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Illegal-trade operation turns sour

Illegal-trade operation turns sour

| April 8, 2016

Quebec’s provincial police force and First National people are in dispute over statements made following what the police see as an operation aimed at the illegal trade in tobacco.

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Rebuilt paper machine restarted

Rebuilt paper machine restarted

| April 8, 2016

Iggesund Paperboard has made huge investments in its UK mill to improve efficiencies, quality and the mill’s environmental credentials. It has just been restarted after another rebuild.

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Zimbabwe decentralizes sales

Zimbabwe decentralizes sales

| April 8, 2016

Zimbabwean tobacco growers farming around Karoi and Mvurwi can now sell their tobacco locally, which helps them while helping to relieve congestion in Harare.

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PM USA wins in ‘Lights’ action

PM USA wins in ‘Lights’ action

| April 8, 2016

A ‘Lights’ cigarettes class action first filed in 2000 and alleging misrepresentation and damages has been thrown out by a jury in St. Louis.

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Farmers want seat at FCTC table

Farmers want seat at FCTC table

| April 7, 2016

Tobacco growers want to be part of the discussion whenever issues that might affect their livelihoods arise, but, seemingly, this is not the way the world works.

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‘Information quarantine’ in force

‘Information quarantine’ in force

| April 7, 2016

Harm reduction principles are readily applied to many products such as cars, pharmaceuticals and alcohol; so why is it seemingly so difficult to apply them to nicotine devices?

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Shanghai to extend smoking ban

Shanghai to extend smoking ban

| April 7, 2016

Smokers in Shanghai are going to find their options further restricted as the city extends its tobacco smoking bans to take in a wider range of venues both indoors and outdoors.

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Using science to aid innovation

Using science to aid innovation

| April 6, 2016

BAT’s top scientist has called for wide-ranging, rigorous testing of new types of next-generation products, but more focused testing of variant products based on the original.

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Job fears over factory shutdown

Job fears over factory shutdown

| April 6, 2016

Factory workers and tobacco growers face an uncertain future following Bulgartabac’s decision to shut a factory in Sofia and stop exports to the Middle East.

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Tobacco smoking ban academic

Tobacco smoking ban academic

| April 6, 2016

A public places tobacco smoking ban based on a 2005 act of parliament is making its way through Dhaka University’s halls of learning.

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Kenya to impose new tobacco rules

Kenya to impose new tobacco rules

| April 6, 2016

September has been earmarked for the introduction in Kenya of new regulations on the manufacture, advertising and sale of tobacco products.

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Battle over sales to military

Battle over sales to military

| April 6, 2016

Philip Morris International Korea is taking to the courts over the awarding of a military cigarette concession, which seems to be out of step with the demands of soldiers.

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Correction

Correction

| April 5, 2016

Tobacco Reporter mistakenly relayed a statement from the Korea Tobacco Association concerning graphic health warnings, which in fact was never made.

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Call for apartment smoking ban

Call for apartment smoking ban

| April 5, 2016

There is no consensus in respect of a proposal by anti-smoking bodies that would ban tobacco smoking in multi-occupancy dwelling units in Western Australia.

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Another price crisis in Andhra

Another price crisis in Andhra

| April 5, 2016

Tobacco growers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh seem to be suffering the fallout from a dispute between the government and tobacco manufacturers over cigarette-pack health warnings.

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Tobacco grower loans questioned

Tobacco grower loans questioned

| April 5, 2016

Anti-tobacco activists are urging India’s Union government to reduce the loans granted to tobacco growers so as to put a brake on production and meet the country’s international obligations.

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