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Attempt to redeem cigars

Attempt to redeem cigars

| January 25, 2017

Premium cigars, by their nature, seem not to pose a serious public health risk to young or old; so an attempt is being made to pull them from under the US FDA’s deeming regulations.

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Growing tobacco again

Growing tobacco again

| January 24, 2017

Although Australia phased out licensed tobacco growing a decade ago, it seems that the price of cigarettes has encouraged some unlicensed farmers to grow the crop.

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Nicotine’s positive impact

Nicotine’s positive impact

| January 24, 2017

Researchers in France and the US have discovered that nicotine normalizes brain activity deficits that are key to schizophrenia.

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Illegal trade huge

Illegal trade huge

| January 24, 2017

Every year, it seems, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco issues a warning about the state of the illegal tobacco trade in Ontario, Canada; so, presumably, nothing ever gets done.

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Sales bounce back

Sales bounce back

| January 24, 2017

Cigarette sales in South Korea increased by more than nine percent last year as smokers got used to the tax hike introduced at the start of 2015, which knocked sales in that year.

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Warning on non-compliance

Warning on non-compliance

| January 23, 2017

The bad news is that few tobacco-product packs are compliant fully with Bangladesh-government requirements, but the good news is that less than a fifth are fully non-compliant.

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Second warnings warning

Second warnings warning

| January 23, 2017

Tobacco producers operating in Cambodia are drinking at the last chance saloon when it comes to complying with government requirements on tobacco-pack warnings.

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You can’t please everybody

You can’t please everybody

| January 23, 2017

While some have welcomed KT&G’s increasing overseas cigarette sales, others are not so comfortable with its success.

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KT&G to be at TFWA event

KT&G to be at TFWA event

| January 23, 2017

With its eyes on expanding its already-considerable non-domestic sales, KT&G will be participating at the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in May.

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Vaglietti to lead Goebel

Vaglietti to lead Goebel

| January 23, 2017

Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme has appointed Daniele Vaglietti to the position of CEO. He will remain CEO of Goebel’s parent company, IMS Deltamatic.

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Cautious on heat-not-burn

Cautious on heat-not-burn

| January 20, 2017

If the launch in the UK of the iQOS heated-tobacco device is demonstrating one thing it is that it is difficult to get across to some people the workings of a new technology.

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$1 billion of tobacco exports

$1 billion of tobacco exports

| January 20, 2017

Turkey’s exports of tobacco products and leaf tobacco are buoyant at the moment and some believe that they could go much higher with legislative changes.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| January 20, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s December domestic cigarette volume was down on that of December 2015, but, over the same period, its domestic cigarette revenue increased.

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Sustainable position

Sustainable position

| January 20, 2017

Iggesund Paperboard, with its high-end packaging boards, can bathe in the glow of its parent company’s placement on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations.

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Supply network investment

Supply network investment

| January 19, 2017

British American Tobacco’s site at Southampton, UK, which has become a center for research, leaf-sourcing and supply operations, now employs more people than it used to as a manufacturing facility.

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Simple, effective technology

Simple, effective technology

| January 19, 2017

A new system from C. B. Kaymich has been designed to prevent the separation of particles suspended in liquids being used in tobacco manufacturing.

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Trying to Trump new rules

Trying to Trump new rules

| January 19, 2017

A lot of vapor businesses and believers in the concept of tobacco-harm reduction are pinning their hopes on convincing the new US administration to roll-back some of the more egregious regulations on vapor products.

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Altria to discuss results

Altria to discuss results

| January 19, 2017

Altria’s fourth-quarter and full-year results are scheduled to be discussed during a live audio webcast on February 1.

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Altria buys Nat Sherman

Altria buys Nat Sherman

| January 18, 2017

Altria Group has acquired the privately held Sherman Group Holdings and its subsidiaries.

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More growers in Zimbabwe

More growers in Zimbabwe

| January 18, 2017

The number of tobacco growers in Zimbabwe has increased by 15 percent to 81,301 this farming season, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board.

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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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From the leaf lands

Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

| April 17, 2018
Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Malawi’s tobacco sales season got off to an awful start on Monday with some prices well below a dollar a kg, which far from reflected the work that had gone into producing the leaf.

| April 10, 2018
Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

| April 10, 2018
Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

| April 9, 2018
Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

| April 6, 2018
Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

| April 5, 2018

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