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On the trail of tracking and tracing

On the trail of tracking and tracing

| November 18, 2016

The idea of a global tracking and tracing system for tobacco products seems set to remain just that for years to come. Even an EU-wide system is estimated to take eight years to come fully into force.

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New Surgeon General report

New Surgeon General report

| November 18, 2016

The US Surgeon General has issued a new, lengthy report that looks at a wide range of substance misuse, substance use disorders, and related harms.

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Mother loses children to shisha

Mother loses children to shisha

| November 18, 2016

Smoking is increasingly being taken into account in child custody battles and in determining whether people should be allowed to adopt children.

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Colin Hose to retire

Colin Hose to retire

| November 17, 2016

Colin Hose, global business relationship manager for Alliance One International (AOI), will retire in April after 42 years of service.

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BAT seeks innovative regulations

BAT seeks innovative regulations

| November 17, 2016

One way to smooth the road to new developments is to allow tweaked products to go through an authorization process that is consistent with the minor changes made to the original product.

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Another call for US graphic warnings

Another call for US graphic warnings

| November 17, 2016

US cigarette packs carry relatively modest health warnings, but the American Medical Association is again calling for the imposition of graphic warnings.

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E-cig class action dismissed

E-cig class action dismissed

| November 17, 2016

Most of a suit claiming, in part, that manufacturers deceptively advertised the health benefits of electronic cigarette products over traditional cigarettes has been thrown out, but a vestigial claim remains.

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Military fencing with foil

Military fencing with foil

| November 17, 2016

The reported use by the North Korean military of aluminium foil from discarded cigarette packs at least delivers a positive environmental message.

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Delman to leave TMA

Delman to leave TMA

| November 16, 2016

Farrell Delman will be leaving TMA to pursue other interests effective Dec. 31. Delman’s illustrious career spans more than 40 years as TMA’s president.

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Preventive drinking

Preventive drinking

| November 16, 2016

Red wine has been found to offer some protection in young, healthy adults from some of the harmful effects caused by tobacco smoking.

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Report tracks harm-reduction policies

Report tracks harm-reduction policies

| November 16, 2016

A new report has tracked the electronic-cigarette policies of 52 US cities and evaluated the degree to which each has promoted a harm-reduction approach to tobacco.

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Flue-cured harvesting set to begin

Flue-cured harvesting set to begin

| November 16, 2016

Zimbabwe is close to the start of harvesting its irrigated flue-cured crop, the production of which was hampered by a long dry spell that dried up some watercourses.

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Fluid control systems previewed

Fluid control systems previewed

| November 16, 2016

A number of new products have been previewed by C.B. Kaymich, which specializes in adhesive application and fluid control systems.

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A bright future

A bright future

| November 15, 2016

Trade group expects continued demand for effective security devices in 2017.

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Internal dissent at CoP meeting

Internal dissent at CoP meeting

| November 15, 2016

Last week’s proceedings of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control were stalled by parties who questioned the principles of the treaty itself.

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No place for farmers at CoP meetings

No place for farmers at CoP meetings

| November 15, 2016

Tobacco farmers are sometimes prevented by circumstances beyond their control from making a profit from their operations, but now they have been condemned for thinking about making a profit.

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Illicit tobacco factory raided in UK

Illicit tobacco factory raided in UK

| November 15, 2016

Three lorry-loads of tobacco had to be removed from an illicit factory in Birmingham, UK, after a raid; and it took three days to remove the machinery.

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RAI moves to unite brand strategy

RAI moves to unite brand strategy

| November 15, 2016

A new wholly-owned company is being put in place to accelerate the marketplace momentum and long-term growth of RAI operating company brands.

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TMA relaunches website

TMA relaunches website

| November 15, 2016

SIte provides comprehensive information on the tobacco and e-vapor industries, in a newer, faster format, allowing users to access and receive critical data contoured to their individual needs.

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FDA castigated over vaping policies

FDA castigated over vaping policies

| November 14, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration’s de facto policy of forcing small- and medium-sized companies to quit the vaping sector seems to be working.

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| October 1, 2017
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| October 1, 2017
Smooth operator

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Advances in processes, materials and technologies are reducing requirements for spare parts.

| September 1, 2017
Riding high

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| September 1, 2017
An opportunity for health

An opportunity for health

David Sweanor on the taxation of new ‘tobacco’ products.

| September 1, 2017
Outstanding innovations

Outstanding innovations

New filter technologies are helping cigarette manufacturers set their products apart.

| September 1, 2017
How low can you go?

How low can you go?

Scandinavia’s market for combustibles shrinks as consumers look for less-harmful alternatives.

| September 1, 2017

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Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

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

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017
Creating momentum

Creating momentum

The VTA took the fight to legislators firsthand.

| September 2, 2017
Battery battle

Battery battle

Sub-par production materials and user error are the main causes for battery failure.

| September 1, 2017
A shot in the foot

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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