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JT reports six-month results

JT reports six-month results

| August 1, 2016

Adjusted operating profit was down 3.2 percent to ¥318.3 billion, due to unfavorable local currency movements. At constant currency, adjusted operating profit increased 14.3 percent, driven by strong business momentum in the international tobacco business.

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API completes Hazen acquisition

API completes Hazen acquisition

| July 29, 2016

API Group has completed the acquisition of Hazen Paper Co.’s paperboard lamination facilities and business in Osgood, Indiana, USA.

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New VP marketing & sales at ITG

New VP marketing & sales at ITG

| July 29, 2016

Kathleen A. Sparrow has been promoted to executive vice president, marketing and sales, at ITG Brands.

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Tobacco renders farmers poorer

Tobacco renders farmers poorer

| July 29, 2016

The prices paid to tobacco farmers in Malawi are, according to one report, making them poorer. And the miserliness of buyers is reportedly not confined to those operating on the auction floors.

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Lower price ‘compares favorably’

Lower price ‘compares favorably’

| July 29, 2016

The concept of low leaf tobacco prices has apparently become so embedded in the psyche of industry observers that an average price this year of $2.94 per kg is seen to compare favorably with an average of $2.95 per kg last year.

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Universal to host results webcast

Universal to host results webcast

| July 29, 2016

Starting at 17.00 on August 4, Universal is due to host a conference-call webcast of its first quarter results.

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BAT announces board appointment

BAT announces board appointment

| July 29, 2016

British American Tobacco has appointed Dr. Marion Helmes to its board as a non-executive director.

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E-Vapor Coalition challenges FDA

E-Vapor Coalition challenges FDA

| July 28, 2016

On behalf of the Right to be Smoke Free Coalition and 10 vapor-industry trade associations (the “E-Vapor Coalition”), Keller and Heckman has filed a motion for summary judgement in a lawsuit challenging parts of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recently published deeming rule .

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Aichholzer sets slow-smoking record

Aichholzer sets slow-smoking record

| July 28, 2016

In her first attempt at the slow-smoking challenge, Cosima Aichholzer beat the previous world record held by Christina Bartnikowski by six minutes. With a smoking time of two hours, nine minutes and six seconds, she joined the world’s top 15 slow smokers.

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BAT volumes up 3.4 percent

BAT volumes up 3.4 percent

| July 28, 2016

During the first six months of this year, British American Tobacco increased its cigarette volume by 3.4 percent while strongly developing its Next Generation Products.

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US Marlboro volume down 5.5 percent

US Marlboro volume down 5.5 percent

| July 28, 2016

Marlboro shipments in the US were down by 5.5 percent during the second quarter of this year, and the brand lost 0.1 of a percentage point of market share.

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Slight increase in women smokers

Slight increase in women smokers

| July 28, 2016

There was a slight increase in the number of women smokers in Japan between last year and this year, but overall the number of adult smokers in the country was down.

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Newport lifts Reynolds’ 2Q volume

Newport lifts Reynolds’ 2Q volume

| July 27, 2016

Newport and Natural American Spirit provided the high points of Reynolds American’s second quarter, which otherwise was characterized by falling cigarette and smokeless volumes.

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France comes down on side of e-cigs

France comes down on side of e-cigs

| July 27, 2016

Electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit or reduce their habit, and in doing so can help them reduce the risk of developing serious illnesses, according to Public Health France.

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Call to bar smokers from jobs market

Call to bar smokers from jobs market

| July 27, 2016

A proposal has been made in Malaysia that smokers should be barred from getting jobs, a level of denormalization that could be ‘bettered’ only by internal or external exile.

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Land of opportunity: Latin America

Land of opportunity: Latin America

| July 27, 2016

Calumet Advisors, a strategic consulting group dedicated to smoking alternatives and the vaping segment, has published a new white paper that explores market entry challenges and opportunities for e-cigarette business in Latin America.

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Borgwaldt adds Burghart equipment

Borgwaldt adds Burghart equipment

| July 26, 2016

Borgwaldt KC has added to its portfolio several devices that were previously offered by Burghart Tabaktechnik.

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Sarajevo factory shares to be sold

Sarajevo factory shares to be sold

| July 26, 2016

The 39.9 percent stake that the government has in the Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo tobacco factory is to be sold off as part of a wider privatization strategy.

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Local cigarette monopoly

Local cigarette monopoly

| July 26, 2016

Perhaps you could buy a foreign cigarette in South Korea if you were willing to walk a mile. But if you’re driving you’ll be lucky to find one at all on the country’s highway network.

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Growers want only reasonable prices

Growers want only reasonable prices

| July 26, 2016

Tobacco rejection seems to be the in-fashion way of keeping farmer prices low. Certainly, it has become one of the major complaints of farmers in a number of countries, including Pakistan.

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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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