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Selling season start announced

Selling season start announced

| March 4, 2016

The effect of drought conditions has set back the start of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured selling season by about 4-6 weeks, which will have repercussions for farmers, businesses and the country at large; so an expansion of irrigation is being urged.

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Graphic warnings now mandatory

Graphic warnings now mandatory

| March 4, 2016

From yesterday, all cigarettes entering the Philippines’ tobacco trade have had to bear new graphic health warnings. Retailers have until the beginning of November to clear their shelves of products without the new warnings.

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Tax take falls after taxes raised

Tax take falls after taxes raised

| March 4, 2016

The Netherlands seems to have dug down to the point of diminishing tobacco-tax returns. But rather than stop digging, it is planning to revisit its excavations next month.

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Young Vietnamese smoke too much

Young Vietnamese smoke too much

| March 4, 2016

A report has come to the conclusion that young Vietnamese people are not fit, partly because they smoke and drink too much, but a similar report could be conjured up – by old people – in most countries of the world.

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Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

Scientists denounce ‘McCarthyism’

| March 3, 2016

Neil McKeganey and Christopher Russell of the Centre for Substance Use Research in Glasgow, Scotland, have cautioned against a “new McCarthyism” in the area of e-cigarette research.

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Tobacco Reporter hits it big

Tobacco Reporter hits it big

| March 3, 2016

The Trade Association Business Publications International has included Tobacco Reporter in its “Big 95” list, highlighting the world’s most acclaimed business-to-business and trade publications.

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Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

| March 3, 2016

Konstantinos Farsalinos of Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece questioned the validity of a Hong Kong Baptist University claim that the level of PAHs in e-cigarettes is a million times higher than that in roadside air.

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Foundry Tobacco expands

Foundry Tobacco expands

| March 3, 2016

The company has added two sales brokers and a brand manager to drive growth of its innovative portfolio of cigars.

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John White passes away

John White passes away

| March 3, 2016

Tobacco veteran John White died Feb. 27, 2016.

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Sampoerna remains profitable

Sampoerna remains profitable

| March 3, 2016

Indonesia’s largest cigarette maker continued making profit last year despite heightened efforts from the government to curb cigarette sales.

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U.S. to ban in-flight vaping

U.S. to ban in-flight vaping

| March 3, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department plans to ban vaping on planes, “to protect airline passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes.”

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BAT Science & Technology Report

BAT Science & Technology Report

| March 3, 2016

Available today, British American Tobacco’s 2015 Science & Technology Report details significant strides in the science of tobacco harm reduction made by BAT’s R&D facility over the past year.

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Formaldehyde below WHO guideline

Formaldehyde below WHO guideline

| March 3, 2016

A new study shows that the daily exposure to formaldehyde from three different types of e-cigarettes is well below the levels considered safe by the World Health Organization (WHO), at less than a sixth of the indoor air quality standard.

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RJR Vapor presents new power unit

RJR Vapor presents new power unit

| March 3, 2016

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. is introducing its Vuse Fob power unit with Bluetooth technology in the United States.

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Concern over Malawi leaf prices

Concern over Malawi leaf prices

| March 3, 2016

Tobacco growers are being exploited in Malawi even before the official selling season begins, partly because of a failure to announce minimum prices in a timely manner.

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Smoking steadily in Luxembourg

Smoking steadily in Luxembourg

| March 3, 2016

Luxembourg doesn’t have a particularly high rate of tobacco smoking, but a health body is calling for an increase in prices because the fall in the incidence of smoking seems to have stalled at 20 percent.

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