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Cigarette sales falling

Cigarette sales falling

| May 8, 2019

The Danish Tax Ministry has released figures showing a 14 percent decline in cigarette sales from 2017 to 2018.

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Rejections on opening day

Rejections on opening day

| May 7, 2019

Farmers at the Mzuzu Auction Floors in Malawi suffered high rejection rates as the tobacco market opened on May 6.

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Prisoners comply with ban

Prisoners comply with ban

| May 7, 2019

Levels of secondhand smoke in Scotland’s prisons fell by more than 80 percent in the week after smoking was banned, according to a new study.

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Vaping recommended

Vaping recommended

| May 7, 2019

Marking a change of heart, the New Zealand ministry of health will soon start promoting the use of e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking.

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Heated tobacco criticized

Heated tobacco criticized

| May 6, 2019

Taiwan’s Health Promotion Administration appears to be unimpressed by the U.S. marketing authorization for IQOS.

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Banning buyers from growing

Banning buyers from growing

| May 6, 2019

Malawi President Peter Mutharika wants leaf merchants to buy from independent tobacco growers.

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Juul blamed

Juul blamed

| May 3, 2019

Reynolds says regulatory steps to curb youth vaping should focus on market leader.

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Digital stamps demanded

Digital stamps demanded

| May 2, 2019

The United Arab Emirates has banned the importation of cigarettes without digital tax stamps.

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Plain packaging in Canada

Plain packaging in Canada

| May 2, 2019

The government of Canada has announced new regulations for “plain and standardized appearance of tobacco packages and products” that will go into effect Nov. 9, 2019.

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Juul considering South Carolina

Juul considering South Carolina

| May 1, 2019

Representatives from Juul have met with officials in Lexington County, South Carolina, USA to discuss the possibility of establishing a production plant.

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Pushing ‘tobacco 21’

Pushing ‘tobacco 21’

| May 1, 2019

Lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House and Senate on Tuesday that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21.

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Premium cigars for sale

Premium cigars for sale

| May 1, 2019

Imperial Brands intends to sell its worldwide premium cigar business.

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iQOS approved

iQOS approved

| April 30, 2019

The FDA has authorized sale of the iQOS heated tobacco system in the U.S. market.

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Imports down

Imports down

| April 30, 2019

A new excise tax appears to have contributed to a significant drop in imports of tobacco products into Saudi Arabia.

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Living cost up

Living cost up

| April 29, 2019

The New Zealand government’s annual 10 percent tax hike on cigarettes and tobacco has resulted in a higher cost of living for beneficiaries and Māori.

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Social media scrutinized

Social media scrutinized

| April 29, 2019

The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority is investigating British American Tobacco’s use of social media platforms

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‘Strong quarter’

‘Strong quarter’

| April 26, 2019

JT’s adjusted operating profit at constant exchange rates was up 7.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019.

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Revenues down

Revenues down

| April 25, 2019

Altria net revenues decreased 7.9 percent to $5.6 billion, primarily due to lower net revenues in the smokeable products segment.

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Research center at risk

Research center at risk

| April 25, 2019

PMI may close its Hong Kong research center in light of government proposals to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products.

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Growth expected

Growth expected

| April 25, 2019

BAT Chairman expects another year of profit growth, despite concerns of tighter regulations in the United States.

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