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Beijing ban working well

Beijing ban working well

| June 1, 2016

Chinese people in Beijing have confirmed a phenomenon that has been noted in many countries – that smokers are generally law abiding; certainly much more so than are drivers.

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South Australia aims low

South Australia aims low

| June 1, 2016

In targeting a state-wide smoking incidence of eight percent within the next four years, South Australia is edging towards what some see as the critical five percent level.

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TPD a costly exercise

TPD a costly exercise

| June 1, 2016

Preparing for the implementation of the EU’s revised TPD cost the Scandinavian Tobacco Group US$30 million, which provides a hint of what it must have cost the tobacco industry overall.

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CVC buys AR Packaging

CVC buys AR Packaging

| May 31, 2016

CVC Capital Partners will acquire AR Packaging Group from Ahlstrom Capital and Accent Equity.

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New initiative on illegal trade

New initiative on illegal trade

| May 31, 2016

In launching PMI IMPACT, Philip Morris International is looking to encourage the development of innovation in the battle against the illegal trade.

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Generational ban a non-starter

Generational ban a non-starter

| May 31, 2016

The government in Norway has no plans to introduce an age-related ban on tobacco sales that is apparently supported by more than 60 percent of Norwegians.

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Canada displays health ‘hypocrisy’

Canada displays health ‘hypocrisy’

| May 31, 2016

Canada was one of the first countries to toy with the idea of plain packs for cigarettes, but back then, plain meant plain. Now Canada is thinking of imposing standardized packs.

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NZ prepares for standardized packs

NZ prepares for standardized packs

| May 31, 2016

While preparing the ground for standardized tobacco packaging, the New Zealand government is considering relaxing its stance on electronic cigarettes delivering nicotine.

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NZ tax plans morally questionable

NZ tax plans morally questionable

| May 27, 2016

Smokers in New Zealand who already pay more than three times the health costs of their habit are going to be hit with four successive, annual cigarette tax hikes.

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Cambodia warnings to go graphic

Cambodia warnings to go graphic

| May 27, 2016

In July, Cambodia is due to become one the last countries of Southeast Asia to require graphic health warnings on cigarette packs. Burma and Laos are due to introduce such warnings later this year.

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Smoking and vaping banned

Smoking and vaping banned

| May 27, 2016

Quebec has lumped vaping with smoking and banned both just about everywhere: from the outdoor areas of bars, to communal areas of residential buildings.

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RAI to webcast presentation

RAI to webcast presentation

| May 27, 2016

Chief financial officer Andrew Gilchrist is due to front a business presentation by Reynolds American at a consumer and retail conference in Boston next month.

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Tax hike spurs hoarding

Tax hike spurs hoarding

| May 26, 2016

Some cigarette brands are in short supply in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley as sellers have started hoarding cigarettes in anticipation of an excise duty hike.

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Liquid packaging specialist joins ITM

Liquid packaging specialist joins ITM

| May 26, 2016

ITM Group is teaming up with EME-Engel from Zaandam, the Netherlands.

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Children working in tobacco fields

Children working in tobacco fields

| May 26, 2016

Tobacco companies are being accused by Human Rights Watch of ‘making money off the backs and health of Indonesian child workers’.

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Vaping increasing in the EU

Vaping increasing in the EU

| May 26, 2016

The use of electronic cigarettes in the EU and the perception that their use is harmful are both increasing, which might indicate that consumers accept the concept of relative risk.

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Higher taxes demanded in Bangladesh

Higher taxes demanded in Bangladesh

| May 26, 2016

By raising tobacco taxes, the Bangladesh government could prevent premature deaths from tobacco consumption and increase its revenue significantly.

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Tobacco impact assessment sought

Tobacco impact assessment sought

| May 26, 2016

A parliamentary committee is proposing that India should look at the environmental impact that tobacco production has, and gradually reduce tobacco growing.

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North Korean women urge men to quit

North Korean women urge men to quit

| May 25, 2016

Reclusive state is trying new methods to decrease the share of North Korean male smokers, which stood at more than 50 percent.

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JT eyes Ethiopia

JT eyes Ethiopia

| May 25, 2016

Japan Tobacco has offered $510 million to buy a stake in National Tobacco Enterprise, which is 70 percent owned by Ethiopia’s government.

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