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EU proposes reform of trade dispute provisions

EU proposes reform of trade dispute provisions

| September 24, 2015

The EU Commission has gone some way to assuage public concerns over the inclusion in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions. Initially, the TTIP was the subject of negotiations between the EU and US to which the general public was not privy, and even now aspects of […]

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Occasional smoking on the rise in Denmark

Occasional smoking on the rise in Denmark

| September 24, 2015

Forty six percent of Danish upper-secondary students smoke either daily or occasionally, according to an Icenews story citing a new survey by the State Institute of Public Health (SIPH). The survey is said to have revealed a huge increase in the number of young smokers over the past two decades. The research, which questioned 75,000 […]

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Izmir meeting’s online registration due to close

Izmir meeting’s online registration due to close

| September 24, 2015

Online registration for CORESTA’s October agronomy meeting is due to close on Sunday. The CORESTA Agronomy & Leaf Integrity and Phytopathology & Genetics Joint Study Groups Meeting (AP2015) is due to be held in Izmir, Turkey, on October 25-29. Online registration will close on September 27, following which only onsite registration will be available. Registration and details about accommodation are […]

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Anti-smoking research institute to open in South Korea

Anti-smoking research institute to open in South Korea

| September 22, 2015

The South Korean government will open an anti-smoking research institute next month, where the ingredients found in tobacco will be studied and the harmful effects of smoking will be assessed. Data gathered at the institute will likely to be used in the government’s ongoing lawsuit against tobacco companies over compensation for health care costs linked […]

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R.J. Reynolds signs vapor technology term sheet with BAT

R.J. Reynolds signs vapor technology term sheet with BAT

| September 22, 2015

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) has signed a technology-sharing term sheet with British American Tobacco (BAT) that provides a framework for collaboration and mutual cross-licensing of vapor product technologies through 2022. The term sheet is the first step in reaching a definitive agreement under which RJR and BAT will collaborate to develop next-generation vapor products. […]

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Leaf prices drive Andhra Pradesh growers to suicide

Leaf prices drive Andhra Pradesh growers to suicide

| September 22, 2015

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh, India, are being driven to suicide as the prices paid on what this year is a buyers’ market are plunging them into debt, according to a story in the Hindu, relayed by the TMA. Suicides are not unknown among Andhra’s flue-cured tobacco growers, but the situation is bad enough […]

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