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Stamping down on counterfeiters

Stamping down on counterfeiters

| May 23, 2016

The introduction of severe penalties for counterfeiting cigarette excise tax stamps could be justified only in those countries where cigarette tax is not prohibitively high.

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Waiting for standardized packs

Waiting for standardized packs

| May 23, 2016

A 70-day political impasse that followed Ireland’s inconclusive election has put the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging on hold.

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Penalty threat over plain packs

Penalty threat over plain packs

| May 23, 2016

Under the impression that the introduction of standardized packaging in France will reduce tobacco-sector sales by a half, French tobacconists are threatening Euro 2016.

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Doctors call for higher taxes

Doctors call for higher taxes

| May 23, 2016

Higher tobacco taxes are being sought by Ghana’s family doctors concerned at an apparent rise in the number of tobacco-related diseases being diagnosed in the country.

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Twitter closes mock FDA account

Twitter closes mock FDA account

| May 20, 2016

Twitter suspends account mocking FDA e-cigarette policy.

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Display ban limits plain packs efficacy

Display ban limits plain packs efficacy

| May 20, 2016

Plain packaging is unlikely to materially affect U.K. consumption, given that the country already has in place a retail display ban, which prevents consumers from seeing packages on the shelf.

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Lost Art Liquids sues FDA

Lost Art Liquids sues FDA

| May 20, 2016

The suit challenges FDA’s purported authority to deem and regulate e-liquids and other vapor products as “tobacco products” under the Tobacco Control Act.

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TPD essentials

TPD essentials

| May 20, 2016

ECigIntelligence’s handy reference to the directive’s provisions

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Smokers taking lead from leader

Smokers taking lead from leader

| May 20, 2016

The fact that North Korea’s leader has not been seen in public with a cigarette in his hand for two months lends credence to recent stories of anti-tobacco campaigns in the country.

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Uganda bans sales of e-cigarettes

Uganda bans sales of e-cigarettes

| May 20, 2016

Under a policy that is being reflected in a considerable number of countries, the Ugandan government is discouraging smoking but, in effect, banning vaping.

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Farmers not drowning, just waving

Farmers not drowning, just waving

| May 20, 2016

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured prices are said to be showing signs of buoyancy, but this is partly because prices were low last year.

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JT’s domestic volume down in April

JT’s domestic volume down in April

| May 20, 2016

Set against Japan Tobacco Inc.’s strong domestic-market cigarette-volume sales in April 2015, those of April 2016 were down by more than 13 percent.

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FDA claims challenged

FDA claims challenged

| May 19, 2016

Critics are challenging FDA claims in relation to its final rule.

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Compliance conference

Compliance conference

| May 19, 2016

TMA will hold a conference on June 9 on the deeming regulations.

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Green light for plain packaging

Green light for plain packaging

| May 19, 2016

The U.K. High Court has dismissed a legal challenge against tobacco plain packaging, clearing the way for the new rules to be introduced on Friday,

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TPD2 text

TPD2 text

| May 19, 2016

Full text of the EU’s revised Tobacco Product Directive

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