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Leaf agreement signed

Leaf agreement signed

| February 22, 2017

The Extremadura region of Spain has been praised by Japan Tobacco International for its innovative local tobacco growing sector and the quality of its leaf.

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Tobacco trade denormalized

Tobacco trade denormalized

| February 22, 2017

Outside China, the major types of leaf tobacco are grown for export, but those exports are being put under pressure by the trend for tobacco to be written out of international trade agreements.

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FDA applications meeting

FDA applications meeting

| February 22, 2017

Interested people may submit data, information and views ahead of a meeting called by the US Food and Drug Administration to explain the processes used in reviewing tobacco-product applications.

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$14 a year in tobacco wages

$14 a year in tobacco wages

| February 21, 2017

Down at the mean end of the globalized tobacco economy, Malawi tobacco farm workers can expect to pick up $14 a year in wages. Food is supplied, but sans Michelin stars.

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Warnings on hold

Warnings on hold

| February 21, 2017

Anti-tobacco campaigners in Pakistan are urging the government to enforce regulations requiring huge graphic health warnings to be included on cigarette packs.

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Bus-stop smoking ban

Bus-stop smoking ban

| February 21, 2017

From next week, people waiting at bus stops in Taipei, Taiwan, will be protected from tobacco smoke. They just have to hope that the buses aren’t diesel-powered.

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Vietnam sets quotas

Vietnam sets quotas

| February 21, 2017

Vietnam is setting a 500-tons quota on imports of ‘tobacco material’ from countries of the Eurasian Economic Union during each of the next three years.

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Breathless in North Dakota

Breathless in North Dakota

| February 21, 2017

More US tobacco lawsuit settlement money could be set to head away from tobacco control as North Dakota considers shutting down its Breathe ND agency.

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Winfried Hinz passes away

Winfried Hinz passes away

| February 20, 2017

Winfried Hinz, longtime managing director of the Mignot & De Block group, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 15, aged 72.

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Harm reduction emphasized

Harm reduction emphasized

| February 20, 2017

In presenting Swedish Match’s 2016 fourth-quarter and full-year results, CEO Lars Dahlgren said the company was committed to being a vocal proponent of the benefits of harm reduction in the tobacco industry.

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March 15 season opening

March 15 season opening

| February 20, 2017

Zimbabwe’s 2016 flue-cured tobacco marketing season will open about two weeks earlier than that of 2015, but it will be about four weeks later than had been hoped.

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Attempt to rescue e-cigs

Attempt to rescue e-cigs

| February 20, 2017

The health of millions of US smokers is at stake as two congressmen try to prevent the electronic-cigarette industry from being nearly obliterated by ‘deeming regulations’.

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GFN discounts on offer

GFN discounts on offer

| February 20, 2017

In a bid to encourage participation by people delivering and managing smoking cessation services, the organizers of the Global Forum on Nicotine are offering discounted registration fees.

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iQOS hurdle in Australia

iQOS hurdle in Australia

| February 17, 2017

In Australia, as in many other countries, smokers are being left to burn while the authorities fiddle with the definitions of alternative products, and smoking and vaping.

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Smoking a benefit

Smoking a benefit

| February 17, 2017

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good and one man has his tobacco smoking to thank for keeping him free of the anemia that his daughter has.

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Volume down steeply

Volume down steeply

| February 17, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc. started the year with its January domestic cigarette volume down by 11.9 percent on that of January 2016 and its domestic cigarette revenue down by 7.6 percent.

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TFWA registration opens

TFWA registration opens

| February 17, 2017

The TFWA’s Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference is attracting much interest, not least because the Asia Pacific is the only region in which business is increasing.

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Cautious on heated tobacco

Cautious on heated tobacco

| February 16, 2017

The European Commission is taking a ‘cautious approach’ to heated tobacco devices. Since these devices can substitute for combustible cigarettes, such caution might imply support, but it doesn’t.

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Vapers are over 40

Vapers are over 40

| February 16, 2017

A survey by a retailer of electronic cigarettes has found that two-thirds of the 500 vapers questioned in the UK were more than 40 years of age.

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Gambling on smoking

Gambling on smoking

| February 16, 2017

Macau has drawn back from an earlier plan that would have seen tobacco smoking banned from all casinos in the city, but smokers will have to smoke in special lounges, not while gambling.

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