Nice work if you can get it

Nice work if you can get it

| November 1, 2016

On average, over the month of September, 1,400 Seoul government officials each nabbed just under 1.2 smokers violating the city’s subway entrance smoking ban. That’s 0.04 violators per day per official.

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Dismounting the high horse

Dismounting the high horse

| November 1, 2016

It’s time for critics to recognize the tobacco industry as a partner, rather than an adversary, in the struggle against illicit trade.

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Moving mainstream

Moving mainstream

| November 1, 2016

Can organic leaf break out of its niche?

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Defying gravity

Defying gravity

| November 1, 2016

The production of specialty filters and next-generation tobacco products requires precise measurements.

A new technology addresses some of the shortcomings associated with traditional systems.

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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

| November 1, 2016

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Golden Leaf Awards

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Major milestone

Major milestone

| November 1, 2016

Adhesives supplier Pujadas turns 125 this year.

Meet a remarkable family business operating in an increasingly competitive environment.

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Center stage

Center stage

| November 1, 2016

Despite its unique culture and geography, Central Asia presents to the tobacco industry the same challenges and opportunities as do many other markets.

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Farmers angry at WHO treatment

Farmers angry at WHO treatment

| October 31, 2016

Because leaf tobacco is produced as part of a huge, competitive, global business, it seems that a strategy based on preventing smoking by stopping leaf growing is doomed to failure.

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PM USA’s volume down in 3Q

PM USA’s volume down in 3Q

| October 31, 2016

While PM USA’s cigarette shipments were down in the third quarter by 1.0 percent, the company’s cigarette market share increased by 0.1 percent.

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Volumes down at JT but up at JTI

Volumes down at JT but up at JTI

| October 31, 2016

Japan Tobacco’s domestic cigarette volume was down by 1.9 percent during the first nine months of this year, while Japan Tobacco International’s cigarette and cigarette-equivalent volume was up by 2.9 percent.

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Measuring the future

Measuring the future

| October 30, 2016

New rules and technologies demand more data.

Find out how instrumentation suppliers are responding to changing requirements.

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Weighty argument in favor of e-cigs

Weighty argument in favor of e-cigs

| October 27, 2016

An unfortunate side effect of giving up smoking can be weight gain, but one way around this problem could be to quit using nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes as a substitute for traditional cigarettes.

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Dates for 2017 nicotine forum set

Dates for 2017 nicotine forum set

| October 27, 2016

The first International Symposium on Nicotine Technology will be held alongside the fourth Global Forum on Nicotine, scheduled for June next year in Warsaw, Poland.

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Smokers shanghaied

Smokers shanghaied

| October 27, 2016

Smokers traveling into, out of or through Shanghai’s two airports will be out in the cold from Sunday when the city’s terminals are due to close their indoor smoking rooms.

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Tobacco’s tariff-free status renewed

Tobacco’s tariff-free status renewed

| October 27, 2016

As part of a bilateral, wide-ranging trade agreement, Vietnam has agreed to renew the tariff-free status that it confers on the leaf tobacco that it imports from Cambodia annually.

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Concerns over WHO e-cigs report

Concerns over WHO e-cigs report

| October 26, 2016

The World Health Organization seems increasingly to be swimming against the tide of scientific opinion in its approach to electronic cigarettes.

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Concerns over FDA snus delay

Concerns over FDA snus delay

| October 26, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration seems to be treading water in respect of snus and, in doing so, swimming against the tide of scientific opinion in respect of this product.

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USTC expands Timberlake facility

USTC expands Timberlake facility

| October 25, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative broke ground today for a 150,000 square feet addition to its stemmery and manufacturing operations in Timberlake, North Carolina, USA.

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Huge illicit-trade rise in India

Huge illicit-trade rise in India

| October 25, 2016

The imposition of major tax increases and huge graphic health warnings on cigarettes are fuelling a massive rise in the consumption of illicit products in India.

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Sampoerna expects volume decline

Sampoerna expects volume decline

| October 25, 2016

The proportion of hand-rolled kreteks within Sampoerna’s volume sales fell during the third quarter of this year but the company has said that it is taking action to stabilize these sales.

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