Category: Breaking News

Underground factory

Underground factory

| February 24, 2020

Authorities in Spain have found an illegal cigarette factory harboring six trapped Ukrainian workers during an operation to find a drugs gang in Costa del Sol.

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Belgium bans ads

Belgium bans ads

| February 24, 2020

Belgium’s federal Parliament has approved a total ban on the advertising of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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New managing director

New managing director

| February 21, 2020

British American Tobacco Malaysia has appointed Jonathan Reed as its new managing director.

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Study retracted

Study retracted

| February 21, 2020

The Journal of the American Heart Association has retracted a study by Dharma Bhatta and Staton Glantz showing a link between e-cigarette usage among adults and heart attack.

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Demanding a say

Demanding a say

| February 20, 2020

PMI has taken Vital Strategies to task after the special interest group prevented one of PMI’s leading scientists, from participating in a forum about e-cigarettes.

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Bernstein to retire

Bernstein to retire

| February 20, 2020

Ronald J. Bernstein, president and CEO of Liggett Group and Liggett Vector Brands, will retire March 31. He will continue to serve on Vector’s board of directors and as a nonexecutive chairman of Liggett Vector Brands.

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Well-positioned

Well-positioned

| February 20, 2020

PMI is poised to capitalize on the evolving tobacco market

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Taxes up

Taxes up

| February 19, 2020

The Ethiopian Parliament passed legislation to curb smoking in the country, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Creating antibodies

Creating antibodies

| February 19, 2020

Reynolds American is infecting fast-growing tobacco plants with a genetically modified version of the coronavirus to see if they can produce antibodies for a possible vaccine.

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Marlboro still top brand

Marlboro still top brand

| February 18, 2020

Marlboro has maintained its status as the world’s most valuable tobacco brand despite a 3 percent decrease in brand value.

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GPI for sale

GPI for sale

| February 18, 2020

Cigarette maker Godfrey Phillips India is up for sale.

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Preparing to party

Preparing to party

| February 17, 2020

Havana is getting ready to host the XXII Habanos Festival, which will begin Feb. 24 with a welcome evening and will end Feb. 28 with a gala dinner.

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Seeking input

Seeking input

| February 14, 2020

The FDA is seeking information from the public that could help identify and evaluate additional steps the agency could take to address the recent vaping-related lung injuries.

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Selling season delayed

Selling season delayed

| February 14, 2020

The start of Zimbabwe’s 2020 tobacco marketing season will be delayed due to late rains.

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Supplier engagement recognized

Supplier engagement recognized

| February 13, 2020

BAT has been awarded a position on the Supplier Engagement Leaderboard compiled by global environmental impact non-profit organization CDP.

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Juul sued for ‘predatory’ marketing

Juul sued for ‘predatory’ marketing

| February 13, 2020

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing Juul Labs for “creating a youth vaping epidemic,” citing predatory marketing and advertising campaigns.

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Maryland bans disposables

Maryland bans disposables

| February 12, 2020

Maryland will become the first state to ban the flavored disposable e-cigarettes that are exempt under U.S. President Trump’s federal flavor ban.

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Price increase approved

Price increase approved

| February 12, 2020

The National Tobacco Administration in the Philippines approved higher minimum buying prices for tobacco for the next two years.

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‘Transformational’ year for Swedish Match

‘Transformational’ year for Swedish Match

| February 12, 2020

Swedish Match reported sales of SEK14.74 billion ($1.53 billion) in 2019, up 14 percent over its 2018 sales. Fourth quarter sales increased 19 percent to SEK3.93 billion.

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Crawley joins Parkside

Crawley joins Parkside

| February 12, 2020

Parkside Flexibles has appointed Chris Crawley as manager of business development in the Americas.

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