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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| February 1, 2019

CEO André Calantzopoulos and CFO Martin King will be on hand when Philip Morris International hosts a live audio results webcast on February 7.

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Tomra CEO recognized

Tomra CEO recognized

| January 31, 2019

Stefan Ranstrand has received an international accolade in recognition of his leadership and corporate strategy.

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Goebel opens India office

Goebel opens India office

| January 31, 2019

Expansion prompted by strong demand for slitter rewinders and winding equipment

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Altadis appointments

Altadis appointments

| January 31, 2019

Altadis USA names a new head of sales and a new head of consumer marketing

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Quitting with e-cigarettes

Quitting with e-cigarettes

| January 31, 2019

A recent study has indicated that electronic cigarettes can be effective tools for quitting smoking, even in the EU where e-liquid nicotine concentrations are limited.

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Paris off the smoking map

Paris off the smoking map

| January 31, 2019

Perhaps it is because the existentialists packed up their anxieties and left town that Paris now has the lowest level of smoking anywhere in France.

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No cigarette ban

No cigarette ban

| January 31, 2019

The story below illustrates some interesting aspects of the status of cigarettes and smoking within society. Ideally, it seems, people should buy cigarettes but not smoke them.

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Focus on lung health

Focus on lung health

| January 31, 2019

This year’s World No Tobacco Day campaign is aiming to engage with ‘stakeholders across multiple sectors’. But one significant stakeholder will no doubt not be included.

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No tobacco under 100

No tobacco under 100

| January 30, 2019

The legislature of Hawaii wants to ban the sale of cigarettes in the state by gradually increasing the minimum age to purchase cigarettes until it reaches 100 in 2024.

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Jordan ban not working

Jordan ban not working

| January 30, 2019

Most people try to obey laws, except when they are driving of course. But many people draw the line when laws are based on misinformation and are therefore counterproductive.

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E-cigs lumped with tobacco

E-cigs lumped with tobacco

| January 30, 2019

Belarus seems to have introduced a category error into law by lumping together tobacco and nicotine products, no doubt based on the US FDA’s deem-based understanding of the world.

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Traditional quitting

Traditional quitting

| January 30, 2019

Smokers should have access to as many quit-smoking methods as possible – from traditional Chinese medicine to 21st Century vaping. It is important only that they work.

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Tax hike sought

Tax hike sought

| January 30, 2019

It is not made clear why smokers alone should be made to top up the Philippines’ Universal Health Care program with funds from a massive cigarette tax increase.

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Common market planned

Common market planned

| January 30, 2019

A common market for tobacco and alcohol is expected to get off the ground this year within the Eurasian Economic Union.

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Addressing tobacco poverty

Addressing tobacco poverty

| January 29, 2019

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is addressing seriously, and at a critical time, questions of poverty among smallholder tobacco growers.

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WHO urged to block its ears

WHO urged to block its ears

| January 29, 2019

Health advocates are right to be cautious in dealing with the tobacco industry, but too many red lines simply ‘protect’ them from engaging with fresh, workable harm reduction strategies.

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Nicotine poses little risk

Nicotine poses little risk

| January 29, 2019

Used properly in vaping devices, nicotine can be a powerful harm-reduction tool. And even when it is accidentally ingested, it generally causes only mild, short-lived discomfort.

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Malawi looks to cannabis

Malawi looks to cannabis

| January 29, 2019

If Malawi decides to take the cannabis route, it should make sure that it does so only in such a way as to ensure that its farmers – and therefore society as a whole – benefit appropriately.

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Marlow joins AR board

Marlow joins AR board

| January 28, 2019

Cecilia Marlow has been elected as a new board member of AR Packaging Group.

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New leadership USTC

New leadership USTC

| January 28, 2019

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative has named Oscar J. House III as its chief executive officer and president.

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