliveries pass estimate

| July 26, 2016

Flue-cured deliveries in Zimbabwe have already passed earlier estimates for this season, but don’t mention farmer prices, which, against all predictions, have fallen as quality has risen.

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Iggesund to open Japanese office

Iggesund to open Japanese office

| July 26, 2016

Iggesund will employ only Japanese people when it opens its sales office in Japan on September 1 – out of respect for Japanese business culture.

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Farmer prices ‘not favorable’

Farmer prices ‘not favorable’

| July 25, 2016

What has happened during Malawi’s sales season has been described as ‘not a good development’; buyers are said to be using ‘a selective type of buying’; and prices are said to be ‘not favorable’ to farmers.

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Beijing vendor controls not enforced

Beijing vendor controls not enforced

| July 25, 2016

About 400 primary and high schools in Beijing have a tobacco outlet within 100 meters of them, but, presumably, many of those outlets were in existence before last year’s 100-meter exclusion zone was established.

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Tax-revenue boost in Greece

Tax-revenue boost in Greece

| July 25, 2016

Advance warning of a tobacco tax hike in January next year has provided a boost for Greece’s revenues, but the downside is that revenues are likely to suffer next year.

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Why do smokers pay so much tax?

Why do smokers pay so much tax?

| July 25, 2016

Smokers are often found among the financially less well-off sections of society, yet they are expected by those in the upper-echelons – those who make the laws – to pay far more than their fair share in taxes. Why?

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Nerudia gets MHRA license

Nerudia gets MHRA license

| July 22, 2016

Nerudia has been licensed by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to manufacture pharmaceuticals at its Liverpool facility for both clinical trials and commercial drug products.

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BAT developing vaping standards

BAT developing vaping standards

| July 22, 2016

Maintaining the momentum of the vaping sector will require the development and harmonization of product standards to reassure consumers about these products’ potential.

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New factory for Samoa

New factory for Samoa

| July 22, 2016

Not everyone is happy that a license has been issued for the establishment of a second cigarette factory in Samoa, but it will provide employment, use local leaf and generate revenue.

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Makers comply with menthol ban

Makers comply with menthol ban

| July 22, 2016

Manufacturers in two Canadian states where menthol cigarettes have been banned are coming under pressure for trying to offer former-menthol smokers alternative products.

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Editorial recognition for TR

Editorial recognition for TR

| July 21, 2016

Tobacco Reporter’s article “A remarkable journey” has won an honorable mention in a prominent editorial contest.

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Finland plans e-liquid tax

Finland plans e-liquid tax

| July 21, 2016

A planned e-liquid tax would significantly increase the retail prices of such products in Finland, where the goal apparently is to reduce the use of vapor products.

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More concerns over branding

More concerns over branding

| July 21, 2016

France appears to be planning to extend the ban on message-bearing, cigarette-brand names to near-subliminal levels. Even Gauloises could be under threat.

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