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JT sales down

JT sales down

| January 22, 2020

Japan Tobacco sold 75.5 billion cigarettes in Japan in 2019, 7.9 percent fewer than in 2018.

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Strongest warning yet

Strongest warning yet

| January 22, 2020

The World Health Organization issued its strongest warning yet against vaping, stating the habit harms developing teenage brains and can damage a growing fetus as well as increase the risk of heart disease and lung disorders.  

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Advisory narrowed

Advisory narrowed

| January 22, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has removed from its website a broad guidance stating people should stop vaping in response to the outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.

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Recognizing climate credentials

Recognizing climate credentials

| January 21, 2020

Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco have been recognized for their efforts to reduce their environmental footprints.

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Closure announced

Closure announced

| January 21, 2020

Imperial Tobacco plans to close its Petone factory in New Zealand, citing falling demand.

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Record prices

Record prices

| January 21, 2020

The price of Australian cigarettes will rise by 12.5 percent this year, bringing the average pack to almost AUD50 ($34.26).

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Avail splits company

Avail splits company

| January 21, 2020

Avail Vapor has divided its operations into three separate businesses.

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THC products launched

THC products launched

| January 20, 2020

Figr Brands has launched a line of THC vapor products in Canada. The line includes a vapor device and pods designed exclusively for the device.

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Lawmakers want filter ban

Lawmakers want filter ban

| January 20, 2020

A group of state lawmakers want New York to outlaw the sale of single-use filters, citing environmental concerns.

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’95-percent’ claim stands

’95-percent’ claim stands

| January 20, 2020

Contrary to its claim, a recent critique does not debunk the statement that vaping is at least 95 percent less risky than smoking, according to Clive Bates.

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‘Harm reduction at risk’

‘Harm reduction at risk’

| January 20, 2020

The historical opportunity offered by smoke-free alternatives to reduce the health impact of smoking is in jeopardy due to misinformation and calls for prohibition, according to PMI CEO Andre Calantzopoulos.

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Prices up

Prices up

| January 16, 2020

British American Tobacco Kenya raised the prices of nearly all its cigarettes by up to KES15 per pack.

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Flavors removed

Flavors removed

| January 16, 2020

Juul Labs will stop selling fruit-flavored pods in Canada.

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PMI recognized

PMI recognized

| January 16, 2020

Philip Morris International has been recognized as one of 50 global sustainability leaders in the international business community.

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Big in Japan

Big in Japan

| January 16, 2020

Heated-tobacco product use is rising in Japan, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s 2018 National Health and Nutrition Survey.

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Vote against flavors

Vote against flavors

| January 15, 2020

New Jersey lawmakers voted on Monday to ban flavored vapor products in an effort to reduce youth tobacco use.

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Juul founders sued

Juul founders sued

| January 15, 2020

Juul Labs’ founders used a $12.8 billion investment from Altria Group to enrich themselves, according to a minority shareholder.

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Papers seized

Papers seized

| January 15, 2020

Customs authorities seized about 15 million contraband cigarette papers in western Turkey, the country’s trade ministry said.

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JV in Balkans

JV in Balkans

| January 15, 2020

Sunel and Oz-Ege Tutun San. Tic. have created a joint venture to operate in Albania and Macedonia.

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Khan to lead PM Malaysia

Khan to lead PM Malaysia

| January 13, 2020

Philip Morris Malaysia has appointed Naeem Khan as its managing director.

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