Category: Breaking News

New hologram group board

New hologram group board

| January 25, 2018

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association has announced a new board of directors as it marks its 25th anniversary in 2018.

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PM ‘persuasive’ at TPSAC

PM ‘persuasive’ at TPSAC

| January 25, 2018

Philip Morris presented a persuasive case for its iQOS heat-not-burn product at the first day of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee meeting, according to Wells Fargo Securities, whose representatives attended the gathering.

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Bulk nicotine available

Bulk nicotine available

| January 25, 2018

Next Generation Labs has announced the successful commercially scaled bulk production of pure synthetic S isomer nicotine for use in the tobacco, pharmaceutical and scientific research industries.

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Nicotine forum on film

Nicotine forum on film

| January 25, 2018

In an adventurous move, the organizers of an annual nicotine forum are including in their 2018 event a festival of films aimed at helping to reverse ‘propaganda and fear tactics’.

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Vaper group formed in Italy

Vaper group formed in Italy

| January 25, 2018

Vapers living in the generally-hostile vaping environment that is Italy now have their own association to promote their particular interests.

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Taxing vapers

Taxing vapers

| January 25, 2018

Some people in Indonesia believe that the imposition of a 57 percent tax on electronic cigarettes could sound the death knell of this sector.

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Sales, revenue down

Sales, revenue down

| January 25, 2018

South Korea’s revenue from cigarette taxes was down by 9.2 percent last year, on volume cigarette sales down by less than that amount.

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Sutliff management changes

Sutliff management changes

| January 24, 2018

Phill Green will step down as president of Sutliff Tobacco and assume the role of chairman. Jeremy McKenna, currently CFO, will take over the role of president.

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Sustainable plans

Sustainable plans

| January 24, 2018

With coal becoming an unacceptable fuel for curing tobacco, Zimbabwe is having to step up its reforestation program so as to allow growers to continue to use wood.

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An unusual case

An unusual case

| January 24, 2018

A Chinese family has sued – unsuccessfully – over the death of a smoker. The case was brought not against a manufacturer, but against a man who tried to stop him smoking.

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BAT investing in Croatia

BAT investing in Croatia

| January 24, 2018

Two years after taking over the Tvornica Duhana Rovinj tobacco factory in Croatia, British American Tobacco is set to invest €40 million in the plant.

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Mevius blossoms in Japan

Mevius blossoms in Japan

| January 24, 2018

In Japan, it is still possible for a cigarette manufacturer to issue special-edition packs; and what could be more uplifting in the Japanese spring than the sight of cherry blossom?

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Universal to webcast results

Universal to webcast results

| January 24, 2018

Candace C. Formacek, Universal Corporation’s vice president and treasurer, will host a third-quarter-results conference- call on February 6.

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Mixed report

Mixed report

| January 23, 2018

Comprehensive new study finds that e-cigarettes may lead youth to start smoking, adults to stop smoking.

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New approach suggested

New approach suggested

| January 23, 2018

Canada’s National Non-Smoking Week has provided Imperial Tobacco with an opportunity again to urge the government to embrace the principles of harm reduction.

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E-cig message a struggle

E-cig message a struggle

| January 23, 2018

Even in a country where the authorities generally embrace harm reduction, it can be difficult to convince much of the population about the benefits of switching from smoking to vaping.

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Duty-free conference

Duty-free conference

| January 23, 2018

Dubai is to host this year’s Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) Conference, which is due to be held next week.

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E-cig, HNB excise opposed

E-cig, HNB excise opposed

| January 22, 2018

The EU Commission has done the right thing in opposing for now the imposition of excise tax on electronic cigarettes and HNB devices, both of which seem to offer health benefits.

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Import limit proposed

Import limit proposed

| January 22, 2018

Azerbaijan is proposing that the limit on the number of cigarettes travelers can import into the country is reduced by two-thirds: to a single carton.

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Retail limits proposed

Retail limits proposed

| January 22, 2018

Hawaii is proposing that shops selling tobacco and alternative products not be allowed open within 750 feet of schools, public parks and public housing complexes.

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