Grand River lawsuit

Grand River lawsuit

| July 5, 2017

Canadian government required license despite cigarette manufacturer’s tax-exempt status.

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Tokyo push for smoking ban

Tokyo push for smoking ban

| July 5, 2017

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will push for a smoking ban in public places in Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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TR publisher recognized

TR publisher recognized

| July 5, 2017

Tobacco Reporter’s publisher, Elise Rasmussen, received a “Voices of Freedom” award during the annual “Freedom Dinner,” organized by Forest, a U.K. smokers’ rights group.

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Illicit trade down

Illicit trade down

| July 5, 2017

The illicit cigarette trade has declined in the EU, Norway and Switzerland, according to a KPMG study.

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Bhutan tops smoking league

Bhutan tops smoking league

| July 5, 2017

Despite its ban on tobacco, Bhutan has the highest share of smokers in Southeast Asia.

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‘Positive’ tax

‘Positive’ tax

| July 4, 2017

India’s new goods and services tax will benefit cigarette companies, says equity research analyst.

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Nicoventures buys VIP

Nicoventures buys VIP

| July 4, 2017

Nicoventures Retail will pay £11.9 million for the business and assets of VIP, a vapor company that went into administration earlier this year.

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Investing in Romania

Investing in Romania

| July 4, 2017

BAT Romania will invest €60 million in updating and expanding its Ploiesti factory

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CSR banned

CSR banned

| July 4, 2017

Thailand has raised the legal age to buy cigarettes to 20 and barred tobacco firms from participating in CSR activities.

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Calling all tobacco golfers

Calling all tobacco golfers

| July 4, 2017

The Tobacco Trade Golf Association invites players to participate in its annual charity golf day on Sept. 14 at the Berkshire Golf Course, in Ascot, U.K.

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Turning up the heat

Turning up the heat

| July 3, 2017

Tobacco heating products may be even more effective in helping smokers quit than are e-cigarettes.

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‘Best harvest in decade’

‘Best harvest in decade’

| July 3, 2017

Cuban authorities are describing this year’s tobacco harvest as the best in a decade. The country is expecting around 19,000 tons of leaf this season.

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On the map

On the map

| July 1, 2017

Malawi moves to get a handle on its leaf volumes.

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New pastures

New pastures

| July 1, 2017

Retiring from Mane, Roger Penn will continue to serve tobacco companies as a consultant.

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Patching the pouch

Patching the pouch

| July 1, 2017

By reducing snus’s sting, an inventor wants to make it easier for smokers to go smokeless.

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Gathering steam

Gathering steam

| July 1, 2017

Tobacco harm reduction took center stage at the recent Global Forum on Nicotine in Poland.

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Looking sharp

Looking sharp

| July 1, 2017

HTMS revamps a venerable tobacco cutter to meet modern-day requirements.

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Chewing the fat

Chewing the fat

| July 1, 2017

Manufacturers, aficionados and researchers talk snus in St. Louis.

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Nerudia opens U.S. office

Nerudia opens U.S. office

| June 30, 2017

Nerudia is opening a new office to serve U.S. clients across the FMCG, tobacco, vaping and pharmaceutical industries.

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Illegal trade on a high

Illegal trade on a high

| June 29, 2017

Following a cigarette tax increase and the introduction of VAT, sales of licit cigarettes in Sri Lanka have fallen sharply, while those of illicit products have taken wing.

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