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New taxes opposed

New taxes opposed

| April 18, 2018

The Nigerian government is coming under pressure because of a planned three-year program of tax increases on tobacco products and alcohol.

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Smuggling proliferating

Smuggling proliferating

| April 17, 2018

It has become known that cigarette smuggling is a major issue in the Philippines because the big tobacco manufacturers are complaining.

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Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

| April 17, 2018

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

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Licenses suspended

Licenses suspended

| April 17, 2018

Should retailers be able to sue customers who, through buying cigarettes, cause the retailers to be fined or to lose their tobacco licenses?

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The price of Brexit

The price of Brexit

| April 17, 2018

A major opportunity is arising for an entrepreneur to start or enlarge a cigarette factory in the UK, with its major brand perhaps being linked to the Brexit name.

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Empathy replacing enmity

Empathy replacing enmity

| April 16, 2018

It is astonishing that it has taken so long to replace enmity with empathy in public service announcements encouraging smokers to quit their habit.

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Smoke screen

Smoke screen

| April 16, 2018

If children slavishly copy what they see on television and in films, why is there so much violence on our screens – so much violence inflicted in the name righteousness?

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Exports plunge

Exports plunge

| April 16, 2018

South Korea’s overseas sales of cigarettes, which had been climbing steeply in recent years, have taken a knock from a huge tax increase imposed by its major export customer.

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Listing ingredients

Listing ingredients

| April 16, 2018

New guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration is aimed at smoothing the path for manufacturers needing to list the ingredients in their products.

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Keeping track

Keeping track

| April 16, 2018

Information has been made available about the technical details that will define how the EU’s tobacco-products tracking and tracing system will operate.

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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| April 16, 2018

The CFO of Philip Morris International will discuss the company’s first-quarter results as part of a webcast scheduled for later this month.

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Neopac builds U.S. factory

Neopac builds U.S. factory

| April 14, 2018

Neopac US will build a factory for high-barrier Polyfoil tube production in Wilson, North Carolina, USA.

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Snus ban ‘valid’

Snus ban ‘valid’

| April 13, 2018

For the sake of smokers, it is to be hoped that the European Court of Justice reaches a different conclusion to that of its Advocate General when considering the EU’s ban on snus.

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Cigarette sales fall

Cigarette sales fall

| April 13, 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette volume and domestic cigarette revenue during March were each down by about 14 percent on those of March 2017.

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Stirring the pot

Stirring the pot

| April 13, 2018

Second-hand tobacco smoke, cooking-oil fumes and pollution are all seen as being implicated in the rapid rise in the incidence of lung cancer among non-tobacco-smoking women.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| April 13, 2018

Altria’s chairman, CEO and president Marty Barrington and CFO Billy Gifford will discuss the company’s first-quarter results during a webcast later this month.

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US suffering flavor blur

US suffering flavor blur

| April 12, 2018

In the US, hookah tobacco may contain flavors not permitted in cigarettes. Is it logical, then, to ban those flavors also in hookah tobacco, or to remove the cigarette-flavor bans?

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Black or white unattractive?

Black or white unattractive?

| April 12, 2018

It is surprising how those advocating standardized packaging are willing to set themselves up as the arbiters of color attractiveness. Such hubris came back to haunt Australia’s advocates.

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In support of delay

In support of delay

| April 12, 2018

There are times when the US Food and Drug Administration could be accused of acting too slowly, but there are times also when it is necessary to stop and reflect.

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Seeking room for smokers

Seeking room for smokers

| April 12, 2018

Public-places smoking-bans leave no room for smokers; so they discriminate against what are, in nearly every country, large minorities.

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