Committing to compliance

Committing to compliance

| June 11, 2018

During its annual general meeting, the Association of the Tobacco Industry of Cambodia (ATIC) expressed its commitment to compliance and its “One Industry” standard. 

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‘Clarification’ sought

‘Clarification’ sought

| June 11, 2018

It is a measure of the potential that a statement by a South Korean agency has of misleading smokers and vapers that Philip Morris International has asked for a ‘clarification’ to be issued.

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High nicotine levels needed

High nicotine levels needed

| June 11, 2018

It is to be hoped that regulators who limit the level of nicotine in e-liquids and those bent on reducing nicotine in conventional cigarettes look at the findings described below.

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Commitment questioned

Commitment questioned

| June 11, 2018

Cigarette tax increases included in Bangladesh’s proposed 2018-19 budget are said to be insufficient to keep the country on track toward its 2040 tobacco-free goal.

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Reforming in Cambodia

Reforming in Cambodia

| June 11, 2018

The Tobacco Industry of Cambodia is reforming to tackle more effectively the country’s illegal trade.

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Flavors have role in THR

Flavors have role in THR

| June 8, 2018

To be effective, tobacco harm reduction products need to use flavors. If flavors are banned, so too is tobacco harm reduction.

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HNB not less risky

HNB not less risky

| June 8, 2018

From news reports of research carried out by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the Ministry has drawn from its data a conclusion that appears questionable.

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IQOS rumored for India

IQOS rumored for India

| June 8, 2018

It has long been said that India’s bidi smokers should switch to the more modern cigarette. But perhaps they will jump that stage and go for post-modern technology.

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Tobacco use in decline

Tobacco use in decline

| June 8, 2018

Tobacco use among young people in the US fell between 2011 and 2017, but electronic-cigarette use increased. Is there a connection here?

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Improved sales at AOI

Improved sales at AOI

| June 7, 2018

Alliance One International announces results for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2018.

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Flavor ban gets the nod

Flavor ban gets the nod

| June 7, 2018

A flavors ban in the US city of San Francisco will make life an uphill struggle for local vapers and smokers looking to switch to vaping.

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Poland to make PLOOM

Poland to make PLOOM

| June 7, 2018

A $100 million investment in Poland will enable the production of PLOOM TECH capsules to expand beyond Japan for the first time.

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Smoking population falls

Smoking population falls

| June 7, 2018

Beijing, China, is estimated to have about 3.99 million tobacco smokers, about 200,000 fewer than before strict smoking restrictions were introduced about three years ago.

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Catering for Chinese visitors

Catering for Chinese visitors

| June 7, 2018

Taking advantage of the increasing number of Chinese visitors arriving in Thailand, the Tobacco Authority of Thailand is to start marketing its own Chinese-style cigarettes.

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PMI issues research update

PMI issues research update

| June 7, 2018

The latest scientific update from Philip Morris International includes an assessment of each product in the company’s smoke-free portfolio.

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Compact track system

Compact track system

| June 6, 2018

Sewtec will launch compact versions of its existing large-scale track-and-trace systems to ensure all tobacco manufacturers can comply with the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive.

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The lobbying circuit

The lobbying circuit

| June 6, 2018

You don’t have to like smoking to see there is a problem with the EU Commission giving taxpayers’ money to NGOs that use that money to lobby the Commission.

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HNB prices cut

HNB prices cut

| June 6, 2018

Having harvested the low-hanging consumers, the suppliers of heat-not-burn products in Japan are having to cut prices to maintain consumer interest.

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E-cigs attracting excise

E-cigs attracting excise

| June 6, 2018

Imposing excise tax on electronic cigarettes to curb tobacco consumption will work only if e-cigarettes are defined as – or deemed to be – tobacco products.

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Packaging fight continues

Packaging fight continues

| June 6, 2018

The fight over standardized tobacco-product packaging, which at best has a marginal impact on consumption, seems to be a distraction. There should be a united focus on reduced-risk products.

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