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JT’s domestic volume down in April

JT’s domestic volume down in April

| May 20, 2016

Set against Japan Tobacco Inc.’s strong domestic-market cigarette-volume sales in April 2015, those of April 2016 were down by more than 13 percent.

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FDA claims challenged

FDA claims challenged

| May 19, 2016

Critics are challenging FDA claims in relation to its final rule.

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Compliance conference

Compliance conference

| May 19, 2016

TMA will hold a conference on June 9 on the deeming regulations.

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Green light for plain packaging

Green light for plain packaging

| May 19, 2016

The U.K. High Court has dismissed a legal challenge against tobacco plain packaging, clearing the way for the new rules to be introduced on Friday,

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TPD2 summary

TPD2 summary

| May 19, 2016

CTSI and ASH have released guideliness summarizing the EU TPD2.

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TPD2 ‘attacks consumer freedom’

TPD2 ‘attacks consumer freedom’

| May 19, 2016

Japan Tobacco International called the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2), set to come into force tomorrow, an attack on adult consumers’ freedom of choice and “yet another example of extreme regulation.”

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UK cigarette factory closing

UK cigarette factory closing

| May 19, 2016

With Imperial Tobacco closing its UK cigarette factory this week and the UK due to vote on whether to leave the EU; this might be a good time for an entrepreneur to think of starting production.

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Smoking crack-down in Malaysia

Smoking crack-down in Malaysia

| May 19, 2016

Almost 200 officers have been involved in a crack-down in Malaysia on people smoking tobacco in places where smoking is banned, and on the failure of premises to display no-smoking signs.

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‘Duty-free holds its own’

‘Duty-free holds its own’

| May 18, 2016

Despite the challenging business environment, the tobacco industry has reason for optimism, according to data unveiled during the 21st TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, which took place in Singapore last week.

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More smokers try vaping

More smokers try vaping

| May 18, 2016

In a March survey of U.K. adults, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that 61.1 percent of current cigarette smokers have tried vaping, up from 34.3 percent in 2013, and 19.4 percent of smokers report current use of vapor products, up from 10.7 percent in 2013.

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Deadline for TSRC abstracts approaching

Deadline for TSRC abstracts approaching

| May 18, 2016

The deadline for submitting abstracts for 70th Tobacco Science Research Conference (TSRC) is May 27.

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Vape Expo announces program

Vape Expo announces program

| May 18, 2016

Vape Expo Poland has announced the B2B program of its second international e-cigarette exhibition.

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Nicotine inhalation key to quitting

Nicotine inhalation key to quitting

| May 18, 2016

Inhaling nicotine using a metered-dose device has been found to provide a better chance of quitting smoking than is provided by the best current nicotine replacement treatment.

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Adding value to tobacco – locally

Adding value to tobacco – locally

| May 18, 2016

Tanzania is keen to attract foreign investors willing to set up tobacco processing and cigarette manufacturing facilities in the areas where tobacco is grown.

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Growers ‘languishing in poverty’

Growers ‘languishing in poverty’

| May 18, 2016

After decades of growing tobacco, farmers in the Kuria district of Kenya are said to have been left with nothing but degraded lands and the ailments associated with such labor.

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Minister tells it the way it is

Minister tells it the way it is

| May 18, 2016

The views of an Irish health minister who smokes and understands smoking will chime with those of many other smokers – those who want to quit their habit and those who want to continue with it.

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EU countries urged to haste with TPD

EU countries urged to haste with TPD

| May 17, 2016

With the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive officially taking effect on May 20, tobacco manufacturers are urging EU countries to finish transposing the TPD, including packaging and labeling rules, into national law.

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Higher quality, lower prices

Higher quality, lower prices

| May 17, 2016

Telling farmers that higher quality tobacco will attract higher prices is misleading unless prices are the subject of written contracts and quality judgements can be challenged easily.

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Tobacco buyers told to pay on time

Tobacco buyers told to pay on time

| May 17, 2016

The Tobacco Board of Zambia is trying to ensure that there is no repeat of the poor tobacco marketing practices that blighted last year’s leaf sales season.

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Plain packs case an ‘abuse of rights’

Plain packs case an ‘abuse of rights’

| May 17, 2016

More information has emerged concerning the rejection in December by a secret tribunal of a bid by Philip Morris to sue the Australian government over its standardized packaging laws.

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Illicit tobacco factory uncovered

Illicit tobacco factory uncovered

| May 17, 2016

A bust at an illicit tobacco factory in the Warsaw area of Poland is said to have been the biggest of its kind so far this year.

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Record-breaking attendance at TFWA

Record-breaking attendance at TFWA

| May 16, 2016

The success of the event underscored both the importance of Asia Pacific as a key focus for development, and the long-term opportunities presented by duty free and travel retail as a sector, according to TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen.

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TSAL opens European headquarters

TSAL opens European headquarters

| May 16, 2016

Tobacco Solutions Asia Ltd. (TSAL), the Engineering Subsidiary of Star Tobacco International (STI), has opened its new European headquarters in Ortaköy, Istanbul.

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Korea aims for top with warnings

Korea aims for top with warnings

| May 16, 2016

A South Korean government committee has decided to mandate tobacco companies to place graphic health warnings on the upper part of cigarette packets.

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Zambian leaf sales to decline

Zambian leaf sales to decline

| May 16, 2016

The Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) expects the trade to buy 1 million kg less tobacco from farmers during the 2016 selling season in Eastern Province.

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