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New chairman 22nd Century

New chairman 22nd Century

| January 13, 2020

22nd Century Group has appointed Nora Sullivan as chairman of its board of directors.

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RELX announces expansion

RELX announces expansion

| January 13, 2020

Relx Technology, a Chinese vapor company, plans to open 10,000 stores worldwide over the next three years.

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New board hologram group

New board hologram group

| January 10, 2020

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has announced a new executive board.

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Claim questioned

Claim questioned

| January 9, 2020

Researchers dismiss the claim that e-cigarettes are 95 percent safer than combustible cigarettes as a “factoid.”

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Juul names ‘transformation officer’

Juul names ‘transformation officer’

| January 8, 2020

Juul Labs has named Chief Financial Officer Guy Cartwright as its chief transformation officer.

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New leadership

New leadership

| January 7, 2020

Packaging specialist Parkside has appointed Paula Birch to the position of global sales director.

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Smokers need not apply

Smokers need not apply

| January 7, 2020

U-Haul International, an American moving equipment and storage rental company, will stop hiring nicotine users.

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Mixed reactions

Mixed reactions

| January 6, 2020

The recently announced U.S. flavor restrictions elicit mixed responses among stakeholders.

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BMJ certified

BMJ certified

| January 3, 2020

Specialty paper and packaging manufacturer BMJ has been certified as an authorized economic operator by Indonesia’s custom authorities.

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Crackdown announced

Crackdown announced

| January 2, 2020

The FDA today issued a policy prioritizing enforcement against unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products that appeal to kids.

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Russia hikes taxes

Russia hikes taxes

| January 2, 2020

The Russian government has raised the excise duties on tobacco products.

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Turkey shelves tax hike

Turkey shelves tax hike

| January 2, 2020

Turkey will refrain from hiking tobacco and alcohol taxes in the first half of 2020.

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Tanks exempted from ban

Tanks exempted from ban

| January 2, 2020

Open tank systems may be exempted from a U.S. ban on e-cigarette flavors expected to be announced this week.

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Caught off-guard

Caught off-guard

| December 31, 2019

The sudden enforcement of a new U.S. law raising the minimum tobacco buying age to 21 has caught some tobacco and vape shop operators by surprise.

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Reflecting on mixed season

Reflecting on mixed season

| December 30, 2019

As 2019 ends, the Zimbabwean tobacco industry looks back on a year of mixed fortunes.

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Vapers link illness to THC

Vapers link illness to THC

| December 26, 2019

But whether that’s good news or bad depends on who you ask.

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BAT cleared of tax-evasion charges

BAT cleared of tax-evasion charges

| December 25, 2019

A South Korean court has acquitted British American Tobacco from charges of tax evasion, citing lack of evidence.

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Korean imports investigated

Korean imports investigated

| December 25, 2019

The U.S. has launched an antidumping duty investigation into cigarettes imported from South Korea following a complaint by two domestic manufacturers.

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Expanding in Canada

Expanding in Canada

| December 24, 2019

Turning Point Brands has executed a binding letter of intent with its Canadian partner and distributor of Zig-Zag rolling papers, Imperial Tobacco.

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Saudi brands unaltered

Saudi brands unaltered

| December 24, 2019

PMI insists that its cigarettes in Saudi Arabia taste the same as they did before the introduction of generic tobacco packaging in the kingdom

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