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Less FCV in the USA

Less FCV in the USA

| July 13, 2018

The United States will produce an estimated 431.65 million pounds of flue-cured tobacco this year, 6.3 percent less than it did in 2017.

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Price hikes in Egypt

Price hikes in Egypt

| July 13, 2018

Eastern Co. has raised cigarette prices by 10-15 percent to help pay for the country’s new national health insurance.

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Salt of the earth

Salt of the earth

| July 13, 2018

Fontem Ventures has entered the refillable liquids market.

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New Juul pods

New Juul pods

| July 13, 2018

Juul Labs plans to make 3 percent nicotine pods widely available to further support the company’s mission to provide existing adult smokers with “a true alternative” to cigarettes.

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Duty-free under scrutiny

Duty-free under scrutiny

| July 13, 2018

The Duty Free World Council is right to ask for full industry participation in research into any link between duty-free and the illegal trade in tobacco, but it’s probably whistling Dixie.

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Streetwise smokers

Streetwise smokers

| July 13, 2018

Picking up cigarettes from the street seems to be in many respects a precarious way of maintaining what is said to be an addiction.

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JT’s domestic sales down

JT’s domestic sales down

| July 13, 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc is holding onto its share of a domestic cigarette market that continues to decline sharply.

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PMI to host results webcast

PMI to host results webcast

| July 13, 2018

A discussion about Philip Morris International’s second-quarter results will be the subject of a live audio webcast hosted by CFO Martin King.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| July 13, 2018

Altria’s chairman and CEO, and its vice chairman and CFO, will be on hand to answer questions when the company hosts a live audio webcast of its second-quarter results.

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Missing even a no-brainer

Missing even a no-brainer

| July 12, 2018

If the legalization of e-cigarettes is a ‘no-brainer’ from the point of view of health but politicians will not legalize them; there are basically only two conclusions that can be drawn.

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$10,000 fine for quit attempt

$10,000 fine for quit attempt

| July 12, 2018

What sort of a society would threaten to fine a person $10,000 for trying to access a quit-smoking device that has been proved to be effective?

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Nicotine focus flawed

Nicotine focus flawed

| July 12, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration has been told that a policy of reducing the nicotine deliveries of cigarettes alone would encourage smokers to switch to other tobacco products.

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Social smoking

Social smoking

| July 12, 2018

In the UK, tobacco cannot be sold to young people, it cannot be advertised and it must be hidden from view at retail, yet academics can chat to 10-year-olds about smoking.

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Cigar labeling delayed

Cigar labeling delayed

| July 11, 2018

A U.S. District Court has granted the Cigar Association of America’s request to postpone the effective date of FDA’s labeling requirements for cigars.

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Flavors key to switching

Flavors key to switching

| July 11, 2018

The role that e-liquid flavors plays in encouraging smokers to switch from smoking to vaping – from a risky habit to a much less-risky one – is significant and growing.

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Spam flavor

Spam flavor

| July 11, 2018

The reaction by some people to a US public consultation on the use of flavors in vaping products has left a bad taste in the mouth.

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Restrictions spreading

Restrictions spreading

| July 11, 2018

The future is not hard to predict. Japan’s various public-places smoking restrictions will be declared confusing and will be harmonized – based on the most oppressive regime.

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China to buy Bulgarian leaf

China to buy Bulgarian leaf

| July 11, 2018

With the opportunities for increasing the production of classical oriental tobacco limited, this could be an interesting time for China to make a major entry onto the market for this type.

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Andhra prices tumble

Andhra prices tumble

| July 10, 2018

Slow sales and tumbling prices are the rewards on offer for the tobacco-industry stakeholders who comprise the leaf growers of Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Getting the message across

Getting the message across

| July 10, 2018

Too many smokers, especially mature smokers, are not being made aware of the benefits that accrue to those who switch from smoking to vaping.

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