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Turning the HEETS up

Turning the HEETS up

| March 22, 2018

In fully converting a factory from cigarette to HEETS production, Philip Morris International has nailed its colors to the mast.

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Modified risk application

Modified risk application

| March 22, 2018

US Smokeless Tobacco Company is seeking modified-risk status for its Copenhagen® Snuff Fine Cut, which is a moist smokeless tobacco product.

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Smokers detrained

Smokers detrained

| March 22, 2018

If it achieves nothing else, China’s ‘social credit’ system should help with any overcrowding there might be on the country’s transport system.

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Vaping masterclasses

Vaping masterclasses

| March 21, 2018

Ignorance over the relative health impacts of smoking and vaping is rife; so an awareness and education campaign in the UK is to be welcomed.

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Flue-cured market opens

Flue-cured market opens

| March 21, 2018

As Zimbabwe’s tobacco auctions open this week, growers are said to be upbeat, but the reality is that prices have hardly increased during the past 20 years – though they have fluctuated.

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Draconian fines proposed

Draconian fines proposed

| March 21, 2018

Under the provisions of a draft bill, being caught smoking tobacco in places where such activity is banned would come at a high cost in Armenia.

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Legislating against nuisance

Legislating against nuisance

| March 21, 2018

If you want to legislate against everything people do that causes a nuisance to others, you have to be prepared to introduce a lot of legislation.

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Speaking with smokers

Speaking with smokers

| March 20, 2018

The recently-established Foundation for a Smoke-free World seems to have set off on the right foot – by engaging with smokers.

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Italian e-cig initiative

Italian e-cig initiative

| March 20, 2018

If there is to be a debate on electronic cigarettes, what better place than one designed for debates: parliament; in this case the EU Parliament?

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Smoke and deliver

Smoke and deliver

| March 20, 2018

There is an obsession with cigarette delivery levels in the EU even though delivery levels are not considered to be a measurable health issue. Smoking, it is said, kills.

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Imperial drops US OTP

Imperial drops US OTP

| March 20, 2018

A press note on the disposal by Imperial Brands of other tobacco products in the US did not mention whether these products would still be available to consumers.

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KT&G chief reappointed

KT&G chief reappointed

| March 19, 2018

Baek Bok-in has been reappointed as chief executive of KT&G for another three years.

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Illicit factory closed

Illicit factory closed

| March 19, 2018

Revenue officers in Ireland have described as sophisticated an illicit cigarette factory discovered in the country last week. It had its own living quarters.

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Smoking or non-smoking?

Smoking or non-smoking?

| March 19, 2018

Restricting people from traveling – because, for instance, they have smoked in prohibited areas – should reduce their carbon footprint, which should improve their social credit standing.

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Road to recycling

Road to recycling

| March 19, 2018

Researching what can be done with the huge quantity of cigarette butts discarded each year is a road well-traveled.

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Cultivation ban opposed

Cultivation ban opposed

| March 19, 2018

No individual government can stop people from smoking by banning the growing of tobacco. A government can stop people from smoking only by banning smoking.

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Into the Cosmic Fog

Into the Cosmic Fog

| March 16, 2018

Fontem Ventures has bought into Cosmic Fog Vapors, a supplier of e-liquids, which comprise the largest contributor to the value of the global e-vapor sector.

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JT acquires Donskoy Tabak

JT acquires Donskoy Tabak

| March 16, 2018

The JT Group has agreed to acquire Donskoy Tabak companies for about $1.6 billion.

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Strung out on nicotine

Strung out on nicotine

| March 16, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration says that its nicotine proposals will lead to a dramatic change in the future of smoking. But when, if ever, will the future become the present?

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Transforming tobacco now

Transforming tobacco now

| March 16, 2018

On an increasing number of tobacco-and-nicotine markets, British American Tobacco is offering products that are expanding the horizons of consumers.

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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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