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Proposed new rule ‘disastrous’

Proposed new rule ‘disastrous’

| October 12, 2016

The most dangerous threat facing vapor products in the US seems to stem from bureaucracy dressed up as science.

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PMI to host results webcast

PMI to host results webcast

| October 12, 2016

PMI’s third-quarter results are due to be discussed during a live audio webcast on October 18.

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PMI strengthens position in Nigeria

PMI strengthens position in Nigeria

| October 11, 2016

Last year, Philip Morris International started importing its Senegal-manufactured cigarette brands into Nigeria. By the end of this year, some of those brands will be manufactured in Nigeria.

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Tobacco interests seek seat at CoP7

Tobacco interests seek seat at CoP7

| October 11, 2016

The Conference of the Parties to the WHO’s FCTC is finding that holding its meeting in the biggest democracy has its drawbacks. Tobacco people in India don’t want to be dictated to.

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PMI to launch iQOS into US

PMI to launch iQOS into US

| October 11, 2016

Having enjoyed huge success in Japan, Philip Morris International’s iQOS and HeatSticks vapor system is to be launched in the US during 2017.

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TFWA visitor numbers down

TFWA visitor numbers down

| October 11, 2016

There was talk of being optimistic while carrying an umbrella at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, where exhibition visitor numbers were down slightly on those of last year.

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Eastern wants tobacco grown in Egypt

Eastern wants tobacco grown in Egypt

| October 10, 2016

Faced with difficulties over importing tobacco into Egypt, Eastern Company is proposing that the country’s ban on leaf growing is overturned.

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JT to expand Ploom TECH sales

JT to expand Ploom TECH sales

| October 10, 2016

No company likes to be unable to keep up with demand for its products, but Japan Tobacco Inc, used to serving a declining domestic tobacco market, must be enjoying a warm glow from suddenly serving an increasing vapor-device market.

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20 million vapers demand a hearing

20 million vapers demand a hearing

| October 10, 2016

An alliance has been formed to stand up at international level on behalf of the numerous national organizations that represent the interests of nicotine consumers.

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Taxing time for WHO

Taxing time for WHO

| October 10, 2016

Many countries seem reluctant, for whatever reasons, to fund the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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Testing time for vaping

Testing time for vaping

| October 10, 2016

Scientists want to know how vapers vape because understanding this is an essential step to understanding the potential that vaping devices might have to reduce the harm caused by smoking.

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Illicit whites flooding Europe

Illicit whites flooding Europe

| October 10, 2016

Under pressure in respect of counterfeit and contraband tobacco products, criminals are increasingly turning to illicit white cigarettes in order to keep black market pipelines primed.

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Some public sessions at COP7

Some public sessions at COP7

| October 6, 2016

Some concessions to the principle of transparency might be made when the usually-secretive Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control meets in India next month.

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JTI signs leaf agreement in Italy

JTI signs leaf agreement in Italy

| October 6, 2016

A new leaf tobacco purchase agreement between Japan Tobacco International and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture will be worth about an extra €160 million to the local industry.

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Smokers in Scotland heal themselves

Smokers in Scotland heal themselves

| October 6, 2016

One reason why the number of smokers in Scotland is falling while the use of official quit services is also falling could be down to the fact that smokers are self-prescribing electronic cigarettes.

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RAI to host results conference call

RAI to host results conference call

| October 6, 2016

A webcast of Reynolds American Inc.’s third-quarter results is due to be held on October 19.

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2045 end-game recommendation

2045 end-game recommendation

| October 5, 2016

Some of Malaysia’s anti-tobacco organizations want to end smoking in the country by 2045, which, time-wise, is a less ambitious plan than has been put forward in a number of other countries.

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Ireland prepares for plain packs

Ireland prepares for plain packs

| October 5, 2016

Ireland is to push ahead with plans to introduce standardized packaging for tobacco products with the aim of improving public health.

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Nepal to have 90 percent warnings

Nepal to have 90 percent warnings

| October 5, 2016

Anti-tobacco activists seem to have convinced the Nepalese government that pictorial health warnings work and that, therefore, bigger health warnings will work even better.

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Push for graphic warnings in US

Push for graphic warnings in US

| October 5, 2016

The first attempt to introduce graphic health warnings in the US ended in failure when the warnings were challenged in court. Now, anti-tobacco groups want the Food and Drug Administration to have another shot.

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Malawi growers failed by IPS

Malawi growers failed by IPS

| October 4, 2016

A call has been made for the ending of the integrated production system in Malawi, which is said to favor buyers over growers. But, as usual, low grower prices comprise the real issue.

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Graphic warning reprieve in Myanmar

Graphic warning reprieve in Myanmar

| October 4, 2016

The tobacco industry has been given six months to clear from Myanmar’s marketplace tobacco-product packs that do not carry new graphic health warnings introduced earlier this year.

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No place at COP7 for growers

No place at COP7 for growers

| October 4, 2016

The International Tobacco Growers’ Association says that it has appealed to the UN secretary-general after having written to the World Health Organization for four years without receiving a reply.

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Smuggling on increase in Vietnam

Smuggling on increase in Vietnam

| October 4, 2016

In part, the increase in tobacco smuggling being experienced in Vietnam is down to a change in the law, and the Vietnam Tobacco Association wants that change put into reverse.

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BAT providing e-cig leadership

BAT providing e-cig leadership

| October 3, 2016

British American Tobacco is in the vanguard of providing the high-quality research that is needed properly to evaluate what role electronic cigarettes can play in harm reduction.

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