Category: Breaking News

FDA seeking feedback

FDA seeking feedback

| February 19, 2018

Feedback is being sought for the US Food and Drug Administration’s Nicotine Steering Committee as it tries to help develop and implement nicotine policy and regulation.

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‘Now is the time to act’

‘Now is the time to act’

| February 16, 2018

The National Tobacco Reform Initiative has said that smokers have been ‘horribly misled’ into believing that vaping is as harmful or more harmful than is smoking.

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Illegal trade ‘prevalent’

Illegal trade ‘prevalent’

| February 16, 2018

Those with responsibility for tackling the illegal trade in tobacco will never be successful while they claim that taxes are being ‘lost’ to this trade. You cannot lose something you never had.

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Volume down, share up

Volume down, share up

| February 16, 2018

January saw Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume fall by 14.3 percent, year-on-year, but its market share was up on that of January 2017.

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Selling pharmacies

Selling pharmacies

| February 16, 2018

More research is being called for into limiting tobacco retailing in New Zealand, even though the ‘positive’ results of the original research amounted to just 25 percent.

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Pipe filter purchase

Pipe filter purchase

| February 15, 2018

Gizeh Raucherbedarf has acquired the trademark rights to the pipe filter brands Blitz and Adsorba.

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Zimbabwe disease alert

Zimbabwe disease alert

| February 15, 2018

A resurgence of a viral disease in Zimbabwe’s tobacco is being blamed on growers, but those who claim to be overseeing production must surely shoulder some of the blame.

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SM snus volumes up

SM snus volumes up

| February 15, 2018

In announcing Swedish Match’s results for 2017, CEO Lars Dahlgren took the opportunity to mention that his company had pioneered the vision of a world without cigarettes.

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Increasing tobacco control

Increasing tobacco control

| February 15, 2018

Sierra Leone is one of 15 low- and middle-income countries that are due to benefit from the UK-funded FCTC 2030 project, which seeks to reduce tobacco consumption.

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PMI to make presentation

PMI to make presentation

| February 15, 2018

Three top executives from Philip Morris International are due to take part in a consumer analyst group conference later this month.

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Dutch reinforce ban

Dutch reinforce ban

| February 14, 2018

The mindset of Dutch anti-smokers is probably best defined by the requirement that a separate smoking area in a café should be less-attractively decorated than the rest of the café.

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Czechs rethink ban

Czechs rethink ban

| February 14, 2018

Less than a year after the Czech Republic introduced a ban on tobacco smoking in enclosed public places, a number of politicians have indicated that they would prefer smoking restrictions.

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Price war in Kuwait

Price war in Kuwait

| February 14, 2018

An inverted cigarette price-war that has included an illegal price increase and the withdrawal from sale of brands whose prices have not been increased, has broken out in Kuwait.

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Illicit factory raided

Illicit factory raided

| February 14, 2018

The Philippines’ Finance Secretary has said that following tax-induced price rises on cigarettes, the authorities were having to be on the lookout for illicit cigarettes.

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Safer nicotine analysis

Safer nicotine analysis

| February 13, 2018

SEAL Analytical has released a method for total alkaloids (as nicotine) in tobacco analysis that avoids the use of highly toxic reagents.

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Golden anniversary

Golden anniversary

| February 13, 2018

General Cigar’s Macanudo brand turns 50 this year.

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U.K. stance questioned

U.K. stance questioned

| February 13, 2018

Professor Stanton Glantz calls U.K. health authorities’ policies of promoting e-cigarettes for smoking cessation “dangerous” and “irresponsible.”

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Call for decentralization

Call for decentralization

| February 13, 2018

Creating auctions in Zimbabwe’s growing regions would reduce farmers’ transportation costs, according to the Tobacco Industry Development Support Institute for Southern Africa.

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Character assassination

Character assassination

| February 13, 2018

Nigeria is considering a ban on characterizing tobacco flavors.

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Tooling up

Tooling up

| February 12, 2018

With the inauguration of its tooling division PMP Dominicana, ITM Group is now able to offer high-quality, precision machine parts to customers throughout Latin America.

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