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Kreteks ousted from draft cultural heritage bill

Kreteks ousted from draft cultural heritage bill

| October 15, 2015

Articles acknowledging kreteks as part of Indonesia’s cultural heritage have been removed from a draft culture bill by the country’s House of Representatives, according to a story in The Jakarta Post citing a report by kompas.com. The decision was said to have been made by the House’s Commission X, which on Wednesday oversaw a meeting […]

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TFWA’s Cannes exhibition build-up on schedule

TFWA’s Cannes exhibition build-up on schedule

| October 15, 2015

The TFWA reported on Tuesday that the build-up to its October exhibition and conference was proceeding according to schedule. According to the report, the TFWA executive team was in Cannes supervising the final preparations for its World Exhibition & Conference, which is due to be staged in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès on […]

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Growers alarmed by planned TPP tobacco carve-out

Growers alarmed by planned TPP tobacco carve-out

| October 14, 2015

The Tobacco Growers’ Association of North Carolina (TGANC) has said that it is alarming and un-American that for the first time in history the White House is actively working to discriminate against its own farmers in trade agreement negotiations. In a letter to a 15-member North Carolina Congressional Delegation, the TGANC said it had learned […]

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Innovia in security partnership with Rolling Optics

Innovia in security partnership with Rolling Optics

| October 14, 2015

The Innovia Group said yesterday that it had secured a partnership with Rolling Optics, a high-tech firm based in Stockholm, Sweden. In a press note, Innovia said that Rolling Optics’ expertise lay in the design and production of unique technologies and processes to produce 3D micro-optical designs and 3D effects for the protection of products […]

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Vapor Corp. acquires three retail stores in Georgia, USA

Vapor Corp. acquires three retail stores in Georgia, USA

| October 13, 2015

Vapor Corp., a leading U.S.-based distributor and retailer of vaporizers, e-liquids, e-cigarettes and e-hookahs, has acquired three established retail vape stores in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This three-store chain marks the company’s first retail acquisition outside of Florida and brings the total number of store Vapor Corp. owns to 18. Terms of the transaction were not […]

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UK tax-increase plan would be counterproductive

UK tax-increase plan would be counterproductive

| October 13, 2015

The UK’s Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) has said that a call by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health to increase the rate at which tobacco taxes are increased is based on economic illiteracy. According to a BBC story, the tax rate is increased by two percent above inflation each year, but the group […]

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