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Zambian leaf sales to decline

Zambian leaf sales to decline

| May 16, 2016

The Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) expects the trade to buy 1 million kg less tobacco from farmers during the 2016 selling season in Eastern Province.

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Animals condemned by FDA rules

Animals condemned by FDA rules

| May 16, 2016

The FDA’s latest regulations have condemned countless non-human animals to terrible and unnecessary suffering so that humans can indulge unnecessary habits.

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Children working in tobacco

Children working in tobacco

| May 16, 2016

The US has deemed that people under 18 should not buy electronic cigarettes, but it is still under the impression that it’s okay for 12-year olds to work long hours in tobacco fields.

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Children working in tobacco

Children working in tobacco

| May 16, 2016

People as young as 10 are said to be working on tobacco plantations in Indonesia and some tobacco companies are said to be turning a blind eye to the practice.

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No price rise for Kenyan farmers

No price rise for Kenyan farmers

| May 16, 2016

In Kenya, British American Tobacco says that its policy of helping farmers improve the quality of their tobacco will lead to higher pay.

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Presumptive smoking ban

Presumptive smoking ban

| May 16, 2016

While tobacco smoking would be banned in public places in the Philippines under president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, most interest will likely center on what penalties will be handed out to violators.

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E-cig documentary debuts

E-cig documentary debuts

| May 12, 2016

A Billion Lives debuted May 11 in Wellington, New Zealand, as part of the Doc Edge Festival.

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Molins appoints new CEO

Molins appoints new CEO

| May 12, 2016

Molins’ board of directors has appointed Antony Steels as chief executive and a director, effective June 6, 2016.

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Stier seeks insight into FDA decisionmaking

Stier seeks insight into FDA decisionmaking

| May 12, 2016

Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, has filed a request with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Freedom of Information Act, to gain insight into how the agency weighed the cost and benefits in establishing its final rule.

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Nicopure challenges FDA rules

Nicopure challenges FDA rules

| May 11, 2016

‘The rulemaking process violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the First Amendment.’

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Seita appeals against plain packaging

Seita appeals against plain packaging

| May 10, 2016

‘Decree violates manufacturers’ rights to intellectual property and freedom of expression, contravenes the principle of free enterprise, and deprives business owners of their constitutional rights.’

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Cigarette sales decline in China

Cigarette sales decline in China

| May 10, 2016

The number of cigarettes sold in China fell 3.3 percent in the year to March 2016 from the previous year, according to the World Health Organization.

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Seed sales plunge in Zimbabwe

Seed sales plunge in Zimbabwe

| May 9, 2016

Disappointed by prices, farmers who rushed into tobacco are returning to their traditional crops.

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Villiger expands in North America

Villiger expands in North America

| May 9, 2016

The company’s new, Miami new facility will focus on premium, handrolled cigars from Latin America, which will be sold in the United States alongside the machine-made cigars and cigarillos from Switzerland.

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JTI to stop manufacturing in Korea

JTI to stop manufacturing in Korea

| May 9, 2016

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has decided to stop producing cigarettes in South Korea as part of an effort to optimize its worldwide operations.

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Xcaliber to acquire Tantus brands

Xcaliber to acquire Tantus brands

| May 6, 2016

New owner to benefit from Tantus’ ‘predicate’ brands.

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Curran joins USTC

Curran joins USTC

| May 6, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative has hired industry veteran Declan Curran as director of leaf quality.

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Vapor industry scrutinizes FDA rules

Vapor industry scrutinizes FDA rules

| May 6, 2016

Industry representatives share concerns about numerous provisions.

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ITC again halts production

ITC again halts production

| May 6, 2016

No end is in sight for the saga surrounding the introduction in India of graphic health warnings increased in size from 40 percent to 85 percent of the two main surfaces of tobacco product packs.

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E-cigs sold under the counter

E-cigs sold under the counter

| May 6, 2016

Some retailers in Dubai are selling electronic cigarettes. They’re making a little money and breaking the law, but they are also almost certainly performing a public service.

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GFN conference program finalized

GFN conference program finalized

| May 6, 2016

Full details are now available for the conference program for the Global Forum on Nicotine, which is due to take place in Poland next month.

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SM’s sales up in first quarter

SM’s sales up in first quarter

| May 6, 2016

Swedish Match enjoyed a six percent increase in sales – seven percent calculated in local currencies – during its first quarter of 2016.

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Regs raise concerns about health, jobs

Regs raise concerns about health, jobs

| May 5, 2016

‘FDA rules will stifle innovation, risk jobs and prevent cessation.’

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Disputed grandfather date stays

Disputed grandfather date stays

| May 5, 2016

Products introduced after February 2007 require authorization.

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Deeming rules announced

Deeming rules announced

| May 5, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized its rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco.

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