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Curbing investment

Curbing investment

| August 19, 2019

The government of Bangladesh is planning to restrict foreign direct investments in the tobacco sector so that the supply of the harmful products can be curtailed.

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Raising awareness

Raising awareness

| August 19, 2019

Residents and government officials in areas hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic events are concerned whether the blanket smoking ban planned at the competition venues will be properly observed.

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Eyes on the world

Eyes on the world

| August 19, 2019

Juul Labs has raised $325 million in an equity and debt offering as it looks to expand its global reach.

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New warnings proposed

New warnings proposed

| August 15, 2019

The FDA has issued a proposed rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking.

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Takeover approved

Takeover approved

| August 14, 2019

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved BAT’s takeover of Twisp.

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Market dynamics

Market dynamics

| August 14, 2019

Competitors have rushed to fill the void after Juul, under pressure from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, stopped selling most of its flavored nicotine pods in stores last fall.

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Hearing requested

Hearing requested

| August 12, 2019

Swiss officials have reportedly asked Moldovan authorities to give Philip Morris International a voice in discussions around new tobacco legislation.

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Stick sales targeted

Stick sales targeted

| August 12, 2019

The health ministry of India wants to strengthen the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act with a ban on the sale of loose cigarettes.

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Tax reduction mulled

Tax reduction mulled

| August 12, 2019

Thailand’s finance ministry wants to reduce the tobacco excise tax by one-fourth to lessen the burden on farmers.

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Looking abroad

Looking abroad

| August 9, 2019

KT&G is strengthening its international tobacco business in the wake of declining sales at home.

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Standing up for smokers

Standing up for smokers

| August 9, 2019

Activists in Malaysia have created an organization to create awareness among smokers about their rights under the law and constitution.

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Support for higher tobacco age

Support for higher tobacco age

| August 8, 2019

A large majority of Americans (73 percent) say the minimum age to purchase tobacco products should be raised from 18 to 21.

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Investigating seizures

Investigating seizures

| August 8, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating 127 cases of people suffering from seizures after vaping.

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Restricting tobacco imagery

Restricting tobacco imagery

| August 8, 2019

The National Association of Attorneys General is urging U.S. video streaming services to limit tobacco depictions in their content.

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JT requests price hikes

JT requests price hikes

| August 7, 2019

Japan Tobacco it has asked the Finance Ministry for permission to raise cigarette prices in tandem with the planned consumption tax increase on Oct. 1.

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Enforcement urged

Enforcement urged

| August 6, 2019

JTI Malaysia wants the government to take stronger action against illicit trade.

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Improper health warnings

Improper health warnings

| August 5, 2019

A majority of tobacco companies in Bangladesh do not follow the tobacco control act properly while providing pictorial health warning on packets.

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Following vapers

Following vapers

| August 5, 2019

Juul has launched the first in a series of bluetooth-connected e-cigarettes that can monitor users’ vaping and track their devices.

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Funding healthcare shortfall

Funding healthcare shortfall

| August 2, 2019

A proposed increase in taxes on alcohol, heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes in the Philippines will raise close to PHP370 billion ($7.17 billion)—enough to cover the funding gap for healthcare services.

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Preparing for harvest

Preparing for harvest

| August 2, 2019

Farmers in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, expect to plant about 20,050 hectares of tobacco for the 2019-2020 season.

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