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Glo ready to go in Korea

Glo ready to go in Korea

| June 20, 2017

In South Korea, an August launch has been set for British American Tobacco’s glo tobacco-heating device.

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‘Heets’ facility in Germany

‘Heets’ facility in Germany

| June 19, 2017

Philip Morris International plans to invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce the tobacco units to be used with IQOS.

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MSA scam alert

MSA scam alert

| June 19, 2017

US state attorneys general have warned that an online advertisement could mislead people into believing they are eligible for thousands of dollars a month in tobacco settlement payments.

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Lower taxes, more revenue

Lower taxes, more revenue

| June 19, 2017

The government of Pakistan’s decision to lower cigarette taxes so that licit cigarettes can better compete price-wise with illicit cigarettes has come under fire.

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Questions over marijuana

Questions over marijuana

| June 19, 2017

In a piece for Motley Fool, Dan Caplinger argues both for and against the idea that major tobacco companies might become involved in marijuana.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| June 19, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic-market cigarette volume fell by 6.4 percent between May 2016 and May 2017.

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RAI calls takeover meeting

RAI calls takeover meeting

| June 19, 2017

British American Tobacco’s takeover of Reynolds American is expected to be completed by July 25, a week after RAI shareholders will be asked to approve the deal.

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Fewer students smoking

Fewer students smoking

| June 16, 2017

Youth tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, dropped during 2015-2016 in the United States.

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New API headquarters

New API headquarters

| June 16, 2017

API will open its new customer design center and group headquarters near Manchester Airport in the U.K. this month.

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Pollution austerity-fed

Pollution austerity-fed

| June 15, 2017

Harsh austerity measures could lie at the bottom of some negative health outcomes associated with pollution in the EU, but most of the attention is focused on environmental tobacco smoke.

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Sales down at Alliance

Sales down at Alliance

| June 15, 2017

Alliance One International was hit in fiscal 2017 by the triple whammy of smaller leaf tobacco crops in Brazil, Tanzania and the US, but the outlook for fiscal 2018 is brighter.

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A burning question

A burning question

| June 15, 2017

At the Global Forum on Nicotine, now being held in Poland, British American Tobacco is due to describe how to tell whether tobacco in a heated-tobacco product is being heated or burnt.

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ITGA calls for dialogue

ITGA calls for dialogue

| June 14, 2017

Tobacco farmers groups wants growers to be part of the discussions about them.

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Acting on child labor

Acting on child labor

| June 14, 2017

Another attempt is being made to change US law so that children will no longer be allowed to work in tobacco fields, with all the inherent dangers such work entails.

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BAT glowing in Japan

BAT glowing in Japan

| June 14, 2017

British American Tobacco says it is on track to make further rollouts of its glo heated-tobacco product in Japan and elsewhere.

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PMI investing in Russia

PMI investing in Russia

| June 14, 2017

A US42 million investment in Russia is aimed at increasing Philip Morris International’s capacity for manufacturing tobacco sticks for heated-tobacco products.

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Kaymich software extended

Kaymich software extended

| June 14, 2017

Newly-developed software from Kaymich allows users ‘to record production settings for later analysis and better understanding of each production batch’.

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Tobacco use falls in India

Tobacco use falls in India

| June 13, 2017

While the incidence of tobacco use in India has fallen significantly during the past seven years, the country still has about 267,000,000 users.

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Imperial appoints director

Imperial appoints director

| June 13, 2017

The chairman of PharmaCielo Limited, a Canada-based supplier of medicinal-grade cannabis oil extracts and related products, has been appointed to Imperial Brands’ board.

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Bangladeshi children smoking

Bangladeshi children smoking

| June 13, 2017

With two in five Bangladeshi school children reporting that they smoke, calls are being made to strengthen tobacco-control programs in the country.

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