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OLAF tackling illegal trade

OLAF tackling illegal trade

| June 7, 2017

The European Anti-Fraud Office says that last year it made significant progress in its fight against the illegal trade in tobacco products.

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Zimbabwe prices down

Zimbabwe prices down

| June 7, 2017

The average grower price paid for Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco is this season down on that of last season, but there is an even bigger headache looming.

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Myanmar plans bans

Myanmar plans bans

| June 7, 2017

Twenty smoke-free zones are to be established in Myanmar’s former capital, Yangon.

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Bus stop

Bus stop

| June 7, 2017

Buses are being used in Jakarta, Indonesia, to carry a message about how smoking makes people financially poorer and, therefore, why they should quit.

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Non-GMO low nicotine

Non-GMO low nicotine

| June 6, 2017

22nd Century Group and North Carolina State University have developed several new very-low-nicotine tobacco varieties that contain no foreign DNA and no trace of genetic modification.

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Income surcharge proposed

Income surcharge proposed

| June 6, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh look likely to be hit with a 2.5 percent surcharge on their incomes from the sale of products such as cigarettes and bidis.

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Kenyan workers seek dues

Kenyan workers seek dues

| June 6, 2017

Former employees of Alliance One Tobacco (Kenya) are going to court to try to force the company to hand over severance pay, but the company seems to be questioning whether they all worked for it.

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Smoking incidence on rise

Smoking incidence on rise

| June 6, 2017

While in many countries the incidence of smoking is decreasing; in Israel, it is increasing. In fact, the incidence in smoking in Israel went up during three straight years to 2016.

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New CEO at PM USA

New CEO at PM USA

| June 6, 2017

Philip Morris USA has a new CEO and president.

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Cleared for TPD testing

Cleared for TPD testing

| June 5, 2017

Essentra’s Scientific Services facility in the U.K. has been approved as a provider of Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) testing.

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Hybrid device less risky

Hybrid device less risky

| June 5, 2017

The vapor from heated tobacco products, including that from British American Tobacco’s hybrid, iFuse, appears to offer a far-less risky experience than does the smoke from traditional cigarettes.

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Smoking rebounding

Smoking rebounding

| June 5, 2017

Consumers in Mexico seem to be returning to licit cigarettes after a period in which anti-smoking initiatives caused consumption of such products to drop by 35 percent.

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Greece still smoking

Greece still smoking

| June 5, 2017

At 37 percent, the prevalence of smoking in Greece is the highest of any country in the EU, which overall has a smoking rate of 26 percent and where Sweden’s prevalence is seven percent.

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BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

| June 5, 2017

BAT Korea’s Sacheon factory is being readied to become the export hub for British American Tobacco in Asia and to support the sales growth of heated tobacco products.

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Common ground for low risk

Common ground for low risk

| June 2, 2017

Vapers in the US are being urged to seek an alliance with snus users that ‘just might form an unstoppable force that politicians will be forced to yield to’.

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Spend more to save more

Spend more to save more

| June 2, 2017

An expenditure of $7 million on anti-smoking programs is said to offer a future saving of $68 million in health care spending. So why spend only $7 million on such programs?

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Crowded market

Crowded market

| June 2, 2017

If it turns out that another tobacco company is going to set up shop in the Solomon Islands, it will mean that the country will have one such company for every 200,000 people.

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Two years for vaping

Two years for vaping

| June 2, 2017

Vape in a park in the Malaysian state of Selangor and you could find yourself spending two years in jail. Harsh, but …

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Taxing harm reduction

Taxing harm reduction

| June 2, 2017

While many observers see electronic cigarettes as part of a new wave of harm reduction, Bangladesh’s Finance Minister lumps them with traditional cigarettes.

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Growth in packaging

Growth in packaging

| June 1, 2017

The value of the global tobacco packaging market will increase to $16.65 billion by 2022, according to a new report

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