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Abstracts deadline nears

Abstracts deadline nears

| May 1, 2017

CORESTA’s Joint Study Group meetings are due to be held in October, but the deadline for the submission of paper abstracts is drawing near.

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Consumption increased

Consumption increased

| May 1, 2017

Sri Lanka is debating how it might reverse an increasing trend in cigarette consumption, which went from about 3.6 billion in 2014 to about 3.8 billion in 2016.

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Tax increases ruled out

Tax increases ruled out

| April 28, 2017

A candidate in South Korea’s forthcoming presidential elections has vowed to return cigarette prices to the levels of 2014 – before a huge tax increase on January 1, 2015.

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Plain packs persuasive

Plain packs persuasive

| April 28, 2017

A new review has been lobbed on to the battlefield of standardized tobacco packaging – this one claiming that the UK’s imposition of such packaging could result in hundreds of thousands of smokers quitting their habit.

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TFWA Asia event imminent

TFWA Asia event imminent

| April 28, 2017

Nanyang Brothers Tobacco is one of the companies scheduled to exhibit at this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore.

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Graphic health warnings

Graphic health warnings

| April 28, 2017

Graphic health warnings are due to make an appearance in Laos from the start of next month.

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Smoking ban concessions

Smoking ban concessions

| April 28, 2017

With opposition from within some influential quarters and with time running out to pass legislation in the current parliamentary session, Japan’s Ministry of Health is looking at offering smoking-ban concessions.

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Criminals growing their own

Criminals growing their own

| April 27, 2017

In Australia, where tobacco production is illegal, the soaring prices of cigarettes is encouraging some criminals to start growing the crop on a commercial scale.

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E-cig evidence mounts

E-cig evidence mounts

| April 27, 2017

British American Tobacco, which has been assiduous during recent years in its nicotine-product research, has uncovered further evidence that vapor is hugely less risky than is smoke.

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Seed sales up hugely

Seed sales up hugely

| April 27, 2017

Flue-cured tobacco seed sales in Zimbabwe are running at more than 300 percent higher than they were last year, but it is not clear how this increase is likely to be reflected in the crop size.

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PMI to webcast meeting

PMI to webcast meeting

| April 27, 2017

Philip Morris International’s chairman, Louis C. Camilleri, and its CEO, André Calantzopoulos, will address the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on May 3.

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Prices taxing for vulnerable

Prices taxing for vulnerable

| April 26, 2017

There seems to be growing concern even outside tobacco-industry circles about the negative effects that cigarette tax hikes have on many vulnerable smokers.

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Losing the packaging fight

Losing the packaging fight

| April 26, 2017

It seems that even Intellectual Property insiders are concluding that businesses – especially tobacco businesses – are losing the battle against standardized packaging.

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Deeming rule targeted by bill

Deeming rule targeted by bill

| April 26, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule is expected to come under attack this week from a bill presented in the House of Representatives.

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Tobacco seeds zero rated

Tobacco seeds zero rated

| April 26, 2017

Tobacco seeds imported into Azerbaijan, which were subject to a three percent duty, will, from the end of next month, be zero rated.

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Mighty pleads for license

Mighty pleads for license

| April 25, 2017

Faced with allegations of tax evasion, the Philippines’ Mighty Corp, whose tobacco manufacturing business is said to support tens of thousands of workers, has asked for a fair hearing.

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EU names sensory panel

EU names sensory panel

| April 25, 2017

The EU Commission has named the six members of its tobacco characterizing flavour panel, but it is yet to establish the technical group of sensory and chemical assessors that the panel will be able to consult.

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Heart attacks fall in Calgary

Heart attacks fall in Calgary

| April 25, 2017

Hospital visits due to heart attacks fell in the city of Calgary after the introduction of public-places tobacco-smoking bans, but it is not known whether the bans caused this fall.

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Call for tax increase

Call for tax increase

| April 25, 2017

A study in Malaysia has found that 1.1 million tobacco-smoking-related deaths could be prevented if cigarette excise were increased; but others point out that the illegal trade would have to be addressed firstly.

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Sacking veiled in vapor

Sacking veiled in vapor

| April 24, 2017

Some people are speculating that his opposition to electronic cigarettes was at least one of the factors that led to the sacking on Friday of the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

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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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