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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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Vype emissions 95 percent lower

Vype emissions 95 percent lower

| September 19, 2016

Whenever emissions from electronic cigarettes are measured in a scientific manner they are found to be hugely lower than are those of cigarette smoke. The evidence can no longer be ignored.

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FDA seminar on ENDS

FDA seminar on ENDS

| September 19, 2016

A seminar being put on by the US Food and Drug Administration is due to address the information needed for a new ENDS product application.

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Tobacco child-labor not a special case

Tobacco child-labor not a special case

| September 19, 2016

It seems that the EU will refer to the issue of child-labor in Indonesia’s tobacco fields only in the general context of the UN principles on business and human rights.

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E-cig pack is Carton of the Year

E-cig pack is Carton of the Year

| September 19, 2016

An electronic cigarette pack and a cigar pack were named respectively Carton of the Year and Non-food category winner at the 20th Pro Carton EMCA Award 2016.

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Massive illegal trade in Ontario

Massive illegal trade in Ontario

| September 16, 2016

Currently, 31 percent of the cigarettes bought in Ontario, Canada, are illicit, and the situation could become worse following the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging.

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PMI initiative having impact

PMI initiative having impact

| September 16, 2016

More than 200 expressions of interest have been submitted in respect of Philip Morris International’s funding initiative for third party projects dedicated to fighting smuggling and related crimes.

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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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From the leaf lands

Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

| April 17, 2018
Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Malawi’s tobacco sales season got off to an awful start on Monday with some prices well below a dollar a kg, which far from reflected the work that had gone into producing the leaf.

| April 10, 2018
Prices increased in India

Prices increased in India

The prices paid to flue-cured tobacco growers are up in both Andhra Pradesh, where the selling season has just started, and in Karnataka, where it is about to close.

| April 10, 2018
Flue-cured prices increased

Flue-cured prices increased

By the end of the first nine days of sales on Zimbabwe’s 2018 flue-cured tobacco market, the average grower price was up sharply on that of the 2017 season.

| April 9, 2018
Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

| April 6, 2018
Tariff threats ‘troubling’

Tariff threats ‘troubling’

It is often the cry of businesses and industries that ‘change’ should be warmly embraced because it leads to new opportunities. But change trade tariffs and the reaction is different.

| April 5, 2018

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