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Production halt after warning chaos

Production halt after warning chaos

| April 4, 2016

India’s cigarette manufacturers have been forced to halt production in the face of the chaotic handling by the government of the imposition of new, bigger health warnings.

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Smuggled cigarette crackdown

Smuggled cigarette crackdown

| April 4, 2016

Retailers in Mindanao, the Philippines, have apparently stopped trying to hide the sale of smuggled cigarettes, forcing the authorities to crack down on the trade.

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Duty-free has potential

Duty-free has potential

| April 4, 2016

With tobacco duty-free sections of some airports hidden away, it is easy for this sales channel to get overlooked, but travelers are still looking to make savings.

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Butts: ‘unnecessary toxic litter’

Butts: ‘unnecessary toxic litter’

| April 1, 2016

Products aimed at reducing the problems caused by smoking are often seen by some as encouraging smoking. Even butt receptacles are not immune. So is it time to ban filters?

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Korea unveils graphic warnings

Korea unveils graphic warnings

| April 1, 2016

South Korea took about 13 years to agree to introduce graphic health warnings as the country grappled with the question of whether the images were likely to cause disgust. That question might be raised again.

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Ombudsman examining tobacco lobby

Ombudsman examining tobacco lobby

| April 1, 2016

No tobacco industry speakers are listed to address an event being hosted by the EU Ombudsman to examine questions about tobacco lobbying.

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Cigarette litter can be reduced

Cigarette litter can be reduced

| March 31, 2016

A US program has shown that cigarette – and other – litter can be reduced, but to be successful such programs have to focus on changing behaviour.

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New grower payment system

New grower payment system

| March 31, 2016

It is going to take time for Zimbabwe’s new tobacco-grower payment system to be accepted by everyone, but, despite its drawbacks, it seems to offer growers greater protection than they previously had.

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India to impose 85 percent warnings

India to impose 85 percent warnings

| March 31, 2016

In keeping with its strong democratic traditions, India has gone through a long and involved process to choose the size of its tobacco-packaging graphic health warnings – 85 percent.

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TMA announces 2016 meeting

TMA announces 2016 meeting

| March 31, 2016

The 101st Annual Meeting and Conference of the TMA is scheduled to be held in Virginia, US, in May.

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Price favors tobacco cigarettes

Price favors tobacco cigarettes

| March 30, 2016

A new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, electronic cigarettes cost the consumer more than do combustible tobacco cigarettes, despite the huge tax burden heaped on the latter.

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Smoking lessons are très difficile

Smoking lessons are très difficile

| March 30, 2016

Some French students are being allowed to break the law by smoking tobacco on school grounds, where they are deemed to be less at risk from terrorist attacks than they would be if they were on the street.

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Pontianak mayor purges smokers

Pontianak mayor purges smokers

| March 30, 2016

Tobacco smokers are being purged from an Indonesian city’s administration, purportedly in an attempt to make the city child-friendly.

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Smokers being enfranchised

Smokers being enfranchised

| March 30, 2016

Smokers, more used to being ‘denormalized’, are being offered the chance to have their say on a wide range of issues, and all they need is a spent cigarette and a Ballot Bin.

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Andhra sales open with optimism

Andhra sales open with optimism

| March 29, 2016

After snapping up a below-target flue-cured tobacco crop in the Indian state of Karnataka, buyers have moved on to Andhra Pradesh with their enthusiasm undiminished.

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Call for standardized cigarettes

Call for standardized cigarettes

| March 29, 2016

According to a New Zealand group opposed to tobacco smoking, green is an unattractive color. The group has suggested, in part, that cigarette paper should be green so as to reduce the appeal of cigarettes.

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Heroic brand take-over fails

Heroic brand take-over fails

| March 29, 2016

Vinataba has failed in an innovative attempt to try to reduce tobacco smuggling. It had applied to register, in Vietnam, the names of two brands of cigarettes that the company claims make up 90 percent of the contraband market.

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Conference deadlines announced

Conference deadlines announced

| March 29, 2016

There are two days left in which to make submissions in relation to poster presentations or the Vaping Advocate of the Year Award at this year’s Global Forum on Nicotine.

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Zimbabwean exports up

Zimbabwean exports up

| March 27, 2016

Zimbabwe has exported 35.5 million kilograms worth $223.4 million of Virginia tobacco since the start of the selling season, slightly more than it exported during the comparable period last year.

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‘Illicit cigarettes to outsell legal ones’

‘Illicit cigarettes to outsell legal ones’

| March 27, 2016

Unless the government moderates its tax policies, illicit cigarette sales could soon overtake legal ones, according to the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers.

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