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Switching sources

Switching sources

| August 23, 2019

Imports of tobacco stems and roots have surged in Korea after the government implemented a special consumption tax on products manufactured with leaves.

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Passive smoking down

Passive smoking down

| August 23, 2019

The proportion of people affected by passive smoking at workplaces in Japan fell below 30 percent for the first time last year, according to a new survey.

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Replacing animal testing

Replacing animal testing

| August 23, 2019

The PETA International Science Consortium and several tobacco companies have donated equipment that can help to replace the use of animals in respiratory testing with more human-relevant, non-animal test methods.

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Juul leaves VTA

Juul leaves VTA

| August 22, 2019

Juul Labs is leaving the Vapor Technology Association because of the association’s lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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‘Cost outweigh revenue’

‘Cost outweigh revenue’

| August 22, 2019

For every ringgit the Malaysian government collects in taxes on cigarettes, it expects to spend MYR4 ($0.96) on treatment for smoking-related diseases.

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Tax hike approved

Tax hike approved

| August 22, 2019

The Philippine House of Representatives has approved a bill raising taxes on select tobacco products, reports ABS-CBN News.

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Record shattered

Record shattered

| August 22, 2019

Tobacco deliveries in Zimbabwe are set to surpass last season’s record-breaking delivery of 252 million kgs as deliveries continue at the auction and contract floors.

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Consumption tripled

Consumption tripled

| August 22, 2019

The consumption of tobacco and tobacco-related products among Myanmar youths aged 15 and under has increased around threefold from 2001 to 2016.

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Smoking at record low

Smoking at record low

| August 22, 2019

Teenagers in England are less likely to smoke cigarettes than previous generations, with the number falling to its lowest rate on record.

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Voice in the wilderness

Voice in the wilderness

| August 20, 2019

A recent study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that court ordered anti-smoking ads sponsored by the tobacco industry reached only around 40 percent of adults and about half of all smokers in the U.S.

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Curbing investment

Curbing investment

| August 19, 2019

The government of Bangladesh is planning to restrict foreign direct investments in the tobacco sector so that the supply of the harmful products can be curtailed.

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Raising awareness

Raising awareness

| August 19, 2019

Residents and government officials in areas hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic events are concerned whether the blanket smoking ban planned at the competition venues will be properly observed.

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Eyes on the world

Eyes on the world

| August 19, 2019

Juul Labs has raised $325 million in an equity and debt offering as it looks to expand its global reach.

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New warnings proposed

New warnings proposed

| August 15, 2019

The FDA has issued a proposed rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking.

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Takeover approved

Takeover approved

| August 14, 2019

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved BAT’s takeover of Twisp.

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Market dynamics

Market dynamics

| August 14, 2019

Competitors have rushed to fill the void after Juul, under pressure from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, stopped selling most of its flavored nicotine pods in stores last fall.

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Hearing requested

Hearing requested

| August 12, 2019

Swiss officials have reportedly asked Moldovan authorities to give Philip Morris International a voice in discussions around new tobacco legislation.

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Stick sales targeted

Stick sales targeted

| August 12, 2019

The health ministry of India wants to strengthen the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act with a ban on the sale of loose cigarettes.

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Tax reduction mulled

Tax reduction mulled

| August 12, 2019

Thailand’s finance ministry wants to reduce the tobacco excise tax by one-fourth to lessen the burden on farmers.

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Looking abroad

Looking abroad

| August 9, 2019

KT&G is strengthening its international tobacco business in the wake of declining sales at home.

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