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Concerns over leaf tobacco prices

Concerns over leaf tobacco prices

| September 26, 2016

There is an unhelpful, circular argument going on within the leaf industry. Growers say they are not paid enough to meet compliance demands, while buyers mark down prices because of non-compliance.

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Award for non-smoking passengers

Award for non-smoking passengers

| September 26, 2016

Non-smoking passengers on Israel Railways are going to share NIS6 million after the train company was found by a court to have failed to do enough to stop people smoking in its stations.

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PMI ups reduced-risk ante

PMI ups reduced-risk ante

| September 26, 2016

In inaugurating its first factory for the large-scale production of heated-tobacco cigarettes, PMI is sending out a strong message that it is serious about harm reduction.

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KT&G is a rising multinational

KT&G is a rising multinational

| September 26, 2016

Focusing on slim-format, low-delivery cigarettes, KT&G has been meeting with a lot of overseas success in recent years. Perhaps a slim-format electronic cigarette would work for it too.

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COP7 secrecy severely criticised

COP7 secrecy severely criticised

| September 23, 2016

A report by the Australian Institute for Progress has criticised an international tobacco convention for refusing entry to those who want to discuss new developments that could save lives.

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Growers want place at COP7

Growers want place at COP7

| September 23, 2016

Farmers comprise just part of a long list of those with a stake in the tobacco industry who are unlikely to be allowed a seat at an international convention due to discuss tobacco.

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Campaign to stop street smoking ban

Campaign to stop street smoking ban

| September 23, 2016

A hospital in the UK is trying to extend its no-tobacco-smoking policy to the streets adjacent to it, which the smokers’ group Forest sees as a step too far.

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Commercial district quits smoking

Commercial district quits smoking

| September 23, 2016

If you’re a smoker planning to visit the Chianti Plaza of Taipei, you might want to take along a global positioning system to ensure that you don’t stray into a no-tobacco-smoking area.

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Iran bans public-places smoking

Iran bans public-places smoking

| September 22, 2016

A decade after Iran decided to ban tobacco smoking in enclosed public places, that ban is coming into force today across a wide range of premises.

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Malawi’s growers want change

Malawi’s growers want change

| September 22, 2016

Malawi’s tobacco growers want change. They are being paid poor prices for a product that will eventually be sold for huge profits, and they are being blamed for those poor prices.

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Vapers need workplace support

Vapers need workplace support

| September 22, 2016

One argument has it that vapers need to be granted certain workplace concessions because vaping is a gateway to quitting smoking, but not everybody is convinced.

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The upside of nicotine

The upside of nicotine

| September 22, 2016

A new study has added to the evidence that nicotine can play a role in helping to protect the brain as it ages, but the question arises as to how that nicotine should be administered, if it should be administered.

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Canadian province bans menthol

Canadian province bans menthol

| September 21, 2016

Prince Edward Island has become the latest Canadian province to ban menthol as part of a general ban on tobacco product flavors. In the future, tobacco will mean tobacco.

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EU report to be discussed at COP7

EU report to be discussed at COP7

| September 21, 2016

A report on the illegal trade in tobacco products in the EU is due to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Tobacco Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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Tax rise assessed a success

Tax rise assessed a success

| September 21, 2016

Cigarette sales are down and cigarette excise revenues are up since a massive tax increase was imposed at the start of 2015; so the Korean government is claiming a success.

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Oman imposes 100 percent tax rise

Oman imposes 100 percent tax rise

| September 21, 2016

A free trade agreement with the US means that Oman is aiming to eliminate cigarette duties and introduce local taxes instead.

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NJOY files for bankruptcy

NJOY files for bankruptcy

| September 20, 2016

Although NJOY’s problems seem to have been largely about business failings; its demise issues a warning that some e-cig companies cannot meet the financial challenges posed by the FDA’s deeming regulations.

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Perils of plain packaging publicized

Perils of plain packaging publicized

| September 20, 2016

JTI-Macdonald has launched a public awareness campaign in Canada to draw attention to what it sees as the perils of introducing standardized packaging for tobacco products.

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WHO warns of interference

WHO warns of interference

| September 20, 2016

The tobacco industry was intensifying its efforts aimed at diluting tobacco control policies, and countries needed to be careful that public health programs were not weakened, the World Health Organization has warned.

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Call for yellowy-brown rolling papers

Call for yellowy-brown rolling papers

| September 20, 2016

A marketing researcher in New Zealand has suggested, on the basis of interviews with 20 young adult smokers, that roll-your-own tobacco might have to be banned.

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| November 2, 2017
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| November 1, 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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