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Proceeding with caution

Proceeding with caution

| March 5, 2019

Philip Morris International, which has revised one full-year 2019 forecast, says there is a lack of clarity about some aspects of the court proceedings that have prompted this revision.

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Pointless gesture

Pointless gesture

| March 5, 2019

Why raise the age at which people can buy tobacco in the UK? The Government is arranging matters so that, after March 30, nobody will be able to buy tobacco – or anything else.

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New actions by FDA

New actions by FDA

| March 5, 2019

Walgreen is the ‘top violator’ of age-restricted sales among pharmacies that sell tobacco products, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Talking tobacco

Talking tobacco

| March 4, 2019

Growers contemplate challenges and opportunities during Tobacco Associates’ meeting.

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Conference to focus on vaping public health potential

Conference to focus on vaping public health potential

| March 4, 2019

The U.K. Vaping Industry Association will hold a one-day business-to-business conference on May 9, 2019, titled “Seizing the vaping public health prize.”

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Billion-dollar award upheld

Billion-dollar award upheld

| March 4, 2019

Tobacco manufacturers seem likely to seek leave to appeal to Canada’s Supreme Court in respect of a C$15 billion award that on Friday was upheld by Quebec’s Court of Appeal.

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Age-old problem

Age-old problem

| March 4, 2019

A lawmaker is correct to challenge why smokers should be made to pay for the care of senior citizens, especially given that smokers are told they are unlikely to become senior citizens.

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New rules of street-cred

New rules of street-cred

| March 4, 2019

It seems unreasonable to ban tobacco smoking on public streets, unless, of course, the operation of internal combustion engines and other such machinery is banned also.

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Vaping ‘ordeal’ in Thailand

Vaping ‘ordeal’ in Thailand

| March 4, 2019

A ‘holiday’ in Thailand that turned into an ‘ordeal’ for a French woman provides a cautionary tale for vapers venturing to other countries.

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Tracking independence

Tracking independence

| March 1, 2019

Questions posed in the EU Parliament are often based on the somewhat illogical idea that legitimate tobacco manufacturers want to undermine efforts to end the illegal trade in tobacco.

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Workers in share-out

Workers in share-out

| March 1, 2019

Workers at Papastratos in Greece are each set to receive a bonus of more than €1,000, paid out in shares in Philip Morris International.

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Enforcing tobacco rules

Enforcing tobacco rules

| March 1, 2019

It is not always clear what triggers an administration suddenly to enforce regulations previously largely ignored.

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FDA draft guidance issued

FDA draft guidance issued

| March 1, 2019

A draft guidance spells out what is supposed to happen when a tobacco product in the US is put forward as substantially equivalent to an existing product but is found not to be so.

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Conference scheduled

Conference scheduled

| March 1, 2019

Oman is to host the 2019 Middle East and Africa Duty-free Association Conference in November.

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Few youngsters vaping

Few youngsters vaping

| February 28, 2019

Is vaping reportedly high among youngsters in the US but low among those in Britain partly because in the US they are told more often, more hysterically, that they shouldn’t vape?

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BAT volume increased

BAT volume increased

| February 28, 2019

Last year saw a further growth in British American Tobacco’s cigarette and tobacco-heating product volume, which once again was buoyed by acquisitions.

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New finance director for BAT

New finance director for BAT

| February 28, 2019

British American Tobacco has said that Tadeu Marroco will replace Ben Stevens, who is stepping down after 11 years as finance director

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Concerns over environment

Concerns over environment

| February 28, 2019

The comparison below stems from the fact that the UK has three official comparators: the double-decker bus (confusingly, for length), the football pitch (area) and Wales (everything else).

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Slaying the ’50’ myth

Slaying the ’50’ myth

| February 27, 2019

One of the many problems with misinformation is that while its body might be slain, it is almost impossible to dispose properly of its tentacles.

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JT reducing emissions

JT reducing emissions

| February 27, 2019

Japan Tobacco met its previous long-term target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions well ahead of schedule. Now, it has an ambitious plan to take it to 2030.

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