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Smoking plummets in Sweden

Smoking plummets in Sweden

| March 15, 2017

Snus is banned in the EU outside of Sweden where this product has been largely credited with reducing the incidence of smoking among one group of men to five percent.

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iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

| March 15, 2017

The innovative nature of Philip Morris International’s iQOS heated-tobacco device is causing market teething problems in some countries as regulators scramble to catch up.

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Gimme shelter

Gimme shelter

| March 15, 2017

Singapore’s on-street smoking-zone shelters are seen as a “good approach” because they protect bystanders from second-hand smoke, are fair to smokers, and are logistically simple.

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E-cig claim half-baked

E-cig claim half-baked

| March 14, 2017

The trouble with oven-ready ideas, such as the one that has it that electronic cigarettes are tobacco products, is that they’re not the real thing. And no amount of ketchup will make them right.

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Massive tax rise planned

Massive tax rise planned

| March 14, 2017

Is it ethical to force smokers to pay for a country’s long-term care plan when, given what is said about life expectancies, they are not going to benefit from such long-term care?

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Inspiring women

Inspiring women

| March 14, 2017

A woman working in the tobacco industry figured prominently when Women In Leadership this year held its third annual Inspiring Women Awards in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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PMI to webcast presentation

PMI to webcast presentation

| March 14, 2017

The Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London next week will include a presentation by Philip Morris International’s CFO Jacek Olczak.

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Glowing testimony

Glowing testimony

| March 13, 2017

In some places, indoor smoking bans do not apply to vaping, and it is important for the success of heated-tobacco products that they are allowed to be on the inside with electronic cigarettes.

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Acid test for e-liquids

Acid test for e-liquids

| March 13, 2017

Scientists working at British American Tobacco say that more research needs to be carried out into the use of citric acid in e-liquids.

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Alternative crops sought

Alternative crops sought

| March 13, 2017

Bangladesh is looking to encourage its tobacco growers to switch to other crops, but the question is, will it be any more successful than have others that have tried to do the same.

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Market agility needed

Market agility needed

| March 13, 2017

Attendance was up by just over six percent at the third TFWA China’s Century Conference, which was held in Guangzhou last week.

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Gottlieb nominated for FDA

Gottlieb nominated for FDA

| March 13, 2017

U.S. President Trump said Friday that he intended to nominate Scott Gottlieb to lead the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Heated or burnt?

Heated or burnt?

| March 10, 2017

Whether or not British American Tobacco’s approach to measuring if tobacco is heated or burnt in new nicotine devices is generally accepted, it is certainly an important step forward.

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Call for e-cigs subsidy

Call for e-cigs subsidy

| March 10, 2017

In New Zealand, where nicotine patches and gum are subsidized, a call is being made for electronic cigarettes to be given the same status.

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Young people getting older

Young people getting older

| March 10, 2017

The tendency for countries to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products has the advantage of prolonging childhood.

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Tabaqueira enquiry ordered

Tabaqueira enquiry ordered

| March 10, 2017

Six years after Portugal’s wholesalers first made a complaint against Tabaqueira, the country’s competition regulator has been ordered to investigate that complaint.

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Battery workshop scheduled

Battery workshop scheduled

| March 10, 2017

The failures – sometimes explosive – of batteries used in some vapor devices have been causing concern; so a workshop to discuss these issues is timely.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| March 10, 2017

A lot of CORESTA reports and information on projects that it has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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Merger clears hurdle

Merger clears hurdle

| March 9, 2017

No anti-trust concerns over BAT-RAI deal

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Vapor industry seeks support

Vapor industry seeks support

| March 9, 2017

Vapor advocates in the US are promoting a bill that would mitigate against the worst excesses of the Food and Drug Administration’s electronic-cigarette deeming regulations.

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From the leaf lands

Lebanon suffers leaf losses

Lebanon suffers leaf losses

A survey is to be carried out to determine the extent of losses incurred by tobacco growers in southern Lebanon, where viruses are said to have caused extensive damage.

| May 24, 2018
Universal presents results

Universal presents results

Universal Corporation expects to make higher volume sales from the next tobacco-crop cycle, given that the global market remains stable.

| May 24, 2018
Contracting Burley

Contracting Burley

Tennessee’s Burley crop is expected to fall by 20 percent or more following Alliance One International’s decision not to buy US Burley.

| May 22, 2018
Leaf prices increased

Leaf prices increased

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Zimbabwe will be hoping that the “encouraging” prices being paid for their leaf will stand up for the rest of the season.

| May 22, 2018
Growers up in arms

Growers up in arms

Some tobacco growers in Pakistan are claiming that tobacco manufacturers are exploiting them, and they have vowed to fight back.

| May 22, 2018
Universal results webcast

Universal results webcast

Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer at Universal Corporation, will host a results webcast on May 23.

| May 21, 2018

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Discussing challenges

Discussing challenges

Tobacco growers convene in Indonesia.

| April 2, 2018
The promise of heated tobacco

The promise of heated tobacco

Peter Nixon, PMI’s U.K. and Ireland MD, praises England’s progressive approach to new technologies.

| February 28, 2018
Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Five days of factory tours, farm visits, recreational activities and many, many cigars.

| February 5, 2018
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

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