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Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

Hong Kong study ‘ridiculous’

| March 3, 2016

Konstantinos Farsalinos of Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece questioned the validity of a Hong Kong Baptist University claim that the level of PAHs in e-cigarettes is a million times higher than that in roadside air.

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Foundry Tobacco expands

Foundry Tobacco expands

| March 3, 2016

The company has added two sales brokers and a brand manager to drive growth of its innovative portfolio of cigars.

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John White passes away

John White passes away

| March 3, 2016

Tobacco veteran John White died Feb. 27, 2016.

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Sampoerna remains profitable

Sampoerna remains profitable

| March 3, 2016

Indonesia’s largest cigarette maker continued making profit last year despite heightened efforts from the government to curb cigarette sales.

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U.S. to ban in-flight vaping

U.S. to ban in-flight vaping

| March 3, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department plans to ban vaping on planes, “to protect airline passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes.”

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BAT Science & Technology Report

BAT Science & Technology Report

| March 3, 2016

Available today, British American Tobacco’s 2015 Science & Technology Report details significant strides in the science of tobacco harm reduction made by BAT’s R&D facility over the past year.

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Formaldehyde below WHO guideline

Formaldehyde below WHO guideline

| March 3, 2016

A new study shows that the daily exposure to formaldehyde from three different types of e-cigarettes is well below the levels considered safe by the World Health Organization (WHO), at less than a sixth of the indoor air quality standard.

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RJR Vapor presents new power unit

RJR Vapor presents new power unit

| March 3, 2016

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. is introducing its Vuse Fob power unit with Bluetooth technology in the United States.

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Concern over Malawi leaf prices

Concern over Malawi leaf prices

| March 3, 2016

Tobacco growers are being exploited in Malawi even before the official selling season begins, partly because of a failure to announce minimum prices in a timely manner.

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Smoking steadily in Luxembourg

Smoking steadily in Luxembourg

| March 3, 2016

Luxembourg doesn’t have a particularly high rate of tobacco smoking, but a health body is calling for an increase in prices because the fall in the incidence of smoking seems to have stalled at 20 percent.

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E-cig tax poor health policy

E-cig tax poor health policy

| March 3, 2016

If implemented, the plan by EU finance ministers to tax electronic cigarettes would be detrimental to public health, but then finance ministers are concerned with the health of the public purse, not necessarily public health.

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Market decline slows in Poland

Market decline slows in Poland

| March 3, 2016

Poland’s cigarette market decline slowed last year as an absence of tax hikes and an increase in consumer purchasing power combined to make tobacco products more affordable.

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Taxmen seek e-cig pound of flesh

Taxmen seek e-cig pound of flesh

| March 2, 2016

Although there is mounting evidence that electronic cigarettes are useful tobacco-smoking quit aids, or perhaps because of this, the EU’s finance ministers are seeking to apply excise tax to these products.

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ISDS provision still dogs trade deal

ISDS provision still dogs trade deal

| March 2, 2016

Negotiations on an EU-Canada trade deal have ended, but some MEPs are threatening to oppose it because of ISDS provisions that are said to favor corporations.

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Graphic warnings head for Myanmar

Graphic warnings head for Myanmar

| March 2, 2016

Myanmar is to require that graphic health warnings are included on tobacco packs from September 1, but the easily-available Chinese black market cigarettes are unlikely to comply.

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Nerudia and Broughton Labs partner

Nerudia and Broughton Labs partner

| March 1, 2016

Nerudia and Broughton Laboratories are partnering to support customers in complying with the requirements of the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which comes into effect on May 20.

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E-cigs boost long-term quit rates

E-cigs boost long-term quit rates

| March 1, 2016

Vaping is providing a boost to the number of people in England who are quitting smoking long-term, and the number of quitters could be increased further if electronic cigarettes were incorporated into specialist smoking cessation services.

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Pack row plainly set to continue

Pack row plainly set to continue

| March 1, 2016

Malaysia’s plan to require tobacco packaging to be sold in standardized packaging seems unlikely to settle the debate over the efficacy of this policy, but it is widening it.

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Display ban unlikely in Denmark

Display ban unlikely in Denmark

| March 1, 2016

The Danish parliament is likely to close the shutters on a proposal by the Social Democratic Party that cigarette displays in kiosks and stores should be banned.

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Cheap TTM brand following tax hike

Cheap TTM brand following tax hike

| February 29, 2016

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly will launch a new, cheaper cigarette brand to keep smokers from rolling their own or buying illicit tobacco products due to higher prices from a recently imposed tax hike.

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