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Maingreaud re-elected

Maingreaud re-elected

| December 7, 2019

Alain Maingreaud has been re-elected as president of Tax-Free World Association for a further year.

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Hoffmann buys CM

Hoffmann buys CM

| December 7, 2019

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of plastic and metal packaging, has acquired CM Packaging of the Netherlands for an undisclosed sum.

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Tackling bribes

Tackling bribes

| December 6, 2019

The Dutch product safety board has announced a clampdown on tobacco manufacturers who bribe tobacconists to sell more cigarettes.

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‘Tobacco’ use at record high

‘Tobacco’ use at record high

| December 6, 2019

The popularity of e-cigarettes among U.S. high school students makes ‘tobacco’ consumption in that demographic appear at a record high.

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Entering Ontario

Entering Ontario

| December 6, 2019

Figr Brands, a subsidiary of Pyxus International, has entered legal cannabis market of Ontario, Canada.

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Demanding choice

Demanding choice

| December 6, 2019

Nearly 70 percent of Malaysian smokers want the government to permit the distribution and sale of nicotine e-cigarettes to give them a viable alternative to smoking tobacco.

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Nova Scotia bans flavors

Nova Scotia bans flavors

| December 6, 2019

Nova Scotia will ban the sale of flavored vapor products on April 1, making it the first Canadian province to take such action.

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‘Quit, don’t switch’

‘Quit, don’t switch’

| December 6, 2019

U.S. and European health authorities are urging smokers to quit rather than switch to vaping.

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Plain packaging enacted

Plain packaging enacted

| December 5, 2019

Turkey’s plain tobacco packaging law takes effect today. Manufacturers have until Jan. 5, 2020, to clear branded stock.

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JTI sells KT&G stake

JTI sells KT&G stake

| December 5, 2019

Japan Tobacco International sold its 2.1 percent stake in KT&G of South Korea on Wednesday, ending a decade of strategic partnership.

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Committee OKs Hahn

Committee OKs Hahn

| December 5, 2019

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Stephen Hahn to be head of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Investing in CBD

Investing in CBD

| December 4, 2019

22nd Century Group plans to invest $24 million in Panacea Life Sciences, a company operating in the legal hemp-derived CBD product space.

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Ban approved

Ban approved

| December 4, 2019

India’s upper house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, has approved a bill to prohibit the production, trade, transport, storage and advertisement of e-cigarettes.

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Restricting sales

Restricting sales

| December 4, 2019

Hungary’s Parliament on Dec. 3 approved legislation limiting the sale of vapor products to the state-run network of tobacco shops.

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Losing interest

Losing interest

| December 4, 2019

The number of farmers who have registered to cultivate tobacco in Zimbabwe is 15 percent lower than it was this time last year.

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Brazil OKs medical pot

Brazil OKs medical pot

| December 4, 2019

Brazilian pharmaceutical regulator Anvisa on Dec. 3 approved regulations for medicinal cannabis-based products but blocked a proposal to allow domestic medical marijuana growing.

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Ban considered

Ban considered

| December 3, 2019

Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of vapor products in response to a global health scare.

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Push against flavors

Push against flavors

| December 3, 2019

The Philippines’ Department of Finance is pushing for a ban on flavored vapor products to discourage youth from vaping.

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‘Premium’ customers

‘Premium’ customers

| December 3, 2019

Global reinsurers are pressuring underwriters to charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers or exclude them altogether.

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Feeling the chill

Feeling the chill

| December 2, 2019

Vapor hardware manufacturing capital Shenzhen is feeling the impact of a global backlash against vaping.

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