Reduced risk on hold

Reduced risk on hold

| April 20, 2018

The Malaysian arm of British American Tobacco has put the launch of reduced risk products on hold while it sees which way the regulatory wind is blowing.

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Tabacalera acquired

Tabacalera acquired

| April 20, 2018

Tabacalera, which has been acquired by a Philip Morris subsidiary, is to stop manufacturing cigarettes in Costa Rica.

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COP8 meeting in October

COP8 meeting in October

| April 19, 2018

Details are being made available of the October meeting in Geneva of the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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E-cig crackdown coming

E-cig crackdown coming

| April 19, 2018

Those opposed to the excessive use of electronic cigarettes among young people should define what they mean by ‘excessive’ use and, therefore, what they think is acceptable use.

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JTI fined in the Netherlands

JTI fined in the Netherlands

| April 19, 2018

Japan Tobacco International has been fined for allegedly entering into exclusivity agreements with student associations in the Netherlands.

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Meaty enterprise

Meaty enterprise

| April 19, 2018

Somebody once said that there were two things that you should never watch being made: one was sausages; the other was legislation. That person was clearly right in the case of the former.

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Elevating passive smoking

Elevating passive smoking

| April 18, 2018

An Ikoma city-government office worker needs to smoke only about 10 cigarettes a day to ensure that she doesn’t have to visit her desk.

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More plain packaging

More plain packaging

| April 18, 2018

It seems that Sri Lanka is preparing to impose standardized packaging on tobacco products, though it is not clear when this might happen.

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New taxes opposed

New taxes opposed

| April 18, 2018

The Nigerian government is coming under pressure because of a planned three-year program of tax increases on tobacco products and alcohol.

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Smuggling proliferating

Smuggling proliferating

| April 17, 2018

It has become known that cigarette smuggling is a major issue in the Philippines because the big tobacco manufacturers are complaining.

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Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

| April 17, 2018

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

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Licenses suspended

Licenses suspended

| April 17, 2018

Should retailers be able to sue customers who, through buying cigarettes, cause the retailers to be fined or to lose their tobacco licenses?

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The price of Brexit

The price of Brexit

| April 17, 2018

A major opportunity is arising for an entrepreneur to start or enlarge a cigarette factory in the UK, with its major brand perhaps being linked to the Brexit name.

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Empathy replacing enmity

Empathy replacing enmity

| April 16, 2018

It is astonishing that it has taken so long to replace enmity with empathy in public service announcements encouraging smokers to quit their habit.

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Smoke screen

Smoke screen

| April 16, 2018

If children slavishly copy what they see on television and in films, why is there so much violence on our screens – so much violence inflicted in the name righteousness?

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Exports plunge

Exports plunge

| April 16, 2018

South Korea’s overseas sales of cigarettes, which had been climbing steeply in recent years, have taken a knock from a huge tax increase imposed by its major export customer.

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Listing ingredients

Listing ingredients

| April 16, 2018

New guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration is aimed at smoothing the path for manufacturers needing to list the ingredients in their products.

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Keeping track

Keeping track

| April 16, 2018

Information has been made available about the technical details that will define how the EU’s tobacco-products tracking and tracing system will operate.

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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| April 16, 2018

The CFO of Philip Morris International will discuss the company’s first-quarter results as part of a webcast scheduled for later this month.

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Neopac builds U.S. factory

Neopac builds U.S. factory

| April 14, 2018

Neopac US will build a factory for high-barrier Polyfoil tube production in Wilson, North Carolina, USA.

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