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Hand-rolled production down

Hand-rolled production down

| January 10, 2017

A law that requires Indonesia’s smokers to indulge their habit during rushed breaks outside is taking its toll on the consumption of hand-rolled kreteks, which tend to provide a more leisurely smoke.

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Smoking ban not enforced

Smoking ban not enforced

| January 10, 2017

Smokers around the world have generally proved to be law-abiding when it comes to obeying public-places bans, but, where bans are not enforced, laws tend to be forgotten.

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Ugly campaign unleashed

Ugly campaign unleashed

| January 10, 2017

A ‘lookist’ anti-smoking campaign that came to prominence some years ago but that seemed to have been put out of its misery has been resurrected in Saudi Arabia.

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Nicotine not an EU target

Nicotine not an EU target

| January 9, 2017

Despite their high media profile in recent months, very-low-nicotine cigarettes do not form part of the EU Commission’s tobacco control strategy.

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New taxes being taxed

New taxes being taxed

| January 9, 2017

In raising both cigarette excise taxes and cigarette value-added taxes this month, the Indonesian government is putting the squeeze on tobacco consumers.

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Growing proposal

Growing proposal

| January 9, 2017

A cigarette manufacturer in the Philippines is looking to expand tobacco production on the Philippines’ island of Mindanao, where growing conditions are said to be most favourable.

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FDA final rule issued

FDA final rule issued

| January 9, 2017

Depending on its intended use, a tobacco product, or a tobacco-derived product might fall under one of three sections of the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Snus provides protection

Snus provides protection

| January 6, 2017

New research has confirmed a previous finding that current snus use is strongly protective against Parkinson’s disease, with more protection provided by heavier and long-term use.

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E-cigs aid quitting

E-cigs aid quitting

| January 6, 2017

Electronic cigarettes have been found by Ireland’s Health Information and Quality Authority to provide a cost-effective method of helping more people to quit smoking.

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New business model invoked

New business model invoked

| January 6, 2017

The commercialization of Voke, the safer alternative to cigarettes that doesn’t heat liquid, use a battery or create vapor, should gather momentum during this year.

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Kochar to lead hologram group

Kochar to lead hologram group

| January 5, 2017

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has appointed Manoj Kochar to the position of chairman.

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E-cigs charge battery sales

E-cigs charge battery sales

| January 5, 2017

Sales of e-cigarettes have contributed significantly to the growth of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, according to the research firm Packaged Facts.

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Growers over-planted

Growers over-planted

| January 5, 2017

The provincial government of Ontario, Canada, says it is following the law in fining tobacco growers for over-planting, but there is a suggestion that planting rules lack clarity.

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New barn system

New barn system

| January 5, 2017

Using paddy husk to generate the heat necessary to cure tobacco is environment friendly, but now a Sri Lankan inventor has refined the system to make it more efficient.

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Voke on the back burner

Voke on the back burner

| January 5, 2017

Having obtained for Voke a medicinal license from the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, British American Tobacco has put the product on the back burner.

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E-auctions ready to go

E-auctions ready to go

| January 5, 2017

Using e-auctions in Zimbabwe in 2017 will curb corruption and improve transparency on the country’s auction floors, says the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board.

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Export opportunities welcomed

Export opportunities welcomed

| January 4, 2017

The prospects for tobacco farmers in Cambodia have been given a lift by a trade agreement that allows for the annual duty-free import by Vietnam of 3,000 tons of unmanufactured Cambodian tobacco.

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Cigarette production down

Cigarette production down

| January 4, 2017

A fall in consumption of licit cigarettes in Indonesia seems to have been partly offset by an increase in the consumption of illicit cigarettes.

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Display ban to be imposed

Display ban to be imposed

| January 4, 2017

Because the Dutch government did not like the proposals put forward by the tobacco industry for a tobacco-products retail display ban, it is going to come up with its own plan.

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FDA battery safety workshop

FDA battery safety workshop

| January 4, 2017

Failures among electronic cigarette batteries are relatively rare, but they attract huge headlines and it is as well that the US Food and Drug Administration is to look into these matters.

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| February 19, 2018
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Watching the weather

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