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FDA puts off modified risk decision

FDA puts off modified risk decision

| December 15, 2016

A decision on whether it can be stated officially in the US that the use of snus is less risky than is smoking, which is officially said to cause more than 400,000 deaths a year in the country, has been put off – possibly for years.

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Zero spend on tobacco prevention

Zero spend on tobacco prevention

| December 15, 2016

Much is said about the importance of tobacco-use prevention programs, but US states in fact spend less than 2 percent of their tobacco revenues on such programs.

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Smoking down among US teens

Smoking down among US teens

| December 15, 2016

Smoking – defined as consuming half a pack or more of tobacco cigarettes a day – among US high-school seniors has fallen from 10.7 percent in 1991 to 1.8 percent in 2016.

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Czech bill passed in lower house

Czech bill passed in lower house

| December 14, 2016

The approval of an anti-smoking bill in the lower house of the Czech parliament was a victory for the protection of people’s health over commercial interests, the prime minister has claimed.

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Tobacco road map leads to dead end

Tobacco road map leads to dead end

| December 14, 2016

Although an anti-tobacco coalition has enjoyed a court victory against an Indonesian ‘tobacco road map’, it believes that ‘the fight against tobacco is like a never-ending story’.

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Factual warnings most effective

Factual warnings most effective

| December 14, 2016

New research has shown that factual, testimonial-based graphic health warnings are better at encouraging smokers to quit than are non-factual, contrived images.

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Christmas snowflakes on the cards

Christmas snowflakes on the cards

| December 14, 2016

With Iggesund’s 2016 Christmas cards offering the possibility of 44,000 different snowflake patterns, this year is going to be a unique Christmas, as well as a white one.

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Smoking down in Russia

Smoking down in Russia

| December 13, 2016

Health experts credit 2013 tobacco law.

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Marshall joins Nerudia

Marshall joins Nerudia

| December 13, 2016

Paul Marshall has joined Nerudia as regulatory principal to support customers with medicinal, pre-market tobacco application and Tobacco Product Directive projects.

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Equity certificates for USTC growers

Equity certificates for USTC growers

| December 13, 2016

The board of directors of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative is offering to member growers its 2010 Certificates of Equity for voluntary redemption.

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Azerbaijani market going dark

Azerbaijani market going dark

| December 13, 2016

Azerbaijan is imposing a comprehensive, tobacco-products advertising, promotions and sponsorships ban while apparently developing its leaf growing sector.

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South Korea going graphic

South Korea going graphic

| December 13, 2016

Graphic health warnings are being introduced in South Korea where the prevalence of smoking among adult men stood at nearly forty percent at the end of 2015.

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Tobacco control policies working

Tobacco control policies working

| December 13, 2016

Between 2008 and 2014, tobacco control policies have helped 53 people quit smoking and, therefore, prevented the premature deaths from smoking of 22 million people.

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US FDA issues new guidelines

US FDA issues new guidelines

| December 13, 2016

A new guide about tobacco-product substantial equivalence in the US reflects a court’s finding that a change to an existing product’s label does not result in a ‘new tobacco product’.

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E-cig retailing laws relaxed

E-cig retailing laws relaxed

| December 12, 2016

Belgium has relaxed its vapor-product retailing laws with the transposition of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, but vapers are unhappy that these products are being regulated as tobacco products.

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Arrests over online sales of fakes

Arrests over online sales of fakes

| December 12, 2016

Police in an autonomous region of southern China have foiled a counterfeit cigarette trade being carried out online.

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FDA rules that cigars are cigarettes

FDA rules that cigars are cigarettes

| December 12, 2016

Fresh from its success in deeming products without tobacco to be tobacco products, the US Food and Drug Administration has decided that some cigars are cigarettes.

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Smoking stopped at bus stops

Smoking stopped at bus stops

| December 12, 2016

Tobacco smoking is due to be banned at all bus stops in Taipei, Taiwan, where, presumably, only electric buses operate.

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FDA extends registration deadline

FDA extends registration deadline

| December 9, 2016

Revised guidance clarifies enforcement intentions.

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Electronic cigarette report decried

Electronic cigarette report decried

| December 9, 2016

A warning has been issued that the US Surgeon General’s report on electronic cigarettes risks causing serious harm to public health.

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From the leaf lands

Lebanon suffers leaf losses

Lebanon suffers leaf losses

A survey is to be carried out to determine the extent of losses incurred by tobacco growers in southern Lebanon, where viruses are said to have caused extensive damage.

| May 24, 2018
Universal presents results

Universal presents results

Universal Corporation expects to make higher volume sales from the next tobacco-crop cycle, given that the global market remains stable.

| May 24, 2018
Contracting Burley

Contracting Burley

Tennessee’s Burley crop is expected to fall by 20 percent or more following Alliance One International’s decision not to buy US Burley.

| May 22, 2018
Leaf prices increased

Leaf prices increased

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Zimbabwe will be hoping that the “encouraging” prices being paid for their leaf will stand up for the rest of the season.

| May 22, 2018
Growers up in arms

Growers up in arms

Some tobacco growers in Pakistan are claiming that tobacco manufacturers are exploiting them, and they have vowed to fight back.

| May 22, 2018
Universal results webcast

Universal results webcast

Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer at Universal Corporation, will host a results webcast on May 23.

| May 21, 2018

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Web exclusives

Discussing challenges

Discussing challenges

Tobacco growers convene in Indonesia.

| April 2, 2018
The promise of heated tobacco

The promise of heated tobacco

Peter Nixon, PMI’s U.K. and Ireland MD, praises England’s progressive approach to new technologies.

| February 28, 2018
Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Five days of factory tours, farm visits, recreational activities and many, many cigars.

| February 5, 2018
Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017

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