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Jessen to keynote at UKVIA

Jessen to keynote at UKVIA

| April 18, 2019

U.K. Television doctor Christian Jessen will give a keynote speech at the UKVIA Vaping Industry Forum on May 9.

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Tobacco income down

Tobacco income down

| April 16, 2019

Tobacco sales in Zimbabwe generated $19.4 million in the first 17 days of the 2019 marketing season, compared with $81 million over the same period last year.

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Production plummets

Production plummets

| April 15, 2019

Tanzania produced 50.5 million kg of leaf tobacco in the 2017-2018 season, down from 105 million kg in 2013-2014.

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Juul tracking program

Juul tracking program

| April 15, 2019

Juul has launched a tracking program that allows guardians or authorities to report a Juul product confiscated from a minor using a unique identifier on each product.

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IQOS ruling anticipated

IQOS ruling anticipated

| April 11, 2019

The FDA will decide on iQOS by the end of this year, according to Matt Holman, director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products’ Office of Science.

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Year of the ‘unsmoke’

Year of the ‘unsmoke’

| April 10, 2019

Philip Morris International has called on smokers, nonsmokers, policymakers, and regulators to drive better future for the 1.1 billion smokers worldwide.

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‘Toxins in iQOS’

‘Toxins in iQOS’

| April 8, 2019

But study did not check whether the substance is inhaled by the smoker. 

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Creditor protection challenged

Creditor protection challenged

| April 4, 2019

The Ontario Superior Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the creditor protection it granted earlier to JTI-MacDonald, Imperial Tobacco and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges.

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FDA investigates seizures

FDA investigates seizures

| April 4, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a possible link between vaping and seizures.

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AR expands in Africa

AR expands in Africa

| April 4, 2019

AR Packaging Group will acquire all outstanding shares in Nampak Cartons Nigeria.

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Dubious honor

Dubious honor

| April 3, 2019

Malaysia has the highest share of illicit cigarettes in the world, according to a study commissioned by the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers.

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Plantings down

Plantings down

| April 2, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture expects farmers to plant 244,040 acres of tobacco this season, down 16 percent from 2018. 

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No gateway

No gateway

| April 2, 2019

A study from Cardiff University has found that the rapid spread of e-cigarette use among teenagers, aged 13 to 15 years, has not normalized smoking among the same age group. 

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Preparing for drought

Preparing for drought

| March 31, 2019

The Tobacco Research Board of Zimbabwe plans to develop drought-resistant tobacco varieties to mitigate effects of climate change, characterized by longer dry spells.

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PMI providing relief

PMI providing relief

| March 29, 2019

Funds provided by Philip Morris International will support relief efforts in Mozambique and, in the months ahead, people’s livelihoods.

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Where smoking isn’t an issue

Where smoking isn’t an issue

| March 29, 2019

Perhaps if the villagers of Skotino had kept smoking, their nicotine-charged brains would have remembered why they quit smoking … though, come to think of it, that doesn’t make sense.

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Cigarette sales down

Cigarette sales down

| March 29, 2019

While sales of combustible cigarettes in South Korea are going down, sales of heat-not-burn products are headed in the other direction.

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Armenia’s exports increased

Armenia’s exports increased

| March 29, 2019

Tobacco seems to be good business in Armenia. The country produced about 32 billion cigarettes last year and exported 27 billion of them.

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Boys and girls will be …

Boys and girls will be …

| March 29, 2019

A survey of schoolchildren has shown that, as would be expected, they are drawn to products they are not supposed to consume. Illegal and new products are the biggest draws.

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Grower returns squeezed

Grower returns squeezed

| March 28, 2019

Zimbabwe’s auction floor charges were recently raised overnight by more than 70 percent. Growers’ tobacco prices have remained largely unchanged for a quarter of a century. Hmm.

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