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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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Fears about forex

Fears about forex

| August 1, 2019

Tobacco sales in Malawi are down compared to the same period last year, bringing fears that the country might face a shortage of foreign exchange.

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BAT beats estimates

BAT beats estimates

| August 1, 2019

British American Tobacco’s (BAT) first-half profit beat analysts’ estimates as smoking alternatives cushioned the continuing decline in cigarette sales.

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Railways seek smoking ban

Railways seek smoking ban

| July 31, 2019

ProRail wants to ban smoking at all train stations in the Netherlands.

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Altria shares slide

Altria shares slide

| July 31, 2019

Altria shares slid 5 percent on July 30 as the company warned that cigarette sales declines are accelerating and it’s “too soon” to judge Juul’s international expansion.

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JT reports results

JT reports results

| July 31, 2019

Conventional tobacco products remain an important driver of the group’s performance, says CEO.

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Standing up for alternatives

Standing up for alternatives

| July 30, 2019

PMI is lobbying the Thai government to reverse a ban on smoking alternatives, such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products.

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Plain packaging in Uruguay

Plain packaging in Uruguay

| July 30, 2019

Uruguay will require plain tobacco packaging starting January 2020 to discourage smoking, Uruguay’s Public Health Minister Jorge Basso said on Monday.

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Seed sales plunge

Seed sales plunge

| July 29, 2019

Tobacco seed sales in Zimbabwe have plummeted 55.2 percent as farmers grapple with viability challenges ahead of the 2019/2020 season.

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Teen use ‘unintended’

Teen use ‘unintended’

| July 29, 2019

Juul never intended its electronic cigarettes to be adopted by underage users, company co-founder tells U.S. House subcommittee.

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Larger warnings coming

Larger warnings coming

| July 29, 2019

South Korea’s health ministry has announced that the graphic warnings on cigarette packs will be enlarged starting in 2020.

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