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JT revenue down

JT revenue down

| October 31, 2019

CEO Masamichi Terabatake says the company must transform itself by embracing new ways of working and cultures.

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Value slashed

Value slashed

| October 31, 2019

Altria has written down its Juul investment by more than a third, citing a proposed federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes and regular crackdowns by states and municipalities throughout the U.S.

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Contaminated shipment

Contaminated shipment

| October 30, 2019

A former Juul Labs executive is alleging in a lawsuit that the company shipped 1 million contaminated pods without informing consumers or issuing a recall.

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Preparing for plain packs

Preparing for plain packs

| October 30, 2019

Canada’s plain packaging law will take effect on Nov. 9.

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U.S. creates hemp program

U.S. creates hemp program

| October 30, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program.

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Shakeup at Juul

Shakeup at Juul

| October 29, 2019

Juul Labs has named a new chief financial officer and eliminated the position of chief marketing officer amid a management shakeup.

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RJR not liable

RJR not liable

| October 29, 2019

A Florida state court jury has cleared R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. of responsibility for a long-time smoker’s cancer death.

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Ban halted

Ban halted

| October 29, 2019

A judge has overturned Utah’s emergency rule banning the sale of flavored ejuices.

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Clarifying expectations

Clarifying expectations

| October 28, 2019

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products is holding a public meeting today and tomorrow to provide information on the agency’s expectations for tobacco product applications

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Farmers decry tax hike

Farmers decry tax hike

| October 25, 2019

Indonesian tobacco farmers say demand for their leaf has declined ahead of tax and price hike schedule for 2020.

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FDA warns Eonsmoke

FDA warns Eonsmoke

| October 25, 2019

The FDA has sent a warning letter to Eonsmoke, notifying the company that nearly 100 flavored of its e-cigarette products do not have the required marketing authorization.

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Profits up

Profits up

| October 25, 2019

Zyn drives sales growth at Swedish Match.

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Altria mulls sale of Sherman

Altria mulls sale of Sherman

| October 25, 2019

Altria Group is reportedly “exploring options” for its premium cigar subsidiary, Nat Sherman International, including selling the business.

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Protesting job cuts

Protesting job cuts

| October 23, 2019

JTI employees protested outside the company’s Geneva headquarters on Tuesday against scheduled job cuts.

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Unfiltered cigs most risky

Unfiltered cigs most risky

| October 23, 2019

Smoking unfiltered cigarettes poses a greater risk of lung cancer than smoking filtered cigarettes, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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MRTP for General Snus

MRTP for General Snus

| October 22, 2019

The FDA has authorized Swedish Match to tell consumers that using General Snus is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.

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Call to action

Call to action

| October 22, 2019

The VTA has called on voters to voice their opposition to the proposed U.S. ban on flavored vapor products and launched a multimedia campaign to raise awareness of the adverse impacts of such a ban.

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Ban needs fixing

Ban needs fixing

| October 22, 2019

A Massachusetts judge on Monday said he would bar the state from enforcing its ban on nicotine vapor product sales unless several defects are addressed.

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‘Undermining’ plain packs

‘Undermining’ plain packs

| October 21, 2019

Tobacco companies have been undermining U.K. plain packaging laws with subtle marketing techniques, according to a report published in BMJ Open.

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Erdogan rules out e-cigs

Erdogan rules out e-cigs

| October 21, 2019

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered his trade minister “never” to allow e-cigarettes.

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