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Electronic cigarette report decried

Electronic cigarette report decried

| December 9, 2016

A warning has been issued that the US Surgeon General’s report on electronic cigarettes risks causing serious harm to public health.

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Nicotine improves cognitive function

Nicotine improves cognitive function

| December 9, 2016

A study in New Zealand has found that nicotine improves the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia.

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Aerosol test results validated

Aerosol test results validated

| December 9, 2016

British American Tobacco has conducted research showing that the results of tests on electronic-cigarette aerosols are valid.

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Some success for plain packs

Some success for plain packs

| December 9, 2016

A new study of the effects of standardized packaging seems to show that Australia has had some success in making young people think harder about taking up smoking.

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SG report a ‘disservice’

SG report a ‘disservice’

| December 8, 2016

Vapor advocates are disappointed by the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on e-cigarettes.

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Surgeon General calls for e-cig curbs

Surgeon General calls for e-cig curbs

| December 8, 2016

The U.S. continues to view e-cigarettes as a tobacco gateway.

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Sweden at bottom of EU smoking table

Sweden at bottom of EU smoking table

| December 8, 2016

Sweden is at the bottom of the EU’s smoking table because of the availability there of snus. So why doesn’t the EU allow snus to be sold in other member states?

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Campaign targets second-hand smoke

Campaign targets second-hand smoke

| December 8, 2016

A campaign to highlight the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke has been launched in Vietnam, where non-smoking women are said to account for 20 percent of lung cancer cases.

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Second-hand marijuana smoke concerns

Second-hand marijuana smoke concerns

| December 8, 2016

A US researcher is calling for more research into the possible risk to children of their being exposed to second-hand marijuana smoke in areas where marijuana use is legal or common.

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Altria, PMI declare dividends

Altria, PMI declare dividends

| December 8, 2016

Altria and Philip Morris International each declared a regular quarterly dividend yesterday.

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Altria has stake in iQOS application

Altria has stake in iQOS application

| December 7, 2016

Altria stands to gain hugely if Philip Morris International’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product application for iQOS proves successful in the US.

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Purilum to fill Vape Forward pods

Purilum to fill Vape Forward pods

| December 7, 2016

At its modern plant in North Carolina, Purilum is to fill the refill pods for Vape Forward’s CYNC compact electronic vaporizer, which uses sealed cartridges.

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Personalizing pack health warnings

Personalizing pack health warnings

| December 7, 2016

When huge cigarette-pack health warnings started to appear, entrepreneurs reacted by offering sleeves to cover them up. Now, it is possible to personalize them, so as to underline the message.

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New board member at PMI

New board member at PMI

| December 7, 2016

The latest director to join the Philip Morris International board, Massimo Ferragamo, is said to have ‘deep experience in the global luxury consumer products business’.

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‘Concerns’ over illegal-trade proceeds

‘Concerns’ over illegal-trade proceeds

| December 6, 2016

Australia should not be surprised that criminals take advantage of the business opportunities presented to them by policies aimed at increasing cigarette excise taxes unremittingly.

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Diminishing returns in Sri Lanka

Diminishing returns in Sri Lanka

| December 6, 2016

Sri Lanka has had to revise down its 2016 cigarette tax revenue estimate because taxes seem to have pushed the prices of these products beyond the reach of many smokers.

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PMI files modified risk application

PMI files modified risk application

| December 6, 2016

A Modified Risk Tobacco Product application has been submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration on behalf of an electronically heated tobacco product – presumably iQOS.

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No iQOS launch in the Philippines

No iQOS launch in the Philippines

| December 6, 2016

Asked whether Philip Morris would be introducing iQOS to the Philippines, a company spokesman said not immediately, but that it would be growing its portfolio of conventional cigarettes.

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Vapor delivers nicotine effectively

Vapor delivers nicotine effectively

| December 5, 2016

As Ella Fitzgerald sang: tain’t what you do; it’s the way that you do it – and in respect of getting an effective hit of nicotine from a vapor device: it’s what you do it with.

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Leaf industry defends its position

Leaf industry defends its position

| December 5, 2016

The Zimbabwe Tobacco Association has told the World Health Organization to ‘include us in all your deliberations and decisions’.

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| September 1, 2017

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The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

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| November 1, 2017
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Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

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| October 1, 2017
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The VTA took the fight to legislators firsthand.

| September 2, 2017
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A shot in the foot

Is it contradictory for a university to ban vaping but allow handguns?

| August 30, 2017

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From the leaf lands

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

| January 17, 2018
Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

| January 17, 2018
Looking to quit

Looking to quit

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

| January 16, 2018
Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

| January 12, 2018
Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

| January 10, 2018
Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.

| December 29, 2017

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